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.
A medium-sized sinkhole at the intersection of Mission and State streets had Santa Barbara Police shut down streets one block in each direction.
Family members confirm 64 year-old Marilyn Pharis of Santa Maria passed away on Saturday afternoon.
The Chorro fire broke out Sunday afternoon along the 22000 block of Maricopa Highway, above Ojai in the Los Padres National Forest.
Source: Dave Zaniboni/Santa Barbara Co. Fire Dept.
A fire that began just before 12:30 p.m. Saturday, has already burned at least 52 acres east of Santa Maria.
One person has been killed in a reported plane crash in the area of Lofus Canyon Road and Morgan Canyon Road just east of Santa Paula Saturday afternoon.
An 18-year-old Oxnard resident is recovering at the hospital from several gunshot wounds. He is listed in serious, but stable condition.
At least one person was killed in a multi-vehicle accident on state Route 41 in Morro Bay Saturday afternoon.
Keith Carls photo
Santa Maria police are investigating a shooting Tuesday night that killed a man.
A medium-sized sinkhole at Mission and State streets in Santa Barbara Saturday morning.
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