People often hear about transgender people, but they still have little idea that they really are.
Typically, remembering about them, people usually imagine men dressed in women or vice versa.
But no one thinks about what it is like to be born not in one's body and to suffer from the discrepancy between the sensed and the real.
We have collected for you several stories of famous transgender women - guys who at some point realized that their biological sex is a mistake.
Bruce Jenner is a former athlete. In his track record, there is a gold Olympic medal in decathlon from Montreal. However, until 2015, few knew that, in the light of the day, Bruce secretly put on pantyhose and bra under his clothes.
In a loud interview with Vanity Fair, he talked about this, as well as about the fact that he began changing into a girl at the age of 8.
In 1991, Bruce married Chris Kardashian, the mother of a famous family, who gave birth to his daughters Kendall and Kylie.
In the life of an athlete, this was the third marriage. In 2013, they split up, and Bruce started hormonal therapy in preparation for a sex change operation.
It was this decision that helped him get rid of thoughts of suicide and finally accept himself. In this case, Bruce, who turned into Caitlin Jenner, is not interested in men at all, experiencing attraction exclusively to women.
Model Andrei Pežić - originally from Yugoslavia, but later moved with his family to Australia. For a long time, he positioned himself as a bisexual androgyne and assured everyone that he did not plan to change the sex.
However, in February 2015, he changed his word and through several operations and hormone therapy turned into Andrea. Andrea adorned May issue of American Vogue, becoming the first transgender model to appear on the cover of this edition.
Many know this Israeli transsexual singer, who won first place at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998. During the competition, Dana has been a girl Sharon Cohen for five years. Before the change of sex, she was called Yaron.
In many respects to the radical transformations of Yaron pushed his own interest in boys, which began to manifest in school. This was known by his entire family, so none of them was shocked by the conversion of Yaron to Sharon.
Larry Wachowski first felt that he was uncomfortable in the male body, as a child. He liked to play with the girls, he grew his hair before entering the Catholic school, and at home, remaining alone, often wore skirts.
The work and brother Andy saved Larry from the psychological stress and complexes. Largely due to the need to put up with the pressure of society among the brothers, the idea of the "Matrix" was born, which was supposed to tell how hard it is for a person to fit into a unified system.
After the release of the film, Larry went to the therapist and after a while decided: there should be a change in sex. The operation was conducted in 2003, after which Larry became Lana and divorced his wife Tea Bloom.
And in 2016, Lana was also pulled by younger brother Andy, who reincarnated in Lilly, having received full support from relatives, friends and even his wife.
Looking at this brutal Marine named Matthew Avedyan, you will never think that over time he turned into a sweet woman Sona. Like many other transgenders, even in his childhood, Matthew felt that he wanted to be a girl - once he was even caught by his mother while dressing in her clothes.
Since then, Matthew has carefully concealed his secret desires and in every possible way proved by his behavior that he is "the same as all". It was difficult to behave differently in a conservative religious family.
The guy went in for sports, then became a Marine, and after a while, he got a family. But it could not continue for a long time: at some point, he decided that he wanted to be himself, and made a gender transition. Hormone therapy, breast implants, laser hair removal of the whole body - all this turned him into a charming Sona, a comedian, lecturer, and activist for the protection of the rights of transgender people.
Angela is the first transgender girl who took part in the European beauty contest. Angela completed her gender transition in 2014, and only a few months later became a member of Spain's Miss World Beauty Pageant.
And although she did not manage to get the title of the most beautiful girl of Spain, she is glad already to the fact that she was able to loudly declare herself.
And this Brazilian transgender model managed to become the first transgender girl who got on the cover of French Vogue. A significant event occurred in March this year.
True, this is not the first time that
Valentine hits the pages of glosses - in October of last year, she appeared on
the cover of the Brazilian Elle.