Which “Iconic Sci-Fi Sex Symbol” Actress is Ready to Come Out Lesbian?

From Blind Gossip:

“Which iconic sci-fi sex symbol with a history of bad relationships has gone lesbian? The once red-hot actress’ life is usually an open book, so it’s no wonder she’s telling friends that she’s ready to come out!”

As you know, Blind Gossip is always totally true and reliable, and this particular story seems EXTRA TRUE because it’s so oddly specific.  Also, this piece of Blind Gossip is extra EXTRA special for its perpetuation of the idea that a “history of bad relationships” would inspire one to “go lesbian.” How exactly does one “go lesbian”? Does it involve an alternative lifestyle haircut? I feel like it involves an alternative lifestyle haircut. Regardless, the mystery woman is in for quite a surprise if she thinks lesbians and Bad Relationships are mutually exclusive.

So, who could it be? It’d be fan-fucking-tastic if it was Katee Sackhoff, Carrie-Ann Moss, Jennifer Garner, Sarah Michelle Geller, Jane Fonda or Sigourney Weaver but the odds are radically out of our favor with respect to those ladies.

So, here’s our best guesses — and just for the record our money’s on Kelly LeBrock.

Carrie Fisher

Sci-Fi Sex Symbol: Princess Leia in Star Wars
Open Book: Fisher writes a lot of memoirs!
+ History of bad relationships: Briefly engaged to Dan Aykroyd, but then got back together with Paul Simon. They divorced in 1983. Her second husband, Bryan Lourd, turned out to be gay.

A few months back, from an interview in The Advocate:

In the September 2009 issue of Out, you participated in its monthly Can I Be Blunt? column by sharing 10 things that gay men should know about straight women. One of those things was, “We don’t really care that John Travolta is gay.” I know you and Travolta go way back, so let’s get really blunt here: Does his legal team have any business demanding Gawker remove a recent post suggesting that he’s given blow jobs?
Wow! I mean, my feeling about John has always been that we know and we don’t care. Look, I’m sorry that he’s uncomfortable with it, and that’s all I can say. It only draws more attention to it when you make that kind of legal fuss. Just leave it be.

Would she really speak openly like that about John Travolta while keeping her own sexuality a secret? Carrie Fisher is relatively legendary for her tendency to spill-all, after all, this would be highly out of character.


Jeri Ryan

+ Sci-Fi Sex Symbol – Borg Seven of Nine in Star Trek: Voyager and a regular role on Dark Skies
+ History of bad relationships: Married Jack Ryan and they had a child together. They eventually divorced and Jeri accused Jack of “asking her to perform sexual acts with him in public, and in sex clubs in New York, New Orleans, and Paris.”

+ Ryan Married French chef Christophe Émé in 2007, the couple had a daughter in 2008.


Kelly LeBrock

(our pick!)

+ Sci-Fi Sex Symbol: Charlotte in Weird Science
+ History of bad relationships: Married Victor Drai in 1984, divorced in 1986. Married action star Steven Seagal for nine years and divorced, she says he kept a sex slave in the basement.
+ Open Book: Is currently writing a tell-all bio which promises to reveal lots of secrets about her marriage to Steven Seagal.
+ Once Red-Hot: Her first film was “The Woman in Red,” her career has died off as of late though she recently appeared on Celebrity Fit Club and Hell’s Kitchen.


Linda Hamilton

+ Sci-Fi Sex Symbol – Sarah Connor (The Terminator)
+ History of bad relationships/Open Book: has been married and divorced twice, once to James Cameron, who she says has a “Titanic-sized ego”


Gillian Anderson

+ Scully probably made you gay
Sci-Fi Sex Symbol : Scully on X-Files
+ Red Hot: Gillian has red hair

+ After her 2006 divorce, Anderson started dating Mark Griffiths. They have a baby together and seem to still be dating.


Cindy Morgan:

Sci-Fi Sex Symbol: Lora/Yori in Tron
+ Open Book:“According to the documentary Caddyshack: The Inside Story, Morgan is currently a resident of Florida and is working on a book about her experiences during the making of Caddyshack.”
+ Red-Hot: Tron costume!


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  1. If it turns out to be Stephanie Jacobsen, my life will be enormously enriched. Just saying, Stephanie Jacobsen.

  2. My first thought was “OMG SCULLY.” But that is probably only because Scully made me gay.

  3. Dear once-red-hot actress,

    Here is the hype. It is building you up in people’s minds to the point where anyone who’s not currently a mega-jumbo-superstar will be unsatisfactory, and when you do step out, some people are going to be jerkwads about it.

    Do not listen to these jerkwads.

    You’re doing an awesome thing, a thing which is important for all the little geeky queer girls growing up in the middle of nowhere, and we non-jerkwads will be behind you 100%. Thanks!

  4. Jeri Ryan was lusting after her husband yesterday on Twitter, so I think she’s out…of the running. *sigh* Why not Sigourney? I’m sadly out of the loop on some of these things.

  5. it’s Princess Leia, btw. /nitpick

    if it’s Linda Hamilton, my childhood Terminator dreams will become ACTUALLY POSSIBLE. Aside from the killer robots, anyway. BUT EVERYTHING ELSE.

    • THIS.

      seriously, one of my first crushes. all of my friends liked lil john conner. i wanted him mom.

      • you didn’t like Edward Furlong? C’mon, he totally looks like a baby dyke in Terminator 2!

        • i actually lusted after the entire conner family equally, up to and including claire danes in the third movie. (this probably should’ve clued me into the bi thing a little earlier.)

  6. Let’s just hope this actress (or her publicist/network) doesn’t pull a Marcia Cross on us.

    • i was like, what is ‘to pull a marcia cross’? and then i googled it. those anonymous internets commenters. you never know what kind of shit they’ll stir up!

      • I think there was some rumours back in the days when Cameron and Hamilton split of her being with a woman. For sure i read it somewhere and i remember it as that other one about Kim Bassinger after the madness with Adam Baldwin.

        Wait! Kim Bassinger was red hair in that comedy-science fiction movie with Dan Akroid or it was just in Nadine + Blind date?

        Sorry not enough coffee today for me

  7. If Lucy Lawless, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, or Katee Sackhoff were to come out RIGHT AFTER gay marriage passing in New York, I think my queer little heart would explode in a cloud of rainbow unicorns and studded belts and glitter.

    • If I could pick any Sci-Fi Sex Symbol Actress to Come Out Lesbian I would pick M-Rod

    • Lucy Lawless is married to Robert Tappert (who produced Evil Dead/Xena/Spartacus) so I’m thinking it’s not her.

    • Good gods is Michelle Rodriguez and Katee Sackoff came out I’d spam facebook for days with pics and vids of them with the following text-


      Just unabashed spamming. Because everyone would need to know how relevant to my interests it is.

  8. Linda Hamilton would be kinda amazing. That could only be trumped by Summer Glau or Morena Baccarin coming out (YOU KNOW THIS IS TRUE IN YOUR HEART) however they don’t fit the blind item clues.

  9. So I’m too young to really specifically care about who of these ladies I would like to be gay, but hot damn, judging by these pictures, if it’s Linda Hamilton I will cry and then make effigies of her wonderful body.

  10. Like what if, they all come out simultaneously, and had one giant gay Sci-Fi party?
    I think I’ll ponder this more…

  11. Ugggggghhhhh I’d give anything in the world to have Jeri Ryan be a lesbian, but alas, she is quite happily married to a lucky French chef. Grr.

    (p.s. She’s now in Mortal Kombat, maybe wanna add that to her awesome sci-fi credentials?)

    • Back when she was on Stargate SG-1 and that was still a show, I taped the first episode of season 9 (I think it was) where she comes on as part of the cast. I would watch that tape every day, starting with her first scene. (This was “before I knew I was gay,” who was I kidding)

    • CLAUDIA BLACK! She is hot like fire and my little Scaper heart would explode with joy if she were a homogay.

    • She’s married to a dude and has had more than one child with him. So, considering how much lesbogays love babies, that’s a definite maybe.

  12. I’m so glad Chewbacca is finally coming out of the closet. Chewie’s not fooling anyone with that full-body alternative lifestyle haircut.

  13. Please let it be Princess Leia so she can make my dreams come true and hook up with Mara Jade

  14. I’m pretty sure I was turned gay by Lana Lang played by Kristen Kreuk. [She was pretty much the ONLY reason I watched Smallville]

    Watching Gillian Anderson definitely confirmed my gayhood though.

  15. So, I know it’s not going to be Katee Sackhoff but come on, Starbuck? Totally gay. In my head.

    • Inorite.

      I saw Katee Sackhoff at a sci-fi convention earlier this year though and goddamn is she straight. I mean, I knew this but I was still kinda surprised by just how obviously straight she was. Dreams crushed right there, haha.

    • Especially in season 1. That haircut… oh my god. Besides, she had wayyy more chemistry with Kat than she ever did with Lee or Sam.

  16. Not only am I really excited about the Gossip, but I have to yet again comment on how much I love everything you write. You are fucking hilarious and poignant Miss Thang:

    “As you know, Blind Gossip is always totally true and reliable, and this particular story seems EXTRA TRUE because it’s so oddly specific. Also, this piece of Blind Gossip is extra EXTRA special for its perpetuation of the idea that a “history of bad relationships” would inspire one to “go lesbian.” How exactly does one “go lesbian”? Does it involve an alternative lifestyle haircut? I feel like it involves an alternative lifestyle haircut. Regardless, the mystery woman is in for quite a surprise if she thinks lesbians and Bad Relationships are mutually exclusive.”

  17. When I was living in NYC a while back, a (lady)friend of a friend claimed she was having a relationship with Linda Hamilton, for what it’s worth.

  18. Jane Fonda – Barbarella!!!! ;)
    Once red-hot = absolutely.
    ‘actress’ life is usually an open book’ = Her autobiography My Life So Far. I read it and it is amazing. Also, how she used to talk about her Ted Turner break-up and her relationship with her mother, father and step-mother. Probably not but still….I LOVE Jane.

  19. In a discussion a while ago with my mother about getting married (to a man) at some point in my life, my mother also included the possibility that it would also be a woman if, “you know… you… go gay…”

    Oh mom.

  20. im still hoping that some day jennifer carpenter will come out. i mean think about it she got a divorce sometime after she stopped by shane’s tattoo shop with masuka (http://youtu.be/aUv5EChHRNs)……..a girl can dream!

  21. So who was it?? I’m sitting on the edge of my seat here, and I’m starting to slide off!

  22. America land of dykes. You perverts should not be allowed around young girls.
    Too bad you gotta use man made dildos you’ll never know what it’s like to be inside of a woman.

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