When you've got a name that's too complicated to pronounce or a name that just doesn't suit your creative persona, going by a stage name is far easier than embracing your government name! These 20 celebrities are best known by their stage names, but we bet you never knew their real names!


1. Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus’s career began on Disney Channel where she played Miley Stewart — also known as Hannah Montana. Surprisingly enough, Miley had a double identity herself and was named Destiny Hope Cyrus. Miley got her named legally and permanently changed in 2008, ditching her given name. Sticking to her real name just wasn’t Miley's ‘Destiny.’

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 07: Miley Cyrus attends the Tom Ford AW20 show at Milk Studios on February 7, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images) David M. Benett/Getty Images


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