If they can change their gender, then you can too come out to the whole world! Finally, after decades, the world is getting a bit better for the wide transgender community. Slowly, people are getting to terms with the LGBTQ+ community. With time, the glam world is also opening up its doors for transgenders, bisexual, gay, or queer actors and filmmakers. On popular demand, we have curated a brand new celebrity list for you, this time the list will be filled with transgender models, actors, filmmakers, and artists.
14 Celebs Who Changed Their Gender
We are back with another unique celebrity list! This time all the renowned faces who underwent a sex transformation surgery are on our radar. Fourteen highly popular stars who are changing the face of the glam world are here. Let’s not delay any further and quickly jump into the main discussion of the day, from Amanda Lepore to Elliot Page, everyone is under your analysis.
14. Amanda Lepore
First on our list is the famous American singer and artist, Amanda Lepore. She was initially born as a boy but with time she recognized her true self! Amanda sadly had a difficult childhood. Back then the concept of transgender wasn’t popular at all, not only the society but initially, her parents too hesitated to accept her true self. At the age of 19, she fully transformed herself into a woman. It was a highly painful process for her, her journey was full of ups and downs! But thankfully, now she can breathe properly, and with time people have accepted her as a transgender performance artist.
13. Tommy Dorfman
The popular American actress, Tommy Dorfman’s big project happens to be 13 Reasons Why. The blockbuster Netflix series truly brought her under the limelight. Hopefully, you will remember her as Ryan Shaver from 13 Reasons Why. Coming to her transition journey, just like every other queer out there, accepting her true self and most importantly coming out to the whole world as a “queer”, was not at all easy for her. From a very small age, she knew she was a girl from the inside and when she finally started earning a bit of money, she decided to make her dream come true and that’s when she decided to go by “they”!
12. Erica Andrews
The popular Mexican model is back in talk, you will be shocked to know about her backstory. From being Eddie to getting established as Erica Andrews, it has been a sweet and sour journey for her. Erica had a very difficult childhood, she has confirmed the fact that she was bullied back in school. Being a trans-woman, life was always very haphazard for her. When she was probably 18, she was introduced to the drag culture and that’s when things changed for her. Sadly at the age of 43, particularly on 11th March 2013, we lost her. Sources say she died of a chronic lung infection.
11. Lana Wachowski
Originally born as Larry Wachowski, but later she went ahead with the transitioning surgery and now we all know her as Lana Wachowski! She is the main woman behind the most renowned and highly acclaimed action franchise of all time, she created the popular The Matrix series. Back when she was growing up into a man, she realized that she was highly confused about her gender, she didn’t know whom she should support! It has been a crazy journey for her but now with the support of her whole family, the renowned filmmaker has finally accepted herself as a trans-woman.
10. Alexandra Billings
The renowned American actress and singer, Alexandra Scott Billings is also on our list. Some of her popular works happen to be ER and Grey’s Anatomy! She is recognized as the second transgender woman who was allowed to portray transgender characters on TV! Stepping into the glam world was not at all easy for her. Initially, she was lost as a young individual, she was also previously recognized as a drug addict! Childhood and teenage life were very harsh for her but thankfully she came back on the right track and now is recognized among the most popular celebrities out there.
9. Lilly Wachowski
Just like her sister, Andy too decided to accept her true self. This brings us to Andy Wachowski who is now renowned as Lilly Wachowski. After her sister came out as a trans woman, she too got encouraged to tell her actual truth to the real world. She was initially very scared to come out as a trans woman. But thankfully, her whole family was standing beside her, especially her sister Lana. Both sisters lead The Wachowskis! The Matrix series, which now has a total of five movies, was made intentionally to promote the concept of transgenders among ordinary individuals.
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8. Bob the Drag Queen
The winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 is here, Bob the Drag Queen is under our analysis. The renowned American drag queen, comedian, and actor is best known for shows like High Maintenance and Tales of the City! She hasn’t changed her gender but she is mostly recognized as a pansexual and non-binary! She initially started her career as a model but with time she was introduced to the drag culture and then she made it to RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8.
7. Jazz Jennings
When talking about transgenders who are changing the dynamics of the world, how could we forget the name of Jazz Jennings! From creating unique YouTube content to getting a personalized TV series, it has been a surreal experience for us. Unlike other celebrities, Jazz Jennings never hesitated to put herself forward to the real world. She is among those trans women who work with an open mind! Her parents fully supported her transitioning journey. If you get a chance to visit TLC, then you should surely binge on her reality series, “I Am Jazz”.
6. Dominique Jackson
Next on our list is the famous Tobagonian-American actress and model, Dominique Jackson. Childhood and teenage life were very traumatic for her. She was a victim of bullying and sexual abuse. Not only society, but her family as well didn’t support her as a transgender. It wasn’t a smooth journey for her, she had faced a lot of struggles out there. Her life took a 180-degree turn when she walked for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, that’s when the industry came to know about Dominique Jackson.
5. April Ashley
We are going back to the year 1961 when April Ashley opened up to the whole world, this was the exact time when the renowned British model told her fans that she is a trans-woman. Sadly, we lost her in 2021, but she is still seen as a standing example for all the trans-women out there. Her journey was full of struggles but ultimately her work spoke on her behalf. She is also one of the English trans models who made it to British Vogue.
4. Caitlyn Jenner
The retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete is under our analysis! The very famous and gorgeous American media mogul, Bruce Jenner, now renowned as Caitlyn Jenner is here! We all know about her transition surgeries! She particularly came out as a trans-woman in April 2015. This news was a huge shock for the whole Kardashian and Jenner family. Caitlyn Jenner never failed to impress us with her classic dressing styles and straightforward personality. Kylie and Kendall Jenner initially didn’t know how to react to their father’s reality but with time they accepted her with their full hearts.
3. Alexis Arquette
She was originally born as Robert Arquette, but with time people came to know her in a better way. Slowly and steadily, the world was introduced to Alexis Arquette! Sources say, from a very small age, Alexis Arquette knew she wanted to be an actress! Our count says we have seen her in more than 40 movies. Some of her notable works happen to be Goodbye America, Kiss & Tell, She’s All That, and Blended.
2. Laverne Cox
The very gorgeous and bold American actress of all time, Laverne Cox is also on our list! We have all seen her in the popular Netflix series, namely, Orange Is the New Black! Sadly, Laverne Cox was a victim of bullying! Yes, you heard it right, born as a male, Cox was always advised and accepted to act like a male. But with time, things became extremely difficult for her and that’s when she decided to open up to the whole world. She initially wanted to be a full-fledged ballet dancer but as she stepped onto the glam world, she developed a deep interest in acting.
1. Elliot Page
Last but not the least, the very young and charming Elliot Page is on our radar. He came out as a transgender in 2020, the news was a heavy shock for the whole industry. He is the first trans man who made it to the cover of Time. Originally, he was Ellen Page! He is widely known for the role of Victor Hargreeves, we hope you all have noticed him in Netflix’s popular drama series, The Umbrella Academy! He initially entered into the industry as a female but now Page goes under the denomination of “he”, not “she”.
14 Celebs Who Changed Their Gender – FAQs
Yes, the renowned actor, Elliot Page was once a woman, but now she has transformed herself fully into a male body.
Initially, all the Kardashians and Jenners were a bit shocked by Bruce Jenner’s reality, but now they have fully accepted Caitlyn Jenner.
Yes, in the year 2015, Kris Jenner finalized her divorce from Caitlyn Jenner.
Dominique Jackson’s original name happens to be Dominique Brebnor.
Bob the Drag Queen’s original name happens to be Christopher D. Caldwell.
Tommy Dorfman is currently not married, but sources say she was once married to Peter Zurkuhlen.