Celebrities Known by One Nameby westonj1953 | created - 06 Feb 2012 | updated - 25 Jun 2012 | Public
These are all actors, actresses, singers, etc who are all known by one name. In no particular order
Actress | Horrible Bosses 2
Romina was born in Coral Gables, Florida and although not large in stature, this actress, producer, writer, poet and singer is casting a broad shadow across Hollywood.
Romina's love of acting began at age 13 when she took her first drama class while attending Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart. ...
Actress | Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Iman was born on July 25, 1955 in Mogadishu, Somalia as Iman Abdulmajid. She is a producer and actress, known for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), L.A. Story (1991) and No Way Out (1987). She was previously married to David Bowie and Spencer Haywood.
Soundtrack | The Emperor's New Groove
Sting was born Gordon Matthew Sumner on 2 October, 1951 in Wallsend, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, the eldest of four children of Audrey (Cowell), a hairdresser, and Ernest Matthew Sumner, an engineer and milkman. He received his name from a striped sweater he wore which looked like a bee...
Actress | Evita
The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide. Her film career, however, is another story. Her performances have consistently drawn ...
Actress | Lizzie McGuire
Lalaine Vergara-Paras, or simply Lalaine, is best known for her role as Lizzie's (Hilary Duff) best friend Miranda Sanchez in the hit TV series Lizzie McGuire (2001), and she has confirmed that she will appear in the reboot. Lalaine released her music album "Inside Story" in 2003. She currently ...
Actress | Moonstruck
The beat goes on ... and on ... and as strong as ever for this superstar entertainer who has well surpassed the four-decade mark while improbably transforming herself from an artificial, glossy "flashionplate" singer into a serious, Oscar-worthy, dramatic actress ... and back again! With more ups ...
Soundtrack | Across the Universe
Bono was born Paul David Hewson in Dublin, Ireland on May 10, 1960, to Iris (Rankin) and Brendan Robert Hewson. He has been the lead singer of the rock band U2 since 1976. U2 has won 22 Grammy Awards to date, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. Lauded by fans and critics ...
Soundtrack | Dancer in the Dark
Born in 1965 in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik, the daughter of Gudmundur Gunnarsson (an electrician) and Hildur Hauksdóttir who divorced before her second birthday, Björk grew up in a hippie-type community with her mother and her seven siblings. She started to study classical music at the...
Actor | Around the World in 80 Days
Cantinflas, born Mario Mareno as the son of a Mexican postal employee, was a prolific and productive Mexican comedian/producer/writer/singer who also knew a fair bit about agriculture and medicine. He was married to Valentina Ivanova from 1936 until her death. He appeared in more than 55 films, ...
Actress | Thumbelina
Charo was born on March 13, 1951 in Murcia, Spain as María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza. She is known for her work on Thumbelina (1994), The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979) and Tiger by the Tail (1970). She was previously married to Kjell Rasten and Xavier Cugat.
Actress | Frank McKlusky, C.I.
Chyna had been called "The First Lady of Sports Entertainment". Her accomplishments went far beyond the wrestling ring and anyone's guess. Before exchanging body slams, modeling for top magazines and guest-starring on hundreds of shows,
Chyna was a shy girl who was born Joan Marie Laurer in ...
Actor | Freedom Writers
Mario is an American R&B singer who since his mid-teens has developed a convincingly strong career. Born and raised in Baltimore and now living in New Jersey, he was signed to the New York label 3rd Street/J Records, working with producer Clive Davis. After contributing to the soundtrack of Dr. ...
Soundtrack | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin, the fourth youngest of nine children, comes from the small village of Dore (Dobhar in Irish) in the Gweedore (Gaoth Dobhair) region of County Donegal in northwestern Ireland. She now lives in Killiney, a coastal district on the southern outskirts of Dublin The family ...
Soundtrack | Dangerous Minds
With over 17 million records sold worldwide, Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist Coolio is an artist known around the world as a musical and cooking master of extraordinary reinvention. Growing up during the time of tremendous change in Compton, Calif., Coolio fed on struggle ...
Actor | Pink Flamingos
Originally born Harris Glen Milstead just after the end of WWII, Baltimore's most outrageous resident eventually became the international icon of bad taste cinema, as the always shocking and highly entertaining transvestite performer, Divine.
Milstead met maverick film director & good friend, John ...
Actress | Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
Cassandra Peterson was born in Manhattan, Kansas, and grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She began her career at age 17 as the youngest showgirl in Las Vegas history in the show "Vive Les Girls" at the Dunes Hotel. After receiving advice from "The King" himself, Elvis Presley, she traveled to ...
Known commonly as "Elvira"
Soundtrack | 8 Mile
Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Deborah R. (Nelson) and Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr., who were in a band together, Daddy Warbucks. He is of English, as well as some German, Scottish, and Swiss-German, ancestry. Marshall spent his early childhood being shoved ...
Actor | Baby Driver
Michael Peter Balzary was born on the sixteenth of October 1962, in Melbourne, Australia. When he was four, his parents divorced and Michael, his sister Karen and his mother Patricia headed for New York; they didn't stay long and soon ended up in L.A. (in 1972), where his step-father, a jazz ...
Costume_department | God Told Me To
Born Roy Frowick Halston on April 23, 1932 in Des Moines, Iowa, Halston was a product of America's heartland. He led a classic Iowa childhood playing in soap box derby races, fishing, visiting farms, and the like. Halston took an interest in sewing from his mother, and from an early age he showed a...
Actress | Thanks for Sharing
Pink was born Alecia Beth Moore in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and was later raised in Philadelphia. Her parents, Judith Moore (née Kugel), a nurse, and Jim Moore, a Vietnam veteran, divorced when she was very young. Her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while her father has Irish, German, ...
Soundtrack | The Saint
Richard Melville Hall was born September 11, 1965, in the Manhattan, New York City, in the Harlem neighborhood to Elizabeth McBride (née Warner) and James Frederick Hall. His mother was a medical secretary and his father a professor of chemistry. The nickname Moby was assigned by his father, and ...
Soundtrack | Shaun of the Dead
Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Davyhulme, Manchester, England, UK. At a very early age, he took an interest in writing. His top priority was poetry, though he would have his biography on James Dean, "James Dean Is Not Dead", published by his early 20s. His literary influences ranged from ...
Actor | Derailed
Xzibit was born in Detroit, where he lived until his mother passed away when he was only nine years old. At the age of ten, he began to rap, very personally because of the loss of his mother. At the age of 14, he got into trouble and was removed from his home for two years after his father refused ...
Actress | The Boy Friend
Twiggy is a top model of the late 1960s, who made skinny an "inny", along with other famous skinny models such as Jean Shrimpton ("The Shrimp"), Veruschka von Lehndorff, and Penelope Tree ("The Tree"). She was born Leslie Hornby on September 19, 1949, in Twickenham, Middlesex, England, one of three...
Soundtrack | Belly
Nas, born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones on September 14, 1973, is the son of Olu Dara, an unconventional jazz musician. At age nine he was a member of the Devastatin' Seven in the mid-1980s, the fruits of which can be heard on his 1994 debut, "Illmatic," which was released on Columbia/SME later that ...
Soundtrack | Misery
Most remembered for his extravagant costumes and trademark candelabra placed on the lids of his flashy pianos, Liberace was loved by his audiences for his music talent and unique showmanship. He was born as Wladziu Valentino Liberace on May 16, 1919, into a musical family, in Wisconsin. His mother, ...
Soundtrack | The Longest Yard
Nelly went to Spain with his father, Air Force Man Cornall Haynes Sr., until he was 3 years old, then moved to St. Louis. Nelly's folks struggled financially and split up when he was 7. As the youngest child in the neighborhood he grew up getting into trouble with the big kids. As a result he ended...
Soundtrack | Under the Cherry Moon
Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer and social worker, and John L. Nelson, a lyricist and pianist. His father's stage name was "Prince Rogers". His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. They separated during his youth, ...
Soundtrack | Batman Forever
Seal was born on February 19, 1963 in Paddington, London, England as Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adelo Samuel. He is an actor and composer, known for Batman Forever (1995), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) and A Man Apart (2003). He was previously married to Heidi Klum.
Soundtrack | Zootopia
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia to Nidia del Carmen Mebarak (née Ripoll Torrado) & William Alberto Mebarak Chadid. She is of Lebanese, Spanish & Italian descent. Shakira began her musical career at the age of 12 and quickly captured fans around ...
Actor | Jingle All the Way
Sinbad was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan to two parents, Louise and the Baptist Rev. Dr. Donald Beckley Adkins and was then known as David Adkins. He is primarily known as an actor and somewhat a writer and proved his comedic acting style in House Guest (1994), Jingle All the Way (1996), First ...
Soundtrack | Mega Python vs. Gatoroid
Tiffany was born on October 2, 1971 in Norwalk, California, USA as Tiffany Renee Darwisch. She is an actress and composer, known for Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (2011), Jetsons: The Movie (1990) and Mega Piranha (2009). She was previously married to Ben George and Bulmaro Garcia.
Actress | The Last Dragon
Vanity was a glamorous Canadian model and lead singer of the all-girl group "Vanity 6". She specialized in playing sultry female characters often in trouble with the law.
Vanity was born Denise Katherine Matthews in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Helga Senyk and James Levia Matthews...
Actress | Battleship
Rihanna was born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988 in St. Michael, Barbados and raised in Bridgetown, Barbados to Monica Braithwaite, an accountant & Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor. Her mother is Afro-Guyanese and her father is of Afro-Barbadian and British Isles ancestry (known as "...
Actress | That's My Boy
Ciara Princess Harris was born on October 25, 1985 in Killeen, Texas to Jackie Harris (née Smith) & Carlton Clay Harris. Due to her father being in the United States Army, she grew up on army bases in Germany, New York, Utah, California, Arizona & Nevada. During her teens, Ciara and her family ...
Actress | Precious
Mo'Nique received a standing ovation when she stepped on stage for the first time in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, giving her confidence to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. After numerous stand-up performances, she took a leap forward with one of the starring roles in The Parkers (...
Soundtrack | Romeo Must Die
Talented. Beautiful. Modest. These three words described R&B singer-turned-actress Aaliyah perfectly.
Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Diane (Hankerson) and Michael Haughton. Her uncle was music manager Barry Hankerson and her brother is director Rashad Haughton. Aaliyah was ...
Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming
Zendaya (which means "to give thanks" in the language of Shona) is an American actress and singer born in Oakland, California. She began her career appearing as a child model working for Macy's, Mervyns and Old Navy. She was a backup dancer before gaining prominence for her role as Rocky Blue on ...
Actress | Jem and the Holograms
Ke$ha was born on March 1, 1987, in Los Angeles, California. Her big break came from cameo on rapper Flo Rida's 2009 No. 1 hit "Flo Rida Feat. Ke$ha: Right Round (2009)." Soon after, she landed a record contact with RCA and released her first single, Ke$ha: TiK ToK (2009). The party anthem ...
Soundtrack | Skyfall
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born May 5, 1988) is a British singer-songwriter who has sold millions of albums worldwide and won a total of 15 Grammys as well as an Oscar. Adele's first two albums, 19 and 21, earned her critical praise and a level of commercial success unsurpassed among her peers. ...
Soundtrack | Dance with Me
Elmer Figueroa de Arce, better known as Chayanne, was born in Puerto Rico, the third of five siblings. He is married to Venezuelan Mariana Elizabeth "Marilisa" Maronesa de Figueroa, with whom he has a son, Lorenzo Valentino and a daughter, Isadora Sofia. Chayanne debuted as a singer at ten years of...
51. Maila Nurmi
Actress | Vampira
The original glamour ghoul herself, "Vampira", of late night 1950s television, was actually born Maila Syrjäniemi (later changed to the easier surname Nurmi) on December 11, 1922 in Petsamo, Finland. Her uncle was the multiple Olympic medal runner Paavo Nurmi. Maila arrived in the United States ...
Actress | Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Kajol was born on August 5, 1974 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India as Kajol Mukherjee. She is an actress, known for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Fanaa (2006) and My Name Is Khan (2010). She has been married to Ajay Devgn since February 24, 1999. They have two children.
54. Brandy Norwood
Actress | I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
Brandy Norwood was born on February 11, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi, USA as Brandy Rayana Norwood. She is known for her work on I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998), Moesha (1996) and Osmosis Jones (2001).
Known commonly as just Brandy
56. Mr. T
Actor | Rocky III
Mr. T was born Laurence Tureaud on 21 May 1952, in the rough south side ghetto of Chicago. He is the second to youngest of twelve children (he has four sisters and seven brothers) and grew up in the housing projects. His father, Nathaniel Tureaud, left when Laurence was 5, and his mother raised the...
Soundtrack | Ride with the Devil
Jewel was born on May 23, 1974 in Payson, Utah, USA. She is an actress and composer, known for Ride with the Devil (1999), Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) and The Craft (1996). She was previously married to Ty Murray.
Known commonly as simply Jewel
58. Oprah Winfrey
Producer | The Oprah Winfrey Show
Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA as Orpah Gail Winfrey. She is a producer and actress, known for The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986), The Butler (2013) and A Wrinkle in Time (2018).
Known commonly as "Oprah"
59. Wynonna Judd
Soundtrack | Lilo & Stitch
Wynonna Judd was raised in various places across the country, beginning in her birth state of Kentucky. As her mother Naomi Judd continued pursuing her nursing career, the Judd family settled twice in California and later full-time in Kentucky. In 1979, Wynonna, Naomi and younger half-sister Ashley...
Known simply as "Wynonna"
60. Asin Thottumkal
Actress | Ghajini
Asin was born in Cochin, Kerala, India in the Malayalam-speaking Thottumkal family which consists of her businessman dad, Joseph, and mom, Dr. Seline, who practices in Ernakulam. She attended Naval Public School in Cochin, and after obtaining her Matriculation, was enrolled in St. Theresa's Higher ...
61. Kendra Wilkinson
Actress | The House Bunny
Kendra Wilkinson was born on June 12, 1985 in San Diego, California, USA as Kendra Leigh Wilkinson. She is an actress and producer, known for The House Bunny (2008), Scary Movie 4 (2006) and Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000). She was previously married to Hank Baskett.
Known mostly as just "Kendra"
Soundtrack | Children of Men
Donovan Philips Leitch was born May 10, 1946, in Glasgow, Scotland. Music was always part of his home life, with both traditional Scottish/Irish songs at family and local celebrations, and popular music through radio and live performances. When Donovan was ten his family moved south to England, ...
Soundtrack | 127 Hours
Dido was born on December 25, 1971 in Kensington, London, England as Florian Cloud De Bounevialle Armstrong. She is an actress and composer, known for 127 Hours (2010), Crossroads (2002) and Love Actually (2003). She has been married to Rohan Gavin since 2010. They have one child.
Actor | Código postal
Imanol was born in Mexico City. His father introduced him to the theater at the early age of 2 in the musical "Que Planton". Later Imanol showed much interest in his father's work and decided to try it. He participated in Chiquilladas (1982), Plaza Sésamo (1972), and at the age of 9, got his...
Actress | Amantes de Luna Llena
Kiara was born on May 14, 1963 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela as Gloria Sabrina Gómez Delgado. She is an actress, known for Amantes de Luna Llena (2000), Macarena (1992) and Piel Salvaje (2016). She has been married to Pascuale Tuffano since 2000. She was previously married to Alejandro Sucre and Marco...
Actress | Don Juan DeMarco
Selena was born in Lake Jackson, Texas, 50 miles southeast of Houston, to Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and Marcella Quintanilla. Abraham opened a Mexican restaurant, Papagayo, in Lake Jackson. Selena was 9 years old when her father discovered her talent for singing. He formed a band consisting of Selena...
Xuxa was born on March 27, 1963 in Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil as Maria da Graça Meneghel. She is a writer and actress, known for Xuxinha e Guto Contra os Monstros do Espaço (2005), Super Xuxa Contra o Baixo Astral (1988) and Xuxa e os Duendes (2001).
Known commonly as Xuxa