Hollywood is often considered to be at the forefront of discussions about sexual liberation and diversity in America. So perhaps it's not surprising that a number of notable actors are bisexual. Some actors who are bisexual are open about their relationships with men and women while other bisexual actors never spoke about their same sex affairs. Many of the most famous bisexual actors were sex symbols for men and women alike.
Who will you find on this list of famous bisexual actors? Multi-talented performer David Bowie appears near the top. The barrier-breaking singer, who has appeared in such films as Labyrinth and The Prestige, has said that he is bisexual. Although he was married to Iman from 1992 until his death in 2016, he was rumored to have had a relationship with Mick Jagger.
Alan Cumming has been married to his husband Grant Shaffer since 2007. He was previously married to Hilary Lyon from 1985-1993. "I still define myself as a bisexual even though I have chosen to be with Grant. I’m sexually attracted to the female form even though I am with a man and I just feel that bisexuals have a bad rap," he said in an interview. Other famous bisexual actors include Cary Grant, Anthony Perkins, and Ezra Miller.
Are you surprised that so many famous actors are bisexual? Take a look at this list and join the conversation in the comments section.
Cary Grant was married to five different women, but a documentary about Orry Kelly claimed that the actor and costume designer were lovers. In 1980, Grant famously sued Chevy Chase for making a joke that he was gay.
Age: Died at 82 (1904-1986)
Birthplace: Horfield, United Kingdom
Credits: His Girl Friday, Notorious, North by Northwest, Charade
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David Bowie, who has appeared in such films as Labyrinth and The Prestige, has said that he is bisexual. Although he was married to Iman from 1992 until his death in 2016, he was rumored to have had a relationship with Mick Jagger.
Birthplace: Brixton, London, United Kingdom
Credits: Labyrinth, Basquiat, The Hunger, The Man Who Fell to Earth
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Psycho actor Anthony Perkins was rumored to have had relationships with several famous men, including James Dean, Rock Hudson, and Stephen Sondheim. He was married to Berry Berenson from 1973-1992.
Age: Died at 60 (1932-1992)
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
Credits: Psycho, The Trial, Psycho II, The Black Hole
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A biographer said that he found evidence that Laurence Olivier did have sexual relationships with men although he was married to women. His wives include Vivien Leigh, Jill Esmond, and Joan Plowright.
Age: Died at 82 (1907-1989)
Birthplace: Dorking, United Kingdom
Credits: Rebecca, Spartacus, Sleuth, Clash of the Titans
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