Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Amanda Lear

Amanda Lear is a model, actress and recording artist from the 1960s, 70s, 80s. She has NEVER admitted to being a post-op transsexual, but her SRS in the early 1960's was performed at Dr. Georges Burou's clinic in Casablanca, Morocco (although in an interview many years later stated that being a transsexual was a ruse created by David Bowie who she lived with for a time). 

At the age of 16 she went to Paris to study painting, then in 1964 to the famous St Martins School in London. During this time she started modeling for Catherine Harlé, head of the famous European model agency and became friends with Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones.
In 1965 she began to model for the likes of Paco Rabanne and Yves St Laurent, and then became a muse for Salvador Dali.  She appeared on the cover of Brian Ferry's album "For Your Pleasure" in the early 1970s and then later started dating (and lived with) David Bowie. In 1977 She recorded her first album, "I'm just a Photograph," and it stayed on the German record charts for 33 weeks. Her low voice once again had people wondering about her gender.  In the 1990s she appeared in the French film, "A Woman For Me," and several television shows as well.


  1. As one commentator stated well ' Mystery is one thing. bullshit is another' Lear began denying being trans at a time when passing avoided discrimination much worse than today, especially as she was heading for a career in the spotlight. Once she had claimed to be a genetic female she had to continue with the lie, and so it went on. In some ways I feel sorry for her as she is a victim of her time when a passable transsexual could seize the chance to blend in as a normal person instead of living on the fringes of society. Who can blame her for doing that? She is a magnificent person which ever way you look at it and I salute her!

  2. Something is difficuld to tell , is not easy! To know that
    many people no accept a transgender .Some people got the mind and feelings in a wrong body, what can they do?
    MY English is bad ,sorry I,m not a Englishman.
    I,m a male and normal, the whole live is a Lucky Deal!