Take a look at the life of global icon and former South African leader Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela, a lawyer and anti-apartheid activist, emerged from a 27-year prison term in 1990 and within four years became president of South Africa. He went on to become one of the most recognized faces in the world and force in the human rights movement and global effort to fight AIDS.
The following five celebrity urban legends will likely live on long into the future, despite the fact that none of them is remotely true.
Jewel, who celebrates her 39th birthday on May 23, is just one of several celebrities who go by one name. In honor of the singing star, take a look at other stars who are too big for a last name.