Who The Hell Is Sasha Fierce?

Why, it’s Beyonce, of course. And we basically think she’s fallen off her rocker. I mean when non-celeb-types start coming up with alter-egos, they’re usually deemed insane, and if they commit some heinous crime, then “Law & Order” immortalizes them with a ripped-from-the-headlines episode. But since Bey is the extremely talented entertainer that she is, we’ll give her a pass on this one. And chalk all of this Sasha Fierce business up to marketing for her new album. Beyonce has often said she takes on the persona of sexy, outgoing Sasha when she is performing because her true personality is more reserved and shy. But with this new album, Beyonce is taking Sasha to a whole new level. Home girl has a last name — the very uncreative “Fierce” — and an album. The album, which drops in November, will be a double-disc set, one of ballads and the other of club-bangers, entitled I Am…Sasha Fierce.

To be fair, Beyonce isn’t the only celeb to adopt a nickname or completely change their name all together, so below find a list of celebrity pseudonyms. And if you know of any others, tell us in the comments.

Celebrity Nicknames

  • Mary J. Blige — Brook-Lynn
  • R. Kelly — Kells, Pied Piper
  • Madonna — The Material Girl, Esther
  • Jennifer Lopez — J. Lo, La Lopez
  • Michael Jackson — Wacko Jacko
  • Howard Stern — King of All Media
  • Oprah Winfrey — Deepak Oprah, O
  • Bette Midler — The Divine Miss M
  • Mariah Carey — Mimi
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger — The Governator
  • Sean Combs — Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy, Diddy
  • The Notorious B.I.G. — Biggie Smalls
  • Heidi Klum — The Body
  • Jay-Z — Hova, S. Carter
  • Tyra Banks — Summer Springs, BBQ
  • Celebrity Name Changes

  • Audrey Hepburn — Edda Van Heemstra Hepburn
  • Marilyn Monroe — Norma Jean Baker
  • Queen Latifah — Dana Owens
  • Larry King — Lawrence Zeiger
  • Carmen Electra — Tara Leigh Patrick
  • Clay Aiken — Clayton Holmes Grissom
  • Erykah Badu — Erica Wright
  • Josephine Baker — Freda Josephine McDonald
  • Alec Baldwin — Alexander Rae Baldwin III