A good stage name is an important step to becoming successful. That’s why it’s no surprise that many of the people who are successful and in the spotlight were born with completely different names than we know them as.
smartzune.com has studied the biographies of many celebrities, uncovering hidden aliases that not too many people know about. You probably had no idea that these were their original names.
Rihanna — Robyn Rihanna Fenty
This Barbados singer chose her middle name as her stage name when she moved to the U.S.
Woody Allen — Allan Stewart Konigsberg
Even when he was a teenager, Allan Stewart Konigsberg wrote plays, experimented with scripts, and did stand-up shows. This was when he needed an alias. Let’s look at this story from a different angle: Allan also played the clarinet, and his idol was the jazz musician, Woody Herman. This is why Allan is now Woody, the same name of the jazz musician.