List of drag queens

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This is a list of drag queens, sometimes known as female impersonators, drag performers, or drag artists. A drag queen is a person, usually a man, who dresses (or "drags") in female clothes and make-up for special occasions and usually because they are performing and/or entertaining. The term comes from Polari, a subset of English slang that was popular in some gay communities in the early part of the 20th century. Drag meant "clothes", and originated from Shakespeare's time when only men performed live theater.

Performers[edit]

Stage Name Name Lifetime Nationality Notes
Wells, StephanieStephanie Wells Stephen Willis b. ?, American
Jetson, JudyJudy Jetson Mark Shrout b. ?, American
Vale, ChristeeneChristeene Vale Paul Soileau b. ? American
Rose, HeatherHeather Rose Colton Clifford b. ? American
Miss J Alexander, J.J. Alexander b. 1958 American [1]
  Arias, JoeyJoey Arias b. ? American [2]
  Aviance, KevinKevin Aviance b. 1968 American [3]
  Bailey, JimJim Bailey b. 1949 American [4]
Bar, Shirley TempleShirley Temple Bar Declan Buckley b. ? Irish [5]
Sicks, The KinseyThe Kinsey Sicks Spencer Brown, Irwin Keller, Jeff Manabat, Ben Schatz b. 1993 American
Barbette Vander Clyde 1899—1973 American [6]
Beat, JackieJackie Beat Kent Fuher b. ? American [7]
  Berle, MiltonMilton Berle 1908—2002 American [8]
Blakk, Joan JettJoan Jett Blakk Terence Smith b. ? American [9]
Sister Boom-Boom Jack Fertig b. ? American [10]
Bourbon, RaeRae Bourbon Hal Wadell 1892(?)—1971 American [11]
Buffet, CookieCookie Buffet Christopher Dyer b. 1970 American [12]
Bunny, LadyLady Bunny Jon Ingle b. 1962 American [13]
Chablis, LadyLady Chablis Benjamin Edward Knox b. 1957 American [14]
Christ, PeachesPeaches Christ Joshua Grannell b. 1974 American [15]
Imfurst, MimiMimi Imfurst Braden Chapman b. ? American
Mary Dale Busch, CharlesCharles Busch b. 1954 American [16]
Davis, VaginalVaginal Davis Clarence Dennis Williams b. 1969 American [17]
Pollo Del Mar Paul E. Pratt b. ? American [18]
Divine Glen Milstead 1945—1988 American [19]
Divine, DreuxillaDreuxilla Divine   b. 1974 Puerto Rican [20]
  Dorsey, IssanIssan Dorsey 1933—1990 American [21]
DQ Peter Andersen b. 1973 Danish [22]
Eichelberger, EthylEthyl Eichelberger James Roy Eichelberger 1945—1990 American [16]
Eltinge, JulianJulian Eltinge William Julian Dalton 1881—1941 American [23]
  Engfors, RickardRickard Engfors b. 1976 Swedish [24]
Everage, Dame EdnaDame Edna Everage Humphries, BarryBarry Humphries b. 1934 Australian [25]
The Fabulous Wonder Twins Louis Alberto and Carlos Eduardo Campos b. 1967 Salvadoran [26]
  Feghali, BassemBassem Feghali b. 1977 Lebanese [27]
  Fierstein, HarveyHarvey Fierstein b. 1952 American [28]
Regina Fong Bundy, RegReg Bundy 1941—2003 English [29]
Miss Opal Foxx Smoke, BenjaminBenjamin Smoke 1960—1999 American [30]
Gilbert, SkySky Gilbert Schuyler Lee Gilbert, Jr b. 1952 Canadian [31]
Haldane, HeatherHeather Haldane Phil Berglin b. 1976 American
Evie Harris Plotnick, JackJack Plotnick b. 1968 American [32]
Heklina   b. ? American [33]
Honey, Lady CloverLady Clover Honey Kevin Clover Welsh b. ? American [34]
House of LeMay Bob Bolyard (Amber LeMay), Johnnie McLaughlin (Lucy Belle), Michael Hayes (Margaurite LeMay) ? American [35]
Houston, BritneyBritney Houston   b. ? American [36]
Howard-Howard, MargoMargo Howard-Howard Robert Hesse 1935—1988 American [37]
  Jaxon, FrankieFrankie Jaxon 1895—1944 American [38]
Jazzmun Nichcalo Dion Crayton b. ? American [39]
Joan-E Kaiser, RobertRobert Kaiser b. ? Canadian [40]
Johnson, Marsha P.Marsha P. Johnson Malcolm Michaels, Jr. 1944—1992 American [41]
Jones, T. C.T. C. Jones   1920—1971 American [42]
Kelly Sullivan, Liam KyleLiam Kyle Sullivan b. 1973 American [43]
Kiki, of Kiki and Herb Bond, JustinJustin Bond b. 1963 American [44]
Lamotte, MadoMado Lamotte Luc Provost b. ? Canadian [45]
LaRue, Chi ChiChi Chi LaRue Larry David Paciotti b. 1959 American [46]
LaRue, DannyDanny LaRue Daniel Patrick Carroll 1927—2009 Irish [23]
Act, CourtneyCourtney Act Shane Janek 1982— Australian [23]
Lee, TraceyTracey Lee Maxwell Ritchie b. 1933 Australian [47]
Leon, FrancisFrancis Leon Patrick Glassey 1844—? American [48]
Leonid the Magnificent Leonid Filatov b. 1973 Russian [49]
Lettuce, HeddaHedda Lettuce Steven Polito b. ? American [50]
Lily, ShangayShangay Lily   b. 1963 Spanish [51]
  Lindarw, ChristerChrister Lindarw b. 1953 American [52]
Shirley Q. Liquor Knipp, ChuckChuck Knipp b. 1961 Dual USA/Can [53]
  Ludlam, CharlesCharles Ludlam 1943—1987 American [54]
Lypsinka Epperson, JohnJohn Epperson b. 1955 American [citation needed]
Jean Malin Malin, GeneGene Malin 1908—1933 American [55]
Marchan, BobbyBobby Marchan 1930—1999 American [56]
  Marino, FrankFrank Marino b. 1965 American [57]
Markova, WalterinaWalterina Markova Walter Dempster, Jr. 1922—2005 Filipino [58]
Maxwell, BriniBrini Maxwell Ben Sander b. 1969 American [59]
Merman, Varla JeanVarla Jean Merman Jeffery Roberson b. ? American [60]
Miwa, AkihiroAkihiro Miwa Maruyama Akihiro b. 1935 Japanese [61]
Montilla, SilvettySilvetty Montilla Silvio Cássio Bernardo b. 1967 Brazilian [62]
Needles, SharonSharon Needles Aaron Coady b. 1981 American [63]
Norman, KarylKaryl Norman George Peduzzi 1897—1947 American [64]
The Widow Norton Sarria, JoséJosé Sarria b. 1922 or 1923 American [65]
Ombres, DeborahDeborah Ombres Javier Díaz b. 1975 Spanish [66]
Glennda Orgasm Belverio, GlennGlenn Belverio b. 1966 American [67]
Panti Rory O'Neill b. 1968 Irish [5]
Pantsdown, PaulinePauline Pantsdown Simon Hunt b. ? Australian [68]
Peppermint Kevin Moore b. ? American
Peru, Miss CocoMiss Coco Peru Clinton Leupp b. ? American [69]
  Pierce, CharlesCharles Pierce 1926—1999 American [23]
Pollyfilla Colin McLean b. 1978 New Zealander [70]
Regina the Gentlelady Reg Vermue b. ? Canadian [71]
Sister Roma   b. 1962 American [72]
RuPaul RuPaul Andre Charles b. 1960 American [73]
Russell, CraigCraig Russell Russell Craig Eadie 1948—1990 Canadian [74]
Ryan, RustyRusty Ryan Robert Timbrell 1947—2003 Canadian [75]
Sachet, DonnaDonna Sachet b. 1954 American [76]
Samantha Duddy, SammySammy Duddy 1945—2007 Irish [77]
Lily Savage O'Grady, PaulPaul O'Grady b. 1955 English [23]
Serduchka, VerkaVerka Serduchka Andriy Mykhailovych Danylko b. 1973 Ukrainian [78]
Shequida Gary Hall b. ? American [79]
Shirley Wood, EdEd Wood 1924—1978 American [80]
Mable "Madea" Simmons Perry, TylerTyler Perry b. 1969 American [81]
St. James, JamesJames St. James James Clark b. 1966 American [82]
Star, JeffreeJeffree Star Jeffree Star b. 1986 American [83]
Sylvester   1947—1988 American [84]
Taboo! Tashjian, StephenStephen Tashjian b. 1959 American [85]
Tourette, PussyPussy Tourette   b. ? American [86]
Frau Martha Wäber Hansy Vogt b. ? German [87]
Wisdom, WandaWanda Wisdom Bradley Traynor b. 1975 American [88]
Brown, TammieTammie Brown Keith Glen Schuber b. ? American
Flowers, NinaNina Flowers Jorge Flores b. ? Puerto Rican
Zahara Benet, BeBeBeBe Zahara Benet Nea Marshall Kudi b. 1981 Cameroonian
Vine, SherrySherry Vine Keith Levy perpetually 17 American
Wurst, ConchitaConchita Wurst Thomas "Tom" Neuwirth b. 1988 Austrian

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