Awards season is in full swing, but do you really know everything about your favorite nominees? Well, we should start with the basics, like their real names! Oscar-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren hasn’t always been a dame, but she also hasn’t always been called Helen. The 67-year-old’s real name is Ilyena Lydia Vasilienva Mironoff! That doesn’t exactly slide off the tongue. Check out more top contenders who use an alias now that they’ve hit it big in Hollywood.
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