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Quiz: Guess the real name of these stars

Last updated on: December 3, 2009 13:52 IST

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Recently Jessica Alba revealed that her father planned to name her after the late Charlie's Angels star Farrah Fawcett but it all changed after she was born more Latina than Los Angeles.

 

'My name was Farrah Dawn Louisa Alba,' Contactmusic quoted the 28-year-old American star as saying. But her birth certificate has the name 'Farrah' scratched out.

 

Like Alba, other stars too have renamed themselves after being unimpressed by their birth names.

 

Rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg's real name, for example, is Cordazer Calvin Broadus while yesteryear Hollywood heartthrob Cary Grant's birth name was Archibald Leach.

 

Curious for more? Why not try to guess the real names of these stars.

 

We begin with actress/dancer Carmen Electra whose brief stint in the hit television series Baywatch has won her many fans. Little do they know that Carmen isn't her real name. Any guesses?


a) Tara Patrick
b) Rosa Garcia
c) Tina Myers


Image: Carmen Electra

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Country singer Shania Twain was born:


a) Ashley Green
b) Donna McBride
c) Eileen Regina Edwards


Image: Shania Twain

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Hannah Montana made her a star. Some people even thought that it was the singer's real name. But Miley Cyrus was born:


a) Faith Ray Cyrus
b) Destiny Hope Cyrus
c) Mandy Hope Cyrus


Image: Miley Cyrus

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Everything about Lady Gaga grabs your attention. Be it her curious sounding name or her over-the-top music videos. But before this 23-year-old became Gaga, she was:


a) Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
b) Gemma Felice Germanotta
c) Aldabella Alvira Germanotta


Image: Lady Gaga

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No, Bono, the charismatic lead vocalist of the band U2 is not his real name. His real name is:


a) Sean Newton
b) Paul Hewson
c) Alan Keating


Image: Bono

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Meg Ryan was the darling of the 1990s. Her bubbly avatars in films like When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, French Kiss and You've Got Mail endeared her to her fans. But Meg wasn't really Meg at all, She was:


a) Nicole Ann Mary Ellen
b) Laura Carmina Wendy Ryan
c) Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra


Image: Meg Ryan

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His father is Martin Sheen but actor Charlie Sheen was born:


a) Nick Ramone Garcia
b) Carlos Irwin Estevez
c) Emilio Martin Ramirez


Image: Charlie Sheen

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Here's a shocker: Singer Tina Turner too changed her real name, which was:


a) Anna Mae Bullock
b) Mary Ann Ellis
c) Lucy Ann Grant


Image: Tina Turner

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Singer and songwriter Elton John's real name is quite a mouthful. Which is it?


a) Jack Jonathon Zebedde Mangle-Wurzle
b) Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
c) Reginald Kenneth Dwight


Image: Elton John

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You got to admit, nothing quite grabs your attention like a name such as Whoopi Goldberg. But before the actress became Whoopi, she was known as:


a) Caryn Elaine Johnson
b) Celeste Rita Maine
c) Catherine Joanne Moss


Image: Whoopi Goldberg

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