Ten Famous Drag Queens

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  • RuPaul
  • Sylvester
  • Pepper Lebeija
  • Dorian Corey
  • BeBe Zahara Benet
  • Shangela
  • Harmonica Sunbeam
  • Noxeema Jackson
  • Tyra Sanchez
  • Sahara Davenport

Pepper LeBeija

Pepper LeBeija became a star after he was featured in the 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning. Pepper's background is in the Black and Latino ballroom scene (mother of the House of LeBeija), a subculture known for family, fashion and voguing — made famous years before Madonna. In 2003, Pepper passed away at 53 years old, but he is known as an "icon" in the ballroom circuit and beyond.  

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