by Tattle Taylor at . Comments

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.

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Celebrities know about as much about perfume as kids know about walkmans.

Still, this hasn't prevented an onslaught of famous people from coming out with their own fragrances.

Everyone from boy band members to Material Girls to former Ray J sex tape partners have attached their names to specific scents.

These sponsored bottles cost more than the average cologne, but, hey, at least you can brag to your friends that you're wearing something Jennifer Lopez may have one given approval of. That's worth something...we guess.

Herewith, we present 17 Celebrity Fragrances That Probably Smell Terrible... and also cost a pretty penny.

Selena Gomez
This self-titled Selena Gomez perfume may leave you lusting after Justin Bieber. Consider yourself warned.

Lady Gaga Biography

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Joanne Stefani Germanotta
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