Name that Celebrity Contest

My husband and I have a friend who loves Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, and we were browsing around looking for a unique birthday gift for him the other night. Most people know that Marilyn’s birth name was Norma Jean Baker, but we ran across some other celebrity name changes and were a little surprised by some of them. Can you match up the following celebrity names with their actual birth names?

Post a comment with your answers and you’ll be entered to win a GiftTree t-shirt and shopping tote. Comments will not be published until the contest is over. One winner will be randomly chosen from the correct responses. Deadline is Midnight (PST) Wednesday, November 12th, 2008.

Thanks for playing!

Celeb Name                                       Birth Name

1. Marilyn Manson                                 ___  Lawrence Tureaud
2. Johnny Rotten                                    ___Terry Jean Bollette
3. Gene Simmons of KISS                       ___ Patsy Ann McClenny
4. Ice T                                                  ___ John Joseph Lydon
5. Billy Idol                                            ___  Chaim Witz
6. Hulk Hogan                                       ___ Erich Weiss
7. Shania Twain                                     ___ Frances Gumm
8. Charlton Heston                               ___ Eric Bishop
9. Chuck Norris                                     ___ Brian Warner
10. Queen Latifah                                  ___ Robert Zimmerman
11. Jamie Foxx                                       ___ William Albert Broad
12. Harry Houdini                                  ___ Anna Mae Bullock
13. LL Cool J                                          ___ Eileen Edwards
14. Bono                                                ___  James Todd Smith
15 .Sting                                               ___  John Carter
16. Ice Cube                                          ___  Paul Hewson
17. Bob Dylan                                        ___  O’Shea Jackson
18. Tina Turner                                      ___  Dana Owens
19. Morgan Fairchild                              ___  Tracy Morrow
20. Mr. T                                                ___  Carlos Ray
21. Judy Garland                                    ___  Gordon Sumner

31 Comments
  1. Shania Twain ~ Eileen Edwards
    Sting ~ Gordon Sumner
    Ice Cube ~ O’Shea Jackson
    Bob Dylan ~ Robert Zimmerman
    Tina Turner ~ Anna Mae Bullock
    These are the only ones that I know, and hopefully they are right:)

  2. Sting is Gordon Sumner this is the only one that I know how embarrassing, well done to all those other commentators they really did well. I guess no T-shirt for me:(

  3. 20. Lawrence Tureaud
    6. Terry Ann Bollette
    19. Patsy Ann McClenny
    2. John Joseph Lydon
    3. Chaim Witz
    12. Erich Weiss
    21. Frances Gumm
    11. Eric Bishop
    1. Brian Warner
    17. Robert Zimmerman
    5. William Albert Broad
    18. Anna Mae Bullock
    7. Eileen Edwards
    13. James Todd Smith
    8. John Carter
    14. Paul Hewson
    16. O’Shea Jackson
    10. Dana Owens
    4. Tracy Morrow
    9. Carlos Ray
    15. Gordon Sumner

  4. __20_ Lawrence Tureaud
    __6_Terry Jean Bollette
    __19_ Patsy Ann McClenny
    _2__ John Joseph Lydon
    __3_ Chaim Witz
    _12__ Erich Weiss
    _21_ Frances Gumm
    _11__ Eric Bishop
    __1_ Brian Warner
    __17_ Robert Zimmerman
    __5_ William Albert Broad
    __18_ Anna Mae Bullock
    __7_ Eileen Edwards
    __13_ James Todd Smith
    __8_ John Carter
    __14_ Paul Hewson
    __16_ O’Shea Jackson
    __10_ Dana Owens
    __4_ Tracy Morrow
    _9__ Carlos Ray
    _15__ Gordon Sumner

  5. Mr. T_ Lawrence Tureaud
    Hulk Hogan_Terry Jean Bollette
    Morgan Fairchild_ Patsy Ann McClenny
    Johnny Rotten__ John Joseph Lydon
    Gene Simmons of KISS_ Chaim Witz
    Harry Houdini__ Erich Weiss
    Judy Garland_ Frances Gumm
    Jamie Foxx__ Eric Bishop
    Marilyn Manson_ Brian Warner
    Bob Dylan_ Robert Zimmerman
    Billy Idol_ William Albert Broad
    Tina Turner_ Anna Mae Bullock
    Shania Twain_ Eileen Edwards
    LL Cool J_ James Todd Smith
    Charlton Heston_ John Carter
    Bono_ Paul Hewson
    Ice Cube_ O’Shea Jackson
    Queen Latifah_ Dana Owens
    Ice T_ Tracy Morrow
    Chuck Norris_ Carlos Ray
    Sting__ Gordon Sumner

    Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

  6. __20_ Lawrence Tureaud
    __6_Terry Jean Bollette
    __19_ Patsy Ann McClenny
    _2__ John Joseph Lydon
    __3_ Chaim Witz
    _12__ Erich Weiss
    _21_ Frances Gumm
    _11__ Eric Bishop
    __1_ Brian Warner
    __17_ Robert Zimmerman
    __5_ William Albert Broad
    __18_ Anna Mae Bullock
    __7_ Eileen Edwards
    __13_ James Todd Smith
    __8_ John Carter
    __14_ Paul Hewson
    __16_ O’Shea Jackson
    __10_ Dana Owens
    __4_ Tracy Morrow
    _9__ Carlos Ray
    _15__ Gordon Sumner ty 4 the entry!:)

  7. Love the contests; too many names; a wishful delight.

  8. __20_ Lawrence Tureaud
    __6_Terry Jean Bollette
    __19_ Patsy Ann McClenny
    _2__ John Joseph Lydon
    __3_ Chaim Witz
    _12__ Erich Weiss
    _21_ Frances Gumm
    _11__ Eric Bishop
    __1_ Brian Warner
    __17_ Robert Zimmerman
    __5_ William Albert Broad
    __18_ Anna Mae Bullock
    __7_ Eileen Edwards
    __13_ James Todd Smith
    __8_ John Carter
    __14_ Paul Hewson
    __16_ O’Shea Jackson
    __10_ Dana Owens
    __4_ Tracy Morrow
    _9__ Carlos Ray
    _15__ Gordon Sumner

  9. 20_ Lawrence Tureaud
    __6_Terry Jean Bollette
    __19_ Patsy Ann McClenny
    _2__ John Joseph Lydon
    __3_ Chaim Witz
    _12__ Erich Weiss
    _21_ Frances Gumm
    _11__ Eric Bishop
    __1_ Brian Warner
    __17_ Robert Zimmerman
    __5_ William Albert Broad
    __18_ Anna Mae Bullock
    __7_ Eileen Edwards
    __13_ James Todd Smith
    __8_ John Carter
    __14_ Paul Hewson
    __16_ O’Shea Jackson
    __10_ Dana Owens
    __4_ Tracy Morrow
    _9__ Carlos Ray
    _15__ Gordon Sumner

  10. __20_ Lawrence Tureaud
    __6_Terry Jean Bollette
    __19_ Patsy Ann McClenny
    _2__ John Joseph Lydon
    __3_ Chaim Witz
    _12__ Erich Weiss
    _21_ Frances Gumm
    _11__ Eric Bishop
    __1_ Brian Warner
    __17_ Robert Zimmerman
    __5_ William Albert Broad
    __18_ Anna Mae Bullock
    __7_ Eileen Edwards
    __13_ James Todd Smith
    __8_ John Carter
    __14_ Paul Hewson
    __16_ O’Shea Jackson
    __10_ Dana Owens
    __4_ Tracy Morrow
    _9__ Carlos Ray
    _15__ Gordon Sumner

  11. 1 Brian Hugh Warner
    2 John Joseph Lydon
    3 Chaim Witz
    4 Tracy Marrow
    5 William Albert Broad
    6 Terry Jean Bollette
    7 Eilleen Regina Edwards
    8 John Charles Carter
    9 Carlos Ray
    10 Dana Elaine Owens
    11 Eric Marlon Bishop
    12 Erich Weiss
    13 James Todd Smith
    14 Paul David Hewson
    15 Gordon Sumner
    16 O’Shea Jackson
    17 Robert Allen Zimmerman
    18 Anna Mae Bullock
    19 Patsy Ann McClenny
    20 Lawrence Tureaud
    21 Frances Gumm

    took awhile but i got them :)

  12. 1.Brian Warner
    2.
    3.Chaim Witz
    4.
    5.
    6. Terry Jean Bollette
    7.
    8.
    9.
    10.Dana Owens
    11.
    12.
    13.
    14.
    15. Gordon Sumner
    16.
    17. Robert Zimmerman
    18. Anna Mae Bullock
    19.Patsy Ann McClenny
    20.
    21. Frances Gumm

    I give up!

  13. Celeb Name Birth Name

    1. Marilyn Manson 20 Lawrence Tureaud
    2. Johnny Rotten 6 Terry Jean Bollette
    3. Gene Simmons of KISS 19 Patsy Ann McClenny
    4. Ice T 2 John Joseph Lydon
    5. Billy Idol 3 Chaim Witz
    6. Hulk Hogan 12 Erich Weiss
    7. Shania Twain 21 Frances Gumm
    8. Charlton Heston 11 Eric Bishop
    9. Chuck Norris 1 Brian Warner
    10. Queen Latifah 17 Robert Zimmerman
    11. Jamie Foxx 5 William Albert Broad
    12. Harry Houdini 18 Anna Mae Bullock
    13. LL Cool J 7 Eileen Edwards
    14. Bono 13 James Todd Smith
    15 .Sting 8 John Carter
    16. Ice Cube 14 Paul Hewson
    17. Bob Dylan 16 O’Shea Jackson
    18. Tina Turner 10 Dana Owens
    19. Morgan Fairchild 4 Tracy Morrow
    20. Mr. T 9 Carlos Ray
    21. Judy Garland 15 Gordon Sumner

  14. _20__ Lawrence Tureaud
    _6__Terry Jean Bollette
    _19__ Patsy Ann McClenny
    _2__ John Joseph Lydon
    __3_ Chaim Witz
    _12__ Erich Weiss
    _21__ Frances Gumm
    _11__ Eric Bishop
    _1__ Brian Warner
    _17__ Robert Zimmerman
    _5__ William Albert Broad
    _18__ Anna Mae Bullock
    _7__ Eileen Edwards
    _13__ James Todd Smith
    _8__ John Carter
    _14__ Paul Hewson
    _16__ O’Shea Jackson
    _10__ Dana Owens
    _4__ Tracy Morrow
    _9__ Carlos Ray
    _15__ Gordon Sumner

    That was fun, thanks for the giveaway!

  15. 1. Brian Warner
    2. John Joseph Lydon
    3. Chaim Witz
    4. Tracy Morrow
    5.William Albert Broad
    6.Terry Jean Bollette
    7.Eileen Edwards
    8. John Carter
    9.Carlos Ray
    10.Dana Owens
    11.Eric Bishop
    12.Erich Weiss
    13.James Todd Smith
    14.Paul Hewson
    15.Gordon Sumner
    16.O’Shea Jackson
    17.Robert Zimmerman
    18.Anna Mae Bullock
    19.Patsy Ann McClenny
    20.Lawrence Tureaud
    21.Frances Gumm

  16. 1. Marilyn Manson~ Brian Warner
    2. Johnny Rotten ~ John Joseph Lydon
    3. Gene Simmons of KISS ~ Chaim Witz
    4. Ice T ~ Tracy Morrow ( can we say this man is gorgeous!)
    5. Billy Idol ~ William Albert Broad
    6. Hulk Hogan ~ Terry Jean Bollette
    7. Shania Twain ~ Eileen Edwards
    8. Charlton Heston ~ John Carter
    9. Chuck Norris ~ Carlos Ray
    10. Queen Latifah ~ Dana Owens
    11. Jamie Foxx ~ Eric Bishop
    12. Harry Houdini ~ Erich Weiss
    13. LL Cool J ~ James Todd Smith
    14. Bono ~ Paul Hewson
    15 .Sting ~ Gordon Sumner
    16. Ice Cube ~ O’Shea Jackson
    17. Bob Dylan ~ Robert Zimmerman
    18. Tina Turner ~ Anna Mae Bullock
    19. Morgan Fairchild ~ Patsy Ann McClenny
    20. Mr. T ~ Lawrence Tureaud
    21. Judy Garland ~ Frances Gumm

  17. 1. Marilyn Manson – Brian Warner
    2. Johnny Rotten – John Joseph Lydon
    3. Gene Simmons of KISS – Chaim Witz
    4. Ice T – Tracy Marrow
    5. Billy Idol – William Albert Broad
    6. Hulk Hogan – Terry Jean Bollea
    7. Shania Twain – Eileen Edwards
    8. Charlton Heston – John Carter
    9. Chuck Norris – Carlos Ray
    10. Queen Latifah – Dana Owens
    11. Jamie Foxx – Eric Bishop
    12. Harry Houdini – Ehrich Weiss
    13. LL Cool J – James Todd Smith
    14. Bono – Paul Hewson
    15. Sting – Gordon Sumner
    16. Ice Cube – O’Shea Jackson
    17. Bob Dylan – Robert Zimmerman
    18. Tina Turner – Anna Mae Bullock
    19. Morgan Fairchild – Patsy Ann McClenny
    20. Mr. T – Lawrence Tureaud
    21. Judy Garland – Frances Gumm

  18. 1. Marilyn Manson ___ Brian Warner
    2. Johnny Rotten ___ John Joseph Lydon
    3. Gene Simmons of KISS ___ Chaim Witz
    4. Ice T ___ Tracy Morrow
    5. Billy Idol ___ William Albert Broad
    6. Hulk Hogan ___Terry Jean Bollette
    7. Shania Twain ___ Eileen Edwards
    8. Charlton Heston ___ John Carter
    9. Chuck Norris ___ Carlos Ray
    10. Queen Latifah ___ Dana Owens
    11. Jamie Foxx ___ Eric Bishop
    12. Harry Houdini ___ Erich Weiss
    13. LL Cool J ___ James Todd Smith
    14. Bono ___ Paul Hewson
    15 .Sting ___ Gordon Sumner
    16. Ice Cube ___ O’Shea Jackson
    17. Bob Dylan ___ Robert Zimmerman
    18. Tina Turner ___ Anna Mae Bullock
    19. Morgan Fairchild ___ Patsy Ann McClenny
    20. Mr. T ___ Lawrence Tureaud
    21. Judy Garland ___ Frances Gumm

  19. 1. Marilyn Manson – Brian Warner
    2. Johnny Rotten – John Lydon
    3. Gene Simmons of KISS – Chaim Witz
    4. Ice T – Tracy Lauren Marrow
    5. Billy Idol – William Michael Albert Broad
    6. Hulk Hogan – Terry Jean Bollette
    7. Shania Twain – Eileen Regina Edwards
    8. Charlton Heston – John Charles Carter
    9. Chuck Norris – Carlos Ray Norris
    10. Queen Latifah – Dana Elaine Owens
    11. Jamie Foxx – Eric Morlon Bishop
    12. Harry Houdini – Ehrich Weiss
    13. LL Cool J – James Todd Smith III
    14. Bono – Paul David Hewson
    15. Sting – Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner
    16. Ice Cube – O’Shea Jackson
    17. Bob Dylan – Robert Allen Zimmerman
    18. Tina Turner – Anna Mae Bullock
    19. Morgan Fairchild – Patsy Ann McClenny
    20. Mr. T – Lawrence Tureaud
    21. Judy Garland – Frances Ethel Gumm

  20. 1. Marilyn Manson ___ Brian Warner
    2. Johnny Rotten ___ John Joseph Lydon
    3. Gene Simmons of KISS ___ Chaim Witz
    4. Ice T ___ Tracy Morrow
    5. Billy Idol ___ William Albert Broad
    6. Hulk Hogan ___Terry Jean Bollette
    7. Shania Twain ___ Eileen Edwards
    8. Charlton Heston ___ John Carter
    9. Chuck Norris ___ Carlos Ray
    10. Queen Latifah ___ Dana Owens
    11. Jamie Foxx ___ Eric Bishop
    12. Harry Houdini ___ Erich Weiss
    13. LL Cool J ___ James Todd Smith
    14. Bono ___ Paul Hewson
    15. Sting ___ Gordon Sumner
    16. Ice Cube ___ Tracy Morrow
    17. Bob Dylan ___ Robert Zimmerman
    18. Tina Turner ___ Anna Mae Bullock
    19. Morgan Fairchild ___ Patsy Ann McClenny
    20. Mr. T ___ Lawrence Tureaud
    21. Judy Garland ___ Frances Gumm

  21. This is just too hard

  22. 1. Marilyn Manson is Brian Warner
    2. Johnny Rotten is John Joseph Lyndon
    3. Gene Simmons of KISS is Chaim Witz
    4. Ice T is Tracy Morrow
    5. Billy Idol is William Albert Broad
    6. Hulk Hogan is Terry Jean Bollette
    7. Shania Twain is Eileen Edwards
    8. Charlton Heston is John Carter
    9. Chuck Norris is Carlos Ray
    10. Queen Latifah is Dana Owens
    11. Jamie Foxx is Eric Bishop
    12. Harry Houdini is Erich Weiss
    13. LL Cool J is James Todd Smith
    14. Bono is Paul Hewson
    15 .Sting is Gordon Smith
    16. Ice Cube is O’Shea Johnson
    17. Bob Dylan is Robert Zimmerman
    18. Tina Turner is Anna Mae Bullock
    19. Morgan Fairchild is Patsy Ann McClenny
    20. Mr. T is Lawrence Tureaud
    21. Judy Garland is Frances Gumm

  23. I thought this was a fun Idea for a-give-away….I heard on a radio talk show the other day a few real names of some celebs…Tina Turner was on there and I had no idea that was just a stage name, crazy! Here are my answers!!

    Lacie Thompson

    20 Lawrence Tureaud
    6 Terry Jean Bollette
    19 Patsy Ann McClenny
    2 John Joseph Lydon
    3 Chaim Witz
    12 Erich Weiss
    21 Frances Gumm
    11 Eric Bishop
    1 Brian Warner
    17 Robert Zimmerman
    5 William Albert Broad
    18 Anna Mae Bullock
    7 Eileen Edwards
    13 James Todd Smith
    8 John Carter
    14 Paul Hewson
    16 O’Shea Jackson
    10 Dana Owens
    4 Tracy Morrow
    9 Carlos Ray
    15 Gordon Sumner

  24. 1. Marilyn Manson – Brian Warner
    2. Johnny Rotten – John Joseph Lydon
    3. Gene Simmons – Chaim Witz
    4. Ice T – Tracy Morrow
    5. Billy Idol – William Albert Broad
    6. Hulk Hogan – Terry Jean Bollette
    7. Shania Twain – Eileen Edwards
    8. Charlton Heston – John Carter
    9. Chuck Norris – Carlos Ray
    10. Queen Latifah – Dana Owens
    11. Jamie Foxx – Eric Bishop
    12. Harry Houdini – Erich Weiss
    13. LL Cool J – James Todd Smith
    14. Bono – Paul Hewson
    15 .Sting – Gordon Sumner
    16. Ice Cube – O’Shea Jackson
    17. Bob Dylan Robert Zimmerman
    18. Tina Turner – Anna Mae Bullock
    19. Morgan Fairchild – Patsy Ann McClenny
    20. Mr. T – Lawrence Tureaud
    21. Judy Garland – Frances Gumm

    Best conest ever!!

  25. 1 Brian Warner
    2 John Joseph Lyndon
    3 Chaim Witz
    4 Tracy Morrow
    5 William Albert Broad
    6 Terry Bollea (Terry Jean Bollete)
    7 Eileen Edwards
    8 John Carter
    9 Carlos Ray
    10 Dana Owens
    11 Eric Bishop
    12 Erich Weiss
    13 James Todd Smith
    14 Paul Hewson
    15 Gordon Sumner
    16 O’Shea Jackson
    17 Robert Zimmerman
    18 Anna Mae Bullock
    19 Patsy Ann McClenny
    20 Lawrence Tureaud
    21 Frances Gumm

  26. many changed their names.

  27. Thank you for having this! This is fun. Here are my guesses
    1. Brian Warner 2. Erich Weiss 3. Paul Hewson 4. James Todd Smith 5. Gordon Sumner 6. Terry Jean Bollette 7.O’Shea Jackson 8. Lawrence Tureaud 9. Eric Bishop 10. Anna Mae Bullock 11. William Albert Broad 12. Carlos Ray 13. Tracy Morrow 14. Frances Gumm 15. Robert Zimmerman 16. John Carter
    17. John Joseph Lydon 18. Patsy Ann McClenny 19. Dana Owens 20. Robert Zimmerman 21. Eileen Edwards
    Thank you!
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

  28. Marilyn Manson is Brian Warner

    mr t is laurence turead

    hulk hogan is terry jean bollette

    morgan fairchild is patsy mcclenny

    johnny rotten is john joseph lydon

    gene simmons is chaim witz

    harry houdini is erich weiss

    judy garland is frances gumm

    jamie foxx is eric bishop

    bob dylan is robert zimmerman

    tina turner is anna mae bullock

    LL Cool J is james todd smith

    bono is paul hewson

    ice cube is o’shea jackson

    queen latifah is dana owens

    carlos ray is the first and middle name of chuck norris

    sting is gordon sumner

    charlton heston is john carter

    shania twain is eilleen edwards (double l)

    billy idol’s birth name is william broad

  29. 1.Brian Warner 2. John Joseph Lydon 3. Chaim Witz 4. Tracy Morrow 5. William Albert Broad 6. Terry Jean Bollette 7. Eileen Edwards 8. John Carter 9. Carlos Ray 10. Dana Owens 11. Eric Bishop 12. Erich Weiss 13. James Todd Smith 14. Paul Hewson 15. Gordon Sumner 16. O’Shea Jackson 17. Robert Zimmerman 18. Anna Mae Bullock 19. Patsy Ann McClenny 20. Lawrence Tureaud 21. Frances Gumm

    Hope these are right. Thanks for the chance to win.

  30. 1) Brian Warner 2)John Joseph Lydon 3)Chaim Witz 4)Tracy Morrow 5)William Albert Broad 6)Terry Gene Bollea 7)Eileen Edwards 8) Caryn Elaine Johnson 9)Carlos Ray 10)Dan Owens 11)Eric Bishop 12)Erich Weiss 13)James Todd Smith 14)Paul Hewson 15)Gordon Sumner 16)O’Shea Jackson 17)Robert Zimmerman 18)Anna Mae Bullock 19)Patsy Ann McClenny 20)Lawrence Tureaud 21)Frances Gumm

  31. Oh my gosh who would ever thought..

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