Famous Gender-Benders On Film

Whether for simple comic relief or in a sincere effort to take on a female role in films, countless actors have donned dresses and lipstick on screen. This recent post from Wonderwall highlights some of the best and most famous men-in-drag roles.

While this list certainly highlights some of my favorites (Nathan Lane in The Birdcage, Tim Curry in Rocky Horror, and RuPaul,  the sassiest cross-dresser I know of), it leaves out some of the famous gender-bending roles that women have played.

Just as I was about to make a list of my personal favorites, I found this list (which of course, includes #1 on my list, my girl Hilary Swank). Who will be the next star to blur gender lines on film? I can’t wait to find out.

Image from achievement.org: Hilary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry

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About Michaela


Michaela is a recent Seven Sisters graduate with a self-designed degree in Sexuality Studies. When she's not blogging, you'll find her teaching Health and Wellness and A Cappella to high school students, helping women find properly fitting bras, and working as an editor on a documentary. She hopes to continue her education one day with a PhD in Feminist Anthropology.