Wednesday, March 05, 2008

What's Your Real Name?


It's interesting that so many classic Hollywood starlets changed their names when they got involved in film. Here are just a few examples of some of the beautiful ladies who were not satisfied with their birth names.

Stage name followed by real name:

Carole Lombard - Jane Peters

Joan Crawford - Lucille LaSueur

Rita Hayworth - Margarita Cansino

Lana Turner - Julia Turner

Marilyn Monroe - Norma Mortenson

Barbara Stanwyck - Ruby Stevens

Bette Davis - Ruth Davis

Veronica Lake - Constance Ockleman

Lauren Bacall - Betty Perske

Ginger Rogers - Virginia McMath

Carole Landis - Frances Ridste

I wonder how different their careers would have been if they had kept their original names...

4 comments:

Amy said...

And apparently Judy Garland's real name was Frances Gumm!!??

The Clothes Horse said...

Veronica Lake definitely had a name upgrade. I wonder what I would call myself...

puf! said...

i love the general idea of the blog <3

Kathie Truitt said...

I thought Marilyn Monroe was Norma Jean Baker (I think Mortensen might have been her first married name)