10 Celebs Who’ve Changed Their Names for Fame


5. Jodie Foster

Photo: Loren Javier

The real name of The Silence of the Lambs actress is Alicia Christian Foster. Her mother’s partner was a woman called Josephina Dominguez. Somehow, the first parts of her name, Jo and D, stuck as a first name for Alicia. At least, this is the version told in Foster Child: A Biography of Jodie Foster, a tell-all book by her brother.