We have seen many lists of famous men and women celebrities but have you ever seen a list of famous transgender celebrities? we guess probably not. Today we have made a list of top 10 famous transgender celebrities that you must know and admire. Fighting all the odds, these people are in limelight; from acting on-screen to starting fashion lines and establishing their business empire, they have done all. These transgenders have struggled a lot to achieve their dreams. So, let’s check out these famous transgender celebrities and admire them for what they are.
Famous Transgender Celebrities:
1. Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn Jenner(formerly known as Bruce Jenner) is an American television personality and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete. In April 2015, Jenner revealed her identity as a trans woman changing her name change from Bruce to Caitlyn. She has been branded as the most famous openly transgender woman in the world.
2. Laverne Cox
Laverne Cox is an American actress, reality television star, television producer, and LGBT advocate. She is the first open transgender person to have a wax figure of herself at Madame Tussauds. Also in June 2014, Cox became the first openly transgender person to appear on the cover of Time magazine.
3. Isis King
Isis King is an American fashion model and a fashion designer. She was the first trans woman to compete on the show and became one of the most visible transgender people on television. She has struggled a lot and has done few odd jobs before participating in America’s Next Top Model.
4. Balian Buschbaum
Balian Buschbaum(formely known as Yvonne Buschbaum) is a former German pole vaulter. Although he was the second best female pole vaulter in Germany but Buschbaum announced her retirement due to a persistent injury in 2007 and underwent a gender reassignment operation in 2008.
5. Alexis Arquette
Although the celebrity died last month, but she was one of the most famous transgender celebrity. She was an American actress and activist. Alexis Arquette had appeared in a number of movies and was well-known for her gender transitioning, and for supporting other people making similar transitions.
6. Lana Wachowski
She is one of the most famous transgenders celebrities on this list. Lana Wachowski(formely known as Larry Wachowski) American film director, screenwriter and producer. In 2003, Gothamist.com reported about her possible gender reassignment. Although Lana completed the transition after Speed Racer’s release in 2008.
7. Jenna Talackova
She might be the hottest transgender on our list of famous transgender celebrities. Jenna Talackova is a Canadian model and television personality. She gained media attention after she successfully waged a legal battle to be allowed to compete in the Miss Universe Canada after being initially disqualified for being transgender.
8. Chaz Bono
Chaz Bono is an American advocate, writer, musician and actor. Bono transitiont from female-to-male finished in 2010. She has also starred in the 13th season of the US version of Dancing with the Stars. It was the first time an openly transgender man starred on a major network T.V show for something not related to being transgender.
9. Carmen Carrera
Carmen Carrera is an American reality television personality and model. Although she presented as male during the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race but Carrera was identified as a gay man during filming of the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, but began to gender transition when she concluded filming.
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10. Trace Lysette
Last one on our list of Top 10 famous transgender celebrities is Trace Lysette. She is an actress and advocate best known for her role as Shea, the yoga teacher on Amazon’s critically acclaimed series Transparent. After landing her role on Transparent, Trace decided to disclose her identity as an out, proud, trans actress.
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Please be aware that #2 – Laverne Cox that’s the image of her BROTHER. He appeared on OITNB as a back flash to show the character prior to her transition. However, that is NOT actually Laverne.
Your article has misgendered 8. Chas Bono, please amend.