After years of being told that stars are just like us, it’s still hard to believe that’s anywhere near true. Unless you casually have millions of followers on Instagram, it’s safe to say that there’s quite a bit that separates us regular-folk from modern-day celebrities.
While some of the differences are obvious, there’s more to these celebs that meets the eye. Check out 10 wild celebrity facts that will definitely shock you.
1. The King of Rock and Roll & Hair Dye.
Elvis Presley was actually a natural blonde.
2. Who would’ve thought?
Ellen DeGeneres and Kate Middleton are 15th cousins.
3. The real man behind the Cage.
Nicolas Cage’s actual name is Nicolas Kim Coppola.
4. What a drastic career change.
Christopher Walken used to be a lion tamer.
5. Whitney Houston is multi-talented.
Whitney Houston produced The Princess Diaries.
6. Orpah Winfrey.
Oprah Winfrey’s real name is technically “Orpah” because it was spelled wrong on her birth certificate.
7. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Kesha once broke into Prince’s house to plant her demo tape in the hopes of cracking the music industry.
8. Dreams really do come true.
Rebel Wilson became an actor after contracting malaria and hallucinating that she’d won an Oscar.
9. A close call.
Harry Styles almost didn’t make his X Factor audition because he was hospitalized after coughing up blood.
10. Poor Katy Perry.
Barack Obama, Martin Luther King and Hillary Clinton have all won more Grammys than Katy Perry.