12. Portia de Rossi
This Australian-American actress made waves when she came out after being married to a man. Best known for her roles on “Ally McBeal’ and “Arrested Development”, De Rossi has earned a Screen Actors Guild Award for her work on the former. In a rumored attempt to get a green card for the United States, De Rossi married prolific documentary filmmaker Mel Metcalfe from 1996 to 1999. “[The marriage] just obviously wasn’t right for me,” De Rossi said on Good Morning America. In late 2004, De Rossi met and started dating prominent lesbian icon Ellen DeGeneres. The couple got married at their Beverly Hills home in 2008.