Drag Queens The Best Drag Queens Of All Time  

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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.
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8,424 3,327
RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 57

2
4,545 3,965
Sharon Needles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time

3
3,992 3,447
Raven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 38

4
3,795 3,331
Lady Bunny is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 55

5
3,702 3,222
Jujubee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
DaynaSanford added age 33

6
3,730 2,905
Chad Michaels is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 47

7
4,091 2,392
Latrice Royale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
DaynaSanford added age 46

8
3,875 2,831
Jinkx Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 30

9
3,065 4,086
Nina Flowers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 44

10
3,632 2,752
Divine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
Dec. at 43 (1945-1988) Glen Milstead

11
3,730 2,790
Willam Belli is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
JenniferVanAirsdale added age 35

12
4,065 1,653
Alyssa Edwards is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
DaynaSanford added age 38

13
2,620 1,904
Shangela Laquifa Wadley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 36 D.J. Pierce

14
4,389 3,280
Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
DaynaSanford added age 33

15
1,794 912
Detox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 32

16
3,198 2,643
Manila Luzon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
DaynaSanford added age 36

17
1,815 2,581
Ongina is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time

18
4,696 655
Bianca Del Rio is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
Danielle Dauenhauer added age 42 Roy Haylock

19
2,719 898
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DaynaSanford added age 28

20
2,382 1,808
Barry Humphries is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 81 Barry Humphries

21
2,016 2,333
Jackie Beat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
Kent Fuher

22
1,802 2,742
Pandora Boxx is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
LizGilbert added age 45

23
1,540 1,593
Yara Sofia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
DaynaSanford added age 33

24
1,200 533
Tatianna is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
DaynaSanford added

25
1,404 1,481
Ivy Winters is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
DaynaSanford added age 27

26
1,227 1,711
Morgan McMichaels is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time

27
1,591 1,534
Miss Coco Peru is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time

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1,047 1,383
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DaynaSanford added age 37

29
1,103 319
Raja is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 43

30
720 1,111
Harvey Fierstein is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time

31
1,141 1,106
Alexis Mateo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
DaynaSanford added age 38

32
785 1,185
Peaches Christ is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
Joshua Grannell

33
950 1,753
Shannel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
Shannel

34
1,184 977
Erica Andrews is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
toysrdave added Dec. at 44 (1969-2013) The legendary Texas drag performer and reality star toured the world with her high energy, had-to-be-seen-to-be-believed extravaganza. Drag mother to dozens of other amazing performers including Roxxy Andrews.

35
665 1,071
J. Alexander is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 59

36
941 1,251
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DaynaSanford added

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676 1,133
Hedda Lettuce is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time

38
831 1,181
Chi Chi LaRue is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time

39
787 1,203
Jeffree Star is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 31

40
812 871
John Epperson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 62 John Epperson

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696 111
BenDeLaCreme is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
Vic Humphreys added

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1,275 415
Courtney Act is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 36

43
385 53
Alyssa Edwards is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time

44
811 1,004
Amanda Lepore is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 50

45
486 354
Joslyn Fox is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
JoshuaKylieWaldner added

46
661 668
Sahara Davenport is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
DaynaSanford added Dec. at 28 (1984-2012)

47
639 853
Vicky Vox is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time

48
770 898
Varla Jean Merman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
Jeffrey Robertson

49
860 483
Cher is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
SapphireSimone added age 71 Duh

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702 268
Miss Fame is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
TreyRoman added