Kelly McGillis is best known as Tom Cruise's girlfriend in the hit 1986 film Top Gun. She is single but no longer searching for a male...

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Kelly McGillis, who stole fans' hearts as Tom Cruise's love interest in Top Gun and Harrison Ford's in Witness, then came out as a lesbian last year, wed her partner, Melanie Leis. They were married in Collingswood, N.J., Municipal Court.

It was a civil union ceremony, as their home state of New Jersey does not recognize gay marriage. But the sentiment is the same, and we congratulate them.

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Twice-divorced and with two children, Kelly McGillis announced she was a lesbian just last year although it had been long rumored in show business circles.

She and Melanie Leis first met when she worked as a bartender at a Key West, Fla., restaurant the actress owned with her then-husband, Fred Tillman.

McGillis has concentrated on stage work in recent years, though she did appear on the Showtime series about lesbians, The L Word. Congrats again!

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Actress Kelly McGillis, who is best known as Tom Cruise's hot girlfriend in the 1986 hit movie Top Gun and has not been seen that often since, has revealed that she is single - but no longer searching for male companionship.

Yes, you read that correctly. Asked in a recent interview if she's looking to date a man or woman, the 51-year-old replied, "Definitely a woman."

Carrie Prejean is not gonna like this one bit.

The twice-divorced mother of two daughters – her movies also include 1985's Witness, with Harrison Ford, and 1988's The Accused, with Jodie Foster – said she's "done with the whole man thing. I did that. I need to move on in life."

"It's a part of being true to yourself. That's been a challenge for me."

Coming out as a lesbian was a long process involving difficult internal conflict, says Kelly McGillis (left, with Tom Cruise in Top Gun, and right, earlier this year).

It was "an ongoing process since I was probably 12. I had a lot of things happen that convinced me God was punishing me because I was gay," said Kelly McGillis, who was assaulted by an escaped rapist who broke into her apartment in 1982.

Now gray-haired and in rehearsals for The Little Foxes on stage in Pasadena, Calif., McGillis said she'd like to jump back onto the big screen – on one condition.

"Whenever I get an offer, they ask me to dye my hair," she says.

"And I just won't."

Kelly McGillis Biography

Kelly McGillis is best known as Tom Cruise's girlfriend in the hit 1986 film Top Gun. She is single but no longer searching for a male... More »
Born
Birthplace
Newport Beach, California
Full Name
Kelly Ann McGillis
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