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17 Famous Actors Who Lied Right To Your Face, And You Believed Them

FYI: Elvis Presley was a natural blonde.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the tricks, lies, and dupes their favorite actors pulled on them. Here are the wild results.

1. Julie Bowen was 8.5 months pregnant with twins while filming the pilot episode for Modern Family.


Despite being only two weeks away from giving birth to twins, the show successfully hid Bowen's stomach with things like laundry baskets and towels during her scenes.

—Jon Dennis, Facebook

2. Elvis Presley was actually a natural blonde. / Paramount Pictures

Presley's personal hairstylist, Larry Geller, would dye his hair every two to three weeks to keep it black and shiny.


3. Dr. Phil isn't even a real doctor.

Fox News

He's not a medical doctor. In reality, he has a doctorate in psychology, but he's not a licensed psychologist. People have also started referring to him as "Mr. Phil" because he recently went on Fox News and stated several false claims and statistics about the coronavirus.


4. Haylie Duff, Hilary Duff's sister, was actually the one who provided the singing voice for Isabella in The Lizzie McGuire Movie.

Disney Channel, Disney

Haylie's voice was uncredited in the movie, but this wasn't her first time working in the Lizzie McGuire universe. True fans also know that she guest-starred in a few episodes as Kate Sanders' cousin, Amy.

—Tayla Leigh Sargent, Facebook

5. Julia Roberts' head was photoshopped onto someone else's body in the Pretty Woman movie poster.

Buena Vista Pictures

Roberts also used the same body double, Shelley Michelle, to film several close-up scenes in the film.


6. In A League of Their Own, the character of Dottie was actually played by two different actresses: Geena Davis as young Dottie, and Lynn Cartwright as old Dottie.

Columbia Pictures

Most movies just use makeup or special effects to age a character onscreen, but for this one they hired Lynn Cartwright to play old Dottie. They simply dubbed her voice with Geena Davis' in post-production.

—Julie Kennedy, Facebook

7. And the character of Thackery Binx in Hocus Pocus was played by two different actors as well.

Buena Vista Pictures

Sean Murray played the live character of Thackery Binx, but Jason Marsden voiced the cat. According to Marsden, they dubbed in his voice because Murray's sounded a bit too contemporary: "After the movie evolved, they thought it would be more realistic, since the witches come from this time period, that Binx should also have an affected accent."


8. On 8 Simple Rules, Kaley Cuoco played Amy Davidson's older sister, but in real life she was actually six years younger than Amy.

9. And Shirley Henderson was 35 years old when she started playing Moaning Myrtle, a 14-year-old, in the Harry Potter movies.

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Henderson was born in 1965, and the first Harry Potter movie came out a few days shy of her 36th birthday in 2001.


10. All of the babies from Rugrats were voiced by women.

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Elizabeth Daily voiced Tommy, Cheryl Chase voiced Angelica, Kath Soucie voiced Phil and Lil, and Christine Cavanaugh voiced Chuckie.

—Joanna Wurtzel, Facebook

11. Wendy Makkena, aka Sister Mary Robert from the Sister Act movies, lip-synced alllllll of her character's singing.

Buena Vista Pictures

The real singing voice was provided by Andrea Robinson for both movies. She also sang "Athena's Song" in The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning.


12. And Rebecca Ferguson didn't actually sing as Jenny Lind in The Greatest Showman.

20th Century Fox / NBC

Loren Allred actually provided the character's vocals for the film. Allred was a contestant on The Voice in the US in 2012.


13. Toni Collette is actually Australian. She's just been acting with an American accent for decades.

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She was born in Plumpton, New South Wales, Australia.


14. Phylicia Rashad was pregnant during Season 3 of The Cosby Show, and it became a running gag to see what ridiculous props they could use to cover her baby bump.


They tried everything from blankets to a paper bag. Then, in one episode, they decided to add a random (and giant) stuffed animal.


15. Rachel McAdams' hair in Mean Girls wasn't dyed blonde. That was a wig.

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16. Humphrey Bogart was two inches shorter than Ingrid Bergman, so he wore platform shoes, stood on boxes, and sat on cushions to appear taller in Casablanca.

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17. And Guy Fieri's real name is actually Guy Ferry.

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Are we missing any other cool, wild, and surprising facts? Tell us about them in the comments below!