Would Marilyn Monroe have been just as famous if she had kept her original name of Norma Jean Baker? Hollywood stars’ names were sometimes changed for the simple reason that it was too long to fit in big neon letters on the front of a theatre, but mostly it was due to the fact a name had to sound right to get star status. For a time, alliteration was all the rage, with names such as Doris Day, Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot hitting the silver screen. However, there were stars that stuck to their original names and still made it. Find out which stars kept their original names and those that didn’t…
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