10 Celebs Who’ve Changed Their Names for Fame


3. Natalie Portman

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When Natalie was born in Jerusalem to her Israeli father and American mother, she was named Natalie Herschlag. When she got her first part (in the movie Leon: The Professor), she worried that her fame would make it hard for her family to have privacy. That was when she decided to take the name Portman – the maiden name of her paternal grandmother.