There are many stars who are well known by their stage names, but who were they born as? Let's find out, starting with Thursday's 50-year-old birthday boy Slash, who was born as ...
The former Guns N' Roses guitarist was born Saul Hudson in London, England.
Like the similarly one-name only Slash, singer Pink also was, of course, born under a different name.
The singer's real name is Alecia Beth Moore Hart.
Tom Cruise is nearly the embodiment of a movie star. He looks like he was born to be a movie star. Even his name sounds like a movie star's. But actually, it isn't his real name. Do you know what is?
Cruise was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV.
Rapper Snoop Dogg obviously wasn't born with his stage name, but do you know what his birth name actually was?
Snoop was born Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.
Only one part of Woody Allen's name is actually part of his real name.
The legendary director was born Allen Stewart Konigsberg.
Nicolas Cage not only took on a new last name, but also tweaked his first name. Do you know what his real name is?
Cage's real name is Nicholas Kim Coppola.
You might have guessed that Alice isn't Alice Cooper's real first name, but what was the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame star born as?
Cooper's real name is Vincent Damon Furnier.
Reese is only part of Reese Witherspoon's real name. The actress was born ...
... Laura Jean Reese Witherspoon.
Detroit rocker Kid Rock was born as ...
... Robert James "Bob" Ritchie.
Ashton Kutcher's ex, actress Demi Moore, was also once known as Mrs. Kutcher on Twitter (her handle is now @justdemi). But she was born as ...
... Demetria Gene Guynes. Kutcher's birth name, by the way, is Christopher Ashton Kutcher.
"Daily Show" host Jon Stewart uses part of his birth name, tweaked a bit, as his stage name.
Stewart's real name is actually Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz.
Oscar winner and frequent host Whoopi Goldberg was born ...
... Caryn Elaine Johnson.
Jolie is really Angelina Jolie's middle name. She was born as ...
... Angelina Jolie Voight (the daughter of actor Jon Voight).
Angelina Jolie's longtime partner Brad Pitt was born ...
... William Bradley Pitt.
Actress Winona Ryder was born ...
... Winona Horowitz.
Sigourney Weaver took her first name from a character in F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel "The Great Gatsby." Weaver's birth name was ...
... Susan Alexandra Weaver.
Film legend Robert Redford was born ...
... Charles Robert Redford.
Allen is really the middle name of Tim Allen. His birth name was ...
... Timothy Allen Dick.
Michael Keaton's real name is actually the name of another famous Michael ...
... Michael Keaton was born Michael Douglas.
Keaton isn't Diane Keaton's real last name, either. The "Annie Hall" Oscar winner was born ...
... Diane Hall.
Foster is Jodie's real last name, but the two-time Oscar winner was born ...
... Alicia Christian Foster.
Natalie is Natalie Portman's real first name, but the actress was born as ...
... Natalie Hershlag.
Two-time Oscar winner Michael Caine was born ...
... Maurice Micklewhite.
Tyler Perry's name is in a lot of movie titles, but Tyler isn't his real first name. He was born ...
... Emmitt Perry Jr.
Meg Ryan was born with several names ...
... Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra.
Two-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep was born ...
... Mary Louise Streep.
Actor Alan Alda was born ...
... Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo.Abruzzo.
Two grocery chains plan to take over operations of some local Haggen stores, but the fate of other locations remains uncertain.
Investigators determined a 57-year of bicyclist badly hurt in a Monday afternoon accident wasn't wearing a helmet and blew through a stop sign.
Wet roads Sunday morning are believed to be the factor leading to a head on collision killing a 40-year old Santa Maria woman.
John Palminteri photo
Santa Barbara police located a man reported to be waving a rifle at Skofield Park near the Mission Canyon area in Santa Barbara Tuesday afternoon.
Reaction is mixed when it comes to the signing of landmark right-to-die legislation.
A new telescope was dedicated Monday at the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, the first in 30 years to be installed at the Palmer Observatory there.
A man suffered a broken ankle after he had to jump from a burning apartment building in Oceano on Tuesday morning.
Voting has begun in Santa Barbara's 2015 City Council election. This is a vote by mail election. Election day is officially November 3.
With Sunday marking the 25th anniversary of the debut of "Beverly Hills, 90210," what better time to stop in at the Peach Pit and see what the show's stars are up to these days?
See some of the styles showcased this year at the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Leongang, Austria.
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