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What's in a name? As it turns out, maybe everything.

Since Shakespeare first posited the question in Romeo and Juliet, actors have been using fake names to land professional roles. Not only did it allow them some semblance of privacy before the dawn of Wikipedia, but let's face it, some people just aren't born with great names.

Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor? Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta? Quite a mouthful.

If an actor or musician's entire career is dedicated to being someone else - a character or personality, perhaps - then a good stage name can go a long way to making that career explode.

More celebrities use pseudonyms than you might think. In fact, here are 67 stars who don't use their real names. Which ones did you know before viewing this gallery?

Lorde
Musical sensation Lorde was given the name Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor at birth. We'd probably go with Lorde, too.

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The incomparable Helen Mirren was awarded the Woman of the Year honors from Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals troupe this week and accepted it in style.

By Twerking!

The 68-year-old thespian delivered a terrific speech, gave some Miley Cyrus tongue action and fearlessly shook that THANG like it's her job. Or at least a fun hobby:

Mirren was selected earlier this month to receive the prized Pudding Pot (Neil Patrick Harris will be honored as Man of the Year next week) from the group.

The Hasty Pudding fellows also got to ask Helen some questions, including whom she thought would win in a fight, herself or fellow legend Meryl Streep.

"Meryl would win, definitely," Mirren demurred, graciously.

"She's bigger, stronger and mentally stronger than I am."

As for who would win in a Twerking contest, we'd have to see Meryl before we make that call. Here's some other celebrity competition for Mirren.

Kim Kardashian Twerk
Kim Kardashian knows how to shake that formidable a$$ in the pool, as she demonstrated on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

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Helen Mirren tickled herself pink over the weekend, debuting a radical new hair color at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards in London.

Your move, Miley Cyrus...

Helen Mirren Pink Hair

The 67-year old explained to Great Britain's Daily Mail that the fresh 'do was inspired by America's Next Top Model contestant Sophie Summer.

No, really!

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This Fashion Face-Off could be renamed Screen Legends Edition.

Meryl Streep, who was among last night's Golden Globe Award winners, and Helen Mirren continue to prove beyond a doubt that women can age gracefully, and stylishly.

You don't see many women Mirren's age sporting cleavage, but she pulls it off and then some. As for Streep, has she ever looked anything but fashionable and classy?

Streep, 62, may win an Oscar as well for The Iron Lady. Mirren, 66, won one for The Queen. Who wins a Fashion Face-Off between them, though? You decide below!

Fashion Face-Off!

Who looked better at the Golden Globes, Meryl Streep or Helen Mirren? Vote for the best-dressed among these screen legends in another THG Fashion Face-Off! View Poll »

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