10 Sexy Actresses You Didn’t Know Use Stage Names

10. Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman was actually born Natalie Hershlag. She adopted Portman, which is her mother’s maiden name. It has been stated that she did this before the release of Léon: The Professional in order to protect her family in case the performance wasn’t good. There was apparently no need for such precautions to be taken since her performance would be well received and launch her acting career at a very young age. She would go on to be nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Closer in 2005. Finally in 2011, Portman would be nominated and win for her role in Black Swan. She has chosen to continue using her stage name in order to have some privacy for herself.
10. Natalie Portman