50 Celebrity Real Names that you Never Knew

18 | Natalie Hershlag — Natalie Portman

For many years, Israeli actress Natalie Portman did some acting work under her given name, Natalie Hershlag. It was only while filming Luc Besson’s Leon in the early 1990s that she decided to go by “Portman,” taking on her paternal grandmother’s maiden name.