Can You Unscramble These Celebrity Names?


By: Jonnathan Chadwick

6 Min Quiz

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Science says spelling doesn't really matter. All that matters when reading a word is that the first and last letters of the word are correct. All the letters in between can be scrambled, and the human brain will be able to understand it. Give it a try. Can you raed tihs setnecne of srcmabled wrods? It shouldn't be too difficult. The challenge increases tenfold, however, when the first and last letters are also scrambled. Give it a try. Anc ouy arde isth tsenecne fo brcasdmle rdwos?

That was probably a lot more challenging, if not impossible. The only way most people can unscramble a fully scrambled word is if the word happens to be a famous person, place or thing. If you're trying to unscramble the word "imuloesni," it might take hours. If you're trying to unscramble "ncebeyo," it can only really be one thing. Celebrity names are recognizable around the world.

If you consider yourself a true fan, you should be able to unscramble your favorite celebrity's name no matter how scrambled it is. Some names like Madonna or Lady Gaga or Drake are so unique they practically jump off the page. Put your entertainment knowledge to the test and see how well you know the world's top celebrities. Can you unscramble these celebrity names?

Do you know superstar singer "yebceon"?

Beyonce burst onto the hip-hop scene as one part of the hit girl group Destiny's Child. Her first solo recording was a 2003 song with her future husband, Jay-Z, and her solo career took off shortly after.


Actor "abdr tipt" won his first Oscar for a non-acting role. Who is he?

Brad Pitt is famously known for having married (and divorced) Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie, but he's also starred in more than 80 films. He won a Golden Globe in 1996 for his work in "12 Monkeys," and he won an Oscar on the production team for "12 Years a Slave."


Do you know the Canadian rapper who goes by "erkad"?

Drake's popular hit song "Best I Ever Had" dropped in 2009 after the Canadian rapper released his third official mix tape. He released his first studio album the next year and has since become one of the best-selling rap artists in the world.


Everybody wants to be friends with "fejeninr sotnnia." Who is she?

Jennifer Aniston began her acting career as a teen and starred in her first major film in 1993, but she didn't become a star until she portrayed the character of Rachel on "Friends." The sitcom ran from 1994 to 2004 and turned the entire cast into superstars.


One of Britain's most successful artists is "eadel." Do you know who that is?

Adele is one of the most successful singers in British history as well as the world. She's the only recent artist to have two albums certified Diamond in the U.S., and her second album has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.


Superstar "ikm driankasha" might be the most popular reality star ever. Do you know her?

Kim Kardashian might be the most successful reality star in the world. The only reality stars that have arguably surpassed her are her sisters. Kylie was named the youngest self-made billionaire in 2019, and Kendall reportedly commands the most expensive sponsored posts on Instagram.


You might remember seeing "mto knsah" and his pet volleyball in a movie. Who is he?

Tom Hanks won back-to-back Oscars for his work in "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump," and he's portrayed a wide variety of characters on screen. One of his most famous roles is pull-doll Sheriff Woody from the Toy Story series.


Can you identify the rapper from Detroit known as "imemne"?

This rapper from Detroit came up in the game under Dr. Dre's wing and quickly found huge success. He's the best-selling rap artist in the world, and legends like Jay-Z, Kanye West and Dr. Dre don't come close.


Actor "reolndao aidciopr" was king of the world in late '90s. Who is he?

Leonardo DiCaprio's most successful movie is James Cameron's 1997 Blockbuster "Titanic," which went on to win 11 Academy Awards. DiCaprio won his first Academy Award for his work in 2015's "The Revenant."


Do you know "aulji tesrobr," who was once the highest-paid actress in the world?

Julia Roberts was famous before "Pretty Woman," but she became really really famous after. She reportedly earned just $300,000 for her work in the movie but soon started commanding $25 million per film as the highest-paid actress in the world.


Very few have had as long of a TV career as "elnel eenrgdese." Who is that?

Ellen DeGeneres famously came out in 1997 on the cover of Time Magazine with the headline, "Yep, I'm Gay." Her character on the sitcom "Ellen" also came out as gay, and ABC began running a disclaimer before each episode.


Singer "dyal agag" is known for outrageous wardrobe choices. Do you know her?

Lady Gaga gained notoriety around the world for her outrageous wardrobe choices. In 2010, she wore a dress made of raw meat to the MTV Video Music Awards. Animal rights groups hated it and fashion designers praised it.


Can you unscramble "iarnaa nadegr"?

Ariana Grande got her start in entertainment on Nickelodeon and today is one of the most popular artists in the world. She headlined Coachella in 2019. She's won countless awards and was named Billboard's "Woman of the Year" in 2018.


Who is "neyak tesw," known for being one of entertainment's most outspoken?

Kanye West started his hip hop career producing beats for some of the biggest names in rap. He finally got his big break under Jay-Z and released his first studio album in 2004. He's since gone on to sell millions of records worldwide.


Do you know Disney star turned pop star "eilym rcsyu"?

Miley Cyrus began her career as Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel way back in 2006. The show ran for four seasons while Miley was busy putting out music and becoming a star. Her seventh studio album is set to be released in 2020.


Very few singers have sold more records than "nanarih." Who is that?

Rihanna is a fairly new artist but has already shattered several records. She's the only artist of the 21st century to claim upwards of 250 million sales worldwide, and she's listed alongside Madonna, Elvis and The Beatles as one of the best-selling artists ever.


Do you know British pop star "de reanehs"?

The only person who sold more albums than Sheeran in 2015 was fellow British superstar Adele. Sheeran's second album took Britain's "Album of the Year" award, and his third album was the best-selling album of 2017. He's sold more than 150 million albums in a few short years.


Can you unscramble Canadian celebrity "stujin eerib," who shot to fame at just 13?

Justin Bieber became one of the most successful artists in the world after uploading cover songs to Youtube. He signed his first record deal at just 13 years old and released his first album in 2010. Today, he's one of the world's best-selling musical artists.


Who is "iekly neejrn," also known as the world's youngest self-made billionaire?

Although Kylie Jenner grew up with the same amount of fame and opportunity as the rest of her family, she's the only one to be named a self-made billionaire. Kylie was declared the youngest self-made billionaire by Forbes magazine in 2019.


Superstar "ilwl htmsi" has found success in TV, movies and music. Do you know him?

Will Smith is one of the only people to have found major success in film, TV and music. His 1998 album "Big Willie Style" sold more than 6 million copies in the U.S. "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" is still in syndication, and he's starred in countless blockbuster films.


Do you know California Gurl "akyt repry"?

Katy Perry actually released her first album in 2001, but barely anybody listened to it. She then reinvented her image and dropped her second album in 2008. The album shot her to superstardom, and she's released three more albums since.


Action star "omt siuecr" has never won an Oscar. Do you know him?

Tom Cruise is arguably the most famous actor in the world to have never won an Academy Award. He's known for his action flicks, but he was nominated for Oscars for his dramatic work in "Magnolia," "Jerry Maguire" and "Born on the Fourth of July."


Can you name the superstar female rapper known as "kicin jmian"?

Nicki Minaj's real name is Onika, and she began rapping in the early 2000s. She released three mixtapes on her own and signed her first record deal in 2009. She released her first studio album in 2010 and has been a superstar ever since.


Gangster flick legend "btorer ed rnio" started acting in the '60s. Who is it?

Robert De Niro is mostly known for his work in gangster flicks with Martin Scorsese. The two teamed up in 1973 for the movie "Mean Streets," and they most recently partnered for the 2019 gangster movie "The Irishman."


Can you identify country/pop singer and songwriter "oyrlat ftiws"?

Taylor Swift started her music career in her early teens when she moved to Nashville to become a country singer. Her first album came in 2006, and she has since sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.


No actor has grossed more money than "emuasl kcjaons." Do you know him?

Samuel L. Jackson movies have grossed more than any other actor in Hollywood. He's been in some of the biggest Blockbusters ever like "Jurassic Park," "The Avengers," "Star Wars: Episode I" and "The Incredibles."


From Hawaii to the Super Bowl, "uronb rmas" is one of music's most entertaining performers. Do you know him?

Bruno Mars headlined the Super Bowl 48 halftime show and did so well he was invited back as a guest artist alongside Beyonce and Coldplay for the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. The Hawaii native has sold more than 26 million albums worldwide.


Singer, dancer, actor and businesswoman "rinefejn ezopl" headlined Super Bowl LIV in Miami. Do you know her?

Jennifer Lopez sits alongside Will Smith as one of the most successful multiple threats in the entertainment industry. She's excelled in TV and Hollywood and has recorded eight studio albums totaling more than 80 million worldwide sales.


From WWE to the big screen, "ayeanwd hoojnsn" is one of the most famous action stars in the world. Who is it?

Dwayne Johnson is widely known as The Rock because he spent eight years in the WWE wrestling under the name. He was also a member of the 1991 national champion Miami Hurricanes football team but went undrafted in the 1995 NFL draft.


Nobody has more Oscar nominations than "rlyem epetrs." Who is that?

No actor has been nominated for more Oscars than Meryl Streep. She has 21 nominations and 31 Golden Globe nominations. Her most recent Oscar win came for her work in 2012's "The Iron Lady." Her most recent Oscar nomination came for her work in 2018's "The Post."


You may have heard "aogrmn efrenam" doing a voice over or two. Who is it?

Morgan Freeman has one of the most recognizable voices in Hollywood, and he's just one of few who can command seven figures for simple voiceover work. He does voiceovers for everything from commercials to Hollywood blockbusters.


Do you know "fninreej wereanlc" who famously beat Meryl Streep for her first Golden Globe?

Jennifer Lawrence became a household name in 2010 after she starred in the indy film "Winter's Bone." She quickly went on to star in "X-Men" and "The Hunger Games" and won an Oscar for 2012's "Silver Linings Playbook."


Who is "nynohj pepd"?

Alongside Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp is one of the most famous actors to have never won an Oscar. His versatile acting style has allowed him to portray characters ranging from Willy Wonka to Whitey Bulger and everything in between.


Can you unscramble "nzedel tghnwoasino," known for detective and action movies?

Denzel Washington won his first Academy Award for his supporting role in 1989's "Glory" and won his second for his lead role in 2001's "Training Day." He's starred in more than 50 movies and is one of the world's most popular actors.


Do you know the queen of pop known as "omdnana"?

Madonna sits alongside The Beatles, Michael Jackson and Elvis as one of the best-selling artists of all time. She's the best-selling female artist with 300 million claimed sales, and she is universally recognized as "The Queen of Pop," a title she earned in the 1980s.


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