Celebrities You Didn’t Know Use Stage Names

It is tough to break into show business, but a good stage name might give you a leg up in a sea of boring Joe Smiths and Anne Taylors.

This list includes famous people you didn’t know were using stage names, including those who go by their middle names and celebrities who used variations of family names. A number of people on this list changed their names to avoid confusion with other actors.

For example, the Batman you know as Michael Keaton was born Michael John Douglas – not to be confused with Michael Kirk Douglas (whose own father, Kirk Douglas, was born Issur Danielovitch). Check out the list on Ranker