Get to know the stars' real names
DIRECT LINE - Boy Abunda () - April 6, 2011 - 12:00am

Do you think Bono (of U2) would have been one of the world’s highest earning celebrities had he used his real name Paul David Hewson? Would Lady Gaga been a real gaga had she packaged herself as Stefani Germanotta? Would you as a child have enjoyed reading, The Adventures of Mark Twain had he titled it The Adventures of Samuel Clemens? Ehrich Weiss was right in changing his name to Harry Houdini now tantamount to being called the world’s greatest escape artist. Some stars change their names because they don’t like them. Others because it doesn’t sound like stars’ names or their real names are hard to memorize and remember. Would you have cared if a Demetria Gene Guynes sashayed into your room? Certainly not. But yes, if she is Demi Moore. Can you guess who these celebrities are? Reynold Garcia, Maria Erlinda Lucille Termulo, Armida Perez, Marie Rachel Taleon, Ignacia Mabugat, Bartolome Mott, Anna Gianelli de Belen, Lizelle Kenelli Uy? Here’s a compilation of various celebrities’ names from different sources on the Net. Read on.

Amy Austria — Esmeralda Tuazon

Angel Locsin — Angelica Colmenares

Angelika dela Cruz — Ma. Lourdes Egger dela Cruz

Ara Mina — Hazel Klenk Reyes

Assunta de Rossi — Maria Assunta Shiavone

Aubrey Miles — Aubrey Sandel

Bea Alonzo — Phylbert Angellie Ranollo Pagestrom

Cesar Montano — Cesar Manhilot

Charlene Gonzales — Charlene Mae Bonnin Gonzales

Bea Alonzo (Phylbert Angellie Ranollo Pagestrom)

Chynna Ortaleza — Lara Serena Ortaleza

Cindy Kurleto — Cynthia Kurleto

Claudine Barretto — Claudine Margaret Castelo Barretto

Dennis Trillo — Abelardo Dennis Florencio Ho

Desiree del Valle — Desiree Lois del Valle Dunham

Diether Ocampo — Diether Ocampo Pascual

Dingdong Dantes — Jose Sixto Gonzales Dantes III

Gina Alajar — Regina Alatiit

Gwen Garci — Mai Lee Ang

Heart Evangelista — Love Marie Ongpauco

Iwa Moto — Aileen Iwamoto

Iya Villania — Raelene Elaine Villania

Iza Calzado — Maria Isadora Ussher Calzado

Jackielou Blanco — Lourdes Jacqueline Blanco

Jacklyn Jose — Mary Jane Guck

Joyce Jimenez — Joyce Reintegrado

Karylle — Ana Karylle Padilla Tatlonghari

KC Concepcion — Maria Kristina Cassandra Concepcion

Klaudia Koronel — Milfe Dacula

Kyla (Melanie Hernandez Calumpad)

Kyla — Melanie Hernandez Calumpad

Lorna Tolentino — Victoria Lorna Aluquin

Lani Mercado — Jesusa Victoria Hernandez

Lani Misalucha — Lani Bayot

Ogie Alcasid — Herminio Alcasid

Patricia Javier — Genesis Canlapan

Pops Fernandez — Cielito Lukban Fernandez

Regine Velasquez — Regina Encarnacion Ansong Velasquez

Ruffa Gutierrez — Sharmaine Ruffa Gutierrez

Toni Gonzaga — Celestine Cruz Gonzaga

Vina Morales — Sharon Magdayao

And here are some of Hollywood celebrities’ real names…

Miley Cyrus — Destiny Hope Cyrus

Katy Perry — Katheryn Hudson

Eminem — Marshall Mathers

Snoop Dogg — Calvin Broadus

Fergie — Stacy Ann Ferguson

Antonio Banderas — José Antonio Dominguez Bandera

Brigitte Bardot  —  Camille Javal 

Nicholas Cage — Nicholas Coppola

Cher  —  Cherilyn Sarkisian 

Alice Cooper  —  Vincent Damon Furnier 

Tom Cruise  —  Thomas Mapother IV 

Puff Daddy — Sean John Combs

John Denver  —  Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. 

Danny DeVito  —  Daniel Michaeli 

Sally Field  —  Sally Mahoney 

Jodie Foster  —  Alicia Christian Foster 

Whoopie Goldberg  —  Caryn Johnson 

Elton John  —  Reginald Dwight 

Don Johnson  —  Donald Wayne 

Larry King  —  Larry Zeigler 

Sophia Loren  —  Sophia Scicolone

Madonna  —  Madonna Louise Ciccone 

Barry Manilow  —  Barry Alan Pincus 

George Michael  —  Georgios Panayiotou 

Marilyn Monroe  —  Norma Jean Baker 

Meg Ryan  —  Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra 

Sting  —  Gordon Sumner 

Donna Summer  —  La Donna Gaines 

Tina Turner  —  Annie Mae Bullock 

And to answer the question above, Reynold Garcia is Pooh, Maria Erlinda Lucille is Mariel Termulo, Armida Perez is Amy Perez, Marie Rachel Taleon is Dawn Zulueta, Ignacia Mabugat is Verni Varga, Bartolome Mott is Tom Rodriguez, Anna Gianelli de Belen is Gellie de Belen, Bianca Monica Gonzalez is Bianca Gonzalez and Lizelle Kenelli Uy is Liz Uy.

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