The Trans Characters That Changed TV and Film
BY Matt Kane of GLAAD
November 19 2012 1:30 PM ET
Above: James Victor and Vanessa Redgrave
Second Serve (1986)
One of the most famous transgender women in history, professional tennis player Renee Richards, was given the made-for-TV movie treatment by CBS in 1986. She was portrayed by actress Vanessa Redgrave, and her acclaimed performance garnered her an Emmy nomination.