Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox are arguably the biggest names in the transgender community right now, but they're far from alone. These athletes, models, actresses and directors also transitioned in the public eye, and they're definitely people you should know. On June 1, , the world got its first glimpse of Caitlyn Jenner, when Vanity Fair magazine released the Annie Leibovitz photo, set to grace its July cover. Formerly Bruce Jenner -- the iconic American Olympian and decathlon gold medalist, famously featured on the Wheaties box in the s -- Caitlyn Jenner's transition from male to female was the most public transition of its kind to date. In doing so, she revamped the picture in countless people's minds of what a transgender person looks like and can be. Here, Caitlyn poses, during a behind the scenes video made of her photo shoot with Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair's July cover story.
Caroline Cossey - 1954
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Caroline Cossey born 31 August is a British model. Following her appearance in the film, she was outed as transgender by British tabloid News of the World. In , she became the first trans woman to pose for Playboy. Cossey was born in Brooke, Norfolk. Through puberty, Cossey was distinctly feminine in appearance due to a variant of Klinefelter's syndrome , where, instead of having the XY chromosome pattern, she possesses the genotype XXXY   people with Klinefelter's syndrome usually have XXY. In Cossey's autobiography My Story , she describes an unhappy childhood, where she suffered confusing feelings and bullying by peers due to her femininity. At sixteen she moved to London and worked at a variety of low-wage jobs.
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For decades, fans debated the existence of a Bond girl that was actually a man. Now, Universal Exports is proud to tell the true story of Caroline Cossey — the brave Bond Girl who was, indeed, born a man. Klinefelter syndrome is a condition related to the X and Y chromosomes the sex chromosomes. People typically have two sex chromosomes in each cell: females have two X chromosomes XX , and males have one X and one Y chromosome XY. Most often, Klinefelter syndrome results from the presence of one extra copy of the X chromosome in each cell XXY.
Like all Bond offerings, the non-stop action was sprinkled with bodacious babes, about one of whom questions subsequently surfaced. Cossey began life in as Barry Cossey but later decided to live as a woman. She changed her name to Caroline in , began taking hormone tablets, had breast augmentation surgery, and in underwent the final sex reassignment surgery SRS.