14 Aug 2013
© Elle Magazine; Cedric Buchet
Hollywood actress Amber Heard has discussed her bisexuality, and her pride at not fitting in to any "standardised path" sexually or otherwise in an interview with Elle magazine.
Heard, who came out as bisexual in 2010 when she was dating artist and photographer Tasya van Ree, is currently in a relationship with Johnny Depp.
She told Elle:"I didn't want to look like I was hiding anything. I'm not, and wasn't ever, ashamed.
"I don't imagine myself, my work, or my life, fitting into any kind of standardised path," she continued. "In fact, the idea of there even being a standard freaks me out a lot."
Heard isn't the first female star to be open about being bisexual despite being in a committed relationship with a man.
Anna Paquin of "True Blood," who now has a child with her husband, actor Stephen Moyer, talked to "Zooey" magazine last year about false perceptions of bisexual women.
"I'm sure for some people saying they’re bisexual feels less scary than making a statement that they're gay," she stated. "For me, it’s not really an issue because I’m someone who believes being bisexual is actually a thing. It’s not made up. It’s not a lack of decision."
For other celebrity women with fluid sexuality, some reject the label of 'bisexual' altogether.
In a 2008 interview with 'Harper's Baazar', Lindsay Lohan discussed her problems with labeling sexual identity. "I don't want to classify myself. First of all, you never know what's going to happen tomorrow, in a month, a year from now, five years from now," she said. "I appreciate people, and it doesn't matter who they are, and I feel blessed to be able to feel comfortable enough with myself that I can say that.”
Other female stars to openly identify as bisexual include Evan Rachel Wood, Angelina Jolie, Lady Gaga and Megan Fox.