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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


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 and New York City club scenes. Usually billed as RuPaul Charles, he has played men in a number of roles, and makes public appearances both in and out of drag. RuPaul is noted among drag queens for his indifference toward the gender-specific pronouns used to address him—both "he" and "she" have been deemed acceptable, as stated in his autobiography: "You can call me he. You can call me she. You ...more

Age: 57

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

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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: 68

Birthplace: Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States of America

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#26 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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Divine


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 music career; People magazine described him as the "Drag Queen of the Century". Born in Baltimore, Maryland to a conservative middle-class family, Milstead developed an early interest in drag while working as a women's hairdresser. By the mid-1960s he had embraced the city's countercultural scene and befriended Waters, who gave him the name "Divine" and the tagline of "the most beautiful woman in ...more

Age: Died at 43 (1945-1988)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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#14 on The Greatest Blonde Drag Queens

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#87 on The Best Singers Who Only Need to Go By One Name

#10 on The Greatest Club Drag Queens

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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: 58

Birthplace: Hibbing, Minnesota, United States of America

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