Stefani Germanotta is the lead actress in “A Star Is Born” 2018 Warner Bros. remake, together with Bradley Cooper. While the name of the lead actress sounds new to the public’s ear actually everybody knows her. She is the singer who popularized “Poker Face” and “Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga.

Real name

Stefani Germanotta is the real name of the singer-songwriter-actress Lady Gaga. In the movie and in the credits, the popular singer is billed under that name. It can be recalled that in her previous movie appearances in “American Horror Story: Roanoke,” “Machete Kills,” and “Muppets Most Wanted” she goes by her stage name.

Somehow, it is appropriate to credit Lady Gaga by her real name in line with her role in “A Star Is Born.” After all, her character in the movie is about an unknown naïve girl who is fortunate enough to be discovered and turned into a star.

To avoid confusion in press notes, the studio uses her real and stage name, one enclosed in parenthesis. There is a long explanation beside her name that says, “known across the globe as Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga. Kenny Meiselas of Grubman Shire & Meiselas are representing Lady Gaga, while Bobby Campbell is her manager. These people behind her were also asked about her decision to be credited as Stefani Germanotta in the “A Star is Born.”

Sources close to the pop icon said that this is her way of putting a separate line between her singing and acting career.

Having this kind of name separation in different fields is not new. Dwayne Johnson first became famous as The Rock during his career in wrestling. Then there was Puff Daddy and Diddy, who used the name Sean Combs in film and theater. However, there are music icons that settled in using just their first names as their stage names such as Madonna (Madonna Ciccone) and Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson).

Movie preview

A Star Is Born” opens the door for Stefani Germanotta to be in a major motion picture and land a leading role while to Bradley Cooper, it is his first directorial project. Cooper portrayed the character of Jackson Maine. He is a country music star who discovers Ally, the role played by Lady Gaga. She was first an unknown singer, yet her talent is immense and it brought her to higher places in her career.

Her success overshadowed Jackson’s career. It was hard for him to accept that his best days are about to be over and this caused tension to the romance that is beginning to encircle them. The movie also features new compositions from Lady Gaga. The remake of the 1937 classic is showing on September 18, 2018.