It wasn’t until Rock Hudson contracted AIDS in the 1980s that the hidden sexual lives of celebs hit the public sphere in a big way. Hudson had always portrayed strong, masculine characters on TV and in the movies, so the revelation that he was gay was shocking to many, though Hollywood insiders had known for years. In today’s 24/7 news cycle dominated by social media, it seems as if there are no secrets, but take a look at this list of stars and ask yourself if you had any clue that they swung both ways?
Blanchett’s Australian, and you know they tend to be far more forthcoming about personal stuff, but it was still a shock when she admitted in an interview that she has had multiple sexual relationships with women, even though she is happily married with kids. Blanchett’s one of those upper-crust women who you wouldn’t think swings to the other side, but she’s played on that side of the field for quite awhile and makes no apologies for it. It’s kind of refreshing for a major actress to come out without any fanfare.