It’s not uncommon for celebrities to change their names en route to stardom — so much so that fans are usually unaware that their favorite artists used to go by a different nickname.
Some have chosen to make the change official by legally adopting a new name, while others simply use their chosen alias.
Bob Dylan, for example, was born Robert Zimmerman but legally changed his name in 1962.
Portia de Rossi was once known as Amanda Lee Rogers, but like Dylan, she changed it legally, in her case at the age of 15.
2019, rocket Man documented Reginald Dwight’s decision to turn to Elton John instead as he grew into his music star persona.
This is a common move for performing artists, with David Bowie, Katy Perry and John Legend all choosing new stage names for themselves on their rise to fame.
Below are 27 celebrities who were born with very different names
Click through the gallery below to see what made the list
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/celebrities-name-change-real-david-bowie-b2139503.html 27 Celebrities Who Were Born With Very Different Names, From Whoopi Goldberg To Tom Cruise The Independent