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Can You Guess These Celebrities' Real Names?

Oh na na, what’s my name?

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Elton John, Marilyn Monroe and David Bowie all had ‘em. Yes. there’s nothing unusual about having a stage name if you’re a celebrity.

But while we’re all familiar with Norma Jean Baker, not all of us are familiar with some other celebrities who have eschewed their birth name in favour of something more glamorous.

Can you guess these celebrities’ real names? Take our quiz to find out.

Who was born Amethyst Kelly?
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Azealia Banks
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Iggy Azalea
Which of these British actors was born Maurice Micklewhite?
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Ian McKellen
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Michael Caine
Whose parents named her Eileen Edwards?
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Shania Twain
Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Kim Cattrall
Whose birth cert lists their full name as Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong?
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Florence Welch
Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Dido
Whose parents named them Troyal Brooks?
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Garth Brooks
Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Charlie Brooker
Which one of these ladies was born Caryn Johnson?
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Katy Perry
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Whoopi Goldberg
How about Krishna Pandit Bhanji?
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Ben Kingsley
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Mark Strong
Who is Rosemary Brown?
Tammie Arroyo/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment
Enya
Niall Carson/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Dana
Who is Peter Hernandez?
Joe Giddens/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Bruno Mars
Luis Martinez/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment
Ricky Martin
Who once went by Eric Bishop?
Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Busta Rhymes
Jordan Strauss/AP/Press Association Images
Jamie Foxx
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
You barely know your own name.
You didn't do so good, did you? Hard luck.
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You scored out of !
Close, but no cigar!
You were good, but were caught out in a few places. At least you have some random facts for the pub now, right?
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You're good at this!
Try as they may, these celebrities will never catch you out with their fancy new names. YOU'RE ON TO THEM.
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Amy O'Connor

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