For nearly 35 years, Jodie Foster kept the truth about herself hidden from the world.

Jodie Foster, a prominent actress with a lengthy career, rose to prominence in the late 1960s with iconic parts in films such as Taxi Driver.

Despite her popularity, she kept her personal life private for many years, a common practice for LGBTQ celebrities who thought coming out would jeopardize their careers.

Throughout the 1990s, tabloids speculated about Foster’s sexuality, but she stayed mute and lived privately.

She didn’t come out as a lesbian until 2013, during an award acceptance speech, and stated that she had been in a long-term relationship with producer Sidney Bernard from 1993 to 2008.