Actors, singers, and comedians such as Ashton Kutcher, Halsey, and Frank Ocean seemed to have everything going for them right as their parents signed their birth certificates. But these household names, as it turns out, were born under different monikers, adopting different stage names later down the line to help their careers. Have you ever heard of Robyn Fenty or Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar? Well, they’re two pretty famous musical artists; but you’ll have to keep reading to find out who they are.
Natalie Portman Has A Traditional Hebrew Name
If you didn’t know, actress Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1981. It wasn’t until 1984 that her family emigrated to the United States. And, with her family’s move, came a new name for Neta-Lee Hershlag. The family decided to change their surname to Portman, the maiden name of the actress’s maternal grandmother.
And Neta-lee became “Americanized,” turning into Natalie. Honestly, we kind of wish the Academy Award-winning actress kept her birth name. It’s very unique and beautiful.