List of stage names

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This list of stages lists names used by those in the entertainment industry, alphabetically by their stage name's surname, followed by their birth name. Individuals who dropped their last name and substituted their middle name as their last name are listed. In many cases, performers have legally changed their name to their stage name.[1]

Note: Many cultures have their own naming customs and systems (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Hungarian, Indian and others), some rather intricate. Minor changes or alterations, including reversing Eastern-style formats, do not in and of themselves qualify as stage names, and should not normally be included. For example, Björk, whose stage name appears to be an original creation, is part of her full Icelandic name, Björk Guðmundsdóttir. Her second name is a patronymic instead of a family name, following Icelandic naming conventions. "Björk" is not a stage name but how any Icelander would refer to her, casually or formally.

People are not listed here if they fall into one or more of the following categories:

For more information, see Spanish naming customs, Hispanic American naming customs, Filipino names, and Portuguese names.

The following are listed here for the following reasons:

  • Tupac Shakur is listed here, but under the stage name 2Pac. He was born either Lesane Parish Crooks or Parish Lesane Crooks, depending on the source, but his name was changed in early childhood to Tupac Amaru Shakur.
  • Elton John is listed here because he used the name professionally before he legally adopted it in 1972.

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Includes stage names which do not begin with Latin alphabet characters

#
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
2Pac Tupac Shakur American rapper and actor
2 Chainz Tauheed Epps American rapper
50 Cent Curtis Jackson III American rapper and actor
6ix9ine Daniel Hernandez American rapper
6025 Carlos Cadona American musician (Dead Kennedys)
75 Cents Ladislav Demeterffy Croatian singer
µ-Ziq Michael "Mike" Paradinas English musician

A[edit]

A
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
Abdullah the Butcher Lawrence Shreve
Abi Ann Abigail Dawn Ann Hoffman
Ad-Rock Adam Horovitz
Adam Ant Stuart Goddard
Adele Astaire Adele Austerlitz
Agent M Emily Whitehurst
Agnes Ayres Agnres Eyre Henkel
Akshay Kumar Rajiv Bhatia
Alan Alan Alan Rabinowitz
Alan Alda Alphonso D'Abruzzo
Alexandre Aja Alexandre Jouan-Arcady
Alice Amter Alice Edwards
Amy Austria Esmeralda Dizon Tuazon
Ana-Alicia Ana Alicia Ortiz
Ana Belén María Cuesta Acosta
André 3000 André Benjamin
André the Giant André Roussimoff
Angel (Angel & Khriz) Angel Rivera Guzmán
Angela Aames Lois Tlustos
Angela Maria Abelim Maria da Cunha
Angry Grandpa Charles Green Jr.
Anja Aguilar Angelie Urquico
Anna-Lisa Anna Lisa Ruud
Annaleigh Ashford Annaleigh Swanson
Annette Andre Annette Andreallo
Anouk Aimée Nicole Dreyfus
Anthony Azizi Kamal Rowshan
Anya Marina Anya Marina Kroth
Apache Anthony Peaks
Apache Indian Steven Kapur
Aphex Twin Richard David James
apl.de.ap Allan Pineda Lindo
Apollonia Patricia Kotero
Apparat Sascha Ring
Arleta Ariadne Tsapra
Arn Anderson Martin Lunde
August Ames Mercedes Grabowski
Avalanche City Dave Baxter
Average Homeboy Denny Hazen
Bad News Allen Allen Coage
Bernard Albrecht Bernard Sumner
Betty Astell Betty Hymans
Bob Andy Keith Anderson
Bobby Alto Robert Altomare
Brandy Aniston Heather Levinger
Broncho Billy Anderson Max Aronson
Byron Allen Byron Allen Folks
Carina Afable Carina Agoncillo
Carol Arthur Carol Arata
Caroline Aaron Caroline Abady
Cas Alfonso Alfoncius Nainggolan
Catlin Adams Nira Barab
Casey Adams Max Showalter
Cécil Aubry Anne-José Bénard
Chad Allan Allan Kowbel
Chad Allen Chad Allen Lazzari
Charles Aznavour Shahnour Aznavourian
Charlotte Ayanna Charlotte Lopez
Charly Alberti Carlos Alberto Ficicchia Gigliotti
Cholly Atkins Charles Atkinson
Chris Anthony Christine D'Antonio
Chris August Christopher August Megert
Christopher Atkins Christopher Atkins Bomann
Claud Allister William Claud Michael Palmer
Corey Allen Alan Cohen
Criss Angel Criss Sarantakos
Danny Arnold Arnold Rothmann
Daphne Anderson Daphne Scrutton
Dave Allen David O'Mahoney
David Ashton David Cole
Dayton Allen Dayton Allen Bolke
Dean Ambrose Jonathan Good
Derek Acorah Derek Johnson
Derroll Adams Derroll Thompson
Dominique A Dominique Ané
Don Adams Donald Yarmy
Don Alvarado José Paige
Don Arden Harry Levy
Donna Ares Azra Kolaković
Dora Altmann Dora Alrich
Eddie Albert Edward Albert Heimberger
eden ahbez George Aberle
Edward Albert Edward Laurence Heimberger
Ed Ames Edmund Urick
Edward Arnold Gunther Edward Arnold Schneider
Edward Ashley Edward Cooper
Eleanor Audley Eleanor Zellman
Elisabeth Andersen Anna Elisabeth de Bruijin
Elizabeth Allen Elizabeth Ellen Gillease
Elizabeth Ashley Elizabeth Cole
Emma Albani Marie-Louise-Emma-Cécile Lejeunesse
Eve Arden Eunice Quedens
Farida Arriany Frieda Thenu
Fern Andra Vernal Andrews
Flex Alexander Mark Alexander Knox
Fiona Apple Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart
Frances Alda Fanny Davis
Frank Alama Jean-François Grandin
Frankie Avalon Francis Avallone
Fred Adison Albert Lapeyrère
Fred Allen John Sullivan
Fred Astaire Fred Austerlitz
Gaye Adegbalola Gaye Todd
Gene Austin Lemuel Eugene Lucas
George Alexander George Alexander Gibb Samson
George Arliss George Andrews
Gerald Anthony Gerald Anthony Bucchiarelli
Gerry Anderson Gerald Abrahams
Gina Alajar Regina Alatiit
Glory Annen Glory Anne Clibbery
Goodman Ace Goodman Aiskowitz
Gregg Alexander Gregory Alexander Aiuto
Gwili Andre Gurli Andresen
Harold Arlen Hyman Arluck
Hazel Adair Hazel Willett
Hoodie Allen Steven Markowitz
Horace Andy Horace Hinds
Iggy Azalea Amethyst Kelly
Imperio Argentina Magdalena Níle del Río
Iris Adrian Iris Adrian Hostetter
Isabella Aubret Thérèse Coquerelle
Jak Airport Jack Stafford
Jake Austin Jake Austin Szymanski
James Aubrey James Aubrey Tregidgo
Jane Avril Jeanne Beaudon
Jane "Poni" Adams Betty Jane Bierce
Jann Arden Jann Arden Anne Richards
Jason Aldean Jason Aldean Williams
Jason Alexander Jay Greenspan
Jean Adair Violet McNaughton
Jean Alexander Jean Hodgkinson
Jean Arthur Gladys Green
Jean-Pierre Aumont Jean-Pierre Salomons
Jeanne Aubert Marguerite Perrinot
Jed Allan Jed Allan Brown
Jerry Adriani Jair Alves de Souza
John Alkin John Foinquinnos
John Aniston Yiannis Anastasakis
John Archer Ralph Bowman
John Ayldon John Arnold
Johnny Ace John Laurinaitis
Johnny Ace John Marshall, Jr.
Johnny Alf Alfredo Jos da Silva
Joseph Anthony Joseph Deuster
Judith Allen Marie Elliott
Julia Ann Julia Ann Tavella
Julia Arthur Ida Lewis
Juliet Anderson Judith Carr
June Allyson Eleanor Geisman
K. Asif Asif Karim
Kamal Amrohi Syed Amir Haider Kamal Naqvi
Karen Austin Karen Brammer
Kathryn Adams Kathryn Hohn
Katja Andy Käthe Aschaffenburg
Kay Armen Armenuhi Manoogian
Kirk Alyn John Feggo Jr.
Lale Andersen Elisabeth Bunnenburg
Laura Antonelli Laura Antonaz
Lee Aaron Karen Lynn Greening
Lena Ashton Lena Pocock
Leon Ames Harry Leon Wycoff
Linda Arvidson Linda Arvidson Johnson
Little Anthony Jerome Anthony Gourdine
Lona Andre Launa Andresen
Lovie Austin Cora Calhoun
Luana Anders Luana Anderson
Lucine Amara Lucine Armaganian
Lysette Anthony Lysette Chodzko
Marc Anthony Marco Antonio Muñiz
Martin Eric Ain Martin Stricker
Marty Allen Morton Alpern
Marvin Agustin Marvin Marquez Cuyugan
Mary Alice Mary Alice Smith
Mary Astor Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke
Max Adrian Guy Bor
Max Alexander Max Drelich
Max Alvarado Gavino Teodosio
Mellow Man Ace Ulpiano Reyes
Merry Anders Mary Anderson
Michael Anthony Michael Anthony Sobolewski
Michael Arden Michael Moore
Mike Awesome Michael Alfonso
Mischa Auer Mikhail Unskovsky
Morris Albert Maurício Alberto Kaisermann
Morris Ankrum Morris Nussbaum
Nadine Alari Bernadette Bovarie
Nancy Addison Nancy Addison Altman
Nancy Ames Nancy Alfaro
Natalia Avelon Natalia Siwek
Navodaya Appachan Muliampurackal Punnoose
Neal Arden Arthur Neal Ailston
Nick Adams Nicholas Adamshock
Nina Arianda Nina Arianda Matijcio
Nora Aunor Nora Cabaltera Villamayor
Norman Alden Norman Adelberg
Ole Anderson Alan Rogowski
Pamela Austin Pamela Akert
Pascale Audret Pascale Auffray
Pearl Argyle Pearl Wellman
Peggy Allenby Eleanor Fox
Peter Alexander Peter Alexander Ferdinand Maximilian Neumayer
Pico Alexander Alexander Jogalla
Pier Angeli Anna Pierangeli
Rachel Ames Rachel Foulger
Rae Allen Raffaela Abruzzo
Rafaela Aparicio Rafaela Díaz Valiente
Rambo Amadeus Antonije Pušić
Rashied Ali Robert Patterson
Ray Anthony Ray Antonioni
Renée Adorée Jeanne de la Fonte
Rich Asuncion Richell Pacaldo Angalot
Richard Arlen Sylvanus Richard Mattimore
Robert Alda Alphonso Giuseppe Giovanni Roberto D'Abruzzo
Robert Allen Irvine Baehr
Robert Arthur Robert Arthaud
Rosalie Allen Julie Bedra
Ross Alexander Alexander Ross Smith
Russ Abbot Russell Roberts
Rutanya Alda Rutanya Skrastiņa
Sarah Alexander Sarah Smith
Sian Barbara Allen Barbara Pokrass
Sig Arno Siegfried Aron
Skandor Akbar Jimmy Wehba
Skylar Astin Skylar Astin Lipstein
Stanley Andrew Stanley Andrzejewsky
Stella Arbenina Stella Whishaw
Stéphane Audran Colette Dacheville
Steve Angello Steven Angello Josefsson Fragogiannis
Steve Anthony Steve Gomes
Tetchie Agbayani Visitacion Parado
The Amazing Jonathon John Szeles
Thomas Anders Bernd Weidung
Tim Allen Timothy Allen Dick
Tod Andrews Theodore Anderson
Toni Arden Antoinette Ardizzone
Tony Andruzzi Thomas Palmer
Trey Azagthoth George Emmanuel III
Trudi Ames Trudi Ziskind
Val Avery Sebouh Abrahamian
Victor Argo Victor Jimenez
Victoria Abril Victoria Mérida Rojas
Warda Al-Jazairia Warda Fatouki
Willeke Alberti Willy Albertina Verbrugge
Willie Aames Albert William Upton
Woody Allen Heywood Allen
Zohar Argov Zohar Orkabi

B[edit]

Ba–Bk

Bl–Br

B
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
Bad News Brown Allen Coage
Barbara Bryne Barbara Birkinshaw
Brett Butler Brett Anderson
Buckwheat Zydeco Stanley Dural, Jr.
Budgie Peter Clarke
Bun B Bernard Freeman
Burning Spear Winston Rodney
Buster Bloodvessel Douglas Trendle
Busty Heart Susan Sykes
Carol Bruce Shirley Levy
Clem Burke Clement Bozewski
Corey Burton Corey Weinberg
Daniel Bryan Bryan Danielson
D'Lo Brown Accie Connor
Dolly Buster Katerina Bochníková
Dora Bryan Dora Broadbent
Faith Brown Eunice Carroll
Foxy Brown Inga Marchand
George Burns Nathan Birnbaum
Georgia Brown Lillian Klot
Iris Burton Iris Burstein
Jean Byron Imogene Burkhart
Jeffrey Byron Timothy Stafford
Jerry Butler Paul Siederman
Kathleen Byron Kathleen Fell
Lenny Bruce Leonard Schneider
Marion Byron Miriam Bilenkin
Michael Brown Michael Lookofsy
Nicette Bruno Nicette Xavier
Papa Bue Arne Bue Jensen
Patrick Bruel Patrick Benguigui
Red Buttons Aaron Chwatt
Richard Burton Richard Jenkins, Jr.
Robbie Brookside Robert Brooks
Roy Chubby Brown Royston Vasey
Sabrina Bryan Reba Sabrina Hinojos
Seymore Butts Adam Glasser
Virginia Bruce Helen Virginia Briggs

C[edit]

Ca–Ch

Ch–Cor

C
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
Alan Curtis Harry Ueberroth
Antony Cotton Antony Dunn
Beckii Curel Rebecca Flint
Betty Curse Megan Burns
Big Boy Crudup Arthur Crudup
B.J. Crosby Joanne Crayton
Carl Crack Carl Bohm
Chris Cross Christopher Goode
Chris Curtis Christopher Crummey
Christopher Cross Christopher Geppert
Clem Curtis Curtis Clements
Matt Collins Karlo Metikoš
Cowboy Troy Troy Coleman
Crazy Toones Lamar Calhoun
Criss Angel Christopher Sarantakos
Cristina Cristina Monet-Palaci
Crooked I Dominick Wickliffe
Cut Killer Anouar Hajoui
Darby Crash Jan Beahm
Desirée Cousteau Deborah Clearbranch
Diosa Costello Juana de Dios Castrello
Elvis Costello Declan MacManus
Frankie Cosmos Greta Kline
Grace Cunard Harriet Jeffries
Harry Crane Harry Kravitsky
Howard Cosell Howard Cohen
Irving Cummings Irving Camisky
James Craig James Meador
Jane Cowl Grace Bailey
Joan Crawford Lucille LeSueur
Josie Cotton Kathleey Josey
Justin Credible Peter Polaco
King Curtis Curtis Ousley
Lou Costello Louis Cristillo
Linda Cristal Marta Moya Burges
Michael Craig Michael Gregson
Michael Crawford Michael Smith
Michael Currie Herman Schwenk, Jr.
Norma Crane Norma Zuckerman
Peter Coyote Rachmil Cohon
Peter Criss Peter Criscoula
Phyllis Crane Phyllis Francis
Quentin Crisp Denis Pratt
Richard Cromwell LeRoy Radabaugh
Smiley Culture David Emmanuel
Susan Cummings Suzanne Tafel
Taio Cruz Adetayo Onile-Ere
Thomas Craig Craig Thompson
Tony Curtis Bernard Schwartz

D[edit]

Da–Des

Det–Dq

D
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
Alfred Drake Alfred Capurro
Billy Drago William Burrows
Bubba Ray Dudley Mark LoMonaco
Charles Drake Charles Ruppert
Chuck Dukowski Gary McDaniel
D-Von Dudley Devon Hughes
Dave Dudley David Pedruska
Don Durant Donald Durae
Dona Drake Eunice Westmoreland
Doris Duke Doris Curry
Dorothy Dwan Dorothy Ilgenfritz
Dr. Dre André Young
Dr. John Malcolm John Rebennack
Dr. Tangalanga Julio De Rissio
Drs. P Heinz Polzer
Dwarakish Bungle Dwarakanath
Dynamite Kid Thomas Billington
Dynamo Steven Frayne
Elaine Dundy Elaine Brimberg
Ellen Drew Esther Ray
Frances Drake Frances Dean
Frank D'Rone Frank Caldarone
Guru Dutt Vasanth Padukone
Joanne Dru Joan LaCock
Judith Durham Judith Cock
Julia Duffy Julia Hinds
Kenne Duncan Kenneth Duncan MacLachlan
Lima Duarte Ariclenes Martins
Louise Dresser Louise Kerlin
Mac Dre Andre Hicks
Margaret Dumont Daisy Baker
María Duval María Dussage Ortiz
Marie Dressler Leila MArie Koerber
Marie Dubois Claudine Huzé
Mickey Duff Monek Prager
Paulette Dubost Paulette Deplanque
Robert Drivas Robert Chromokos
Rocío Dúrcal María de las Heras Ortiz
Simon Drake Simon Alexander
Sonjay Dutt Retesh Bhalla
Spike Dudley Matthew Hyson
Steffi Duna Stephanie Berindey
Stephen Dunham Stephen Dunham Bowers
Tom Drake Alfred Alderdice
Tommy Dreamer Thomas Laughlin
Vernon Duke Vladimir Dukelsky

E[edit]

E
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
Andrew E. Andrew Espiritu
Ann Elder Anna Velders
Armando Alejandro Estrada Hazem Ali
Arzu Ece Arzu Özkaraman
Barbara Eden Barbara Morehead
Biff Elliot Leon Shalek
Blake Edwards William Blake Crump
Bobbi Eden Priscilla Hendrikse
Bobby Edwards Robert Moncrief
Carmen Electra Tara Patrick
Cass Elliot Ellen Cohen
Chad Everett Raymon Cramton
Chana Eden Chana Mesyngier
Charles Esten Charles Esten Pusker III
Christine Elise Christine Elise McCarthy
Dale Evans Frances Smith
David Ellis Derrick Kerkham
David Essex David Cook
E-40 Earl Stevens
E. Thi Swe Swe Win
East Bay Ray Raymond Pepperell
Ebony Reigns Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng
Eddie (Flo & Eddie) Howard Kaylan
El Flaco Jaime Agudelo Vidal
El Moreno Michael Larry Martinez
El Santo Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta
El Vez Robert Lopez
Emma's Imagination Emma Gillespie
Eric the Midget Eric Lynch
Erica Ehm Erica Miechowsky
Florence Eldridge Florence McKechnie
Gertrude Elliot May Gertrude McDermott
Gillian Elisa Gillian Elizabeth Thomas
Graham Elliot Graham Elliot Bowles
Heart Evangelista Love Payawal Ongpauco
Howard Estabrook Howard Bolles
Isac Elliot Isaac Elliot Lundén
Isobel Elsom Isobel Reed
Jack Earle Jacob Ehrlich
Jack Emrek Robert Hanusek
James Ellison James Ellison Smith
Jenny Eclair Jenny Hargreaves
Jill Esmond Jill Esmond Moore
Jimmy Edwards James O'Neil
Joan Evans Joan Eunson
John Ericson John Meibes
Johnny Eck John Eckhart, Jr.
John Edward John Edward McGee, Jr.
Josephine Earle Josephine MacEwan
Judith Evelyn Evelyn Morris
Julian Eltinge William Julian Dalton
Kenny Everett Maurice Cole
Leif Ericson William Anderson
Leon Errol Leonce Errol Sims
Linda Estrella Consuello Rigotti
Linda Evans Linda Evanstad
Little Eva Eva Boyd
Kimberly Elise Kimberly Elise Trammel
Mark Everett Manuel Benitez
Martín Elías Martín Elías Díaz Acosta
Mary Ellis Mary Elsas
Maurice Elvey William Folkard
Maxine Elliot Jessie Dermott
Muriel Evans Muriel Evanson
Patricia Ellis Patricia Lefttwich
Pauline Ester Sabrina Ocon
Ramblin' Jack Elliot Elliot Charles Adnopoz
Robert Easton Robert Easton Burke
Robert Evans Robert Shapera
Ronnie Earle Ronald Horvath
Ross Elliott Elliott Blum
Sarah Elizabeth Sarah Elizabeth Bowers
Shannon Elizabeth Shannon Elizabeth Fadal
Sheila E. Sheila Escovedo
Shirley Ellis Shirley Elliston
Snitz Edwards Edward Neumann
Sophie Evans Zsófia Szabó
Steve Edwards Steven Edward Schwartz
Steve Evets Steven Murphy
The Edge David Evans
Tom Ewell Samuel Ewell Tompkins
Tripp Eisen Tod Salvador
Vince Edwards Vincent Edward Zoine
Wild Bil Elliott Gordon Nance
Will Estes William Estes Nipper
Ziggy Elman Harry Finkelman

F[edit]

F
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
A Fine Frenzy Alison Sudol
Adam Faith Terence Nelhams-Wright
Alice Faye Alice Leppert
Allan Forrest Allan Forrest Fisher
Annie Fargé Henriette Goldfarb
Arlene Francis Arline Francis Kazanjian
Art Fleming Arthur Fleming Fazzin
Arthur Freed Arthur Grossman
Audrey Ferris Audrey Kellar
Barbara Flynn Barbara MacMurray
Barry Fitzgerald William Shields
Bent Fabric Bent Fabricius-Bjerre
Billy Fury Ronald Wycherly
Black Francis Charles Thompson IV
Blind Boy Fuller Fulton Allen
Bobby Friction Paramdeep Sehdev
Bryan Forbes John Clarke
Christiane F. Christiane Felscherinow
Colt Ford Jason Brown
Connie Francis Concetta Franconero
Cosey Fanni Tutti Christine Newby
Cy Feuer Seymour Feuerman
Dani Filth Daniel Davey
Dennis Franz Dennis Franz Schlachta
Dianne Foster Olga Laruska
Don Fardon Don Maughm
Donna Fargo Yvonne Vaughan
Dorothy Fay Dorothy Fay Southworth
Douglas Fairbanks Douglas Ullman
Dukey Flyswatter Michael Sonye
Eagle "Bones" Falconhawk Ian Fowles
Ed Fury Rupert Edmund Holovchik
Eddie Fontaine Edward Reardon
Eduard Franz Eduard Franz Schmidt
Elizabeth Franz Betty Frankovich
Fab Five Freddy Fred Braithwaite
Fania Fenélon Fanja Goldstein
Fannie Flagg Patricia Neal
Fat Joe Joseph Cartagena
Fat Pat Patrick Hawkins
Fatboy Slim Norman Cook
Fatman Scoop Isaac Freeman III
Fearless Nadia Mary Evans
Feis Ecktuh Faisal Mssiyeh
Fenella Fielding Fenella Feldman
Five for Fighting Vladimir Ondrasik III
FKA twigs Tahliah Barnett
Flavor Flav William Drayton
Flesh-n-Bone Stanley Howse
Flo (Flo & Eddie) Mark Volman
Flo Rida Tramar Dillard
Frances Faye Frances Cohen
Francis Ford Francis Feeney
Frank Fay Francis Donner
Frank Faylen Frank Ruf
Frank Forest Frank Hayek
Frankie Ford Francis Guzzo
Freddie Fender Baldemar Garza Huerta
French Montana Karim Kharbouch
Gail Force Heidi Beeson
George Finn Giorgi Agiashvili
George Formby Sr. James Booth
George Formby Jr. George Booth
George Furth George Schweinfurth
Georgie Fame Clive Powel
Gia Farrell Jeannie Bocchicchio
Gilly Flower Gertrude Jacobs
Golde Flami Golda Flon
Gracie Fields Grace Stansfield
Grandmaster Flash Joseph Saddler
Helen Forrest Helen Forrest Fogel
Henry Farrell Charles Farrell Myers
Hussein Fatal Bruce Washington Jr.
Inez Fabbri Agnes Schmidt
Irving Fields Yitzhak Schwartz
Jackie Fargo Henry Faggart
Jacques Feyder Jacques Frédérix
James Farentino James Ferrantino
James Fox William Fox
Jamie Farr Jameel Farah
Jamie Foxx Eric Bishop
Jane Freeman Shirley Pithers
Janet Fielding Janet Mahoney
Jean Ferrat Jean Tenenbaum
Joanna Frank Johanna Bochco
Joe Flannigan Joseph Dunnigan III
Joe Frank Joseph Langermann
Joe Franklin Joseph Fortgang
Joe Faye Joseph Palladino
John Ford John Feeney
John Forsythe Jacob Freund
John Fortune John Wood
Johnny Fingers John Moylett
Jon Fratelli John Lawler
Joy Fleming Erna Raad
Kay Francis Katharine Gibbs
Keiko Fuji Junko Utada
Klaus Flouride Geoffrey Lyall
Lara Fabian Lara Crokaert
Larry Fine Louis Feinberg
Larry Finnegan John Lawrence Finneran
Lee Falk Leon Gross
Lew Fields Moses Schoenfeld
Liz Fraser Elizabeth Winch
Lolo Ferrari Eve Valois
Lupe Fiasco Wasalu Jaco
Makoto Fujita Makoto Harada
Marion Fairfax Marion Neiswanger
Mary Forbes Ethel Young
Mary Ford Colleen Summers
Matt Fallon Matthew Frankel
May Fortescue Emily May Finney
Melanie Fiona Melanie Hall
Mona Fong Menglan Li
Morgan Fairchild Patsy McClenny
Nicholas Farrell Nicholas Frost
Norman Foster John Hoeffer
Olga Fond Olga Tchakova
Oz Fox Richard Martínez
Paloma Faith Paloma Faith Blomfield
Paul Ford Paul Ford Weaver
Pauline Frederick Pauline Libbey
Perry Farrell Peretz Bernstein
Pete Fountain Pierre LaFontaine Jr.
Phil Foster Fivel Feldman
Phyllis Fraser Helen Nichols
Pierre Fresnay Pierre Laudenbach
Pops Foster George Foster
Redd Foxx John Sanford
Rhonda Fleming Marilyn Louis
Ricky Fitness Richard Falomir
Robert Fuller Leonard Lee
Romaine Fielding William Blandin
Rossella Falk Rosa Falzacappa
Sadie Frost Sadie Vaughan
Sally Forrest Katherine Feeney
Samantha Fox Stacia Micula
Scott Fitzgerald William McPhail
Scott Fredericks Frederick Wehrly
Semyon Farada Semyon Ferdman
Sergio Franchi Sergio Franci Galli
Shane Fenton Bernard Jewry
Sharon Farrell Sharon Forsmoe
Sidney Fox Sidney Leiffer
Stanley Fields Walter Agnew
Stepin Fetchit Lincoln Perry
Steve Forrest William Forrest Andrews
Suzanne Farrell Roberta Sue Ficker
Terry Farrell Theresa Lee Farrell Grussedorf
Timothy Farrell Timothy Sperl
Tony Fenton Anthony Fagan
Totie Fields Sophie Feldman
Trixie Friganza Delia O'Callaghan
Virginia Brown Faire Virginia Labuna
Wallace Ford Samuel Grundy
Walter Fitzgerald Walter Fitzgerald Bond
Wayne Fontana Glyn Ellis
W.C. Fields William Claude Dukenfield
Willa Ford Amanda Williford
William Faversham William Jones
Willie Fritsch Wilhelm Frohs
Yvonne Furneaux Elisabeth Yvonne Scatcherd

G[edit]

H[edit]

I[edit]

I
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
Billy Idol William Broad
Chanel Iman Chanel Iman Robinson
David Ian David Ian Lane
Dick Israel Ricardo Vizcarra
George S. Irving Irving Shelasky
Henry Irving John Henry Brodribb
I Blame Coco Eliot Sumner
Ice Cube O'Shea Jackson
Ice Dale Arve Isdal
Ice-T Tracy Marrow
ICS Vortex Simen Hestnæs
Ili Emily Middlemas Singer-songwriter
Iron Eyes Cody Espera de Corti
Iron Sheik Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri
Ivy Queen Martha Pesante
Janis Ian Janis Fink
Jena Irene Jena Irene Asciutto
Jørgen Ingmann Jørgen Ingmann Pedersen
Jules Irving Julius Israel
Margaret Illington Maude Light
Margarita Isabel Margarita Isabel Morales
María Isabel María Isabel López
Maria Ivogün Ilse Kempner
Marty Ingels Martin Ingerman
May Irwin Georgina May Campbell
Oscar Isaac Óscar Isaac Hernández
Pola Illéry Paula Iliescu
Queen Ida Ida Lewis
Tomoko Ino Rena Murakami

J[edit]

J
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
Alain Johannes Alain Johannes Moschulski
Allan Jenkins Alfred McGonegal
Angela Jospehine Angela Louis
Angelina Jordan Angelina Jordan Astar
Ann Jillian Ann Nauseda
Anna Jantar Anna Szmeterling
Anthony James James Anthony
Art James Arthur Efimchik
Billy Jacoby William Jayne
Bobby Jaggers Robert Jeaudoin
Boney James James Oppenheim
Brenda Joyce Betty Leabo
Brian James Brian Robertson
Buck Jones Charles Gebhart
Chloe Jones Melinda Taylor
Chris Jericho Chris Irvine
Claude James Claude Jorré
Claudia Jennings Mary Chesterton
Clifford Jordan George Jorgensen Jr.
Conrad Janis Conrad Janowitz
Corsica Joe François Miquet
Courtney Jaye Courtney Jaye Goldberg
Darwin Joston Francis Darwin Solomon
David J David Haskins
David Janssen David Meyer
David Jason David White
Delme Bryn-Jones Delme Jones
Dennis James Demie James Sposa
Diane Jergens Dianne Irgens
Dorothy Janis Dorothy Jones
Duncan James Duncan Matthew James Inglis
Elaine Joyce Elaine Joyce Pinchot
Ella Joyce Cherron Hoye
Elmore James Elmore Brooks
Elsie Janis Elsie Bierbower
Elton John Reginald Dwight Named legally changed to Elton John in September 1972
Etta James Jamesetta Hawkins
Ezekiel Jackson Rycklon Stephens
Felix Jackson Felix Joachimson
Fran Jeffries Fran Makris
Frank Jarvis John Francis Train
Freedy Johnston Fred Fatzer
Gloria Jean Gloria Jean Schoonover
Gordon James Sydney Lynn
Grace Jones Grace Mendoza
J. Cole Jermaine Cole
Jacqueline Joubert Jacqueline Pierre
Jam Master Jay Jason Mizell
Janet Julian Janet Johnson
Japanese Tommy Thomas Dilward
Jason Jordan Nathan Everhart
Jay Sean Kamaljit Jhooti
Jay Z Shawn Carter
Jazze Pha Phalon Alexander
Jazzy B Jaswinder Bains
Jazzy Jeff Jeffrey Townes
JB Smoove Jerry Brooks
Jenna Jameson Jenna Massoli
Jennifer Jayne Jennifer Jones
Jennifer Jones Phylis Isley
Jenny Jones Janina Stranski
Jessie J Jessica Cornish
Jim Jefferies Geoffrey James Nugent
Jimmy the Robot James Briggs
Joan Jett Joan Larkin
John 5 John Lowery
John Justin John Justinian de Ledesma
John Paul Jones John Baldwin
Jon B. Jonathan Buck
Joni James Joan Babbo
Jordan Katrina Infield
José José José Sosa Ortiz
Josh James Josh James Dubovie
Journalist Rafiek George
Jowell Joel Muñoz Martinez
Joyce Jillson Joyce Twichell
Juliette Juliette Cavazzi
Julio Angel Julio Acevedo Lanuza
Julissa Julissa de Llano Macedo
Júnior Antonio Barretto Morales
Junkyard Dog Sylvester Ritter
Jussi 69 Jussi Vuori
Just-Ice Joseph Williams Jr.
Juvenile Terius Gray
Kacey Jones Gail Zeiler
Kevin James Kevin Knipfing
L.Q. Jones Justice McQueen Jr.
Leatrice Joy Leatrice Zeidler
Lil Jon Jonathan Smith
Lily James Lily Thompson
LL Cool J James Smith
Lou Jacobi Louis Jacobovitch
Luke Jacobz Luke Jacob Ashwood
Marie Jansen Harriet Mary Johnson
Markus James Markus James Klepaski
Michael Jayston Michael James
Michael Jerome Michael Jerome Moore
Milton Johns John Milton
Miranda July Miranda Grossinger
Naomi Judd Diana Judd
Noor Jahan Allah Wasai
Paul Jarrico Israel Shapiro
Paul Jerricho Paul Coulthard
Paul Jesson Paul Jackson
Paul Jones Paul Pond
Paulo José Paulo José Gómez de Sousa
Pete Jolly Pete Ceragioli Jr.
Phil Joel Phil Joel Urry
Richard Jeni Richard Colangelo
Rick James James Johnson
Rick Jason Richard Jacobson
Robert James Rober James McAllister
Ronny Jordan Ronald Simpson
Rosamund John Nora Rosamund Jones
Samantha Jones Jean Owen
Samantha Juste Sandra Slater
Shia Jung Toshia Ichioka
Shuba Jay Shubasini Jeyaratnam
Sid James Solomon Cohen
Sonny James James Loden
Spike Jonze Adam Spiegel
Steve Jansen Stephen Batt
Sybil Jason Sybil Jacobson
The Jacka Dominic Newton
Theo James Theodore Peter James Kinnaird Taptiklis
Thomas Jane Thomas Elliott III
Tom Jones Thomas John Woodward
Tony Jaa Panom Yeerum
Vance Joy James Keogh
Wilko Johnson John Wilkinson
Wolfman Jack Robert Smith
Yootha Joyce Yootha Joyce Needham

K[edit]

K
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
Ernie K-Doe Ernest Kador Jr.
Khriz (Angel & Khriz) Christian Colón
Tracey K Tracey Kelliher

L[edit]

La–Lis

Lit–Lz

M[edit]

Ma–Md

Me–Moo

M
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
Alan Mowbray Alfred Allen
Alannah Myles Alannah Byles
Alex Munro Alexander Horsburgh
Alma Muriel Alma Muriel del Sordo
André Morell Cecil André Mesritz
Antonio Moreno Antonio Garrido Monteagudo
Arthur Murray Arthur Teichman
Aubrey Morris Aubrey Steinberg
Blackjack Mulligan Robert Windham
Brian Murray Brian Bell
Buddy Morrow Muni Zudekoff
Camila Morgan Camila Ribeiro da Silva
Chesty Morgan Ilana Wilczkowsky
Chocoball Mukai Yutaka Mukaiyama
Claudia Mori Claudia Moroni
Dennis Morgan Earl Morner
Doretta Morrow Doretta Marano
Eric Morecambe John Eric Bartholomew
F. W. Murnau Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe
Frank Morgan Francis Wuppermann
Gary Morgan Gary Panasky
Gary Morton Morton Goldapper
Hans Moser Johann Julier
Harry Morgan Harry Bratsberg
Helen Morgan Helen Riggins
Henry Morgan Henry Van Ost, Jr.
Hugh Morton Hugh Morton Eden
Ivar Must Igor Tsõganov
Iwa Moto Aileen Iwamoto
James C. Morton Thomas Richard Potts
Jan Murray Murray Janofsky
Jane Morgan Florence Currier
Janet Munro Janet Horsburgh
Jean Muir Jean Muir Fullerton
Jelly Roll Morton Ferdinand LaMothe
Junior Murvin Murvin Junior Smith
Karen Morley Mildred Linton
Ken Murray Kenneth Doncourt
Lewis Morrison Morris Morris
Lina Morgan Maríá López Segovia
Lothar Müthel Lothar Lütke
Louisa Moritz Luisa Castro Netto
Lyn Murray Lionel Breeze
Mae Murray Marie Koenig
Marie Myriam Myriam Lopes
Maurice Moscovitch Morris Maaskov
Meg Myles Billie Jones
Michèle Morgan Simone Roussel
Mickie Most Michael Hayes
Monica Morrell Monica Wirz-Römer
Morganna the Kissing Bandit Morganna Roberts
Mos Def Dante Smith
Movita María Castañeda
Mr. II Joseph Mbilinyi
Mr. Flash Gilles Bousquet
Mr. Fuji Harry Fujiwara
Ms. Dynamite Niomi Daley
Ms. Melodie Ramona Scott
Muddy Waters McKinley Morganfield
muMs da Schemer Craig Grant
Mumzy Stranger Muhammad Ahmed
Murray the K Murray Kaufman
Musiq Soulchild Taalib Johnson
Mýa Mýa Harrison
Myra Mayra Ambriz Quintana
Odette Myrtil Odette Quignarde
Oliver Morosco Oliver Mitchell
Ona Munson Ona Wolcott
Ornella Muti Francesca Rivelli
Pat Morita Noriyuki Morita
Patricia Morrison Patricia Rainone
Patrick Mower Patrick Shaw
Paul Muni Meshilem Weisenfreund
Ralph Morgan Ralph Wuppermann
Rosa Morena Manuela Pulgarín González
Rosita Moreno Gabriela Viñolas
Shaun Morgan Shaun Morgan Welgemoed
Shelley Morrison Rachel Mitrani
Stephen Moyer Stephen Emery
Susan Morrow Jacqueline Inmoor
Toshia Mori Toshiye Ichioka
Vic Morrow Victor Morozoff
Vina Morales Sharon Garcia Magdayao

N[edit]

N
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
Ada Neilson Elizabeth Brown
Adile Naşit Adile Naşit Özcan
Aldo Nova Aldo Caporuscio
Alla Nazimova Marem-Ides Leventon
Amedeo Nazzari Salvatore Amedeo Buffa
Anne Nagel Anne Dolan
Anne Neagle Florence Robertson
Barbara Nichols Barbara Nickerauer
Barry Nelson Robert Haakon Nielsen
Barry Norton Alfredo Birabén
Bif Naked Beth Torbert
Carlo Nero Carlo Sparanero
Carrie Nye Caroline Nye McGeoy
Chelsea Noble Nancy Mueller
Connie Needham` Connie Bowen
Crista Nicole Crista Nicola Wagner
Dale Nixon Greg Ginn
Danbert Nobacon Nigel Hunter
Dandy Nichols Daisy Sander
Derren Nesbitt Derren Horwitz
Diana Napier Alice Ellis
Eda Nolan Eda Cabilan
Eille Norwood Anthony Brett
France Nuyen France Nguyen
Franco Nero Francesco Sparanero
Fred Niblo Frederick Liedtke
Gene Nelson Leander Eugene Berg
Graham Norton Graham Walker
Heather Nova Heather Frith
Hellé Nice Mariette Hélène Delangle
Jay Novello Michael Romano
Jimmy Nail James Bradford
Jimmy Norman James Norman Scott
Kathleen Norman Jocelyn Schrum
Kendo Nagasaki Peter Thornley
Klaus Nomi Klaus Sperber
Laura Nyro Laura Nigro
Laurence Naismith Lawrence Johnson
Lillian Nordica Lillian Norton
Lisa Niemi Lisa Haapaniemi
Louis Nye Louis Neistat
Lucille Norman Lucille Boileau
Magali Noël Magali Noëlle Guiffray
Maggie Nicols Margaret Nicholson
Marguerite Namara Marguerite Banks
Marian Nixon Marian Nissinen
Marie-José Nat Marie-José Benhalassa
Marika Ninou Evangelia Atamian
Marni Nixon Margaret Nixon McEathron
Mary Newland Lilian Mary Newland
Mary Norman Mary Robertson
Meshell Ndegeocello Michelle Johnson Also known as Meshell Bashir-Shakur
Mike Nichols Michael Peschkowsky
Mojo Nixon Neil McMillan, Jr.
Nadia Nerina Nadine Judd
Nagma Nandita Morarji
Nakia Nakia Reynoso
Nargis Dutt Fatima Rashid
Nas Nasir Jones
Nash the Slash Jeff Plewman
Natalya Natalie Neidhart
Nate Dogg Nathaniel Hale
Nattefrost Roger Rasmussen
N'dambi Chonita Gillespie
Necro Ron Braunstein
Nelly Cornell Hayes, Jr.
Nelly Nelly Kalfayan
Nelson Ned Nelson Ned d'Ávila
Nena Gabriele Kerner
Nergal Adam Darski
Ne-Yo Shaffer Smith
Nerdkween Monica Arrington
Nervous Norvus James Drake
Never Shout Never! Christofer Ingle
Newton William Myers
Nick Noble Nicholas Valkan
Nicki Minaj Onika Maraj
Nicko McBrain Michael McBrain
Nicky Rivera Nick Rivera
Nichkun Nichkun Horvejkul
Nico Christa Päffgen
Nico Nicoleta Matei
Nicole Nicole Hohloch
Niecy Nash Carol Denise Ensley
Nino Stefanos Xypolitas
Nita Naldi Mary Dooley
Noa Achinoam Nini
Noemi Veronica Scopelliti
Noko Norman Fisher-Jones
Nonchalant Tanya Pointer
Noodles Kevin Wasserman
Norma Jean Norma Jean Beasler
Notorious B.I.G. Christopher Wallace
Novello Novelli Novellantonio Novelli
Nujabes Jun Seba
Numskull Garrick Husbands
Paul Nabor Alfonso Palacio
Paul Naschy Jacinto Molina
Paul Nicholas Paul Beuselinck
Paulette Noizeaux Marie-Paule Coeuré
Perlita Neilson Margaret Sowden
Peter North Aldon Brown
Pola Negri Apolonia Chalupec
Ramón Novarro José Ramón Samaniego
Red Norvo Kenneth Norville
Reggie Nalder Alfred Reginald Natzler
Robert Nighthawk Robert McCollum
Rosemary Nicols Rosemary Claxton
Roy William Neill Roland de Gostrie
Sheree North Dawn Shirley Bethel
Steve Nieve Steve Nason
Tommy Noonan Thomas Noone
Vince Neil Vincent Neil Wharton
Willie Nile Robert Noonan
Young Noble Rufus Cooper III

O[edit]

O
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
Anita O'Day Anita Colton
Annie Oakley Phoebe Moses
Anny Ondra Anna Ondráková
Barry O Randal Barry Orton
Benjamin Orr Benjamin Orzechowski
Beverley Owen Beverley Ogg
Bill Owen William John Owen Rowbotham
Billy Ocean Leslie Charles
Buddy Owens Alvis Owens, Jr.
Cathy O'Donnell Ann Steely
Colette O'Neil Colette McCrossan
Dagmar Oakland Edna Andersen
Dawn O'Day Dawn Paris Later known as Anne Shirley
Dennis O'Keefe Edward Flanagan
Diether Ocampo Diether Pascual
Don Omar William Omar Landrón
Edna May Oliver Edna May Nutter
Elizabeth Owens Irma Schneider
Eugene Ormandy Jenő Blau
Frank Ocean Christopher Francis Ocean
Frank Oz Richard Frank Oznowicz
Gary Owens Gary Altman
George O'Hara George Bolger
Henry Oscar Henry Wale
Hugh O'Brian Hugh Krampe
Isabel Oli Maria Olivia Daytia
Jack Oakie Lewis Offield
Jim O'Brien James Oldham
Jimmy O Jean Jimmy Alexandre
Johnny Otis Ioannes Veliotes
Karen O Karen Orzolek
Kate O'Mara Frances Carroll
Kenny O'Dell Kenneth Gist, Jr.
Kobi Oz Yaakov Uzan
Lee Oskar Oskar Hansen
Maire O'Neill Mary Allgood
Maureen O'Hara Maureen Fitzsimons
Max Ophüls Maximillian Oppenheimer
Merle Oberon Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson
Molly O'Day Lois Williamson
Molly O'Day Suzanne Noonan
Nance O'Neil Gertrude Lamson
Natalino Otto Natale Codognotto
Nelly Omar Nilda Vattuone
Nivek Ogre Kevin Ogilvie
O-Bee Omer Bhatti
ODB Jessica Kresa
Okito Tobias Bamberg
Ol' Dirty Bastard Russell Jones
Ookay Abe Laguna
Opie Gregg Hughes
Orianthi Orianthi Panagaris
Osang Jennifer Adriano-Molina
Outback Jack Peter Stilsbury
Outsider Ok-Cheol Shin
Paddie O'Neil Adalena Nail
Richard O'Brien Richard Smith
Quinn O'Hara Alice Jones
Richard O'Callaghan Richard Brooke
Risto Orko Risto Nylund
Sally O'Neil Virginia Noonan
Shuggie Otis John Veliotes
Sylvia Brien Sylvia Carroll
Tara Lynne O'Neill Lynne James
Terry O'Quinn Terry Quinn
Tim O'Kelly Timothy Wright
Tony O'Dell Anthony Dell'Aquila
Una O'Connor Agnes McGlade
Vic Omar Victor Oliver von Samek
Vivien Oakland Vivien Andersen
Vivienne Osborne Vera Vivienne Spragg

P[edit]

P
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
Aaron Paul Aaron Paul Sturtevant
Aileen Pringle Alieen Bisbee
Alice Playten Alice Plotkin
Allen Payne Allen Peterson
Allison Parks Gloria Waldron
Andrea Palma Guadalupe Pérez
Andrew Parker Andrew Okun
Andrew Paul Paul Andrew Herman
Ann Prentiss Ann Ragusa
Annie Parisse Annie Cancelmi
Anita Page Anita Pomares
Arnold Peters Peter Gadd
Augustus Pablo Horace Swaby
Barney Phillips Bernard Ofner
Barry Prima Humbertus Knoch
Bela Padilla Krista Sullivan
Bernadette Peters Bernadette Lazzara
Bert Parts Bertram Jacobson
Beth Phoenix Elizabeth Kocanski
Betsy Palmer Patricia Betsy Hrunek
Big Pooh Thomas Jones III
Billy Paul Paul Williams
Bonnie Pink Kaori Asada
Brian Patton Brian Elliott
Bridget Powers Cheryl Murphy
Buck Parvin Arthemus Acord
Buster Poindexter David Johansen
Camila Pitanga Camila Manhães
Cassandra Ponti Lejanie Palma
Cecil Parker Cecil Schwabe
Charlie Peacock Charles Ashworth
Chilton Price Chilton Searcy
CM Punk Phillip Brooks
Colonel Tom Parker Andreas van Kuijk
Conrad Phillips Conrad Havord
Cynthia Pepper Cynthia Culpepper
Dan Penn Wallace Daniel Pennington
Daphne Pollard Daphne Trott
Dawn Penn Dawn Pickering
Debra Paget Debralee Griffin
Dennis Patrick Dennis Patrick Harrison
Denniz PoP Dag Volle
Derelys Perdue Geraldine Perdue
Diamond Dallas Page Page Falkinburg, Jr.
Dian Parkinson Dianna Batts
Dickie Pride Richard Kneller
Dita Parlo Gretha Gerda Kornstädt
DJ Pooh Mark Jordan
Doc Pomus Jerome Felder
Duffy Power Raymond Howard
Eddie Platt Edward Platakis
Édith Piaf Édith Gassion
Elaine Paige Elaine Bickerstaff
Elli Parvo Elvira Parvo
Errol Parker Raphäel Schecroun
Esther Phillips Esther Jones
Evelyn Preer Evelyn Jarvis
Freddie Prinze Frederick Pruetzel
Gale Page Sally Rutter
Genèvieve Page Genèvieve Bronjean
George Pal György Pál Marczincsák
George Pastell George Pastellides
Gigi Parrish Katherine Gertrude McElroy
Gilles Peterson Gilles Moehrle
Gina Philips Gina Consolo
Gloria Pall Gloria Pallatz
Gnonnas Pedro Gnonnan Sossou Pierre Kouassivi
Gregg Palmer Palmer Lee
Harold Peary José Pereira
Harry Parke Harold Einstein
Helen Petrie Evelyn Campbell
Hermes Pan Hermes Panagiotopoulos
Henry Paris Radley Metzger
Hovis Presley Richard McFarlane
Iggy Pop James Osterberg, Jr.
Ingrid Pitt Ingoushka Petrov
Irene Papas Irene Lelekou
Jack Palance Volodymyr Palahniuk Also known as Jack Brazzo
Jack Pearl Jack Perlman
Jack Pepper Edward Jackson Culpepper
Jack Pickford John Smith
Jackie Pallo Jack Gutteridge
Jacques Pills René Jacques Ducos
Jane Powell Suzanne Burce
Janet Pilgrim Charlaine Karalus
Janis Paige Donna Tjaden
Jean Parker Lois Green
Jeanne Pruett Norma Jean Bowman
Jerry Paris William Gerald Grossman
Jim Ed Poole Tom Keith
Jimmy Patton James Elliott
Joan Perry Elizabeth Miller
Joe Palma Joseph Provenzano
Johnny Paycheck Donald Lytle
Johnny Preston Johnny Preston Courville
Joe Perry Anthony Joe Pereira
Joey Powers Joseph Ruggiero
John Peel John Ravenscroft
Julian Plenti Paul Julian Banks
Julie Parrish Ruby Wilbar
Kal Penn Kalpen Modi
Katy Perry Katheryn Hudson
Kay Parker Kay Taylor
Kid Congo Powers Brian Tristan
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Kiriko Takemura
Le Pétomane Joseph Pujol
Lee Phelps Napoleon Kukuck
Lee "Scratch" Perry Rainford Perry
Lenka Peterson Betty Isacson
Les Paul Lester Polfuss
Leslie Parrish Marjorie Hellen
Lilli Palmer Lilli Peisler
Lottie Pickford Charlotte Smith
Lou Diamond Phillips Louis Upchurch
Luan Peters Carol Hirsch
Lucia Popp Lucia Poppová
Lynne Perrie Jean Dudley
Marc Platt Marcel LePlat
Maria Palmer Maria Pichler
Marie Prevost Marie Dunn
Marisa Pavan Marisa Pierangeli
Marti Pellow Mark McLachlan
Mary Parker Mary Roberson
Mary Pickford Gladys Smith
Master P Percy Miller, Sr.
Maxi Priest Max Elliot
Maxx Payne Daryl Peterson
Melanie Peres Melanie Thanee
Mica Paris Michelle Wallen
Michael J. Pollard Michael John Pollack, Jr.
Michael Prophet Michael Haynes
Micheline Presle Micheline Chassagne
Mike Pender Michael Prendergast
Mike Post Leland Michael Postil
Mikill Pane Justin-Smith Uzomba
Minnie Pearl Sarah Colley
Molly Picon Małka Opiekun
Mr. Perfect Curtis Hennig
Nell Potts Elinor Newman
Nicholas Pryor Nicholas Probst
Nils Poppe Nils Jönsson
Norm Prescott Norman Pransky
Norma Pons Norma Orizi
Olga Petrova Muriel Harding
Palito Reynaldo Alfredo Hipolito
Pandora Boxx Michael Steck
Pat Patterson Pierre Clemont
Pat Phoenix Patricia Mansfield
Patachou Henriette Ragon
Patsy Palmer Julie Harris
Patti Page Clara Fowler
Patty Pravo Nicoletta Strambelli
Paula Prentiss Paula Ragusa
Pauline Pauline Vasseur
Paulo Jr. Paulo Printo, Jr.
Pavel 183 Pavel Pukhov
Peđa D'Boy Predrag Jovanović
Percy Pringle William Moody
Peret Pedro Pubill
Petey Pablo Moses Barrett
Phife Dog Malik Taylor
Phranc Susan Gottlieb
Piano Red William Perryman
Pig Benis Jack Kilcoyne
Piggy D. Matthew Montgomery
Pijuan José Juan Piñero
Pile Eriko Hori
Pimp C Chad Butler
Pinetop Perkins Joseph Perkins
Pink Alecia Moore
Pitbull Armando Pérez
P.J. Proby James Smith
Plan B Benjamin Ballance-Drew
Plavka Plavka Lonich
Pogo Christopher Bertke
Pokwang Marietta Subong
Polaire Émilie Bouchaud
Poldowski Régine Wieniawski
Poly Styrene Marianne Elliott-Said
Poncie Ponce Ponciano Hernandez
Pooh Reynold Garcia
Pooh-Man Lawrence Thomas
Poppy Moriah Pereira
Porky Eugene Lee
Positive K Darryl Gibson
Pran Pran Sikand
Pras Prakazrel Michel
Prince Adam Adam Deibert
Prince Be Attrell Cordes
Prince Buster Cecil Campbell
Prince Jazzbo Linval Carter
Prince Paul Paul Houston
Princess Erika Erika Dobong'na
Princess Nokia Destiny Frasqueri
Princess Superstar Concetta Kirschner
Prodigy Hayden Johnson
Promoe Nils Ed
Proof DeShaun Holt
P-Star Priscilla Star Diaz
PSY Jae-Sang Park
Puma Swede Johanna Jussinniemi
Queen Pen Lynise Walters
Raymond Pettibon Raymond Ginn
Reg Presley Reginald Ball
Robert Paige John Page
Robert Preston Robert Preston Meservey
Robert Prosky Robert Porzuczek
Roberta Peters Roberta Peterman
Roddy Piper Roderick Toombs
Roger Pontare Roger Johansson
Rosa Ponselle Rosa Ponzillo
Rose Pauly Rose Pollak
Roshan Prince Rajiv Kaplish
Royal Parker Royal Pollokoff
Sally Phipps Nellie Bogdon
Samuel Page Samuel Elliott
Sean Paul Sean Paul Henriques
Slim Jim Phantom James McDonnell
Slim Pickens Louis Lindley, Jr.
Stefanie Powers Stefanie Paul
Steve Perry Stephen Pereira
Susan Peters Suzanne Carnahan
Sylvia Pasquel Silivia Banquells
Teddy Page Teddy Chiu
Tera Patrick Linda Hopkins
Terele Pávez Teresa Ruiz
Tawny Peaks Michele Laird
Vinnie Paul Vincent Paul Abbott
Yannis Ploutarchos Yannis Kakossaios
Yvonne Printemps Yvonne Wignolle

Q[edit]

Q
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
Jakie Quartz Jacqueline Cuchet French singer
Louis Quinn Louis Frackt American actor
Maggie Q Margaret Quigley American actress
Nina Quartero Gladys Quartararo American actress
Quavo Quavious Marshall American rapper (Migos)
Queen Latifah Dana Owens American rapper and actress
Q-Tip Kamaal Fareed American rapper (A Tribe Called Quest)

R[edit]

Ra–Rob

Roc–Rz

R
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
Aesop Rock Ian Bavitz
Alex Rocco Alexander Petricone
Beth Rogan Jenifer Puckle
Chubb Rock Richard Simpson
Clara Rockmore Clara Reisenberg
Crissy Rock Christine Murray
Derek Lee Rock Derek Lee Smith
Gaby Rodgers Gabrielle Rosenberg
James Roday James Rodriguez
Jean Rogers Eleanor Lovegren
Johnny Rodz John Rodriguez
Lee Rocker Leon Drucker
Lolita Rodriguez Dolores Marquez Clark
Patricia Roc Felicia Herold
Pete Rock Peter Phillips
Peter Rock Peter von Remenyk
Randy Randy Acevedo Ortiz
Red Rodney Robert Chudnick
Rikki Rockett Richard Ream
Rocco Rock Theodore Petty
Rockwell Kennedy Gordy
Rodrigo Rodrigo Bueno
Rosanna Roces Jennifer Adriano-Molina
Susan Roces Susan Levy Sonora
Woody Rocker James Green

S[edit]

Sa–Sheq

Sher–Soq

Sor–Stq

S
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
A.J. Styles Alan Jones
Allen Swift Ira Stadlen
Barbara Stuart Barbara McNeese
Bettye Swann Betty Champion
Big Jim Sullivan James Tomkins
Conny Stuart Cornelia van Meijgaard
Daniel Sunjata Daniel Sunjata Condon
David Sylvian David Batt
DeVante Swing Donald DeGrate, Jr.
Dick Sutherland Archibald Johnson
Dolores Sutton Dolores Silverstein
Elsa Stralia Elsie Fischer
Freddie Stroma Frederic Sjostrom
Grant Sullivan Jerry Schulz
Iris Stuart Frances McCann
Izzy Stradlin Jeffrey Isbell
Jack Hager Jacob Hager
James Sutton James Cook
Jeanne Stuart Ivy Sweet
Joe Strummer John Mellor
Kabir Suman Suman Chattopadhyay
Larry Sweeney Alexander Whybrow
Levi Stubbs Levi Stubbles
Marc Summers Marc Berkowitz
Marie Studholme Caroline Maria Lupton
Mark Strong Marco Salussolia
Mary Stuart Mary Stuart Houchins
Maxine Stuart Stuart Solomon
Mel Stuart Stuart Solomon
Melissa Stribling Melissa Stribling Smith
Nikki Sudden Adrian Godfrey
Paige Summers Nancy Coursey
Peter Sturm Josef Dischel
Preston Sturges Edmund Biden
Randy Stuart Elizabeth Shaubell
Rikki Sylvan Nicholas Condron
S.J. Surya S. Justin Selvaraj
Shyla Stylez Amanda Friedland
Steve Strange Steven Harrington
Stringbean David Akeman
Styles P David Styles
Sugar Stephanie Beard
Sumire Arisa Ishikawa
Sun Ra Le Son'yr Ra
Sunnyland Slim Albert Luandrew
Super Cat William Maragh
Super Crazy Francisco Pantoja Islas
Swamp Dogg Jerry Williams, Jr.
Swizz Beats Kasseem Dean
Syd tha Kyd Sydney Bennett
Sylvain Sylvain Sylvain Mizrahi
Sylvia Syms Sylvia Blagman
Synyster Gates Brian Haner, Jr.
Syrinx Simion Stanciu
Teresa Stratas Anastasia Stratakis
The Streets Michael Skinner
Tom Swoon Dorian Tomasiak
Tommie Sunshine Thomas Lorello
Trist Stratus Patricia Stratigias
Vi Subversa Frances Sokolov
Yma Sumac Zoila Chávarri del Castillo

T[edit]

T
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
Alessandra Torresani Alessandra Toreson
Alex Taylor Adriana Molinari
Alice Terry Alice Taaffe
Allan Théo Alain Rouget
Andrea True Andrea Truden
Antony Tudor William Cook
Arnaud Tsamere Arnaud Tsedri
Betty Tanner Betty Toczylowski
Betty Ting Mei-Li Tang
Bilat Pyan Than Than E
Bill Tarmey William Piddington
Bonnie Tyler Gaynor Hopkins
Brother Theodore Theodore Gottlieb
Bryn Terfel Bryn Terfel Jones
Catherine Tate Catherine Ford
Chip Taylor James Voight
Christopher Tranchell Christopher Small
Claire Trevor Claire Wemlinger
Conway Twitty Harold Jenkins
D. Train James Williams
Danny Thomas Amos Yakhoob
David Lee Travis David Griffin
David Tennant David McDonald
David Torrence David Tayson
Doris Troy Doris Higginson
Dorothy Tree Dorothy Triebitz
Duane Thompson Duane Maloney
Ellaline Terriss Mary Ellaline Lewin
Eva Taylor Irene Gibbons
Eva Todor Éva Fodor
Frank Thornton Frank Thornton Ball
Fray Tormenta Sergio Gutiérrez
George Tokoro Takayuki Haga
George Tyne Martin Yarus
Georges Tréville Georges Troly
Georgia Taylor Claire Jackson
Ginny Tyler Merrie Virginia Erlandson
Grete Thyssen Grethe Thygesen
Hallie Todd Hallie Eckstein
Henry Thomas Henry Thomas Jackson, Jr.
Henry Travers Travers Heagerty
Herbert Beerbohm Tree Herbert Beerbohm
Hunter Tylo Deborah Jo Hunter
Ian Thomas Ian Thomas Hoelen
Jack Terricloth Peter Ventantonio
Jackie Trent Yvonne Burgess
Jamaaladeen Tacuma Rudy McDaniel
Jameson Thomas Thomas Jameson
Janine Turner Janine Gauntt
Jay Thomas John Thomas Terrell
Joan Taylor Rose Emma
Joe Tex Joseph Arrington, Jr.
Joey Tempest Rolf Larsson
Johnny Thunders John Genzale, Jr.
Jonathan Taylor Thomas Jonathan Taylor Weiss
Josh Todd Joshua Todd Gruber
Juan Carlos Thorry José Torrontegui
Judy Tyler Judith Hess
Kay Thompson Catherine Fink
Kent Taylor Louis Weiss
Kevin Tighe John Kevin Fishburn
King Tubby Osborne Ruddock
Koko Taylor Cora Walton
Krissada Terrence Krissada Clapp
Leopold Torre Nilsson Leopold Torres Nilsson
Lorna Thayer Lorna Casey
Lorna Tolentino Victoria Lorna Aluquin-Fernandez
Lou Tellegen Isidore Louis Bernard Edmon von Dommelen
Lyle Talbot Lisle Henderson
Lyle Tayo Lyle Shipman
Mageina Tovah Mageina Tovah Begtrup
Marie Tempest Mary Etherington
Maurice Tourneur Maurice Thomas
MC Tee Touré Embden
Michael Tolan Seymour Tuchow
Mike Todd Avrom Goldbogen
Mr. T Lawrence Tero
Myfanwy Talog Myfanwy Talog Williams
Nicholas Tse Ting-Fung Tse
Nick Todd Nicholas Boone
Nita Talbot Anita Sokol
Norma Terris Norma Allison
Pamela Tiffin Pamela Tiffin Wonso
Paul Thomas Philip Toubus
Peter Tork Peter Thorkelson
Peter Tosh Winston McIntosh
Phillip Terry Frederick Kormann
Randy Travis Randy Traywick
Renée Taylor Renée Wexler
Richard Taylor Richard Denemy
Richard Tucker Rubin Ticker
Rip Taylor Charles Elmer, Jr.
Rita Tori Marguerite Thoresen
Rob Tyner Robert Derminer
Robert Taylor Spangler Brugh
Robert Tepper Antoine Robert Teppardo
Robert Trebor Robert Schenkman
Robin Thomas Robin Thomas Grossman
Roger Tréville Roger Troly
Sammy Turner Samuel Black
Scout Taylor-Compton Desiaree Starr Compton
Seo Taiji Hyeon-Cheol Jeong
Shania Twain Eileen Twain
Sharon Tandy Sharon Finkelstein
Sheila Tracy Sheila Lugg
Sonny Terry Saunders Terrell
Steve Tracy Steven Crumrine
Steven Tyler Stephen Tallarico
Stuart Tosh Stuart McIntosh
Sue Thompson Eva Sue McKee
Sunset Thomas Diane Fowler
T La Rock Clarence Keaton
T. Texas Tyler David Myrick
Taj Mahal Henry Fredericks
Tamara Toumanova Tamara Khassidovitch
Tammi Terrell Thomasina Montgomery
Tampa Red Hudson Whittaker
Ta-Tanisha Shirley Cummings
Tatanka Christopher Chavis
Tech N9ne Aaron Yates
Ted Ray Charlie Olden
Teena Marie Mary Christine Brockert
Teoman Fazlı Teoman Yakupoǧlu
Terry-Thomas Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens
The Child of Lov Martijn Teerlinck
The Mascara Snake Victor Hayden
Thelma Tixou Thelma Siklenik
Tiësto Tijs Verwest
Tila Tequila Tila Nguyen
Tin-Tan Germán Valdés
Tina Ti Kwok-Hing Leung
Tiny Tameka Cottle
Tiny Tim Herbert Khaury
Tito El Bambino Efraín Fines
Todd Terje Terje Olsen
Tom Terriss Thomas Lewin
Tom Tyler Vincent Markowski
Tommy Tucker William Higginbotham
Tone Lōc Anthony Smith
Too Short Todd Shaw
Toro y Moi Chazwick Bundick
Totó la Momposina Sonia Bazanta
Trae tha Truth Frazier Thompson
Trey Songz Tremaine Neverson
Tricky Adrian Thaws
Triple H Paul Levesque
Trombone Shorty Troy Andrews
Trugoy the Dove David Jolicoeur
Tsui Hark Man-Kong Tsui
Tunisiano Bachir Baccour
Twiggy Ramirez Jeordie White
Twin Shadow George Lewis, Jr.
Twinkle Lynn Ripley
Tyler, the Creator Tyler Okonma
Typist Gopu Gopalarathinam
Vesta Tilley Matilda Powles
Vic Tablian Varoujan Aintablian
Vienna Teng Cynthia Yih Shih
Vince Taylor Brian Holden
Walter Tetley Walter Tetzlaff
William Desmond Taylor William Deane-Tanner
William Terriss William Lewin
Yolande Turner Yolande Turnbull

U[edit]

U
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
Dan Under Dan Smith New Zealander musician (The Dear and Departed)
Jimmy Urine James Euringer American musician (Mindless Self Indulgence)
Minerva Urecal Minerva Holtzer American actress
Oderus Urungus David Brockie Canadian-American musician (GWAR)
The Ultimate Warrior Warrior American professional wrestler
The Undertaker Mark Calaway American professional wrestler
The Unknown Comic Murray Langston Canadian comedian
U-God Lamont Hawkins American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan)
Ultra Violet Isabelle Dufresne French-American artist
Uncle Don Carney Howard Rice American radio host
Uncle Floyd Floyd Vivino American TV host and comedian
Uncle Kracker Matthew Shafer American musician

V[edit]

V
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
Alan Vega Boruch Bermowitz
Alida Valli Alida von Altenburger
Amy Veness Amy Beart
Aspen Vincent Aspen Miller
Ben Vereen Benjamin Middleton
Benay Venuta Benvenuta Crooke
Big Van Vader Leon White
Billy Vera William McCord
Bobby Van Robert Stein
Bobby Vee Robert Velline
Bobby Vinton Stanley Robert Vintula, Jr.
Brooke Valentine Kanesha Brooks
Chris Von Erich Chris Adkisson
Dai Vernon David Verner
Dan Vadis Constantine Daniel Vafiadis
Dana Valery Fausta Dana Galli
Daniel Vangarde Daniel Bangalter
Dave Vanian David Lett
David VanLanding William David VanLandingham
David Von Erich David Adkisson
Despina Vandi Despina Malea
Dickie Valentine Richard Maxwell
Dita Von Teese Heather Sweet
Edmond Van Daële Edmond Minckwitz
Edy Vessel Edoarda Vesselovsky
Eric Vale Christopher Eric Johnson, Jr.
Frank Vincent Frank Vincent Gattuso, Jr.
Frankie Valli Francesco Castelluccio
Frankie Vaughan Frank Abelson
Fritz Von Erich Jack Adkisson
Gary Valentine Gary Lachman
Gary Valentine Gary Knipfing
Gene Vincent Vincent Eugene Craddock
Greg Valentine Jonathan Wisniski
Helen Vinson Helen Rulfs
Helle Virkner Helle Lotinga
Holly Valance Holly Vukadinovic
Howard Vernon John Lett
Howard Vernon Mario Lippert
Irene Vanbrugh Irene Barnes
Irene Vernon Irene Vergauwen
Jackie Vernon Ralph Verrone
Jean Vallée Paul Goeders
Jean Vautrin Jean Herman
Jean-Claude Van Damme Jean Claude van Vaerenbergh
Jerry Vale Genaro Vitaliano
Jesse Ventura James Janos
Jimmy Van Heusen Edward Babcock
John Van Dreelen Jacques van Drielen-Gimberg
John Vernon Adolphus Raymondus Vernon Agopsowicz
John Vivyan John Vukayan
Johnny Vegas Michael Pennington
Julie Vega Julie Apostol
Julio Voltio Julio Ramos
June Vincent Dorothy June Smith
Kaaren Verne Ingeborg Klinckerfuss
Kat Von D Katherine von Drachenberg
Kerry Von Erich Kerry Adkisson
Kevin Von Erich Kevin Adkisson
Lacey Von Erich Lacey Adkisson
Lance Von Erich William Vaughan
Laurita Valenzuela Rocío Espinosa López-Cepero
Lee Venora Elena Sinaguglia
Lee Ving Lee Capellaro
Les Vandyke John Worsley
Leslie Vincent Leslie Fullard-Leo
Mamie Van Doren Joan Olander
Marina Vlady Marina de Poliakoff-Baydaroff
Martha Vickers Martha MacVicar
Michael V. Beethoven Michael del Valle
Mike Von Erich Miachard Adkisson
Monica Vitti Maria Ceciarelli
Musetta Vander Musetta van der Merwe
Nick Venet Nikolas Venetoulis
Norma Varden Norma Varden Shackleton
Odile Versois Étienne Poliakoff-Baydaroff
Patricia Vonne Patricia Rodriguez
Paul Van Dyk Matthias Paul
Paz Vega Paz Campos
Peter Vaughan Peter Ohm
Philip Van Zandt Philip Pinheiro
Richard Venture Richard Venturella
Ricki VanDusen Mildred Kornman
Ritchie Valens Richard Valenzuela
Rob Van Dam Robert Szatkowsky
Roger Vadim Roger Plemiannikov
Rosie Varte Nevarte Manouelian
Sid Vicious John Ritchie
Sid Vicious Sidney Eudy
Sigrid Valdis Patricia Olson
Stacy Valentino Stacy Baker
Tom Verlaine Thomas Miller
Tommy Vance Richard Hope-Weston
Tony Vincent Anthony Strascina
Trish Van Devere Patricia Dressel
Tzeni Vanou Eugenia Vrachnou
Val Valentino Leonard Montano
Val Venis Sean Morley
Valda Vakyrien Adele Freed
Valli Valli Valli Knust
Vanilla Ice Robert Van Winkle
Vanity Denise Matthews
Vera Vague Barbara Allen
Véronique Véronique Béliveau
Vinnie Vincent Vincent Cusano
Vinny Vella Vincent Vellacerra
Violet Vanbrugh Violet Barnes
Violetta Villas Czesława Cieślak
Violett Verdi Nelly Guillerm
Virginia Valli Virginia McSweeney
Vitamin C Colleen Fitzpatrick
Vivian Vance Vivian Jones
Waldo Von Erich Walter Sieber
Warren Vanders Warren Vanderschuit
Yolandi Visser Anri Du Toit
Yvette Vickers Iola Yvette Vedder

W[edit]

W
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
Adam West William West Anderson
Adam Williams Adam Berg
Ali-Ollie Woodson Ollie Creggett
Alvis Wayne Alvis Samford
Andrew W.K. Andrew Wilkes-Krier
Andy Warhol Andrew Warhola
Anna May Wong Liu-Zong Wong
Anson Williams Anson William Heimlich
Ariel Winter Ariel Winter Workman
Barbara Windsor Barbara Deeks
Barron Winchestor Duane Jones
Beatrice Winde Beatrice Williams
Beryl Wallace Beatrice Heischuber
Betty Walker Edith Seeman
Bill Williams Herman August Wilhelm Katt
Bill Wyman William Perks, Jr.
Billy West William Werstine
Boxcar Willie Lecil Martin
Brandi Wells Marguerite Pinder
Brenton Wood Alfred Smith
Bruno Walter Bruno Schlesinger
Burt Ward Bert Gervis, Jr.
Cara Williams Bernice Kamiat
Casanova Wong Yong-Ho Kim
Charles Wyndham Charles Culverham
Claire Windsor Clara Cronk
Clifton Webb Webb Hollenbeck
Cornel Wilde Kornél Weisz
Cory Wells Emil Lewandowski
Dale Wright Harlan Riff
David Was David Weiss
David Wayne Wayne McMeekan
David Winters David Weizer English-American dancer, director, and actor
Dean Ween Mickey Melchiondo
Dee Wallace Deanna Bowers
Dee Dee Warwick Delia Warrick
Derek Waring Derek Barton-Chapple
Diana Wynyard Dorothy Cox
Dinah Washington Ruth Jones
Dionne Warwick Marie Dionne Warrick
Doc Williams Andrew Smik, Jr.
Don Was Donald Fagenson
Donald Woods Ralph Zink
Doris Wells Doris Buonafina
Dottie West Dorothy Marsh
Ed Wynn Isaiah Leopold
Eli Woods John Casey
Ellen Weston Ellen Weinstein
Ernie Wise Ernest Wiseman
Estelle Winwood Estelle Goodwin
Eva Wilma Eva Wilma Rilfles
Fannie Ward Fannie Buchanan
Faye Wong Xia Lin
Fran Warren Frances Wolfe
Frank Windsor Frank Higgins English actor
Gary Walker Gary Leeds
Gene Ween Aaron Freeman
Gene Wilder Jerome Silberman
Giulia Warwick Julia Ehrenberg
Gregory Walcott Bernard Mattox
Gretchen Wyler Gretchen Wienecke
Guy Williams Armando Catalano
Harold Brent Wallis Aaron Blum Wolowicz
Harlan Warde Harlan Ward Lufkin
Harry Warren Salvatore Guaragna
Harry Worth Harry Illingsworth
Hawksley Workman Ryan Corrigan
Helen Westcott Myrthas Helen Hickman After Gordon Westcott, her purported father
Helen Worth Catherine Helen Wigglesworth
Irene Ware Irene Ahlberg
Irene Worth Harriet Abrams
Jack Warden John Lebzelter, Jr.
Jack Warner Horace Waters
Jack Weston Jack Weinstein
Jah Wobble John Wardle
Jean Wallace Jean Walasek
Jerry Jeff Walker Ronald Crosby
Jerry Williams Sven Fernström
Jesse White Jesse Weidenfeld
Jimmy Wopo Travon Smart
Joan Weldon Joan Welton
Joan Whitney Zoe Parenteau
Joe Williams Joseph Goreed
John Wayne Marion Morrison
John Witty Rupert John Featherstone-Witty
John Woo Yu-Sum Ng
John Wray John Malloy
Johnny Walker Badruddin Kazi
Johnny Wayne Louis Weingarten
Judith Wood Helen Johnson
Judy Winter Beate Richard
Jules White Jules Weiss
Junior Walker Autry DeWalt, Jr.
Karl Wolf Carl Samah
Kate Williamson Robina Sparks
Katt Williams Micah Williams
Kim Wilde Kim Smith
Kitty Wells Ellen Deason
Kristina Wayborn Britt-Inger Johansson
Lana Wood Svetlana Gurdin
Li'l Wayne Dwayne Carter, Jr.
Maggie Wheeler Margaret Jakobson
Maitland Ward Ashley Maitland Ward-Baxter
Margaret Wycherly Margaret DeWolfe
Marian Winters Marian Weinstein
Marie Windsor Emily Marie Bertelson
Mark Wills David Williams
Martha Wright Martha Wiederrecht
Marty Wilde Reginald Smith
Mary Ward Mary Breheny
Mary Wigman Karoline Sophie Marie Wiegmann
Mary Wickes Mary Wickenhauser
Maura West Maura Snyder
May Wynn Donna Hickey
Meri Wilson Meri Wilson Edgmon
Michael Wager Emanuel Weisgal
Muddy Waters McKinley Morganfield
Nan Wynn Marsha Vatz
Nancy Walker Anna Swoyer
Natalie Wood Natalie Zakharenko
Nicky Wire Nicholas Jones
Olivia Wilde Olivia Cockburn
Oskar Werner Oskar Bschließmayer
Patrick Wymark Patrick Cheeseman
Paul Wesley Pawel Wasilewski
Paul Weston Paul Wetstein
Paul Williams Paul William Yarlett
Paul Winchell Paul Wilchinsky American comedian, voice actor, ventriloquist, and inventor
Paula Winslowe Winifred Reyleche
Peetie Wheatstraw William Bunch
Peter Whitney Peter Engle
Peter Wolf Peter Blankfield
Peter Wyngarde Cyril Goldbert
Philippé Wynne Phillip Walker
Raquel Welch Jo Raquel Tejada
Rebel Wilson Melanie Bownds
Ricky Wilde Richard Smith
Riley Weston Kimberlee Kramer
Robert Wells Robert Levinson
Robert Warwick Robert Bien
Roger Williams Louis Weertz
Rusty Warren Ilene Goldman
Scott Walker Noel Scott Engle
Shane West Shannon Snaith
Shelley Winters Shirley Schrift
Sonny Boy Williamson I John Williamson
Sonny Boy Williamson II Aleck Miller
Stevie Wonder Steveland Morris
Tammy Wynette Virginia Pugh
Tera Wray Tera Lents
Tomisaburo Wakayama Masaru Okumura
Trey Wilson Donald Wilson III
Victoria Wyndham Victoria Camargo
Vincent Wong Vivian Chen
Wally Wales Floyd Taliaferro Anderson
Walter Wanger Walter Feuchtwanger
Wando Wanderley Alves
Warren William Warren William Krech
Washboard Sam Robert Brown
Wavy Gravy Hugh Romney
Wax Michael Jones American rapper and comedian
Wax Hye-Ri Jo
WC William Calhoun, Jr.
Wednesday 13 Joseph Poole
WestBam Maximillian Lenz
Wilfried Wilfried Scheutz
will.i.am William James, Jr.
Wish Bone Charles Scruggs
Wisin Juan Morera Puerto Rican singer
Wreckless Eric Eric Goulden
Wu Ma Hongyuan Fang

X[edit]

X
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
Li'l Xan Nicholas Diego Leanos American rapper
Terminator X Norman Rogers American DJ
XXXTENTACION Jahseh Onfroy American musician
Xzibit Alvin Joiner American musician and actor

Y[edit]

Y
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
Burt Young Gerald DeLouise American actor
Christian York Jason Spence American professional wrestler
DJ Yella Antoine Carraby American DJ and producer (N.W.A.)
Edith Yorke Edith Murgatroyd English actress
Gig Young Byron Barr American actor
Jesse Colin Young Perry Miller American musician (The Youngbloods)
Mama Yancey Estella Harris American singer
Michael York Michael Johnson English actor
Romina Yan Romina Yankelevich Argentine actress
Sami Yaffa Sami Takamäki Finnish musician
Skip Young Galton Young American professional wrestler
Skip Young Ronald Plumstead American actor
Stephen Young Stephen Levy Canadian actor
Susannah York Susannah Fletcher English actress
Todd Youth Todd Schofield American musician
Tojo Yamamoto Harold Watanabe American professional wrestler
Ya Kid K Manuela Djogi Congolese-Belgian musician (Technotronic)
Yabby You Vivian Jackson Jamaican musician
Yak Ballz Yashar Zadeh American rapper
Yalın Hüseyin Yalın Turkish singer
Yandel Llandel Veguilla Puerto Rican singer
Yelawolf Michael Atha American rapper
Yo-Yo Yolanda Whitaker American rapper
Yokozuna Rodney Anoa'i American wrestler
Yoshiaki Tokitenkuu Altangadasyn Khüchitbaatar Mongolian-Japanese sumo wrestler
Yoshiko Yamaguchi Xiang-Lan Li Japanese actress and singer
Young Buck David Brown American rapper (G-Unit)
Young Jeezy Jay Jenkins American rapper
Young MC Marvin Young American rapper
Young Thug Jeffrey Williams American rapper
Yukmouth Jerold Ellis III American rapper
Yukon Eric Eric Holmback American professional wrestler
Yung Joc Jasiel Robinson American rapper
yuri Yuri Masuda Japanese singer (m.o.v.e.)
Yuri Hyun-Ok Cha South Korean singer
Yuri Yuridia Canseco Mexican singer

Z[edit]

Z
Stage name Real name Notability Notes
Arianne Zucker Arianne Zuckerman American actress
Billy Zoom Stuart Tyson Kindell American musician (X)
Bob Zurke Boguslaw Zukowski American musician and bandleader
Buckwheat Zydeco Stanley Dural, Jr. American musician
Diana Zubiri Rosemarie Garcia-Smith Filipina actress
Dolph Ziggler Nicholas Nemeth American professional wrestler
Freekey Zekey Ezekiel Giles American rapper and record executive
Gyula Zilahy Gyula Balogh Hungarian actor
Hy Zaret Hyman Zaritsky American songwriter and lyricist
Larry Zbyszko Larry Whistler American retired professional wrestler
Mike Zombie William Michael Coleman American rapper and producer
Monica Zetterlund Eva Monica Nilsson Swedish singer and actress
Ona Zee Ona Zimmerman American pornstar
Pia Zadora Pia Schipani American singer and actress
Rob Zombie Rober Cummings American musician and film director
Robert Z'Dar Robert Zdarsky American actor
Sandra Zober Sandra Zoberblatt American actress
Stanislaus Zbyszko Jan Stanisław Cyganiewicz Polish-American professional wrestler
Tay Zonday Adam Bahner American musician and Youtuber
Vera Zorina Eva Hartwig German-American actress and ballerina
Virginia Zeani Virginia Zehan Romanian opera singer
Wladek Zbyszko Władek Cyganiewicz Polish-American professional wrestler
Zacky Vengeance Zachary Baker American musician (Avenged Sevenfold)
Zazie Isabelle de Truchis de Varennes French singer-songwriter
Zelo Jun-Hong Choi South Korean rapper and singer (B.A.P.)
Zeny Zabala Emerenciana Ortiz Santos Filipina actress
Z'EV Stefan Weisser American poet and sound artist
Zim Zum Timothy Linton American musician
Zomboy Joshua Mellody English DJ and music producer
Zucchero Fornaciari Adelmo Fornaciari Italian musician
Zuzzurro Andrea Brambilla Italian actor and comedian

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Room, Adrian (2010). Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins. McFarland. ISBN 978-0786443734.
  2. ^ Julie Andrews was born Julia Elizabeth Wells, but took the name Andrews when she moved in with her stepfather as a child.
  3. ^ Elle Macpherson was born Eleanor Nancy Gow, but was assigned her stepfather's surname (see "Elle Macpherson looks good with Intimates")
  4. ^ Frances McDormand was born Cindy Ann Smith but was adopted at one and a half years of age by Noreen (née Nickelson) and Vernon McDormand, and renamed Frances Louise McDormand.
  5. ^ Louis William Tomlinson (One Direction) was born Louis Troy Austin to Johannah (née Poulston) and Troy Austin. His parents split up when he was young and he took the surname of his stepfather, Mark Tomlinson.
  6. ^ Steven Van Zandt was born Steven Lento in Winthrop, Massachusetts; his mother, Mary Lento, remarried when he was young, and Steven took the last name of his stepfather, William Van Zandt.
  7. ^ Nancy Davis, later Mrs. Nancy Reagan, was born Anne Frances Robbins; she was adopted by her stepfather, Dr. Loyal Davis, whose surname she took.
  8. ^ Joan Fontaine was born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland, but as her elder sister Olivia de Havilland had taken the family surname (de Havilland), Joan (after essaying such unsatisfying stage names as Joan Burfield and Joan St. John), decided to use her stepfather (Frank Fontaine)'s surname, notwithstanding both sisters' mutual dislike of their mother's husband.
  9. ^ "Biography of Charlton Heston". biography.com. March 18, 2010. Archived from the original on September 24, 2011. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
    Heston was born John Charles Carter, the son of Lilla (née Charlton; 1899–1994) and Russell Whitford Carter (1897–1966). When Heston was 10 years old, his parents divorced. Shortly thereafter, his mother married Chester Heston, whose surname John Charles adopted, taking his mother's maiden name (Charlton) later as his forename.
  10. ^ Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson in Boston, Massachusetts, to Freda (née Goldberg) and Bernard B. Wolfson, a garment manufacturer. After her parents divorced, her mother married Hiller Kahn, who adopted Madeline and she took his surname.
  11. ^ Alan Thicke was born Alan Willis Jeffery in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada. His stepfather was Dr. Brian Thicke, whose surname Alan legally adopted.
  12. ^ Born to Curtis and Angeline Hall, he adopted his father's forename to create a portmanteau professional name.
  13. ^ Daughter of Huntley Wright, she adopted her father's forename as part of her portmanteau stage name.
  14. ^ Birth name per Dorchester Historical Society website, dorchesterhistoricalsociety.org; accessed September 27, 2014.
  15. ^ While performing in WWE, he has used "The Rock" exclusively since 1997. In his career as a film and television actor, he has mainly been credited as either Dwayne Johnson or Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.