Jahna Steele

 

 

Age: 49

 

Summary: transgender entertainer who was voted Las Vegas's "Sexiest Showgirl on The Strip" in 1991 and joined the cast of the Crazy Girls Revue at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in the late 1980's, who was fired by the Riviera show after the TV tabloid Entertainment Tonight outed her in 1992 but made numerous film and TV appearances, including hosting a transgender beauty pageant featured in the 2007 film Trantasia, which recognized her pioneering place in the history of the transsexual community.

 

 

Cause of Death: Accidental drug overdose

 

Born: September 29, 1958

 

Died: January 24, 2008

 

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada