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The stories behind famous celebrities' stage names

The stories behind famous celebrities' stage names
The stories behind famous celebrities' stage names

        If you are looking for which celebrity received their stage name from a medieval English ballad? Then the first answer is Melanie Griffiths.
        As a young girl, Melanie Griffiths dreamed of becoming a Hollywood movie star. She achieved that dream, but it wasn't easy. Griffiths had to work hard for every role she earned, and she faced plenty of competition from other actresses.
        One of Griffiths' biggest obstacles was her name. She wasn't born Melanie Griffiths; she was born Melanie Jane Griffith. That name just didn't have the right Hollywood ring to it. So, in 1984, Griffiths changed her name to Melanie Griffith after the medieval English ballad "Melanie."
        The song tells the story of a beautiful woman who is loved by two men. One man is wealthy and powerful, while the other is poor and humble. The woman loves both men equally, but she can only marry one of them. In the end, she chooses the poor man, and the wealthy man dies of a broken heart.
        Griffiths has said that she chose the name Melanie because it sounded like a movie star's name. And Griffiths is certainly no stranger to Hollywood drama; she's starred in dozens of movies over the years, including "Working Girl" and "Desperately Seeking Susan."
        Griffiths has also had her share of personal drama; she's been married four times, and she famously battled drug addiction in the early 2000s. But Griffiths has said that those struggles only made her stronger. And she's proof that, with a little hard work and a lot of determination, anyone can achieve their dreams.
        So, if you're ever feeling discouraged, just remember: If Melanie Griffiths can make it in Hollywood, then you can make it anywhere.
        Another celebrity who received her stage name from a medieval English ballad is Jennifer Rush. Born Heidi Stern, Jennifer Rush chose her new name after the ballad "Lady Jennifer," which tells about a woman who rejects all of her suitors and instead chooses to live a life of poverty.
         Like Griffiths, Jennifer Rush is a Hollywood actress and singer who has achieved great success in her career. But Rush's story is a bit different from Griffiths'. While Griffiths had to work hard to overcome her challenges, Rush was born into a family of privilege.
        Her father, Eli Stern, was a successful businessman, and her mother, Irene (née Kessler), was a talented singer. Jennifer Rush was born into a world of opportunity, and she took advantage of that opportunity by pursuing her dreams of becoming a famous entertainer.
        Rush's career took off in the 1980s when she released her debut album, " Jennifer Rush." This album was a big success for her, and it launched Rush into the world of celebrity. She followed up her success with another hit album, "Fool's Heart," which cemented her status as a top-notch singer and songwriter.
        Throughout her career, Rush has continued to wow audiences with her powerful voice and her catchy songs. And she is not going to slow down; she's currently working on a new album, which is scheduled for release in 2019.
        So, there you have it: two celebrities who received their stage names from medieval English ballads. Melanie Griffiths and Jennifer Rush are both hugely successful entertainers, and they're proof that if you set your mind to it, anything is possible. So, if you're ever feeling down, just remember: If Melanie Griffiths and Jennifer Rush can make it in Hollywood, then you also can make it anywhere.

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