Quiz about Celebrity Name Game
Quiz about Celebrity Name Game

Celebrity Name Game Trivia Quiz


Here's a chance to test your knowledge of celebrity 'reel' names. Good Luck

A multiple-choice quiz by racemany2k. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
racemany2k
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
74,988
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
9 / 15
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2207
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1. What big box-office draw spent a year at a Franciscan seminary hoping to become a priest and later dropped his 'real' surname, Mapother, when he became an actor? Hint

Tom Cruise
Jim Carrey
Brad Pitt
Arnold Schwarzenegger

2. You know her as a famous TV doc, but her childhood friends know her as Joyce Penelope Frankenberg. Who is she? Hint

Sherry Stringfield
Jane Seymour
Ruth Westheimer
Christine Lahti

3. Whose real first name is Coy? Hint

Luke Perry
Jason Priestley
C. Thomas Howell
Shannen Doherty

4. Her last name is real, but she changed her first name from Alicia after her first big break in show biz--baring her buns. She is _____ ? Hint

Marisa Tomei
Mariel Hemingway
Rosie O'Donnell
Jodie Foster

5. What TV hunk was called David Guez by his classmates at University High School in West Los Angeles? Hint

David Charvet
David Hasselhoff
David Schwimmer
David Letterman

6. What comedian-turned-actor had to change his last name because it already belonged to someone famous? Hint

Sinbad
Billy Crystal
Richard Lewis
Michael Keaton

7. What young actress renamed herself after a rock star? Hint

Victoria Jackson
Samantha Mathis
Jennie Garth
Winona Ryder

8. Friends had to literally push Alan Stewart Konigsberg onstage, because he suffered from severe stage fright while doing stand-up comedy. Who is this scaredy-cat? Hint

Marty Allen
Steve Allen
Woody Allen
Tim Allen

9. Which of these stars doesn't use her real name? Hint

Yasmine Bleeth
Jessica Simpson
Juliette Lewis
Meg Ryan

10. Anna Marie Italiano is the real name of which famous 'Ann'? Hint

Anne Bancroft
Annie Potts
Anne Archer
Ann-Margret

11. William Bailey is better known as which rocker? Hint

Flavor Flav
Jon Bon Jovi
Axl Rose
Lyle Lovett

12. Which famous director's real first name is Shelton? Hint

Steven Spielberg
Albert Brooks
Sydney Pollack
Spike Lee

13. Beautiful people don't always have beautiful names. Which model-actress used to go by the name of Eleanor Gow? Hint

Angie Everhart
Vendela
Linda Evangelista
Elle Macpherson

14. Woody Allen's ex-lover and leading lady, Diane Keaton, uses a stage name. Part of her real name is the same as one of Woody's movie titles. Which film is it? Hint

Annie Hall
Purple Rose of Cairo
Zelig
Hannah and Her Sisters

15. Which sexy actress who has appeared on Melrose Place was born with the unsexy name of Nora Louise Kuzma? Hint

Vanessa Williams
Daphne Zuniga
Kristian Alfonso
Tracie Lords


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What big box-office draw spent a year at a Franciscan seminary hoping to become a priest and later dropped his 'real' surname, Mapother, when he became an actor?

Answer: Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV in Syracuse, New York. Cruise enrolled in the seminary but says he later quit because he realized he liked women too much to give them up.
2. You know her as a famous TV doc, but her childhood friends know her as Joyce Penelope Frankenberg. Who is she?

Answer: Jane Seymour

Long before she became Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Jane Seymour was known as Joyce Penelope Frankenberg in her hometown of Hillingdon, England.
3. Whose real first name is Coy?

Answer: Luke Perry

Coy Luther Perry III was born on October 11, 1965, in Mansfield, Ohio. After seeing Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke at the age of five, Perry decided to to call himself Luke.
4. Her last name is real, but she changed her first name from Alicia after her first big break in show biz--baring her buns. She is _____ ?

Answer: Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster was born Alicia Christian Foster in Los Angeles on November 19, 1962. At age three, she was chosen to appear in a now-famous Coppertone ad showing her untanned bare bottom.
5. What TV hunk was called David Guez by his classmates at University High School in West Los Angeles?

Answer: David Charvet

"Baywatch" actor David Charvet was actually born David Guez (he uses his mother's maiden name for his stage name). "Melrose Place" fans now know him as the conniving Craig Field.
6. What comedian-turned-actor had to change his last name because it already belonged to someone famous?

Answer: Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton was born Michael Douglas in Pittsburgh in 1951. When he joined the Screen Actors Guild, there was already a Michael Douglas, so he changed his name to Keaton. The real name of actor Michael Douglas is Michael Kirk Douglas, and his father, the legendary Kirk Douglas, was born Issur Danielovitch.
7. What young actress renamed herself after a rock star?

Answer: Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder was born Winona Laura Horowitz in Winona, Minnesota. She told Rolling Stone magazine that the inspiration to change her name came from a Mitch Ryder album. Mitch's real name, by the way, is William S. Levise Jr.
8. Friends had to literally push Alan Stewart Konigsberg onstage, because he suffered from severe stage fright while doing stand-up comedy. Who is this scaredy-cat?

Answer: Woody Allen

Woody Allen was born Alan Stewart Konigsberg on December 1, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York. He began using the alias Woody Allen at 15, when he took a job writing for a gossip columnist. Actress Shirley MacLaine discovered Woody and helped him get his first movie role.
9. Which of these stars doesn't use her real name?

Answer: Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan's real name is Margaret Hyra.
10. Anna Marie Italiano is the real name of which famous 'Ann'?

Answer: Anne Bancroft

Anne Bancroft was born Anna Marie Italiano in the Bronx. She chose her stage name from a studio list.
11. William Bailey is better known as which rocker?

Answer: Axl Rose

Axl Rose named himself Axl after a band he was involved with early on. He took the name Rose after finding out he was adopted and that Rose was his birth name.
12. Which famous director's real first name is Shelton?

Answer: Spike Lee

Spike Lee was born Shelton Lee Jackson on March 20, 1957, in Atlanta.
13. Beautiful people don't always have beautiful names. Which model-actress used to go by the name of Eleanor Gow?

Answer: Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson was born Eleanor Gow on March 29, 1965, in Sydney, Australia.
14. Woody Allen's ex-lover and leading lady, Diane Keaton, uses a stage name. Part of her real name is the same as one of Woody's movie titles. Which film is it?

Answer: Annie Hall

Diane Keaton was born Diane Hall in 1946 in Los Angeles. She eventually adopted her mother's maiden name, Keaton, to avoid confusion with another actress named Diane Hall. Ironically, Diane Keaton won an Oscar in 1978 for best actress in the film Annie Hall.
15. Which sexy actress who has appeared on Melrose Place was born with the unsexy name of Nora Louise Kuzma?

Answer: Tracie Lords

Traci Lords was born Nora Louise Kuzma in Steubenville, Ohio. The former porn star changed her name to make it more memorable.
Source: Author racemany2k

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