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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7,798 3,172
RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 57

2
4,246 3,658
Sharon Needles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time

3
3,582 3,084
Lady Bunny is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 55

4
3,682 3,160
Raven is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 38

5
3,489 2,661
Chad Michaels is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 47

6
3,476 2,980
Jujubee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
DaynaSanford added age 33

7
3,725 2,238
Latrice Royale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
DaynaSanford added age 46

8
2,964 3,794
Nina Flowers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 44

9
3,546 2,660
Jinkx Monsoon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 30

10
3,436 2,517
Divine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
Dec. at 43 (1945-1988) Glen Milstead

11
3,464 2,554
Willam Belli is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
JenniferVanAirsdale added age 35

12
3,518 1,558
Alyssa Edwards is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
DaynaSanford added age 38

13
3,946 3,153
Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
DaynaSanford added age 33

14
2,209 1,757
Shangela Laquifa Wadley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 36 D.J. Pierce

15
1,500 781
Detox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 32

16
2,833 2,514
Manila Luzon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
DaynaSanford added age 36

17
4,045 590
Bianca Del Rio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
Danielle Dauenhauer added age 42 Roy Haylock

18
1,716 2,382
Ongina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time

19
2,272 1,641
Barry Humphries is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 84 Barry Humphries

20
2,353 809
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DaynaSanford added age 28

21
1,978 2,158
Jackie Beat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
Kent Fuher

22
1,736 2,557
Pandora Boxx is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
LizGilbert added age 45

23
1,462 1,424
Yara Sofia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
DaynaSanford added age 33

24
1,306 1,326
Ivy Winters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
DaynaSanford added age 27

25
975 438
Tatianna is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
DaynaSanford added

26
1,148 1,554
Morgan McMichaels is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time

27
1,519 1,393
Miss Coco Peru is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time

28
967 1,235
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DaynaSanford added age 37

29
692 969
Harvey Fierstein is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time

30
1,157 851
Erica Andrews is listed (or ranked) 30 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.

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1,067 978
Alexis Mateo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
DaynaSanford added age 38

32
839 251
Raja is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 43

33
758 1,068
Peaches Christ is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
Joshua Grannell

34
928 1,632
Shannel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
Shannel

35
881 1,091
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36
624 960
J. Alexander is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 59

37
659 1,041
Hedda Lettuce is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time

38
807 1,093
Chi Chi LaRue is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time

39
690 1,067
Jeffree Star is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 31

40
773 797
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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1,083 366
Courtney Act is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 36

42
412 273
Joslyn Fox is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
JoshuaKylieWaldner added

43
761 922
Amanda Lepore is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
age 50

44
460 81
BenDeLaCreme is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
Vic Humphreys added

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621 787
Vicky Vox is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time

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607 613
Sahara Davenport is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
DaynaSanford added Dec. at 28 (1984-2012)

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778 420
Cher is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
SapphireSimone added age 71 Duh

48
755 844
Varla Jean Merman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
Jeffrey Robertson

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600 226
Miss Fame is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time
TreyRoman added

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188 26
Alyssa Edwards is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Drag Queens Of All Time