The entertainment industry is full of stars with unique names, including one of Hollywood's most celebrated leading ladies, Keira Knightley. As it turns out, "Keira" was never supposed to be her name.
"I was meant to be named 'Kiera,' after a Russian ice skater who was on the TV one day. My dad fancied her and nicked her name for me. But it was my mum who went to register my birth, and she accidentally spelled 'ei' instead of 'ie' because my mum’s crap at spelling," the 29-year-old actress explained.
"Apparently, when she came back [my dad] said, 'What the f*ck? You’ve spelt her name wrong!' What were they going to do, though? Once it's on the piece of paper, it's on the piece of paper. And that's me. A spelling error."
Keira's full interview in the March issue Elle UK hits stands Thursday.
Knightley talked with ET at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards on Jan. 15, and opened up about her Oscar gown plans. Check out the video below for more.