15 Latino Stars Who Changed Their Name for Hollywood

Last week, singer Bruno Mars explained why he changed his name from Peter Gene Hernandez to Bruno Mars in an effort to avoid being stereotyped by the music business. 

 “[Their response would be:] Your last name's Hernandez, maybe you should do the Latin music, this Spanish music... Enrique [Iglesias] is so hot right now,” Mars explained in a cover story interview with GQ Mag, adding that he adopted his childhood nickname "Bruno" to "avoid being stereotyped."

Of course, this isn't the first time a Latino celeb has changed his/her name for Hollywood. Several of our celebs have changed their name either because they opted to go with a stage name, or because they felt changing their name would help them get more opportunities in Hollywood. Whatever the reason, here are 15 celebs who have changed their name for Hollywood. 

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