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LondonGuy 11-12-2013 01:58 PM

Celebrities/Famous Poly Role Models
Are there any well known celebrities (or celebrity couples) out there who are poly?

I've always been certain that Billy Connolly and Pamela Stephenson are poly, here's my reasons...

She's a doctor of psychology who specialised in Human sexuality and always comes across as very sex positive in interviews and such.

He once made a speech on Comic relief in about 2006 after a number of world tragedies had happened (including the Boxing Day Tsunami) - I've looked for it online and can't find it but his speech went something like "people say that they're having charity fatigue, I say that's bullshit!! That's like saying I have love fatigue or I don't have enough love to go around"

As I say I'm certain they're poly and I don't think I could find greater role models than them in terms of humour, intelligence, political inclinations or good willed nature. But I do wonder... are there others out there?

london 11-12-2013 02:43 PM

I can think of lots that had multiple loving relationships but whether they'd constitute ethical non monogamy is another thing. I mean, wives of celebrities have been known to "turn a blind eye" so I guess that's comparable to a DADT. Then I guess the Free Love era were totally open so celebs were probably forthcoming about non monogamy. I think the celeb who ticks all the poly boxes is Simon Cowell with his harem.

northhome 11-12-2013 04:57 PM


Originally Posted by LondonGuy (Post 246606)
Are there any well known celebrities (or celebrity couples) out there who are poly?

Here are some historical examples of people who had triad relationships, if that is of any use:

Admiral Horatio Nelson
Giacomo Casanova
Jean Baptiste Poquelin (Moliere)
Emma Goldman
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Alexandre Dumas
Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten
Oskar Schindler
Jean Paul Sartre
Simone de Beavoir
Henry Miller
Lawrence Olivier
Virginia Wolf
Denise Richards
Angelina Jolie
Matt Dilon
Salvador Dali
Pablo Picasso
President Francois Miterrand
George Bernard Shaw
Aldous Huxley
D.H. Lawrence
Bertrand Russell
Marlene Dietrich
Greta Garbo
Cary Grant
H.G. Wells
John Maynard Keynes
Ernest Hemingway
Neve Campbell

Magdlyn 11-12-2013 05:05 PM

The two I know of are American comedian M'onique, and the actress Tilda Swinton.

opalescent 11-12-2013 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by northhome (Post 246640)
Neve Campbell

Really? I had not heard that. I had the worst crush on her. And then, while on the Rosie O'Donnell show, she admitted she didn't know what 'incendiary' meant. My crush ended right there. (Yeah, I'm a vocabulary snob.)

Most of the others, I was aware of. Although it can be tricky to apply 'polyamory' to historical figures.

northhome 11-12-2013 07:54 PM


Originally Posted by opalescent (Post 246685)
Really? I had not heard that.

That might be wrong (the list came from a book I've got). I've found other references to the bulk of them, but maybe the authors were confused by this.

opalescent 11-12-2013 08:30 PM


That was more of 'huh, really!' than a 'No way, you are incorrect!' comment from me. Your list is plausible. I'm trained as an historian so I always doubt applying modern concepts of love and relationships back in time but that's my own baggage.

YouAreHere 11-12-2013 08:40 PM

Not sure if "Poly" is the best descriptor, but there's this letter Amelia Earhart wrote to her husband-to-be.

nycindie 11-13-2013 03:00 AM

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, apparently. Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman. And Ted Turner, Warren Buffett, Tilda Swinton, Margaret Cho...

Some previous threads on the topic (the Search feature is your friend!) :

Famous Threesomes In History

Early 20th Century Artist Triad?

MeeraReed 11-16-2013 02:06 AM


Originally Posted by nycindie (Post 246851)
Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman.

Wow, I didn't know that.

Wait. Do you mean to tell me that Neil Gaimon is AVAILABLE??? I better start going to conventions again...

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