2. Marilyn Monroe
Born: Norma Jeane Mortenson
Contrary to popular belief, Marilyn Monroe wasn’t born as Marilyn Monroe. The Hollywood sex symbol of yesteryears was actually born as Norma Jeane Mortenson. She changed her name after getting into showbiz and after coming to a realization that she needed a shorter name to make herself more memorable. Although she isn’t here to grace us with her presence anymore, she did leave us with many great performances in movies such as All About Eve, The Asphalt Jungle, Don’t Bother To Knock, and Some Like it Hot etc.