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Who are the best famous drag queens, female impersonators, and drag artists? This list ranks them all, with pictures of all the top drag queens in the world. The top drag queens in the United States hail from NYC, Las Vegas, LA, Chicago, and New Orleans (not surprisingly, these are also some of the most gay friendly cities in the US) with popular drag queens coming from as far as Australia, India, and the UK.

Famous female impersonators are often known for their outlandish, funny drag queen names, and you can't go to Vegas without seeing a drag show. Who are the greatest drag queens? Many well-known drag performers, such as RuPaul, have reached the heights of celebrity through appearances in television and in some of the top LGBT movies of all time. And as you'll see from this list of drag queens, dressing up like a woman is nothing new.

Who are the best female impersonators ever? Where are the best drag shows in the world? Who were some of the first drag queens? This list of famous drag queens will introduce you (or reacquaint you) with some of the top female impersonators ever. Make sure to vote for your favorite drag queens and vote down the ones you know are trash for all the wrong reasons. If you don't see your favorite female impersonator on the list of popular drag artists, make sure to add her to the list. If you're interested in the other side of the drag business, check out the best drag kings of all time.
RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
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RuPaul


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Age: 56

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

Profession: Talk show host, Television producer, Drag queen, Singer-songwriter, Model, + more

Credits: RuPaul's Drag Race, RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, But I'm a Cheerleader

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#26 on The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names

#47 on The Celebrities You Most Want To See Play Survivor

#37 on The Best Singers Who Only Need to Go By One Name

#70 on New American Idol Judge Picks

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Lady Bunny is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
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Lady Bunny


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Age: 53

Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America

Profession: Journalist, Drag queen, Actor

Credits: Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson^!Dangerous Liaisons^!Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!^!Starrbooty

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#10 on The Greatest Camp Drag Queens

#3 on The Greatest New York Drag Queens

#7 on The Greatest Southern Drag Queens

#15 on The Greatest Blonde Drag Queens

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Sharon Needles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
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Sharon Needles


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Age: 35

Birthplace: Newton, Iowa, United States of America

Profession: Drag queen, Actor

Credits: RuPaul's Drag Race, 2012 New Now Next Awards, All Stars, RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!

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#3 on The Best Contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race

#3 on All Winners of RuPaul's Drag Race, Ranked

#1 on The Most Clever Drag Queen Names

#3 on Greatest Alternative Drag Queens of All Time

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Chad Michaels is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
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Chad Michaels


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Age: 46

Profession: Drag queen

Credits: RuPaul's Drag Race, RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!, 2012 New Now Next Awards, 2013 New Now Next Awards

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#15 on The Best Contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race

#7 on All Winners of RuPaul's Drag Race, Ranked

#2 on The Greatest Club Drag Queens

#7 on The Greatest Blonde Drag Queens

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