“Pitch Perfect” and “Pitch Perfect 2” star Rebel Wilson’s real name and age became the centre of attention this week after an article in Australian tabloid Woman’s Day claimed that she has been lying.

If you’ve ever Googled “Rebel Wilson”, you’d see results like:

Rebel Wilson Name Age
Source: Google

Apparently, in an interview with Woman’s Day, a former classmate of Rebel Wilson said that the actress isn’t who she claims to be. The report alleged that her real name is actually Melanie Elizabeth Bownds and included a yearbook photo of someone who looks like the actress.


On top of that, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that business records filed with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) confirm that “Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson” is listed with a birth date of 2nd March 1980, which would make her 35 years old. Not 29 years old as previously, uh, Googled (refer to the above picture).

But Melanie Elizabeth Rebel Wilson didn’t just take this sitting down, no siree! It prompted the star to respond on Twitter:


To be honest, do we really care if her name was Melanie or Elizabeth, or Melanie Elizabeth, or Rebel Wilson or R2D2, or Queen of the Universe? She wouldn’t be the first Hollywood star to change his/her name or use a stage name (in this case, “Rebel Wilson”) anyway.

So what’s the big deal, eh?

Sources: Us Weekly, HuffPost Ent.

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