Which female celebrities have the best alliterative names, and which celebrity alliterative names are the real deal? Well, alliterative names are simply names that start with the same letter or sound, and they seem to be extremely popular with female celebrities that are looking for memorable stage names to help jumpstart their careers. So what female celebrity alliterative names are faked and which ones are the real deal? You might be surprised at some of the celebrity alliterative names on this list that weren’t made up for a film or music career:
Marilyn Monroe (real name: Norma Jeane Mortenson) – Of course I’ve got to start out with one of the most famous female celebrity alliterative names of them all! While Norma Jeane is an okay name, it’s pretty obvious why Marilyn dumped the cute moniker for something sexier. Her choice definitely worked, because out of all the alliterative names on this list, hers is the one that helped earned the platinum blonde platinum status as one of the most recognizable female celebrity names in the world.
Joan Jett (real name: Joan Marie Larkin) – Rockers should all be fans of alliterative names, because they have such a musical ring to them. Blackheart/Runaway Joan fittingly gave herself a loud last name with a bit of an edge by adding an extra T, making her moniker one of the best alliterative names of female celebrities that rock.
Janis Joplin (full name: Janis Lyn Joplin) – This is one of the few female celebrities with alliterative names on this list that’s got the real deal. She, too, has a musical name ringing with J’s, but the best female rocker of all time didn’t have to try to win us over by changing her name to something that sounded better.
Cyd Charisse (real name: Tula Ellice Finklea) – This is one of my favorite celebrity alterative names, one that’s much sexier than her unique but slightly comical-sounding real name. It’s just a shame that the show-stealer from ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ didn’t get the lead there (but she did dance away with our hearts in one of the best musical sequences ever made).
Anouk Aimee (real name: Françoise Sorya Dreyfus) – This is one of my favorite foreign celebrity alliterative names, a sweet-sounding moniker that’s just a tad mysterious. Add the fact that Anouk Aimee has starred in amazing movies like ‘La Dolce Vita’, ‘8 1/2’, and ‘Lola’, and she doesn’t just have one of the best female celebrity names on this list; she simply is one of the best female celebrities, period.
Sharon Stone (full name: Sharon Yvonne Stone) – She’s got one of the alliterative names here that’s a little bit different, since the S sounds are quite the same, but you’ve got to love this stone-cold beauty’s sexy name. I guess being drawn to a name that screams star quality like hers just a basic instinct.
Greta Garbot (real name: Greta Lovisa Gustafsson) – Greta Garbo is a rare case when it comes to female celebrities with alliterative names, having one to begin with but changing it anyways. But you’ve got to love the shorter, snappier version that one of Hollywood’s greatest glamour girls chose, a regal-sounding moniker befitting this silver screen queen with mesmerizing eyes.
Simone Simon (full name: Simone Thérèse Fernande Simon) – This is another of the female celebrity alliterative names I’m really in love with, the masculine and feminine forms of a moniker thrown together to make one sexy-sounding celebrity name that is befitting of this beautiful actress. Just be sure to catch this feline femme fatale in her claim to fame, horror flick ‘Cat People’.
Susan Sarandon (birth name: Susan Abigail Tomalin) This is one of the female celebrities here with an alliterative name that she married into; I guess Susan Sarandon just liked the way her ex-husband’s last name sounded with her first so much that she decided to keep it as her stage name. It’s a little bit elegant and a little bit sexy, and I couldn’t imagine this talented actress with any other moniker.
Loretta Lynn (birth name: Loretta Webb) – This country crooner and coal miner’s daughter was named after actress Loretta Young and also got her famous last name from a man she married…at the tender age of 13! When it comes to celebrity names that just suit their wearers, hers sounds a little bit country and a little bit lyrical, making it perfect for this honky tonk angel.
Sissy Spacek – (real name: Mary Elizabeth Spacek) – You’ve got to love this celebrity’s unique alliterative name, and one of the names on this list that came about in a more unique way: Sissy was the nickname given to this incredible actress by her brothers. And another item of interest: the star of the horror flick ‘Carrie’ (whose last name kind of captures the essence of her somewhat alien look in the film) won an Oscar for playing Loretta Lynn in ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’.
Priscilla Presley (birth name: Priscilla Ann Wagner) – Marry a man with one of the most famous last names in the world, making your new name alliterative, and you’ve got one of the prettiest female celebrity names you’ll ever hear, perfect for this princess that married the king of pop. She may not have had the illustrious career of her husband, but she has one of the most recognizable alliterative female celebrity names as well as two of the most recognizable celebrity faces.
Brigitte Bardot (full name: Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot) – When it comes to celebrities with looks and names to be envied, this actress with a beautiful alliterative name might leave you feeling a bit of ‘Contempt’ toward her. But I know guys are glad that her name became big and are thanking God for creating woman.
Claudia Cardinale (real name: Claude Joséphine Rose Cardinale) – Go up one letter in the alphabet, and you’ve got Brigette Bardot’s biggest competition, another of the talented celebrities with alliterative names that guys idolize. I love her curvaceous character in ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’, but you can also see her alongside one of the other female celebrities with an alliterative name on this list in Fellini’s ‘8 1/2’.
Farrah Fawcett (full name: Farrah Leni Fawcett) – It’s so sad that we recently lost one of our favorite female celebrities with a unique alliterative name, but this beautiful blonde and her bouncy mane are forever immortalized in the best bedroom poster of all time.
Lucy Liu (full name: Lucy Alexis Liu) – This is one of the female celebrity alliterative names on this list that’s short and sweet, but, like the angel listed above her, another of Charlie’s girls has a moniker that’s easy to remember. And don’t let the cutesy-sounding name fool you; Lucy Liu could cut you in two with the sword she swings around in ‘Kill Bill’.
Zhang Ziyi – It’s a shame that more alliterative celebrity names aren’t loaded with one of the alphabet’s most neglected letters, but I guess it helps make this cherubic Chinese actress stand out even more. The adorable actress looks so innocent, but she really kicks butt in movies like ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ and ‘House of Flying Daggers’. Since she’s so handy with a sword, I think a Zorro-style ‘Z” would make a great calling card for this actress that wears the zany letter so well.
Lucy Lawless (birth name: Lucille Frances Ryan) – Marriage really worked out well for this stunning actress (at least name-wise). Lucy Lawless’ reckless moniker was a perfect fit for her feminine fighter character ‘Xena’, and it’s hard to imagine any other actress in her iconic role. When it comes to alliterative female celebrity names that are won through a wedding ring, it’s really hard to beat this one worn by a woman famous for throwing around some very deadly rings.
Rene Russo (full name: Rene Marie Russo) – This ‘Major League’ star has one of the alliterative celebrity names out there that’s a real home run, sounding both elegant and sexy. Her career may not be quite as illustrious as that of some of the other celebrities on this list, but I don’t think she’ll need to be holding out a ‘Tin Cup’ anytime soon.
Parker Posey (full name: Parker Christian Posey) – Parker may seem like an odd name for a girl, but it definitely captures the indie spirit of this super actress named after supermodel Suzy Parker. Her name also suits the quirky roles the Queen of the Indies has taken on, most notably in the ‘The House of Yes’. So does a unique name mean you take on unique movie roles? I don’t know if that’s a Hollywood rule, but Parker definitely seems to play by her own.
Piper Perabo (full name: Piper Lisa Perabo) – And here’s another of the female celebrities out there with a playful name populated with P’s. This actress was bound to have a unique name, being born on Halloween, and she’s another of the actresses on this list named after another celebrity, Piper Laurie. She also shares an alliterative connection: she starred alongside Rene Russo in the terrible movie, “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle’. But we all love her best for not being ugly in “Coyote Ugly’.
Simone Signoret (real name: Simone Henriette Charlotte Kaminker) – It’s crazy that this greatly-admired French actress with such a sensual name was often delegated to playing prostitutes in movies, but these roles didn’t stop her from garnering critical acclaim for her roles in films like ‘La Ronde’ and ‘Casque d’or’. She’s also connected to one of the other female celebrities with alliterative names on this list in an unhappy way: her husband Yves Montand, had a rather infamous affair with Marilyn Monroe (good thing this love triangle didn’t turn out like another of Signoret’s best movies, ‘Les Diaboliques’).
Shilpa Shetty – This beautiful Bollywood actress is better known here in the states for her win on the British show ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ (well, more for the racism controversy surrounding it), and for a controversial kiss from Richard Gere. However, this lovely lady with an alluring alliterative name should be more well-known for her charity work and activism, like trying to tackle the HIV-AIDS problem in India or posing as a tiger for PETA ads.
Rosalind Russell – You’ve got to love how this star of ‘His Girl Friday’ handles quick wit (and how good she looks in those snappy dress suits!). She’s also one of the female celebrities with alliterative names on this list whose parents gave her a meaningful name; however, she’s named after a ship her parents travelled on, not a person.
January Jones (full name: January Kristen Jones) – Starting in January, this ‘Mad Men’ star will drive men mad all year long. She’s got Grace Kelly good looks and an onscreen grace that makes her stand out from other TV celebrities, even though she’s got to share the small screen with another woman that it’s hard to take our eyes off of.
So whether you’re looking for alliterative baby names or female celebrity names to inspire you to come up with a stage name of your own, let these sexy-sounding pseudonyms that start with similar sounds give you some good suggestions.