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A Rose By Any Other Name

Veronica Lake

Veronica Lake

Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

For the most part, movie stars today don’t change their names as dramatically as they (or usually the studio they worked for) did in the days when a star’s image was carefully and in some cases, unscrupulously, cultivated and controlled. Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet or is the name the thing? See what you think as you take a look at some movie stars real names.

John Wayne: Marion Michael Morrison
Cary Grant: Archibald Leach
Gene Wilder: Jerome Silberman
Robert Taylor: Spangler Arlington Brugh
Fred Astaire: Frederick Austerlitz
Eve Arden: Eunice Quedens
Sandra Dee: Alexandra Zuck
Tom Cruise: Thomas Mapother IV
Ginger Rogers: Virginia McMath
Judy Garland: Frances Gumm
Rita Moreno: Rosita Alverio
Sophia Loren: Sophia Scicoloni
Veronica Lake: Constance Ockleman
Rita Hayworth: Margarita Cansino
Greta Garbo: Greta Gustafsson
Tony Curtis: Bernard Schwartz
Cher: Cherilyn Sarkisian
Cid Charisse: Tula Ellice Finklea
Jack Benny: Benjamin Kubelsky
Natalie Wood: Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko

Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood

Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo

Cyd Charisse

Cyd Charisse

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