Celeb real names uncovered – from Katie Price’s mouthful to Liam Gallagher’s posh moniker

What's in a name? Quite a lot if you're trying to turn it into your bread and butter and make a global brand.

Which is why many a star chooses to do away with their civilian title and adopt something altogether more glamorous and memorable.

From Kelly Parsons becoming Kelly Brook to Denise Welch's birth name of Jacqueline and a Mr Anthony Beke's ballroom makeover to Anton Du Beke, the celebs love to stash away their real names.

But it isn't always an upgrade! From secret posh monikers to ones that really are a mouthful, Mirror Online reveals which stars have quietly changed their names to make it in the fame game.

Katie Price

No, Katie Price's real name is not Jordan
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If you think you know everything there is about Katie Price then think again.

Because Katie Price isn't her name. And neither is Jordan.

When she was born in Brighton in 1978, her mum Amy couldn't decide which name to pick out of her list of favourites.

So she gave her them all and named her Katrina Amy Alexandria Alexis Infield

Katie wasted no time in changing it when she turned 17, and once sniped, “I hated [my name]. I don't know what my mum was thinking!”

She dropped her birth dad Ray's surname after he left when she was four, and instead took the last name of her mum's second husband, Paul Price.

So where does the whole Jordan thing come into it?

Katie adopted the moniker when she launched her glamour modelling career, explaining her mum didn't want people to make the association between them.

“My mum was working in the City," she told the Telegraph.

“She didn’t want people to know I was her daughter.”

Darcey Bussell

Darcey Bussell dropped most of her original name
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She was just 20 when she became the youngest principal dancer at the Royal ballet and received an OBE six years later.

But it turns out former Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey's elegant name came later in life with the star born Marnie Mercedes Darcey Pemberton Crittle.

Darcey, 51, was born to Australian businessman John Crittle and mum Andrea Williams, but they divorced when she was three and Darcey took her step-father's surname.

Tess Daly

Tess Daly started using a different name when she was 17
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Strictly host Tess has been a household name for decades but it turns out we've had her name wrong all this time.

The star was born Helen Elizabeth Daily but is believed to have started using the name Tess when she launched her modelling career at 17.

Kit Harrington

Kit Harrington didn't even know what his real name was!
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Even Kit didn't now that Kit wasn't his real name!

It wasn't until the Game of Thrones star turned 11 that he discovered that his real name was actually Christopher.

He told Glamour magazine: "I think they could see that I wanted to be Kit, but Christopher was a bit of a tradition.

"My brother's name is Jack, but his real name is John. Kit is traditionally an offshoot of Christopher, it's just not used that often. My middle name is Catesby."

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus wasn't always just being Miley
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She's just being Miley – only that's not who she is really!

As a baby, Miley was actually named Destiny Hope Cyrus but was nicknamed 'Smiley' because she was always so happy.

In 2009 she officially changed her name to Miley Ray Cyrus.

Hulk Hogan

The Hulk's real name is nowhere near as ferocious
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As one of the WWF's most fearsome wrestlers, Hulk Hogan has a name to match.

But away from the ring, his name is more used car salesman than man mountain, with his real moniker being Terry Jean Bollette.

Alex Jones

Alex Jones switched her names around

The One Show host has actually made her middle name her first name, with her full title being Charlotte Alexandra Jones.

Greg James

Greg James did away with his last name
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Radio 1 DJ Greg also switched things up for the spotlight, taking his middle name on as his last name and doing away with his original surname of Milward.

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher's name has regal roots
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There's something infinitely hard about the name Liam – probably because it's associated with the foul-mouthed Oasis rock star.

However, the singer's real name is actually much more regal.

Liam was actually born William John Paul Gallagher – the middle names a shout out to Beatles John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

And his Irish parents Thomas and Peggy reportedly chose to shorten his name to Liam while he was growing up in Manchester.

Rylan Clarke-Neal

Rylan has had several name changes
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Gogglebox fans were stunned when the ITV host's mum blurted out his real name back in July.

Born Ross Richard Clark, his family still call him by that to this day.

However, Rylan has changed his name not onc, but twice. First when he started modelling and was told by his agent that the name 'Ross' was boring and he was dubbed Kielan instead.

But he wasn't happy with it and was rootling through a baby name book in WH Smith when he happened across the name Rylan.

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Selling Sunset’s Christine Quinn spends $1,000 a day on hair and makeup

Christine Quinn has revealed that she spends a whopping $1,000 a day on her hair and makeup.

The glamorous Selling Sunset star forks out the huge sum of money, which works out at around £746, out of her own pocket for a day of filming as Netflix doesn't pay for anything.

But Christine, 31, insists that it's worth spending the big bucks to look preened to perfection in the hugely popular reality TV show.

She told OK! magazine : "Netflix doesn't pay for anything. I pay for my own hair, makeup and wardrobe, and everything like that, and it's worth it.

Christine Quinn has revealed that she spends a whopping $1,000 a day on her hair and makeup
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"I have fun with it, and I know that people love to watch and think, 'What is she going to do next?'"

Christine owns 300 pairs of shoes and says most of them are high heels.

She also owns a pair of Louis Vuitton slippers in every colour.

Christine with the Selling Sunset cast
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The estate agent says her famous ponytails take two hours and she matches outfits to the houses she's selling.

Christine explained: "I knew that we were shooting in this gorgeous $80million house and it happened to be very feminine, so I really wanted to play up the pink.

"I thought it looked so great in that scene because I matched the house I loved."

Christine gets glammed up for the show
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She says the cost is worth it
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It comes amid reports that Christine could take part in I'm A Celebrity.

She has odds of 10/1 of storming the castle walls for the TV show, according to Ladbrokes.

Alex Apati of the bookies said: "Christine could be about to swap the Hollywood Hills for a haunted Welsh castle if the latest odds are anything to go by, with an I'm A Celeb stint potentially on the cards."

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Sienna Miller ‘splits from toyboy fiance Lucas Zwirner’ 9 months after he proposed

Sienna Miller has reportedly split from her fiance Lucas Zwirner just nine months after he'd believed to have proposed.

The actress, 38, was said to have got engaged to the literary editor, 29, back in January and she was subsequently seen sporting a diamond sparkler on her left hand.

However, New York Post gossip column PageSix now reports the relationship is over.

A source told the publication the actress was the one who broke off her engagement to Zwirner, who is almost a decade her junior.

They are believed to have dated for a year before Zwirner proposed, but they kept the relationship private.

Sienna Miller has reportedly split from her fiance Lucas Zwirner'
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Zwirner is the son of New York art dealer David Zwirner and he run's the publishing house arm of his dad's business.

During their relationship, they were seen out in public together as they attended Ellie Goulding's lavish society wedding to Caspar Jopling last year.

They also attended the Writers Guild Awards together in February and were last pictured together last month.

The pair attended Ellie Goulding's wedding together last August
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Lucas was said to have proposed in January
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It marks the third time Sienna has been engaged but failed to make it down the aisle.

She had previously planned to wed Jude Law and actor Tom Sturridge, the father of her daughter Marlowe who was born in 2012.

The Alfie star has also previously dated actors Balthazar Getty, Josh Hartnett and Rhys Ifans.

Mirror Online has contacted a representative for Sienna for comment.

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