Comedy star Walter Matthau was born Walter Matuschanskyayasky. His middle name was Foghorn and his mother was a gypsy. Or maybe not. These were jokes that he told so that he wasn’t driven crazy by his constant procession of media calls. In truth, his surname was Matthow and his parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants in New York.
You know you shouldn't believe everything you read about famous actors and actresses. Here are eight stars whose life stories (or significant parts thereof) were as fictional as the movies they starred in.