Fabulous Ladies: Top 5 Famous Drag Queens

Famous Drag Queens

Drag queen shows can be a lot of fun. All that glitter, dresses, high heels (I have no idea how they walk in them) and singing is very entertaining. Here are some of the most famous drag queens. How many of them do you know?

What is a drag queen? It is a person, usually male, who dresses in drag and often acts like ultra feminine woman. It’s wrong to think that all drag queens are gay. Many women have a crossdressing husband. If you have doubts about drag queens, there are many crossdressing questions and answers on the Internet. Here are some of the most famous drag queens out there.


If you know anything about the drag queen world, you know this name. Ru Paul, who was born Rupaul Andre Charles, rose to fame with TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race, which began in 2009 and which aims to find America’s next drag superstar. RuPaul has been a drag queen since the 90s. She was struggling with poverty and drug addiction when she landed several record deals which jump started her career. She has numerous hit records, including a duet with Elton John in 1994. You could’ve seen her in many movies like But I’m a Cheerleader. RuPaul is also a prominent gay rights activist.

Chad Michaels

Cher fans know who this is. Chad rose to fame as one of the world’s leading Cher impersonators. He has been performing as Cher for two decades. Michaels also performed for some of the world’s most famous singers such as Christina Aguilera, Cyndi Lauper, and even Cher herself. He is so good at what he does, that he has featured as Cher in numerous Cher TV biographies. He was one of the top three contestants on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

William Belli

Unlike many of the drag queens, William has very little experience as a club performer. His career focus has been on television acting. You may know him as the transsexual from Cherry Peck on Nip/Tuck. He has also played many roles on various television shows such as Southland, CSI: NY, Cold Case, Criminal Minds, and Boston Public. You could have seen him in many movies including American Wedding, Because I Said So, Tower Heist, and Cinema Verite.

Dame Edna Everage

She is a character created and performed by Australian comedian Barry Humphries. She is famous for her lilac-colored hair and cat eye glasses. As Dame Edna, Humphries has written several books including an autobiography, My Gorgeous Life, appeared in several films and hosted several television shows.

Jackie Beat

Jackie is definitely one of the best known drag queens in the world. Her original performing of Britney Spears, Madonna and Lady GaGa hits is very known, and she has been performing all over the U.S.A. and Europe for two decades. You can also see her stand-ups Comedy Central and MTV. You could’ve seen her in movies including Flawless and Wigstock the Movie, and she has also appeared on Sex and the City.

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