Celebrity

The real names of fashion designers, models and muses

Gigi Hadid, Ralph Lauren and Karl Lagerfeld were all born with different monikers. Photos / Getty Images

Gigi Hadid, Ralph Lauren and Karl Lagerfeld were all born with different monikers.

 

Some celebrity and fashion names just roll off the tongue.

But you may be surprised to learn that’s not always been the case for some of fashion’s biggest names…

Designers, models, muses and red carpet style icons – the one thing all of the below have in common, is their professional name does not match the one given on their birth certificate:

Agyness Deyn: Laura Hollins
Alexander McQueen: Lee Alexander McQueen
Anja Rubik: Anna Rubik
Audrey Hepburn: Audrey Kathleen Ruston
Chanel Iman: Chanel Iman Robinson
Christie Brinkley: Christie Lee Hudson
Coco Chanel: Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel
Coco Rocha: Mikhaila Rocha
Cindy Crawford: Cynthia Ann Crawford
Elle Macpherson: Eleanor Nancy Gow
Erin Heatherton: Erin Heather Bubley
Gigi Hadid: Jelena Noura Hadid
Iggy Azalea: Amethyst Amelia Kelly
Iman: Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid
Irina Shayk: Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamov
Izabel Goulart: Maria Izabel Goulart Dourado
Jayne Mansfield: Vera Jayne Palmer
Jimmy Choo: Jimmy Choo Yeang Keat
Joan Smalls: Joan Smalls Rodriguez
Karl Lagerfeld: Karl Lagerfeldt
Katy Perry: Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Lady Gaga: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
Lana Del Rey: Elizabeth Woolridge Grant
Michael Kors: Karl Anderson Jr.
Natasha Poly: Natalya Sergeyevna Polevshchikova
Nicki Minaj: Onika Tanya Maraj
Ralph Lauren: Ralph Lifshitz
Reese Witherspoon: Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon
Suki Waterhouse: Alice Suki Waterhouse
Twiggy: Lesley Hornby

Photos: Getty Images

 

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