Persona: A social identity, which may be false or true, that anyone, but especially a public figure, celebrity, or entertainment figure, can adopt to attract attention, get a few laughs and have fun. As distinct from the inner self. Also, a film directed by Ingmar Bergman that highlights the brooding, predatory nature of the human psyche; featuring a big spider in a cameo role.
Examples of Celebrities with a larger than life Persona or even an Anti-Persona Persona: Marie Antoinette, Paris Hilton, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, P.T. Barnum