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List of famous male drag queens, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male drag queens list contains the most prominent and top males known for being drag queens. There are thousand of males working as drag queens in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic drag queens have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a drag queen then the people below should give you inspiration.

List is made up of people like Capretta and Francis Leon.

While this isn't a list of all male drag queens, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male drag queens?" and "Who are the best male drag queens?"
RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Drag Queens
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RuPaul Andre Charles, best known mononymously as RuPaul, is an American actor, drag queen, model, author, and recording artist, who first became widely known in the 1990s when he appeared in a wide variety of television programs, films, and musical albums. Previously, he was a fixture on the Atlanta ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

Profession: Talk show host, Television producer, Drag queen, Singer-songwriter, Model, + more

Credits: RuPaul's Drag Race, RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, But I'm a Cheerleader

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Joey Arias is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Drag Queens
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Joey Arias is a New York-based performance artist, cabaret singer, and drag artist. ...more

Age: 67

Birthplace: Fayetteville, USA, North Carolina

Profession: Performer, Drag queen, Actor, Singer

Credits: Big Top Pee-wee, Arias With A Twist, Mondo New York

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#21 on The Greatest New York Drag Queens

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Divine is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Drag Queens
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Harris Glenn Milstead, also known by his stage name Divine, was an American actor, singer and drag queen. Associated with independent filmmaker John Waters, he was a character actor, usually performing female roles in cinematic and theatrical appearances, and adopted a female drag persona for his ...more

Age: Died at 43 (1945-1988)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Hairdresser, Drag queen, Screenwriter, Actor, Singer, + more

Credits: Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, Polyester, Female Trouble

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Chi Chi LaRue is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Drag Queens
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Larry David Paciotti is an American gay pornographic film director. He appears as the drag-diva persona Chi Chi LaRue, which is also the directorial credit name of Lawrence David and Taylor Hudson, who direct bisexual, gay, and heterosexual porn films. He does not direct in drag. ...more

Age: 57

Birthplace: Hibbing, Minnesota, United States of America

Profession: Pornographic actor, Drag queen, Screenwriter, Film Director

Credits: The Fluffer, Night Watch II, Taken: To the Lowest Level, B3: The Big Black Bed, Wicked, + more

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