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    22 Celebrities Who Changed Their Names Once They Became Famous

    You'll be surprised.

    1. Jamie Foxx

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    Real Name: Eric Marlon Bishop

    2. Katy Perry

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    Real Name: Katy Hudson

    3. Louis C.K.

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    Real Name: Louis Szekely

    4. Olivia Wilde

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    Real Name: Olivia Jane Cockburn

    5. Bruno Mars

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    Real Name: Peter Gene Hernandez

    6. Stevie Wonder

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    Real Name: Steveland Judkins

    7. Natalie Portman

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    Real Name: Natalie Herschlag

    8. Ben Kingsley

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    Real Name: Krishna Pandit Bhanji

    9. Tina Fey

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    Real Name: Elizabeth Fey

    10. Albert Brooks

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    Real Name: Albert Einstein

    11. Helen Mirren

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    Real Name: Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironov

    12. Faith Hill

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    Real Name: Audrey Faith Perry

    13. Alicia Keys

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    Real Name: Alicia Augello Cook

    14. Vin Diesel

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    Real Name: Mark Sinclair Vincent

    15. Calvin Harris

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    Real Name: Adam Richard Wiles

    16. Elton John

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    Real Name: Reginald Kenneth Dwight

    17. John Legend

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    Real Name: John Rogers Stephens

    18. Jack Black

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    Real Name: Thomas Jacob Black

    19. Miley Cyrus

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    Real Name: Destiny Hope Cyrus

    20. Michael Caine

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    Real Name: Maurice Joseph Micklewite

    21. Frank Ocean

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    Real Name: Christopher Edwin Breau

    22. Diplo

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    Real Name: Thomas Wesley Pentz

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