You’ve probably heard whisperings of Matthew Martin’s flawless impersonation of Bette Davis in the new film Hush Up Sweet Charlotte from Here TV. But what about all the other celebrity drag impersonators out there?
If mimicry is the highest form of flattery, impersonating a real-life figure is nothing short of adoration — or extreme mockery — and requires a certain degree of talent. Most drag artists craft their own identities, which is why celebrity drag impersonation has increasingly become a niche part of the drag world. In this list we honor the artists who have taken on impersonations of icons ranging from Cher to Adele, Little Edie to Fran Drescher, Bette Davis to Donatella Versace. You’ll recognize most of them from RuPaul’s Drag Race — the "Snatch Game" challenges have become the most widely watched celebrity drag impersonations in the world. But we’ve snuck a few noteables in the list that you may not have heard of.