08/14/2014 04:28 pm ET Updated Aug 14, 2014

55 Stars Whose Real Names Will Surprise You

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One thing that's never gone out of style in Hollywood: cultivating a unique persona with the help of a stage name. Even today, as social media influences celebrities to be more authentic and accessible, new stars have traded their names for shorter or more memorable zingers.

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