Fake Names Of A-List Celebrities

Mega fans and the paparazzi will stop at nothing to get a snap of the rich and famous! Celebrities often use alter egos and aliases that allow them to lay low when they are out and about. Did you know Kim Kardashian uses a Disney name when checking into a hotel?! Let's uncover some of the other creative and crazy names A-Listers use to conceal their identities...

Image Credit: Getty Images / Kim Kardashian West of 'The Justice Project' speaks onstage during the 2020 Winter TCA Tour Day 12 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 18, 2020.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Kim Kardashian West of 'The Justice Project' speaks onstage during the 2020 Winter TCA Tour Day 12 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 18, 2020.


21. George Clooney's Famous Fake Name 

The acclaimed actor and Nespresso ambassador, George Clooney, surely has a long line of fans that want to catch him in a hotel lobby. Yet, he remains mysterious when out traveling, making use of another famous name. He sometimes uses a fellow celebrity name, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Image Credit: Getty Images / George Clooney attends the "Catch 22" UK premiere at the Vue Westfield on May 15, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Image Credit: Getty Images / George Clooney attends the "Catch 22" UK premiere at the Vue Westfield on May 15, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

In 2004, George Clooney shared about this fake name that he has certainly stopped using. He said, "because they know I'm not Arnold Schwarzenegger, and I know I'm not, but they'll go, 'Uh, Mr. Schwarzenegger, um, would you like turndown service?' 'Yes, I would!'"

Image Credit: Getty Images / Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend the "Catch 22" UK premiere at the Vue Westfield on May 15, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend the "Catch 22" UK premiere at the Vue Westfield on May 15, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.


20. Kristen Stewart Uses A Hilarious Pen Name 

In her attempt to remain under the radar, actress Kirsten Stewart has reportedly used her incognito alter ego, "Chuck Steak." This refers to a specific type of beef that comes from a cow's shoulder, strange! We certainly do wonder what the backstory to this unique name is. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Kristen Stewart attends the Special Fan Screening of 20th Century Fox's "Underwater" at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on January 07, 2020.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Kristen Stewart attends the Special Fan Screening of 20th Century Fox's "Underwater" at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on January 07, 2020.


19. Michael Jordan aka Superman 

Basketball legend Michael Jordan adores Superman and sometimes uses his name as a way of remaining anonymous in public places. Instead of calling himself Superman, Jordan goes by "Clark Kent" or "Mr. Sterling," which may be related to Steel Sterling, a character from a vintage comic collection. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Michael Jordan attends a press conference before the NBA Paris Game match between Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks on January 24, 2020.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Michael Jordan attends a press conference before the NBA Paris Game match between Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks on January 24, 2020.


18. Elton John's Eccentric Pseudonyms Match His Personality 

We all know Sir Elton John for his amazing voice and undoubtedly his eccentric outfits and attitude. This has, of course, spilled over into the pseudonyms he has used in the past. To keep his identity private, the beloved singer makes use of odd nicknames, from "Sir Humphrey Handbag" to "Binky Poodle-Clip!"

Image Credit: Getty Images / Elton John performs at Mt Smart Stadium on February 16, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Elton John performs at Mt Smart Stadium on February 16, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand.


17. Kate Beckinsale's Spur Of The Moment Alter Ego

The famous actress, Kate Beckinsale, didn't plan her fake nickname beforehand. When checking into a hotel, she quickly blurted out a name that is linked to another star, Sigourney Weaver. She explained that it all happened at the moment, and it has since stuck with her. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Kate Beckinsale attends the Vanity Fair and Lancôme Women in Hollywood celebration at Soho House on February 06, 2020.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Kate Beckinsale attends the Vanity Fair and Lancôme Women in Hollywood celebration at Soho House on February 06, 2020.

Kate shared that "I check in as Sigourney Beaver, it was a spur-of-the-moment thing. When I was first asked my name, it just came out. I guess it was because I admire the American actor Sigourney Weaver." Well, the secret is out now Kate so she'll probably have to pick a new alias. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / The Late Late Show with James Corden airing Monday, November 11, 2019, with guests Kate Beckinsale, Josh Lucas, and standup comic Andy Haynes.

Image Credit: Getty Images / The Late Late Show with James Corden airing Monday, November 11, 2019, with guests Kate Beckinsale, Josh Lucas, and standup comic Andy Haynes.


16. Johnny Depp Comes Up With Weird Incognito Nicknames 

Johnny Depp implores unusual habits in his acting and personal life. Thus we are not surprised by some of his weird and wonderful aliases. They include the likes of Mr. Drip Noodle, Mr. Oddpong, and Mr. Stench. Johhny shared the story behind these names.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Johnny Depp arrives at Royal Courts of Justice, Strand on July 24, 2020 in London, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Johnny Depp arrives at Royal Courts of Justice, Strand on July 24, 2020 in London, England.

As you can only imagine, they are pretty interesting. He explained, "instead of using Smith or Jones, I derive a lot of pleasure from booking airline tickets or checking into hotels under absurd, often indecent, pseudonyms. I do it when I am certain they don't know who I really am." 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Johnny Depp arrives at Royal Courts of Justice, Strand on July 24, 2020 in London, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Johnny Depp arrives at Royal Courts of Justice, Strand on July 24, 2020 in London, England.


15. Sarah Michelle Gellar Unique Fake Name 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, aka Sarah Michelle Gellar, has an undercover identity that may surprise you. She did not use any name limed to the show that made her famous; instead, Gellar's alias uses the name Neely O'Hara which was one of the main characters from "Valley Of The Dolls."

Image Credit: Getty Images / Sarah Michelle Gellar appears on Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood on April 7, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Sarah Michelle Gellar appears on Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood on April 7, 2017 in Hollywood, California.


14. Jessica Alba's Sweet Pseudonym Refers To Her Husband 

The stunning Jessica Alba uses an alias that is very sweet. It refers to her husband, Cash Warren, and is a way of paying a little bit of a tribute to him. Her pseudonym is "Cash Money," which might be a bit strange for onlookers who don't know the connection to her husband, but now you do!

Image Credit: Getty Images / Cash Warren and Jessica Alba attend the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Cash Warren and Jessica Alba attend the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020.


13. Paris Hilton's Use Her Dog's Name  

Did you know that Paris Hilton named her beloved pet Chihuahua, Tinkerbell? She loves the character so much, and that's why she also used this Disney character as her secret way of checking into places without being recognized. The blonde mogul may need to start using a different pen name now! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Paris Hilton is seen in New York City on October 17, 2014 in New York City.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Paris Hilton is seen in New York City on October 17, 2014 in New York City.


12. Matt Damon Checks Into Hotels As A President 

Matt Damon is one of Hollywood's finest actors, and he too prefers to use a pseudonym when he visits a hotel like Rome's Hotel de Russie. The name he likes to give at reception is John President. Why? Well, the star simply wants to be called Mister President once in a while.  

Image Credit: Getty Images / Matt Damon attends 'Matt Damon visits the SiriusXM Hollywood studios in Los Angeles' at SiriusXM Studios on November 04, 2019.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Matt Damon attends 'Matt Damon visits the SiriusXM Hollywood studios in Los Angeles' at SiriusXM Studios on November 04, 2019.


11. Michael Jackson's Alias Honors A Movie 

The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, spent a lot of his time on the Neverland Ranch, but when he did leave, he opted to hide his identity. With his massive fanbase, this was no surprise, as Jackson was often followed by mobs of people and paparazzi. The fake name he used? It was none other than "Dr. Doolittle" from the movie series. 

Michael Jackson performs at the Super Bowl XXVII Halftime show at the Rose Bowl on January 31, 1993 in Pasadena, California.

Michael Jackson performs at the Super Bowl XXVII Halftime show at the Rose Bowl on January 31, 1993 in Pasadena, California.


10. Fergie's Fun Fake Name 

She could simply have used her real name, Stacy Ferguson, but popstar, Fergie, did not want to do the predictable thing when it came to picking an alias. Instead, she goes by "Penny Lane," which is most likely referring to the song by The Beatles or the character from "Almost Famous."

Image Credit: Getty Images / Singer/songwriter Fergie visits SiriusXM Studios on September 25, 2017 in New York City.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Singer/songwriter Fergie visits SiriusXM Studios on September 25, 2017 in New York City.


9. Justin Bieber Goes Incognito As A Friends Character 

Justin Bieber has now settled down with his wife, model Hailey Bieber, and we wonder what secret names the two use when traveling around. We do, however, known Justin would go by Chandler Bing, a character from the famous series, Friends. Now we wonder if Hailey Bieber goes by Monica or Rachel?  

Image Credit: Getty Images / Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber are seen out and about in Manhattan on February 8, 2020 in New York City.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber are seen out and about in Manhattan on February 8, 2020 in New York City.


8. Jay-Z Uses A Famous Pen Name

Jay-Z's alias is one you will undoubtedly notice. He would use the name "Frank Sinatra" when checking into hotels. He could have used his real name, Shawn Carter, but he opted for this big name from days gone by. We sure he still turns heads with the new incognito persona! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Jay-Z and Beyonce sit court side at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Jay-Z and Beyonce sit court side at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, April 28, 2018.


7. Beyoncé Keeps Her Undercover Name Simple 

Wife to Jay-Z and superstar in her own right, Beyonce, also uses a different name to remain under the radar when she is out and about. The famous Mrs. Carter went the opposite direction to her husband when choosing her very obscure nickname, which is Ingrid Jackson.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Jay-Z and Beyonce sit court side at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Jay-Z and Beyonce sit court side at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, April 28, 2018.


6. Kim Kardashian's Disney Pseudonym 

The fabulous Kim Kardashian is a reality star and celeb that is known for turning heads wherever she goes. Yet she also slips into an incognito persona that is similar to Paris Hilton, the woman responsible for her fame! Kim goes by her favorite Disney character, namely "Princess Jasmine." 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Kim Kardashian West and Minnie Mouse attend Fashion LA Awards at the Sunset Tower Hotel on April 2, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Kim Kardashian West and Minnie Mouse attend Fashion LA Awards at the Sunset Tower Hotel on April 2, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.


5. Tom Hanks Has More Than One Fake Name 

The acclaimed Tom Hanks, whom you will know from films like Forest Gump, has not only one but two alter egos when traveling around and staying at public hotels. The actor often uses the names Harry Lauder, a comedian, or Johnny Madrid, a trumpet player, to keep his identity private. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Tom Hanks attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Tom Hanks attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood.


4. Brad Pitt's Confusing Pen Name 

Remember Brad Pitt; the star-studded actor was one half of Hollywood's most loved couples, Brangelina. Pitt has created his very own unique but confusing nickname. Have you ever heard of Bryce Pilaf? Well, that's the pen name Pitt often goes by when staying in hotels. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the AFI FEST 2015 on November 5, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the AFI FEST 2015 on November 5, 2015 in Hollywood, California.


3. Angelina Jolie's Candy Coated Pseudonym

The other half of Brangelina, actress, and philanthropist Angelina Jolie might just have one of the most surprising pseudonyms yet. The star has a nickname that is very unlike her normally serious nature. She uses the mysterious name, "Miss Lollipop" when she is trying to remain undetected by the media and press. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the AFI FEST 2015 on November 5, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the AFI FEST 2015 on November 5, 2015 in Hollywood, California.


2. Tom Cruise Goes Incognito As Two Of His Past Characters

Tom Cruis has one of those proper alias names that just make sense for him and suit his nature.  Tom goes by Cage Hunt, which is a name connected to his past, which the Cage part is stemming from his role as Lieutenant Colonel Bill Cage in "Edge of Tomorrow."

Image Credit: Getty Images / Tom Cruise speaks onstage during the 10th Annual Lumiere Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on January 30, 2019 in Burbank.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Tom Cruise speaks onstage during the 10th Annual Lumiere Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on January 30, 2019 in Burbank.

The second half of the name, Hunt, is also linked to one of his more popular roles. Remember Ethan Hunt from the highly popular film series, "Mission Impossible?" Well, that is the reason Tom opted for the nickname Cage Hunt. Pretty clever if we must say so ourselves! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actor Tom Cruise is seen on the set of Set of Mission : Impossible 6 on May 4, 2017 in Paris, France.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actor Tom Cruise is seen on the set of Set of Mission : Impossible 6 on May 4, 2017 in Paris, France.


1. Ozzy Osbourne's Alias Honors His British Roots 

Ozzy Osbourne might have gained immense fame in America, but he is loyal to his roots in Britain. The star singer thus likes to use nicknames that refer to people from his homeland. He has reported gone by the names, "Prince Albert" and "Harry Bollocks" in the past!

Image Credit: Getty Images / Ozzy Osbourne attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Ozzy Osbourne attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

The secret is out on these incognito identities! These celebrities will probably have to change the undercover names they created or chose for themselves... Which alias did you find the most creative or surprising? Leave us a comment, and be sure to click the share button! 

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