Drag queens with pseudonyms have many reasons for choosing their names. This list contains information about the real names of drag queens, listed alphabetically by their drag name. Some famous drag queens use their favorite locations as name inspiration while others pick the names of celebrities. Some drag queen stage names are the same as the name they were born with. Others use puns or wordplay to make a memorable stage name.
Who will you find on this real names of famous drag queens list? Of course, RuPaul makes an appearance. The mononymous drag queen was born RuPaul Andre Charles. RuPaul has introduced the world to many of the most famous drag queens through the reality show RuPaul's Drag Race. Bianca Del Rio (born Roy Haylock), Sharon Needles (born Aaron Coady), and Chad Michaels (born Chad Michaels) are some of the best to appear on the series.
Divine - real name Harris Glenn Milstead - was one of the first drag queens to become a household name, having appeared in many of John Waters' films including Hairspray and Polyester. Other famous drag queens include Dusty Ray Bottoms (Dustin Rayburn) and Jaymes Mansfield (James Wirth).
What would your drag name be? Would you hope you were in the Haus of Edwards or would you choose something totally wild and thematic?
- Acid Betty (born Jamin Ruhren) is a draq queen from Brooklyn best known for competing on...
Birthplace: Azusa, CaliforniaAdore Delano is the stage name of American, singer, drag queen, and YouTube personality,... more on Wikipedia
Aja - born Jay Rivera
- Alaska Thunderfuck 5000, known mononymously as Alaska on the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag... more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Florida, Puerto RicoAlexis Mateo Pacheco, better known as Alexis Mateo, is a Puerto Rican drag queen, performer,... more on Wikipedia
- Alyssa Edwards (born Justin Johnson) is a drag performer best known as a contestant on ...
April Carrión - born Jason Carrión
Asia O'Hara - born Antwan Mason Lee
Aquaria - born Giovanni Palandrani
Birthplace: CameroonBeBe Zahara Benet is the stage name of Nea Marshall Kudi Ngwa, a Cameroonian-American drag... more on Wikipedia
- BenDeLaCreme is an actor.
BenDeLaCreme - born Benjamin Putnam
- Roy Haylock, better known by his stage name Bianca Del Rio, is an American actor, comedian,... more on Wikipedia
Blair St. Clair - born Andrew Bryson
- Christopher Caldwell (born June 22, 1986), also known as Bob the Drag Queen, is an American... more on Wikipedia
Bob the Drag Queen - born Christopher Caldwell
Birthplace: Elmwood Park, New Jersey, United States of AmericaCarmen Carrera is an American reality television personality, model, burlesque performer, and... more on Wikipedia
- Chad Michaels is an American drag performer. Michaels was known as a Cher impersonator, before... more on Wikipedia
- Chi Chi DeVayne (born Zavion Davenport) is a drag performer from Shreveport, Louisiana, best...
Birthplace: AustraliaShane Gilberto Jenek (born 18 February 1982), better known under the stage name Courtney Act,... more on Wikipedia
- Cynthia Lee Fontaine (born Carlos Hernandez) is a drag queen from Austin, Texas, best known as...
- Dame Edna Everage is a character created and performed by Australian comedian Barry Humphries,... more on Wikipedia
Darienne Lake - born Greg Meyer
Delta Work - born Gabriel Villarreal
- Derrick Barry (b. 1983) is a Britney Spears impersonator, who is best known as a contestant in...
- Detox Icunt, known mononymously as Detox, is an American drag performer and recording artist.... more on Wikipedia