The Word: Celebrities and their pseudonyms

Elton John Credit: Getty Images
Elton John
Credit: Getty Images

It’s going to be a snowy weekend, folks. So The Word did some digging to create a little quiz for you on celebrities and their pseudonyms. But, to make it a little more fun, we included a few fake ones so it’s up to you to guess which ones are real or not. No Wikipedia-ing!

1. Elton John:
Reginald Dwight
2.Elizabeth Banks:
Elizabeth Mitchell
3. Bono:
Paul David Hewson
4.Russell Brand:
D’Angelo Vickers
5. Natalie Portman:
Natalie Hershlag
6. Lana Del Rey:
Elizabeth Grant
7. Rob Zombie:
Robert Bartleh Cummings
8. Benedict Cumberbatch: Robert Valentine
9. Meg Ryan:
Margaret Hyra
10. Pat Benatar:
Patricia Mae Andrzejewski
11. Chevy Chase;
Ford Chase
12. Steven Tyler:
Steven Victor Tallarico
13. Bradley Cooper:
Jim Fenner
14. Demi Moore:
Demetria Gene Guynes
15. Vin Diesel:
Mark Vincent
16. Helen Mirren:
Ilyena Vasilievna Mironoff
17. Ben Kingsley:
Krishna Pandit Bhanji
18. Whoopi Goldberg:
Caryn Elaine Johnson
19. Jessica Simpson:
Cynthia Chestnut
20. Angelina Jolie:
Agatha Johnson
21. Portia De Rossi:
Amanda Lee Rogers

Answer key: 4, 8, 11, 13, 19 and 20 are all fake. Those celebrities actually use their real names.


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