Real Names of Famous People - Actors and Actresses

A list of the real names of famous people specifically actors and actresses.

What's in a Name?

PERFORMERS

Celebrated Names (and Their Real Names)

Allen, Woody (Allen Stewart Konigsberg)

Astaire, Fred (Frederick Austerlitz)

Bacall, Lauren (Betty Perske)

Ball, Lucille (Dianne Belmont)

Bara, Theda (Theodosia Goodman)

Benny, Jack (Benny Kubelsky)

Bernhardt, Sarah (Rosine Bernard)

Burton, Richard (Richard Jenkins)

Callas, Maria (Cecilia S. A. M. Kalogeropoulos)

Cantor, Eddie (Izzie Itskowitz)

Cliburn, Van (Harvey Lavan)

Colbert, Claudette (Lily Chauchoin)

Crosby, Bing (Harry Crosby)

Curtis, Tony (Bernie Schwartz)

Davies, Marion (Marion Douras)

Day, Doris (Doris Kapelhoff)

Dietrich, Marlene (Magdalene von Losch)

Faye, Alice (Ann Leppert)

Fields, W. C. (Claude William Dukenfield)

Foxx, Redd (John Elroy Sanford)

Garbo, Greta (Greta Gustaffson)

Gardner, Ava (Lucy Johnson)

Garland, Judy (Frances Gumm)

Goddard, Paulette (Pauline Levy)

Goulet, Robert (Stanley Applebaum)

Grant, Cary (Archibald Leach)

Hayworth, Rita (Margarita Cansino)

Karloff, Boris (William Henry Pratt)

Lamarr, Hedy (Hedwig Kiesler)

Lewis, Jerry (Joseph Levitch)

Loren, Sophia (Sofia Scicolone)

Martin, Dean (Dino Crocetti)

Mistinguett (Jeanne Bourgeois)

Monroe, Marilyn (Norma Jean Baker)

Muni, Paul (Muni Neisenfreund)

Negri, Pola (Appolina Chapulez)

Pickford, Mary (Gladys Smith)

Robinson, Edward G. (Emmanuel Goldberg)

Rogers, Roy (Leonard Slye)

Shaw, Artie (Arthur Arshawsky)

Wayne, John (Marion Morrison)

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