Gay Supermodel / Jenny Shimizu
With her androgynous looks, Japanese-American Jenny Shimizu attracted the attention of reps from Calvin Klein. She soon achieved supermodel status, donning fashions from high-profile designers such as Gianni Versace. Shimizu acts, too, appearing in the 1996 movie “Foxfire.” During filming, she romanced costar Angelina Jolie. “My label for myself has just always been ‘queer,’” Shimizu said in a 2010 interview. Shimizu also appeared on the episode of “Ellen” where the comedienne came out. “To come out and be better than ever and persevere and not go back into the closet or apologize for her lifestyle, she’s part of our team,” Shimizu said of Ellen DeGeneres. Other queer Asian-American women include Tila Tequila and Margaret Cho.