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Feb 15 2016
In The Biblical Sense: International Treasure Miriam Margolyes Swore On A Stack Of Bibles To Avoid Women Comments (0)

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Harry Potter (2002 & 2011) and The Age of Innocence (1993) actress Miriam Margolyes is one of those celebs you might not realize is gay—but she sure is.

In a new Audioboom interview, the 74-year-old recalls how her parents made her swear on a stack of Bibles that she would steer clear of the V:

People who were gay were pitied and ridiculed by my parents—they had no modern sense of people being allowed to be who they were. And I didn’t tell my parents, in fact, until I was something like 27. My mother was utterly appalled and disgusted … and she told my father, although I didn’t want her to. She told him, because they shared everything, and they made me swear on the Bible in the drawing room, in the most formal way, that I would never sleep with a woman again. Extraordinary really, as my father was a doctor and in many ways he was an enlightened man especially around racism. But about homosexuality … never!

Needless to say, the Bible was no match for a healthy woman's sexual urges.