While women are reaching everywhere, doing pretty good in almost every field and giving a better competition to men, can you name just 10 out of most popular women in the world? We know it might be slightly tough for most of you. So, here is the list of the 50 Most Popular Women.
Enlisting ‘50 most popular women’ was initiated by COED magazines in May 2010. The organization lists the most popular women based on their searches on Google.
Today, the decade has seen the internet and social media platforms rise. So heeding this trend, we have decided to list the 50 most popular women on the internet from the world.
However, every woman is special in this world. But in the 21st century, women learned to harness the power, whether building business empires or running a country. And the current achievements and popularity of women are proving old cliche – “What a man can do, a woman can do better”.
We are awful at what women have achieved in the last few decades. Check the list of 50 most popular women on the internet who have gained fame all over the world.
Listing 50 Most Popular Women’s Name Based On Google Search Results
The following list of celebrities consists of names who have gained immense popularity due to their talent, hard work, resilience. However partly are features due to their controversy and some have drawn sympathy and condemnation of fans, friends, and foes.
1. Lady Gaga
Professionally known as Lady Gaga, her real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is the finest singer, flair on fashion and design, a successful businesswoman, a social activist, and a philanthropist. Besides this, she can be found spreading awareness about mental health that brings her among the top 10 popular women in the world.
Kesha, a multi-talented artist who has managed to combine composition, singing, rapping, and acting skills into one vibrant package. She has become the star with her presence on Tik-Tok. She is also known as an inspiration for women. She earned this place by creating her personal drama involving her legal troubles with an abusive manager and a studio that tried to take her advantage. Till date, she has inspired several women artists with her bravery to stand strong.
Crowned for Queen of Pop singers and received multiple awards, is listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as being the best-selling female artist of all time with 300 million records sold worldwide, Madonna is a successful singer.
Anyone who listens to Beyonce’s songs will agree she is an impeccable addition to the music industry. She is regarded as a lady with beauty and brains.
Barbadian singer, actress, and businesswoman, Rihana is a complete entertainment package. She is also known for her involvement in humanitarian causes, the fashion industry, and entrepreneurial ventures.
6. Britney Spears
Also known as “Princess of Pop”, Britney Spears is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer as well. An interesting fact about her that sets her apart from other popular women is she has topped the list of most searched celebrities seven times in twelve years.
7. Justin Bieber
What he is doing on this list? This is what you must be thinking. But Justin Bieber is one who is constantly cited as one of the most popular women of the decade. Today, he is the world’s best-selling artist with 150 million records. Thanks to his woman fan base.
8. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is one of the few examples of a successful child actress who has grown up as a singer. She stands out of the crowd and occupied her place in the list of 50 most popular women over the internet today because of her raspy voice and her genre include hip-hop, pop, and rock.
9. Paris Hilton
Socialist, Actress, Singer, and Heiress to the Hilton family, Paris Hilton gained infamy with the release of her sex tape. This is one thing that confirms her place on our list of 50 most popular women. Apart from this, she is also a successful businesswoman.
10. Avril Lavigne
The most successful pop-rock artist and ruled over the music industry for almost 20 years, Avril Lavigne achieved platinum success over the night for her debut album “Let Go”. Since then, she has become the most prolific pop start.
11. Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner is occupying first place in the list of 50 most popular women on the internet because of the popularity she gained from the reality TV show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”. Professionally, she is an American media personality, socialite, and model.
12. Marilyn Monroe
Next on the list is an American actress – Marilyn Monroe who is always in the headlines for her brilliant acting, modeling, and singing. Once got popularity for her depicting comedic character “Blonde Bombshell”, she is still a role model for today’s generation- even decades after her demise.
13. Priyanka Chopra
The popular Bollywood actress and former Miss India, Priyanka Chopra is a global celebrity and has always been in the limelight for her motivational speeches, phenomenon acting, and business skills. She is a self-made artist and not only known for her brilliant acting but also for philanthropist and humanitarian that made her sharing 50 most popular women’s names list.
14. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson is sharing this list for being the highest-paid actress since 2018. The global crush, Scarlett Johnasson, became the most searched personality in search engines after her role as Black Window.
15. Billie Eilish
A teen sensation – Billie Eilish, first grabbed the media attention in 2015 for her first song. Not only this but another reason for taking a position in the list of top 50 most popular women is the history she created by winning not one or two but four Grammy awards in 2020.
16. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston aka Rachel Green is the best-known actress for her sitcom role on ‘Friends’. She has continued to be an active and popular actress for a decade. Starring in various movies and has been a mainstay in ‘Top Celebrity’ lists since 2003 and also one of the highest-paid actresses for 15 years.
17. Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres is the popular American Comedian, Television host, Actress, Writer, and Producer. She has been in limelight for her longest-running talk show – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”. She got positioned in the list of the 50 most popular women when President Obama awarded her with the “Presidential Award of Freedom”.
18. Jessica Alba
Another woman who has captured immense attention for her mind-blowing acting and business skills is Jessica Alba. Started her career at the early age of 13 by appearing in television and movies, but rose to prominence at 19 as the lead actress in the Television series Dark Angel, for which she received a Golden Globe Nomination. Therefore, she has been counted on the list of 50 most popular women.
19. Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, gained media attention after marrying Prince William. Apart from a member of the British family, she has been popularly known for her elegant dressing sense. She has been an inspiration for millions of women because of her powerful wardrobe choices. Despite all these, she has been on the list of 50 most popular women.
20. Michelle Obama
Mitchel LaVaughn Obama, more than just a First Lady of the United States: she is a veteran American attorney, an activist for social rights and the icon role model for women. After marrying the 44th President of U.S. Barack Obama, she launched herself as an author and speaker and engaged millions of people from her book “Becoming Michelle Obama”. She is on the list of the 50 most powerful women because of her inspiring personality worldwide.
21. Ellie Goulding
An amazing singer, songwriter, and composer, Ellie Goulding started her career when she met the record of two producers Starsmith and Frankmusik. She won the heart of millions with her debut album in 2010 and today, she has been known for spreading awareness among her fans about mental health issues, therapy, and other holistic practices.
22. Hillary Clinton
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton, wife of former President Bill Clinton, is herself a strong personality. She is an American political giant and served the American public as a Senator and as a Secretary of State. Besides her political background, she is a successful advocate, diplomat, writer, public speaker and especially known for her involvement in funding the educational needs of the underprivileged girl in the nation. Her presence in multiple activities made her one of the 50 most popular women on the internet.
23. Halle Berry
Halle Berry has had an astonishing journey as an actress and won several awards like Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe for her marvelous performance. She launched herself as a model and entered several beauty contests. She entered the public eye when she had become the first runner-up on the miss pageant and coming in sixth in the Miss World 1986. For two decades, she has been sharing a list of the most beautiful women on the planet and that’s what made her one of the most 50 popular women.
24. Hilary Duff
Started her career as a child star and then rose to legitimate actress, singer, fashion model, entrepreneur, and producer, Hilary Duff is best known for her role ‘Lizzie Mcguire’. Now she has been in the spotlight for her personal life with her husband and kids and has been loved over the internet.
25. Kate Moss
Regardless of competition in the fashion world, Kate Moss has perfectly managed to keep her crown. A British supermodel, an inspiration for a new generation, and one of the highest-paid models in the fashion world, Kate has been a catwalk institution for over 20 years. She managed to keep herself on the list of the 50 most popular women in any way.
26. Kylie Minogue
The music and fashion icon for the late 80s, she has constantly topped the chart for her mind-blowing music with every new release. By defeating cancer at the age of 36, she has actively spread awareness and encouraged young women to do regular check-ups. She has been an inspiration for many cancer survivors. With this, she deserves to be on the list of 50 most powerful women.
27. Heidi Klum
Being known for her graced catwalks around the world, later she gained popularity by becoming one of the iconic hosts of ‘Project Runway’. Today, she is one of the most adored female celebrities globally.
28. Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens is the well-respected actress and singer who was first seen on the screen in her musical movie series “High School”. This musical film landed her a significant presence in the industry.
29. Jessie J
This London-based musician has been dropping hits after hits since the beginning of her career. Few of her hits like “Who You Are”, Price Tag, Domino, and Nobody’s Perfect are still popular among peers. She remains highly popular for giving pleasing songs to the industry.
30. Carly Rae Jepsen
Starting her career as a contestant in the 6th season of ‘Canadian Idol’, Carly Rae Jepsen has become the face of the internet for being one of the iconic pop singers of the century. Now, she is the star of this generation and the popular songwriter for her instantly international hits like “Call Me Maybe” and “I Really Like You”.
31. Emma Watson
Needless to introduce Emma Watson as she has been a teen sensation because of her lead role in the Harry Potter series. Today, she is getting popularity for being a brilliant actor and humanitarian and a flag bearer of social change. Her work for feminist and spreading awareness for climate change has helped her win the title of one of the 50 most popular women.
32. Lindsay Lohan
Born and raised in New York, Lindsay Lohan is an American, actress, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and strong television personality. Lohan had started singing at the age of three, but her health and personal problems made her popular among netizens.
33. Alicia Keys
Starting her career in the late 90s, Alicia Keys is a highly influential musician known for neo-soul and traditional rhythm. She has won 15 Grammy awards which is why she is the 50 most popular women’s name of this era.
34. Kristen Stewart
Starring in numerous indie movies, winner of Cesar Award for Best Actress for her role in Clouds of Sils Maria’, Kristen Stewart is actually a polished actress. She has been ranking on search engine results after appearing in “The Twilight” trilogy.
35. Mariah Carey
Let us tell you why Mariah Carey deserves to be on the list of 50 most popular women. This songbird is ruling the music industry for the last 3 decades. She is also known for her dynamic vocal range.
36. Megan Fox
Megan Fox is an American actress and started her career with a family movie and did several supporting roles, but gained stardom from her role in “Transformers” series. She has also been a part of the prominent “Turtle Ninja” series and being a model, she has given her face to big brands like Vogue, Maxim, and FHM.
37. Kylie Jenner
The list would be incomplete if we won’t mention Kylie Jenner. She is one of the wealthiest and youngest self-made women who rose to fame with her sisters starring in the show “Keeping Up With Kardashians”. She also owns a cosmetic brand called ‘Kylie Cosmetics’. And now the most followed women on social media.
38. Christina Aguilera
American singer and songwriter, Christina Aguilera is also the finest actress. She has hit the list of top 10 singers in the U.S. with her experiments in various musical styles. Her 6 Grammy Awards are a small contribution in making her place in the list of 50 most popular women in the world.
39. Demi Lovato
Let’s introduce you to the other face of the internet – Demi Lovato who is very much widespread for being a child actor. Besides this, she also ruled over millions’ hearts for her singing. What made her ‘face of the internet’ is her reaction against social issues – gender, racial, and LBT rights.
40. Angelina Jolie
If I were asked to name a person with a big heart, Angelina Jolie the first name. Not because she has received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian award but she actually loves doing social work.
Apart from this, she is well-known for her extreme filmography and philanthropic work.
41. Kimberly Kardashian-West
If we have to give a relevant reason for Kim’s popularity, her dedication to career-building would be the one reason. Kim mainly focused on standing up as an independent woman and she proved it by launching KKW Beauty and KKW fragrance in 2017. Else, she is a popular American media personality, socialist, model, actor, and producer.
42. Nicki Minaj
One of the most influential rappers of all time, Nicki Minaj sold over 100 million records worldwide. She is the only owner of two Billboard Women Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, six American Music Awards, and twelve BET Awards in the past decade. With such respect, isn’t she deserve to be searched on Google?
Shakia is not just a name, in fact, she is a complete entertainment package. The list is short with her attributes like Colombian singer, record producer, songwriter, dancer, stress, philanthropist, and the first artist to be performed three times at the FIFA World Cup. What else is required to make her identity in the list of the 50 most popular women worldwide?
44. Jennifer Lopez
One of the biggest Latin celebrities to make it as a Hollywood star, Jennifer Lopez is a blend of businesswoman, singer, movie star, philanthropist that spans over three decades. Besides ranking at number 44 in the list of 50 most popular women, she is continuously participating in one of the most powerful women in the world, one of the richest celebrities in the world, and one of the successful Latin artists of all time.
45. Selena Gomez
Designer, model, poetess, TV show actress, voice actress, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Selena Gomez got success after her leading role in the TV show “Wizards of Waverly Place”. Since then, she has got immense popularity with her highly successful music career, selling over 7 million albums and 22 million singles worldwide.
46. Ariana Grande
Beginning her career at 15, Arina Grande is a popular American singer and actress. After being the most followed woman on Instagram with 207 million followers, Ariana Grande also sets her place in the list of 50 most popular women searched on Google.
47. Taylor Swift
When you search ‘the most successful contemporary music artist’ on search engines, Taylor Swift is the first name you will find. With sales of over 200 million records all over the world, she is among one of the 50 most popular women.
With a bag full of Awards, Cher is one of the best-selling music artists with a successful career spanning over 6 decades. She is the only artist with such a long period of a successful career.
49. Lana Del Ray
Lana Del Ray being the stage name, her real name is Elizabeth Woolridge Grant. She is a versatile singer and made millions of fans with her different music style: themes of sadness, tragic romance, glamor, and melancholia.
50. Oprah Winfrey
Best known for her talk show “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, Oprah Winfrey is a famous TV host, actress, television producer, author, and philanthropist. She was also awarded as the most influential person in 2000 and 2010. Today, she is the most-loved Black woman on the internet.
Here the list ends with 50 most popular women. These women are not only famous worldwide for their achievements but also influence new generations.
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