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Life Can Be A Drag: Our Guide To Cross-Dressing Actors

Because dressing up's part of the game...

We blame the Greeks. And the Romans. Not to mention those pesky Tudors, excluding as they did all women from performing on the stage. Since time immemorial, there's nothing many an actor has liked to do more than get himself into a pair of tights, put on a nice wig, and splash on the makeup, insisting all the while that he is passing. As you can see from our list, nine times out of ten he won't be. And that tenth time, it's Cillian Murphy and things start getting very confusing.

We could have shown you Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon, or Guy Pearce, but that's too easy. Especially when there are hidden gems from the likes of Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp to show you instead. This list, as is always the case, is by no means definitive, but it's pretty all-encompassing, and we hope there's plenty here for you to enjoy.

And whilst we're at it, was To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar the worst film title in film history? We're struggling to think of one...

Where do they put their thingy...

Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies, 1980)


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