| Esben Pirelli|
| Elsa Almas|
| 3 May 1949 (age 66) (1949-05-03) |
Medical doctor and sexologist
Even Benestad, Elisabeth Benestad
Elsa Almas, Even Benestad, John Erik Kaada, Anders Refn
Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad Wikipedia
Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad (born 3 May 1949) is a Norwegian physician and sexologist who is also known as one of Norway's most prominent trans people. Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad was originally known as just Esben Benestad, but often publishes work in the name which includes their alias Esther Pirelli, the name which is often used by the media. Even though the Justice Department originally refused to issue supplementary identity documents in the name of Benestad's desired name, the local police eventually issued some unofficial documents.
Benestad is married to sexologist Elsa Almås and is the parent of the film director Even Benestad. Even Benestad made the documentary Alt om min far about his parent.
In 2007, they took part in the reality TV series Skal vi danse and was voted out after four episodes. They told the talk show God kveld, Norge! that they was sometimes bullied by the judges because they criticised their trans identity while dancing.
Benestad has been a minor political candidate for the Liberal Party.