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Reese Witherspoon, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Rihanna - it might seem like these celebrities were destined to make it big in Hollywood from the moment their parents gave them their name. Except, as it turns out, some of the most acclaimed household names weren't born with the golden ticket to stardom. They paved their own ways, adopting a stage name to help open doors.

These Celebrities Don't Use Their Real Names

Reese Witherspoon isn't who you think she is.

From Redbook