Becoming significant in any profession often necessitates strange concessions. The most well-known household names did not achieve success without adopting some of these changes, in some form or another. A few Hollywood stars have altered their real names and adopted new ones, which has likely given their character a fresh twist and relaunched them in the sector. Take a gander at these 5 celebs who have changed their names and what prompted them to do so.
Kit Harington is the Game of Thrones star who portrayed Jon Snow. Nevertheless, his real name is Christoper Catesby Harington, not Kit. Harington stated that in one of the conferences “Kit is a typical Christopher spinoff that isn’t used very often. Catesby is my middle name.” Until he was 11 years old, he had no idea what his surname was.
Even after her Hollywood debut as Natalie Hershlag, Natalie Portman was referred to by her given name. It wasn’t until after the production of Leon that the actress chose to drop her last name in favor of her grandmother’s maiden name, Portman, and renamed herself Natalie Portman.
Bruno Mars was named Peter Gene Hernandez and was inspired by a legendary wrestler called Bruno Sammartino. In one of his conversations, the well-known musician explained that he received his title, Bruno, from his dad, and that his surname originates from girls calling him an out-of-the-world type of person. That’s how ‘Bruno Mars’ entered his star phase.
Since the outset, Rihanna hasn’t been Rihanna. Her real identity is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, and Rihanna is her middle name. If you’re a fan of hers, you’re probably aware that she has a makeup line called Fenty Beauty.
Lady Gaga, whose real identity is Stefani Germanotta, got the idea to adopt her pseudonym from a song called Radio Ga-Ga, and thus she became known as Lady Gaga. For all of her undertakings, the singer goes by her stage name.