Many celebrities are in favor of inventing their own alter egos to disguise or make themselves more well-known or just give perfect excuses to get frisky, mean or dress crazier. Elter ego is a second personality or persona within a person. Let’s discover the following celebrities’ alter egos publicized and promoted.
Beyonce Knowles is one of the most honored artists by the Grammies with 16 awards. She was known as Sasha Fierce for her third solo album “I Am…Sasha Fierce” released in November 2008. Knowles said that the name Sasha Fierce was the name of the persona she adopted when she performed onstage. "Sasha Fierce is the fun, more sensual, more aggressive, more outspoken side and more glamorous side that comes out when I'm working and when I'm on the stage."
Knowles began her acting career in 2001, appearing in the musical film Carmen: A Hip Hopera.
The Mona Lisa is a world-famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci. Mona Lisa is also Britney Spears’ alias. Spears said, "whenever I feel like being mean or possibly bossing people around to get stuff right, it's kinda easier to be called 'Mona Lisa' instead of Britney”.
Britney Spears was credited with leading the revival of teen pop in the late 1990s.
Courtney Love revealed Cherry KooKoo in 2008 on her blog. As per her blog: "just want to (t)hank allyou (sic) supportive lovely people and thank you for putting up with my kookoo bananas alter ego should…”
Love is primarily known as lead singer, guitarist and lyricist for alternative rock band Hole.
Christina Aguilera got XTina during her cover for Rolling Stone which featured the singer only wearing boots and having a well-placed electric guitar. She even had an “XTina” tattoo on the back of her neck.
Aguilera's second album, Stripped, was released, selling over 330,000 copies in the first week.
At the time of her release for her song “Fresh Out of the Oven” under the new name, Jennifer Lopez decided to go by Lola. She also launched a website and Twitter account that asked “Who is Lola”.
Jennifer Lopez is the most influential Hispanic entertainer in the U.S. according to People en Español's list of "100 Most Influential Hispanics".
American recording artist Madonna has adopted a few personas over the years. Her latest alter ego Esther was inspired by the story of Queen Esther in the Old Testament which she really loved.
Madonna's music has been the subject of scrutiny of critics and analysis.
Janet Jakson likes to use her middle name Damita Jo when she feels frisky. She said "My sexuality has been an ongoing discovery and theme. With 'Damita Jo,' I push the envelope a little further”.
Jackson is ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music.
Mimi, Mariah Carey’s alias, was just known by few close friends. However, in 2005, the singer announced this alias public via her 10th album The Emancipation of Mimi predicted that this would be the disc to mark "the return of the voice". "It's not like Mimi is some alter ego or character, but really more the true person as opposed to the celebrity," says Mariah
The Emancipation of Mimi is the tenth studio album by American singer Mariah Carey.
Ashlee Simpon gained great success in music in 2007 when she disclosed her alter ego Vicky Valentine. Vicky was created as the wild child behind the party songs on the album.
Singer Ashlee Simpson at St. Jude's 30th anniversary screening of "The Empire Strikes Back"
Miley Cyrus got her alter ego, thanks to playing Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel.