Secretly Gay, Bisexual, Or Queer Stars Of Golden Era Hollywood

The party scene during the Golden Age of Hollywood is legendary; just imagine the biggest, most beautiful movie stars in the world mingling in the Hollywood Hills. Despite the almost non-stop press blitz old Hollywood stars were subject to thanks to their studio overlords, not every aspect of their lives was public; you may be surprised to learn those parties were filled with gay stars you never knew were gay, or bisexual and queer stars who kept the true nature of their sexuality out of the public eye. Some gay screen legends like Rock Hudson came out of the closet late in life. Outing other allegedly queer actors of the silver screen remains controversial, given they aren’t around to speak for themselves.

Starlets such as Joan Crawford and Greta Garbo make the cut, which includes lesbians of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Despite their marriages to men, both were reportedly known to secretly enjoy affairs with other women. Rumors have swirled for decades that legendary screen actors such as Cary Grant and Clark Gable were bisexual, and as more time passes, further evidence surfaces that those claims may be undeniably true.

See if your favorite actor or actress from American cinema’s golden age made this list of LGBTQ old Hollywood movie stars. Which one shocks you most? Which did you suspect all along? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.