15Her real name isn’t Katy Perry
There are quite a few stars that use stage names to stand out from the crowd and avoid confusing the public with a difficult to pronounce name (or, worse, having to resign themselves to the fact that any award they win will be preceded by a butchering of their name).
However, Katy Perry initially changed her name to avoid confusion with a particular rising actress – Miss Kate Hudson. Perry’s actual name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, and she was planning to go by her real name in her music career. However, given Kate Hudson’s presence in the entertainment industry, she decided to avoid any potential confusion and use her mother’s maiden name on stage.