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Ethel Gumm, Farrokh Bulsara and Barry Pincus. Would they have been as famous if they had kept their birth names? Maybe not... It turns out a lot of celebrities change their names. But how many of these did you know? We take a look at 22 stars who have changed their monikers for their careers.
What a life Helen Mirren’s had to date! This much-loved actress was named Ilynea Lydia Mironoff by her Russian father, but when the family were stranded in London during the Russian Revolution, he changed her name to avoid her being treated suspiciously during the Cold War. Dramatic!
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