1. Jodie Foster
Foster openly admitted her true sexuality for the very first time during her 2013 Golden Globes acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award. She built up to her huge reveal: I ‘m, uh, single. It ended up being a nod along with a wink to the truth that her sexuality was something of an open secret in Hollywood, in the event that you might call it that.
2. Ellen Page
Hollywood actress Ellen Page, of Juno fame, declared that she was proudly lesbian in an extremely public manner. The news was broken by Page in Vegas during an emotional address in a packed conference hall. Because I’m homosexual, I’m here now. she said. And because… perhaps I can really make a difference.
3. Catherine McNeil
Catherine McNeil is an Australian fashion model. At fourteen years of age, she won a model search competition hosted by Girlfriend. In 2009 she was photographed kissing Ruby Rose; the pair were considered to be engaged but reports have said the engagement was called off in July 2010.
4. Maria Bello
Bello is married to her partner Clare Munn and they continue to raise her son she had with previous boyfriend Dan McDermott.
5. Samantha Fox
When she judged a lesbian beauty pageant, rumors circulated the girl she was living with during the pageant, Cris Bonacci (ex-Girlschool guitarist), was her lover. Neither said openly that they were lovers, although the two girls did stay together. Bonacci, however, afterwards supported the relationship in an interview.
6. Evan Rachel Wood
Golden Globes-nominated actress Evan Rachel Wood, who was once engaged to Marilyn Manson, came out as bisexual in an interview with Esquire magazine in April of 2011. She said of her relationships: “I’m more kind of like the man as it pertains to girls. I’m the one that is dominant. I’m opening the doors, I’m purchasing dinner. Yeah, I’m intimate.”
7. Chely Wright
Richell Rene Chely Wright is an American country music singer and gay rights activist. In May 2010, Wright became one of the very first important country music performers to openly come out as lesbian.
8. Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson disclosed in an interview with Out magazine that she not only had a long term lesbian relationship in high school, but that she’s also had other relationships with girls. Though she says that these relationships have become the exception and not the rule.
9. Anne Heche
Anne Heche had a very public relationship with Ellen DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000. Heche has been married and had a son with a cameraman since her relationship with Ellen ended. Both of them split in 2007 and were divorced in 2009. She’s now with Guys in Trees costar James Tupper, with whom she also has a son.
10. Michelle Rodriguez
36-year old Michelle Rodriguez has said that she isn’t a lesbian, despite rumors of her and a female co star on the picture Bloodrayne being in a relationship. Yet, in an interview with the UK edition of Cosmopolitan magazine Rodriguez did confess to having experimented with both genders.