Chicks are funny. They like lots of things, they sometimes seem to hate even more things, and they’re not afraid to share their opinions or speak their minds when it comes to what they like or dislike. Don’t believe me? Think about your old high school gal-pal who can chat incessantly about the outfit her “friend” wore to that lame party her other “friend” hosted last Saturday. You sit down next to her at the local watering hole, and two hours later, your eyes are glazed over, your ears are bleeding, and she’s still talking.
One thing straight chicks actually spend entirely too much time doing (or just enough, depending on your perspective) is reading about, watching (like freaking hawks), eyeing, ranking, and daydreaming about other hot chicks. It’s just something they were born to do. We guys probably don’t really realize that since we’re too busy checking out the opposite sex already ourselves, but women are really, really into putting other women up on a pedestal for their beauty and physical attributes and then tearing them right back down.
So it’s no wonder one of the things straight chicks spend entirely too much wasted time on is thinking about famous lesbians. They don’t even want to “convert” those famous lookers who “play for the other team,” as the saying goes. Nope — they like hot, celebrity lesbians just fine the way they are. They might think about them a little bit at night when they aren’t doing anything else — maybe rank them, maybe wonder what it would be like to join their team, maybe imagine what it must be like to be a famous lesbian. Well, I’m sure you guys know what I’m talking about. So I took it upon myself (I’m selfless that way) to go ahead and do the work for all our straight lady friends out there. Here then are the 19 hottest celebrity lesbians straight chicks should think about at night.
19. Ruby Rose
Seemingly everybody knows who Ruby Rose is, and not just for her role in seasons three and four of the monster Netflix hit Orange Is the New Black — not that she wasn’t awesome in that show and not that she wasn’t already famous in her homeland of Australia as a Maybelline model and MTV VJ. But what really made Rose famous is her now defunct relationship with ex Catherine McNeil, the well-known supermodel. Since that power couple breakup, Rose has dated a few other famous ladies, including Phoebe Dahl, singer/songwriter Ashley Frangipane, and her current beau Harley Gusman, who might be even hotter than Ruby herself.
18. Aubrey O’Day
Does anybody remember the seminal musical group Danity Kane? No? I’m shocked, I tell you — shocked. OK, maybe not so much, considering I had never heard of Danity Kane before researching this article, and I am, after all, the King of All Media — forget Howard Stern! At any rate, Aubrey O’Day is probably more famous for her role as a New York City socialite than her musical prowess, even if she once was a member of that not-so-legendary band. She once had an affair with Lydia Hearst (yes, of those Hearsts) and has often been romantically linked with other female New York socialites.
17. Evan Rachel Wood
It seems like only yesterday that Evan Rachel Wood broke onto the Hollywood scene with her stunning performance in Thirteen. But guess what? That movie is now almost 15 years old. In the meantime, the actress has grown up right before our very eyes and has also made her sexual identity very clear. That is, to say, she’s determinedly and aggressively bisexual. If you don’t believe me, check out this quote from her: “I’m more kind of like the guy when it comes to girls. I’m the dominant one. I’m opening the doors, I’m buying dinner. Yeah, I’m romantic.” It sounds like Evan likes to get what she wants when she wants it; you have to admire that!
16. Amber Heard
While our gal Amber has been in the spotlight a lot in the past year for her divorce proceedings and “He said, She said” title fight with Johnny Depp, she was once in a very long-term lesbian relationship with Tasya Van Ree, the American photographer and multimedia artist, and some reports even claim the two were married. Amber herself has always been very open about her bisexuality, so it probably comes as no surprise that after she and Depp called it splitsville, Amber headed back into the arms of Van Ree. Well, they were seen having lunch together — I’m not sure that quite qualifies as true love reunited, but hey, it’s a start!
15. Cara Delevingne
The international supermodel Cara Delevingne has recently become more famous for her acting chops than her modeling. That’s because she had a high-profile role as “The Enchantress” in the even higher profile Suicide Squad film adaptation last year for DC. Cara is also a well-known openly bisexual celebrity and has been for quite some time. She recently told People magazine, “I want to be as open with people as possible. There are a lot of things people don’t know about me, but I just want to be honest.” It seems to me that if The Enchantress wants to date both women and men, then there’s no reason not to support her in that decision — that’s a win-win situation if I’ve ever heard of one!
14. Tila Tequila
Let’s face it — Tila Tequila is seriously crazy. If you don’t believe me, just remember her insane Twitter rant from last year when she wished Adolf Hitler a happy birthday (Yup- that Adolf Hitler), put on a swastika armband and Nazi cap, and brought a hellish Tweet-storm down upon herself. The full-on, openly lesbian reality star is also seriously hot. If her incredibly raunchy pictorial for Penthouse a few years back wasn’t proof enough of that, then her more recent all-girl “adult” video should be. I’m not sure if any sane person should ever be caught daydreaming about this whacko of a star, but then again I’m not sure either that they shouldn’t. She really is that hot, more’s the shame.
13. Catherine McNeil
Remember good old Ruby Rose from a few entries back? Well, our lady, Catherine here, was the other half of that very successful, very high-profile lesbian power couple for quite a while. Catherine is, of course, a fairly famous fashion model who hails from Australia, just like her ex, Ruby; go figure. She was actually discovered in a nationwide talent search when she was only fourteen. Now that she’s an older and wiser 28 years old, as well as one of Vogue’s Top Models of the 2000s, I think it’s safe to say that straight ladies everywhere just might be dreaming about her dark and sensuous look. I know I am, at least, even if I’m not a straight lady…
12. Anna Paquin
We move now to an actress who has no problem telling everybody precisely where she stands. Anna Paquin rose to prominence for her role as a young girl in the Oscar-winning drama The Piano. Then, she impressed everyone as Rogue in the original group of X-Men films. But she’s probably best known for being married but openly bisexual and also being a huge proponent and defender of the LGBTQ community. Whatever works for Anna works for us. She should also be known for being hot because she’s definitely all grown up as they say — check her out in True Blood if you don’t believe me.
11. Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle is one of the hottest and coolest ladies in Hollywood who also happens to be bisexual. Well, we think she might be bisexual. There have always been rumors that she and Bloodrayne co-star Kristanna Loken (who is also on this list — coincidence or not, I ask you?) kind of got heavily into it off-set during the filming of that truly terrible lesbian-vampire-Nazi gore fest. I don’t know — maybe they needed to blow off steam after being on such a brutal set all day. Michelle has also admitted to “experimenting” with women. Whatever her orientation, I’m sure straight women and men alike wouldn’t mind playing vampire with her any old time.
10. Kristanna Loken
Remember that whole rumor that Kristanna had an affair with Michelle Rodriguez while they were filming BloodRayne? I just want to say, for the record, that I’m totally in favor of the existence of such an affair. I mean, who wouldn’t be? Michelle’s hot, Kristanna’s hot, the movie was horrible, and some good should have come out of it… Anyway, Kristanna is a classic-looking blond model who’s very openly bisexual. She was once married but is currently in a relationship with a woman. Unfortunately for all those straight ladies out there dreaming of this reunion, it doesn’t appear to be Michelle.
9. Maria Bello
Then there’s good old Maria Bello, who’s been around and hot since her days on ER as a young actress. After ER Maria made waves for appearing in really good, really intense indies like The Cooler and A History of Violence (the latter has her doing a “cheerleader” routine with husband Viggo Mortensen that you won’t ever forget) but she really made waves when she publicly came out and explained how she had to deal with letting her 12-year-old son know her orientation. As she explained in a New York Times column she wrote herself, “This was the moment I had been anticipating and dreading for months… I took a deep breath, knowing that my answer, and his response, would have an impact on our lives for a very long time. I was with someone romantically, and I hadn’t told him. I had become involved with a woman who was my best friend, and, as it happens, a person who is like a godmother to my son.” Now that takes heart and courage!
8. Portia de Rossi
What can be said about Portia that hasn’t already been said? That she’s one of the most famous celebrity lesbians out there is no surprise — after all, this is the woman who’s married to the number one lesbian starlet of all-time, Ellen DeGeneres. Nobody comes even close to Ellen when it comes to being an outwardly proud member of the other side, and Portia, who once starred in the hilarious Arrested Development, is certainly no stranger to the spotlight because of that. She and Ellen have a very public relationship; that’s for sure. I’ll let you in on a little secret — she’s also quite the looker, in case the ladies hadn’t noticed.
7. Ellen Page
Those of you who remember the movie Juno (and I’m willing to bet that’s pretty much all of you, no matter what you actually thought of the film) will certainly remember actress Ellen Page, who made her Hollywood bones in the titular role. Page had no qualms about making sure everyone but everyone was aware of her sexual orientation. How do I know this? Well, because she announced it to a packed convention center audience, stating, “I’m here today because I am gay. And because… maybe I can make a difference.” It doesn’t get much more straightforward than that. You did see what I just did there, right? “Doesn’t get much more straightforward…” Yeah, I’m good.
6. Kate McKinnon
What’s not to like about funny lady Kate McKinnon? I mean, after all, she’s one of the leading lights for ladies who’ve been Saturday Night Live superstars. Don’t believe me? You should check her out in the infamous “Twin Bed” sketch — now that’s comedy gold, I tell ya. Not only is she funny but Kate is also in one of the hottest public lesbian relationships around, as she’s been paired up with Broadway star Marla Mindelle for quite a while now. Marla has starred in South Pacific, Sister Act, and Roger & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Now that’s a power couple for you!
5. Gillian Anderson
It’s not just guys who have the hots for Gillian Anderson, the redheaded star of classic cult hit The X-Files. I have that on good authority, having had two ex-girlfriends both say they thought she was “super-hot.” Hey, who was I to argue? I agree. The legendary show enjoyed a hugely successful but short-lived revival last fall, when we got to see Gillian a few years older but still pretty hot. She has stated that she had a long-term lesbian relationship in high school and has had intimate moments with more than one woman since then. She does, however, claim that all of this playing for the other side is an “exception.” That’s fine — I’m sure we all find it “exceptional,” too, Gillian!
4. Lindsay Lohan
I’ll be perfectly honest here — I’m not quite sure what to say about Lindsay Lohan’s sexuality because I’m not quite sure Lindsay herself knows what to think at any given moment or on any given day. There’s no doubt that Lindsay has been traditionally hot (although her addictions have not always helped her looks), but who really knows what that means for her. Lindsay has had very public forays with men (remember her infamous “Black Book” of everyone she had slept with?!!?), and with women — she had a long relationship with Samantha Ronson, an English singer. When it comes to Lindsay, who claims to be bisexual, you just never know what you’re going to get.
3. Chely Wright
She’s probably not quite as popular as she deserves, and that has a lot to do with the fact that country singer Chely Wright (her full name is Richell Rene Wright) is a very public lesbian in a town, Nashville, that’s just a little bit straighter than the entertainment capitals on the coasts, and she’s in an industry that might not be quite as open to homosexuality as, say, Broadway or Hollywood. In fact, she lost her recording contract after she came out in 2010, but she got a new one and is totally defiant, saying, “I hear the word ‘tolerance’ — that some people are trying to teach people to be tolerant of gays. I’m not satisfied with that word. I am gay, and I am not seeking to be ‘tolerated.’” Now that’s some powerful truth Chely’s singing about!
2. Samantha Fox
This former Page Three girl (which for the uninitiated means “topless hottie”) of British tabloids parlayed her exposure, as it were, into a monster career as a pop princess in the ’80s and early ’90s. I bet Samantha Fox in her prime was the thing of dreams for millions of straight men and women. People began to wonder about her when she judged a lesbian beauty pageant and was romantically linked to two different women, one of them her longtime manager and supposed “best mate.” Samantha herself has never confirmed her sexuality, but that doesn’t stop plenty of ladies from daydreaming about her, I’m sure.
1. Clementine Ford
Sometimes, as we all know, you can be famous for your own sake but more famous because of who you are, rather than what you do. Such is the case with Clementine Ford, who starred for a year in The Young and the Restless and also for three years as a bit player in The L Word. However, she’s probably more famous for her real-life role as Cybill Shepherd’s daughter. Clementine’s lesbian cred comes from her long relationship with the musician Linda Perry, who is, in turn, more famous herself for now being married to former Roseanne star Sara Gilbert.