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Famous Lesbian Models Who Are LGBTQ Icons 

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List Rules A comprehensive list of notable lesbian models.

A number of top fashion models also happen to be gay. Whether they've come out with fanfare or not, many of these women have become LGBTQ icons. Some notable openly gay female models work the runway while other popular lesbian models are best known for their ad campaigns. A few of the most famous lesbian models got their start on America's Next Top Model.

Who will you find on this list of famous lesbian models? Cara Delevingne appears at the top. She hasn't made an official coming out announcement, but she did make this post on National Coming Out Day in 2014: "I'm late for National Coming Out Day but better late than never. Don't be scared to be who you are." She has been in a relationship with Annie Clark – the musician also known as St. Vincent – since 2015. Amber Rose is another famous model who has talked about her fluid sexuality. Freja Beha Erichsen, seen on the cover of many magazines, has never publicly announced that she is gay, but it is well known that she dates women. Other women featured on this top lesbian models list include Catherine McNeil, Ruby Rose, and Jessica Clark.

Which of these fashionable women inspires you? Take a look at this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

Cara Delevingne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lesbian Models Who Are LGBTQ Icons
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Model and actress Cara Delevingne hasn't made an official coming out announcement. In 2014, though, she made this post on National Coming Out Day: "I'm late for National Coming Out Day but better late than never. Don't be scared to be who you are." She was in a relationship with Annie Clark – the musician also known as St. Vincent – but broke up in 2016.

Age: 26

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Amber Rose is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lesbian Models Who Are LGBTQ Icons
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Amber Rose has been romantically involved with famous men including Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa, but has said this about her orientation: "I’m extremely open with my sexuality. I can be in love with a woman, I can be in love with a man."

Age: 36

Birthplace: South Philadelphia

Freja Beha Erichsen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lesbian Models Who Are LGBTQ Icons
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Freja Beha Erichsen – who has graced the cover of many magazines – has never publicly announced that she is gay, but it is well known that she dates women.

Age: 31

Birthplace: Roskilde, Denmark

Ruby Rose is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lesbian Models Who Are LGBTQ Icons
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Orange Is the New Black actress and model Ruby Rose was once engaged to Catherine McNeil. She was also in a relationship with clothing designer Phoebe Dahl. After the couple split, Rose wrote, "I will forever treasure our time together. I’m a better person because of all we shared."

Age: 32

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia