10 Celebrity Cross-Dressers
Well, alleged celebrity cross-dressers, in some cases
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2013 7:55 AM CDT
American actor John Travolta, laughs during a news conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.   (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

(Newser) – Last year, the National Enquirer published pictures of John Travolta wearing a dress, fur stole, jewelry, makeup, and a blonde wig at a 1997 party. Radar has a picture ... and 19 more celebrities who've cross-dressed. A sampling:

  • Jeff Chandler: Esther Williams revealed in 1999 that she once found the late actor, at the time a boyfriend of hers, in a red wig, flowered dress, and high heels.
  • Oscar De La Hoya: A stripper leaked pictures of him wearing a fishnet bodysuit, high heels, women's underwear, and a wig in 2007. He denied the pictures were of him for years, but finally admitted it in 2011.
  • Kelsey Grammer: His ex-wife implied to Howard Stern that her former husband liked to dress up like a woman. He's since denied it.
  • Marv Albert: The famous NBC broadcaster was on trial for forcible sodomy against his girlfriend when another woman testified that she, a hotel employee, was called to Albert's room and found him wearing women's underwear. She says he tried to force himself on her; he ended up pleading guilty.

  • Lee Tamahori: The director was caught allegedly trying to sell himself for sex to an undercover cop ... while dressed as a woman. But he ended up getting most of the charges, except criminal trespass, dropped in a plea deal.
  • James Middleton: Kate Middleton's brother was photographed in drag, and the pictures—including one of him in a French maid's outfit—were leaked in 2011.
  • Marvin Gaye Sr.: Marvin Gaye's father, who killed his son in 1984, was allegedly in the habit of cross-dressing.
  • Bruce Jenner: Robert Kardashian's ex-wife claimed last year that Jenner, married to Kardashian's other ex-wife, Kris, liked to dress in women's clothes.
  • Robert Durst: The real estate heir was arrested in 2002 for killing his neighbor. He'd been living as a woman at the time, calling himself "Roberta."
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OrneryPup
Oct 13, 2013 7:17 PM CDT
Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble were seen in drag, as well as Bugs Bunny. I seem to recall even Popeye in skirts. The Three Stooges on several occasions made a mockery of the art, as only the stooges could. Actually, the list could go on at length for on-screen drag.
Ultraworld
Oct 13, 2013 11:28 AM CDT
Uncle Milty was a great crossdresser.
793tango
Oct 12, 2013 5:21 PM CDT
Some guys look good in drag. Some guys look better in drag than they do as men.