10+ Celebrities Who Actually Look Nothing Like Their Stage Image

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Most celebrities draw a clear line between their stage lives and their real lives. When they appear in public wearing eccentric clothes, they attract people’s attention. Most of the time, only their biggest fans know what their idols really look like. In order to be able to recognize a famous person in the street if you see one, we invite you to take a look at how different people can be from what they look like on stage.

1. Nicki Minaj

Famous American hip-hop singer Nicki Minaj always plans her costumes very carefully and she likes amazing the public with her revealing outfits. In real life, even though she prefers simpler clothes, she can still draw in people’s attention with her bright appearance.

2. Katy Perry

Katy Perry is believed to be one of the most popular pop singers. She became famous thanks to her simple dancing songs that she performs dressed as a cute girl in all sorts of outfits. Over time, Perry has become less brave in her choice of stage outfits but they’re still bright and attractive. In her regular life, the singer prefers more practical clothes and she is not scared of people seeing her without makeup.

3. Till Lindemann

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Rock singers love making shows of their concerts and Rammstein’s frontman Till Lindemann is no exception. In his arsenal are iconic images that his fans look forward to seeing at his live concerts. In his regular life, Lindemann looks just like any other person. He used to have a piercing but now he doesn’t.

4. Lady Gaga

In 2008, everyone associated the word eccentric with singer Lady Gaga. Every new outfit she wore amazed everyone and made us ask, “How can you possibly create something like that?” Today, her image isn’t as crazy anymore. But in real life, it might be pretty hard to even notice Lady Gaga in a crowd. On days when she doesn’t need to perform, she prefers sportswear.

5. Miley Cyrus


During her last 2 tours in 2014 and 2015, Miley Cyrus managed to amaze everyone who visited her live concerts with her costumes. Some really loved her creativity, while others thought her ideas were too vulgar and over the top. But still, in her everyday life, Miley looks very different. She prefers sportswear and casual clothes.

6. Taryn Manning

Taryn Manning portrays Tiffany Doggett in Orange Is the New Black. In the first season, she looks quite scary, especially with her terrible teeth. In real life, the actress looks way more attractive than her character and treats people much better.

7. Elton John

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British singer Elton John who is an iconic musician always appears in costumes with glitter and other fun accessories. On the days when he doesn’t need to perform, he usually wears sportswear. The only thing that doesn’t change is his sunglasses.

8. Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa who portrayed Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones looks really strict and powerful on screen. But in fact, Momoa is a kind and soft person. He’s an adherent of Buddhism and he often takes trips to gain spiritual knowledge.

9. Madonna

Madonna is famous not only because of her talent but also thanks to the clothes she wears during her shows. In 2018, she appeared on a Met Gala event where she was wearing a crown with a black veil covering her face. Outside of her public life, Madonna wears indie clothes and doesn’t use much makeup.

10. Sacha Baron Cohen

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Sacha Baron Cohen is one of the most controversial actors today. He challenges the public with the characters he portrays in his movies. Sometimes, Cohen stays in character when he comes to different events. But when he returns to his regular life, he’s a great husband and a caring father.

11. Kesha

At all of her concerts, popular pop singer Kesha changes her bright costumes very often. But on normal days, she prefers sportswear. She sometimes adds some bright accessories to her image, like wearing cat ears on her head.

12. Cher

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Cher’s career has been going strong for more than 50 years. During this long time, the pop singer remains one of the most mindblowing performers — people just love her! But despite all the craziness in her shows, in regular life, she looks quite normal. She often wears big knitted hats with 2 pigtail braids.

13. Johnny Galecki

Johnny Galecki portrays Leonard in the very popular series, The Big Bang Theory. On screen, he looks like a shy scientist who has trouble finding the right words when talking to beautiful girls. When he is not on set, he doesn’t look anything like that character. He’s a confident man who can charm any woman.

Please note: This article was updated in April 2023 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.


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