Secret Codes Used Amongst Celebrities

By Anna Collins 9 months ago

1. Moonlight: romantic rendezvous

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You can see why celebrities have to use secret code words with people constantly prying into their lives and people always listening to what they say. Celebrities have to be careful about revealing too much about their private lives. So when a celeb has a romantic rendezvous they refer to it as 'moonlight'.

2. Mrs Green: restaurant reservation

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If a celebrity wants to make a restaurant reservation, they do not want to inform the whole world as soon they see fans and cameras around the place. So when a celebrity wants to make a restaurant reservation they call it a 'Mrs. Green', 'can I make a Mrs. Green please'.

3. Golden Girl: top secret project

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Another word that celebrities found themselves in need of a cover-up was when they were talking about a top-secret project. It wouldn't be top secret for very long if they were talking about it publicly or conspicuously. So they created the alias 'golden girl' to refer to a top-secret project.

4. Thunderbolt: discreet medical appointment

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When a celebrity wants to inform someone that they have to get to their discreet medical appointment, without the media getting a hold of the information and informing the world, they will refer to it as a 'thunderbolt' so that nobody has an idea of what they are talking about.

5. Bluebird: secret Instagram account

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Celebrities can gossip freely with their code word 'blue bird' which means a secret Instagram account. Now celebrities can take pictures and stories and share them on their private accounts or stories without the public being able to see them. They can put it on their 'bluebird'.

6. Shadow: avoiding the paparazzi

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It's a constant endeavor for a celebrity to have to actively avoid the paparazzi and go undetected to places. They call this being in the 'shadow' or trying to 'shadow'. When a celebrity says this to each other or a security guard they know to help the person escape the paparazzi.

7. Mary Johnson: anonymity

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On a similar note, celebrities want days where they feel totally anonymous to the world. Others have so much attention that they cannot go to a place without being followed. And so when they ask for 'Mary Johnson', people know to give them anonymity.

8. Unicorn: singer

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Not only celebrities are aware of these code words, but security guards and helpers within the industry also know so that they can use them to speak in code. When someone says there's a 'unicorn', what it really means is that there is a singer. For example, 'the unicorn is here'.

9. Tiger Lily: young actress

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In the world of celebrity secret codes, when they are referring to a young actress they will say 'Tiger Lily'. For example, 'there's a Tiger Lily to see you', 'or a certain Tiger Lily we would love to work on this project with'. Then, they can keep things more discreet.

10. Snow White: family vacation

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Think about being a celebrity and planning a family holiday. You would want to go on holiday and keep it as private as possible, for the sake of your family and your children's privacy. So family vacation in code terms is stated as 'Snow White', which is something the kids will love.

11. Mongoose: private party

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You can see how much a celeb would want to keep a private party private. Otherwise, they'd get hundreds of people turning up and the whole thing could turn into a complete mess. In the secret code world of celebrities, a 'mongoose' refers to a private party - 'hey, there's a mongoose tonight, are you going?'

12. Mr. Red: booking flights

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Mr. Red means booking flights! 'Could you just check Mr. Red', or 'Mr. Red is free for these days. Again, people who work with celebrities need to be careful in keeping their client's activities private, and when they are speaking to the celebrity. So booking flights can be done on the 'DL' (down low).

13. Project X: surprise celebrity collaboration

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'Project X also sounds super exciting, and it is! It's code for a surprise celebrity collaboration. So when the words 'there's a project X coming soon' are uttered, you know that there's a big celebrity collaboration coming which everyone would be super excited about.

14. Pink Panther: comedian

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When there's a 'pink panther in the building everybody', you know a comedian is there. Pink Panther is the secret word for the comedian. Different kinds of celebrities have different code names so that people can be specific about who they are referring to and not get confused.

15. Orchid: special anniversary

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'Orchid' is the secret celebrity signal word for a special anniversary. This could refer to many things, whether a date night for an anniversary or a celebrity letting their agent know that a special date and event is coming up. It all depends on the context of how the signal is used.

16. Starship: luxury car rental

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Starship is the perfect word for luxury car rental. You can imagine it: 'I'm just in my starship now, I'll leave it at the rear of the building to be parked'. Starship makes total sense, yet nobody else would ever guess! And, it sounds way more magical than 'luxury car rental'.

17. Jungle King: famous athlete

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When there's a 'Jungle King' in the building, you know that there's a famous athlete around. This is the kind of thing agents would say to one another to let them know that their client has arrived or to inform each other about the guests who are attending an event.

18. Emerald: jewelry purchase

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A new jewelry purchase in the celebrity world could be worth thousands or millions, so you can see why a secret signal is used. To refer to a new jewelry purchase it is called 'emerald'. For example, 'I have a client looking to make an emerald purchase'.

19. Orchid: special date

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An orchid refers to a 'special date'. So this covers a wide basis, it could be used in any context. It just means that the celebrity can use a secret signal instead of informing someone of the actual date by having to say it out loud - which could cause paparazzi or media chaos!

20. Operation Midnight: late-night studio session

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Operation midnight is the secret signal for late-night studio sessions which again makes sense for musicians! So if you were familiar with celebrity secret signals but had forgotten the exact meaning, you'd probably come to a conclusion that was fairly close to the real meaning.

21. Galaxy Quest: exclusive charity event

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Galaxy Quest sounds like something straight from Star Wars. But in the celebrity world, the celebrity signal 'galaxy quest' refers to an exclusive charity event. 'There's a galaxy quest tonight, and Justin Bieber will be in attendance'. You can imagine how it goes...

22. Secret agent: bodyguard

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If you heard the secret agent, you might assume that there really was a secret agent around. But it actually means a celebrity bodyguard. If you think about it, it's just as important to keep the bodyguard's identity hidden so that they can protect the celebrity they are with.

23. Phantom: private jet

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I want a 'phantom' or schedule the 'phantom' would mean a celebrity wants to book a private jet if we decipher the secret celebrity signal. It means that a celebrity can go undercover and even get to different places or countries without anybody actually knowing.

24. Operation Eclipse: secret event

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In the world of celebrity code, Operation Eclipse means 'secret event planning' code. So of course, this requires a code name otherwise the secret event planning wouldn't be secret any longer, it would be public news. And then there'd never be a chance for the grand reveal.

25. Sunshine: vacation

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Today we're heading off into the 'sunshine'. You can see just how easily you could fit this into a sentence without raising any confusion or questions. And when they say the sunshine they specifically mean 'vacation destination', so they are off on their holidays!

26. Butterfly: co-star

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Sometimes celebrities have to ask questions or make references to other people but do not want to use their names in a public setting. So they can refer to them as 'butterfly', the alias is used during interviews when they are referring to a co-star to keep their name hidden.

27. Captain Marvel: superhero actor

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This code name is super cool and not so discreet. When the word 'Captain Marvel' is said within the A-lister celebrities you know that they are referring to a superhero actor. 'Oh look, here comes a Captain Marvel'. It makes total sense and it sounds like you're in a Marvel movie.

28. Silver fox: mature celebrity

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Three guesses as to what this one means. Yep, you got it. It's of course a name for a mature celebrity, but we all knew this one already. In fact, many of us use this in everyday language now. Wow look at George Clooney, he's a silver fox. Now it has become a compliment!

29. Dragonfly: online gaming

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Are you a 'dragonfly' tonight? There seems to be no correlation between a dragonfly and online gaming (which is what it stands for) but then maybe that's what makes the code so successful. This is so that keen gamers like Henry Cavill can organize a game with fellow celebs.

30. Operation Stardust: movie project

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It's a pretty cool code name 'Operation Stardust', and really, if you head a bodyguard or a celebrity or member of staff using a code like 'Operation Stardust' you'd know something big was happening. It really is a code name for a movie project, so it's a big deal.

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