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50 Most Popular Women to Inspire Your Feminine Power

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In the modern era, women are far from being fragile and weak, as many people believe. On the contrary, they have risen as being more and more influential with new powerful faces in every aspect of life. Now, the reality is that women are taking over many important roles, and this is a great inspiration for many people around the world.

Internet users take their influence even further, to every corner of cyberspace. The next 50 women are the most popular people among their searches. They are singers, movie stars, entrepreneurs, talk show hosts, politicians, businesswomen, activists, and many more. So, without further ado, here are the 50 most popular women to inspire your feminine power.

Who are these women?

Before we begin, let me explain why these women are on the list. Based on the Google search result, we can list out the women's names that are searched the most by Internet users. Their names or variations are all taken into consideration, so these are definitely the women that raise the most curiosity on the internet. But, since we are making a list based on popularity, the list may lack some women in other fields that have a great contribution but haven't had the spotlight shed on them yet. If you have such a name in mind after finishing reading, leave them in the comments section!

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With that being said, let's begin our list.

50. Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria is an American model, actress, talk show host, restaurant owner, and philanthropist. She was famous and loved all over the world during and after the success of the drama "Desperate Housewives". Her role has impressed and inspired women around the world to move forward and yearn for happiness and self-awareness. She received many prizes for her active charity work.

49. Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe is a widely known American actress and model. Her bright and rather short life is like a comet currently illuminating the world. Her beauty and charm have become iconic. Sometimes just being beautiful is enough to affect the whole world and the generations to come.

48. Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood is a famous American singer, songwriter, and actress. She reached the final round of "American Idol" in 2005. Since then, her reputation has flourished as she has been a kind, loving person, and a wonderful mother.

47. Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson is a well-known American actress. Her roles in the films "Lost in Translation", "Iron Man-2" and "The Avengers" have become important to her career and helped her to be famous. With Marvel superheroes being one of the most successful franchises in Hollywood history, she is now wide-known as 'Black Widow' and continues to prove her acting ability in recent years.

46. Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson is an American singer, fashion designer, actress, and author. After performing in a church choir as a child, Simpson signed with the Columbia Records label in 1997, at the age of 16. Her debut studio album, Sweet Kisses, sold two million copies in the United States in 1997 and was a great commercial success. She also earned over $1 billion in revenue with her fashion line.

45. Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Anniston is an actress, producer, and businesswoman. The famous television sitcom "Friends" was the turning point in her career. She was awarded many prestigious prizes for playing Rachel in the series. In 2003, Forbes magazine ranked her number one on the Celebrity 100 List. She also recently donated $500k to her anti-harassment campaign. Aniston has been included in many magazines on the list of the most beautiful women in the world. Her net worth is estimated at US$ 200 million.

44. Cardi B

Cardi B (Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar) is a well-known American rapper, songwriter, actress, and personality. She was born in Manhattan in 1992 and raised in The Bronx, New York City. Under the influence of music in the city, she posted several videos of her rapping on Instagram and Vine, which made her an internet celebrity. She rose to fame soon after that, with even a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. She is recognized by Forbes as one the most influential female rappers of all time, and Time magazine included her on the list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018.

43. Fergie

Fergie is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, and actress. She achieved her first success by being the vocalist of the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas. Her first solo album in 2006 saw huge commercial success and had three singles ranking number one on the Billboard Hot 100. She also had a fragrance line and supported many movements for the blacks, immigrants, and oppressed ones.

42. Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba is an American actress, model, businesswoman, and social activist. She began acting at the age of only 13 and rose to fame at 19 years old, is the lead actress of the series Dark Angel. She's been appearing in many films since then, such as Honey, Fantastic Four, The Eye, Sin City, etc. She co-founded a company for baby and household products in 2011. Alba has been included in many magazine lists as one of the most beautiful women in the world.

41. Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton is a woman member of the royal family in the UK, Duchess of Cambridge. Her popularity came when she became the spouse of Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. Currently, she is a caring wife and a loving mother of two children. Kate Middleton is considered an iconic fashionista for England.

40. Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama is an American attorney and author, and the first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is married to Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. She is the only African-American first lady in the history of The United States. She is a role model for women while advocating poverty awareness, nutrition, physical activity, education, and healthy eating. She released a book, "Becoming Michelle Obama", in 2018 and it had sold 10 million copies. She is also getting a Netflix documentary telling about her book tour.

39. Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding is a pop star and a promising composer. She has been at the forefront of getting her fans to talk and be open about their struggle for mental health. Her albums received a lot of praise and love from the fans, even giving her a Grammy Award nomination for the Best Pop Solo Performance in 2015.

38. Cher

Cher is an American pop singer, actress, film director, and music producer. She has a unique character that really stood out in the 60s and 70s. She is referred to as the Goddess of Pop and has won awards in Grammy, Academy, Emmy, and Golden Globe. She also promotes LGBT rights and HIV prevention.

37. Halle Berry

Halle Berry is a well-known American actress. She won the Academy Award as the Best Actress in 2001 for her performance in the movie Monster's Ball. This made her the only woman of color to have ever won the award. Berry was also the first runner-up in the Miss USA contest and the sixth in the Miss World 1986. She is among the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood and a respected producer.

36. Kesha

Kesha is an American pop singer and musician. Her real name is Kesha Rose Sebert. Her international popularity came when she released well-received songs called 'Tik Tok' and 'Right Round'. Her debut album in 2010 conquered the top of charts worldwide. In 2019, Kesha was reported to have sold over 71 million copies in the US and 134 million copies worldwide.

35. Hilary Duff

Hillary Duff Is a famous actress, singer, businesswoman, producer, and model. As the lead actress in Disney's teen drama ‘Lizzy McGuire’ (2001-2004), she became a teen star. Since then, her acting career flourished with roles in 'Cody Banks’, Cheaper by the Dozen’, ‘A Cinderella Story’, and more.

34. Kate Moss

Kate Moss is a supermodel, actress, and businesswoman from England. She is considered one of the highest-paid supermodels in the world in the 90s. Her modeling career started at the age of 14, and Kate quickly became the heroine of chic fashion trends. She also has a fashion brand and fragrance.

33. Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue is an Australian-British singer, songwriter, and actress. She became famous in the 1990s and the peak of her singing career came in 2001 when she recorded the album ‘Fever’. She is even recognized as the Princess of Pop and has been reinventing herself in both music and fashion, being referred to as a style icon.

32. Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum's beautiful face, perfect figure, and demeanor make her a true celebrity. In addition, she is also an amazing actress and a TV show host. She is a German-born. The role of judge of the hit TV show - America's Got Talent has attracted her many fans for her personality.

31. Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa is an actress and singer, mostly known for her role in 'High School Musical', in which she played the lead role. Then Hudgens started her music career with her debut album ‘V 'in 2008. She has then focused on acting, appearing in Sucker Punch, Journey 2, and Bad Boys for Life.

30. Jessie J

Her real name is Jessica Ellen Cornish, but in the media, she is widely known as Jessie J - an English pop singer and songwriter. She became famous with just a few songs and that's it! Her most well-known songs are: ‘Price Tag’, ‘Domino’, ‘Nobody's Perfect’ and ‘Laser Light'. She is also known for performing for many charity events

29. Lana Del Ray

Lana Del Ray is a unique American singer, songwriter. Her music style is known for stylized cinematic quality in the 50s with themes of tragic romance, melancholia, and glamor, as well as pop culture reference. Her debut single 'Video Games' immediately made her famous, and she continued to wow the world with 'Summertime Sadness'. She has had two Brit Awards, six Grammy Awards nominations, and sold over 19 million albums worldwide.

28. Emma Watson

Emma Watson is an English actress, model, and social activist. Emma is most famous for her film role as Hermione in the Harry Potter series and starred in several more movies such as My Week with Marilyn, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Beauty and the Beast. Her modelling work was campaigns for Lancome and Burberry. In 2014, she was selected as an ambassador for UN Women Goodwill, which advocates for gender equality.

27. Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan is an American actress, designer, singer, model, musician and entrepreneur. She was noticed after her performance in the hit movie 'The Parent Trap'. She also participates in ‘Freaky Friday’, ‘Herbie: Complete Loaded’, ‘Just My Luck’, 'Mean Girls'. Unfortunately, these days, she doesn't act in movies as often because of health issues and personal life dramas.

26. Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys is a widely known American singer, musician, songwriter, and philanthropist. As a trained pianist, she likes the rhythm of blues, r&b, and souls among other musical genres. She has received 15 Grammy Awards in the career, and also appeared in several seasons of "The Voice US" as a judge. She is also known for humanitarian work, activism, and philanthropy, and leading a healthy lifestyle.

25. Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart is a young American actress and filmmaker. Being a promising actress since the early ages, Kristen strived to present herself in the world of the media. Stewart continued to be recognized worldwide for the role as Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga (2008–2012), grossing more than $ 3.3 billion worldwide.

24. Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is a popular and cherished singer, actress and musician. Her unique voice and charisma have won many fans' hearts. Many songs of Carey are all-time hits, such as Hero, All I Want for Christmas Is You, or Always Be My Baby. Throughout the career, she has sold over 200 million records worldwide, being one of the best-selling artists of all time.

23. Megan Fox

Megan Fox is an internationally famous American model and actress for her participation in hit projects like 'The Transformers', 'Jennifer's Body', and 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'. Fox is known as a sex symbol and has been featured on many magazines.

22. Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne is a widely known Canadian singer, songwriter, designer, and actress. Her debut album, ‘Let Go’, was an unexpected success, which showed her as a skate punk female persona. Her music hit platinum overnight and drove her to stardom. Her most known songs are: My Happy Ending, Girlfriend, When You’re Gone, and many more.

21. Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, television personality, and actress. Throughout the career, she won five Grammy Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has sold over 75 million records. She was also one of the coaches on the Voice US from 2011 to 2016.

20. Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato is a singer, songwriter, actress, and influencer. She rose to fame for her well-known role in the Disney teen movie Camp Rock and soon released her debut album in 2008, which peaked at number two on the Billboard 200. Lovato was also a judge on the X Factor USA. Outside of entertainment, she is an activist for gender, LGBT, and racial rights.

19. Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton is a notorious media personality, socialite, singer, model, actress, DJ, and businesswoman. She is a part of the Hilton family, which founded the line of five-star Hilton Hotels. After starring in the reality show 'The Simple Life', she quickly became a celebrity with many scandalous events. Her perfume line made over $3 billion in revenue.

18. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is a world-famous actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. Jolie has been known as one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood many times, with one Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards. Her most famous films include Girl, Interrupted, Lara Croft, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Maleficent. She promotes many noble causes, such as conservation, women's rights, education, and peace. She has been cited as an influential and powerful woman in the American entertainment industry.

17. Kim (Kimberly) Kardashian-West

Kimberly Noel Kardashian West is a famous TV personality, model, businesswoman, and activist. She was first known as a friend of Paris Hilton, but soon got her own popularity with a reality series. She gained hundreds of millions of followers on Instagram and Twitter, where she promotes her products and lifestyle. She was married to rapper Kanye West in 2014. As of 2018, Kim is worth $350 million.

16. Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is a young American singer and actress. She became famous after being the lead character in the Disney TV series "Hannah Montana". Miley also recorded soundtracks for the movie and began her career as a singer with many albums in the following years. Cyrus is an animal rights defender and followed a vegan lifestyle since 2014; she founded the nonprofit Happy Hippie Foundation in 2014, which aims to improve lives for homeless youth and the LGBT community.

15. Nicki Minaj

Nicky Minaj, whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, is a rapper, singer, songwriter, model, and actress. She gained public popularity after well-received albums like Playtime Is Over, Pink Friday, and The Pinkprint. Minaj is known as one of the most influential female rappers of all time, with 10 Grammy nominations, six American Music Awards, and twelve BET awards.

14. Shakira

Shakira is well known and loved for her diverse talent (singer-songwriter, dancer, music producer, choreographer, model) and her obvious charm. She is often considered the most successful Latin American female artist, with three Grammy Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, and twelve Latin Grammy Awards. She also does charity work in her home country Colombia.

13. Katy Perry

Katy Perry is an American composer, actress, singer and Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations. In 2007, she recorded the song "I Kissed a Girl" and became a star overnight. Since that moment, all of her songs were an instant success. All of her videos are awesome and thrilling. Among the most requested tracks on the web are: ‘Firework’, ‘Waking Up in Vegas’, ‘Hot n Cold’, ‘Part of Me’, ‘Last Friday Night’, etc.

12. Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez enjoys great success from acting and singing, but she is also successful in various fields including dancing, choreography, movie producing, and a business woman. Jennifer Lopez actively records music tracks, makes new music videos, and becomes a star in various tv shows. With the film's cumulative gross of $3.1 billion and estimated global sales of 70 million records, she is considered the most influential Latin entertainer in the United States.

11. Beyoncé

Beyoncé is a singer, dancer, producer, and fragrance designer. Since childhood, Beyoncé participated in many singing and dancing competitions. In the late 1990s, Beyoncé was the solo artist of Destiny Child, a famous R’n’B band. Nowadays, she has a brilliant career of her own with notable songs like Crazy in Love, If I Were A Boy, Single Ladies, and Run The World (Girls). She also participated in many movies, and continues to be an inspiration for women of color to achieve high goals in life.

10. Madonna

Often listed in the most popular women in the world, Madonna is a famous singer, songwriter, author, actress, and record producer. Madonna has been crowned as the Queen of Pop throughout the career, and one of the most impactful figures in pop culture. Her worlds incorporate political, religious, sexual, and social themes, which generated both controversy and critical acclaim. Madonna has also sold 300 million records, and accumulated $1.4 billion from concert tickets. Madonna is the best-selling female music singer of all time by Guinness World Records.

9. Adele

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is a great English singer and songwriter. Her debut album '19' was a great success, followed by the album 21, which was iconic for Adele with six Grammy awards, including unforgettable songs like Someone Like You, Rolling In The Deep, and Set Fire To The Rain. Her third album, 25, continued the singer's streak with five Grammy awards, and the lead single Hello sold over one million copies just in the first week and has over 2.6 billion views on Youtube. She is no doubt one of the best music artists of the 2010s.

8. Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez is an American singer, actress, and television producer. Gomez began her acting career as a child actress and gained popularity through the Disney series Wizards of Waverly Place. After that, she became a singer with three albums as a solo artist and has sold over 7 million albums worldwide. She has a really large following on social media accounts (186 million on Instagram), where she promotes her lifestyle and works in music, makeup, and clothing.

7. Britney Spears

Britney Spears is a singer, dancer, songwriter, and actress. She is iconic for the teen pop image in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and started her singing record at the young age of only 15. She has earned many awards throughout the years as the eighth-biggest music artist in the 2000s. Spears has sold 100 million records and is one of the best-selling artists in the world. With many controversies surrounding her personal life, she often topped the most searched celebrities lists in the 2000s.

6. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is a global-famous American singer and songwriter, who is widely known for her success in pop and country music. She signed with Sony at only the age of 14 and released the first album in 2006. Her most-known songs are Love Story, You Belong With Me, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Shake It Off, Blank Space, and Look What You Made Me Do. Swift has sold over 50 million albums in the world and won ten Grammy Awards, seven Guinness World Records, Women of the Decade title by Billboard.

5. Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga can be the definition of talent, as being a singer, songwriter, producer, businesswoman, and actress. She is known for versatility and many different styles throughout the career. She was the first woman to win a Grammy, BAFTA, and Academy award in the same year in 2018. She has sold over 124 million records and won 11 Grammy awards. She is also known for social activism, philanthropy, and charity with her own nonprofit organization.

4. Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton is an American politician, a Democrat, first lady of the United States (1993-2001), senator of New York (2001 -2009), and Secretary of State of the United States (2009 - 2013). In 2016, H. Clinton was the Democratic presidential candidate and was the first woman to win the popular vote in the US presidential election, but could not beat Donald Trump. She has written eight books throughout the career.

3. Rihanna

Rihanna is a famous singer, songwriter, businesswoman, actress, and philanthropist. Rihanna's singing career began at the age of 16 when she moved to the US from Barbadians. She gained popularity after the first two albums and became a celebrity when incorporating R&B and dance-pop into her music. She has sold over 250 million records, with nine Grammy awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards, and six Guinness Records. As of 2019, she was the wealthiest female singer in the world with an estimated net worth of over $600 million. She is also involved in humanitarian, entrepreneurial, and fashion, with her own luxury brand called Fenty.

2. Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner is a media personality, model, and businesswoman. She starred in the famous reality series Keeping Up With The Kardashians and founded the popular cosmetic empire of Kylie Cosmetics. In 2019, her net worth was estimated to be $1 billion, at the age of only 21. She was considered the world's youngest self-made billionaire. Her online store is made on the Shopify platform and has seen constant growth since 2014.

1. Oprah Winfrey

At the top of our list, we have Oprah Winfrey! She is a talk show host, television producer, actress, media executive, and social activist. With the daytime show "The Oprah Winfrey Show" she won American hearts and is considered the Queen of All Media. She is the richest African American in the world and sometimes ranked as the most influential woman. Her net worth is estimated to be over $2.7 billion. She also owns a video production company, a weekly show, a network platform, and a cable TV station. She is the ultimate inspiration for women everywhere to achieve success.

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That is it!

Those are the 50 most popular women in the world for you. They are great actors, singers, hostesses, activists, and philanthropists. With different personalities and backgrounds, they all strive to succeed in many fields with hard work and determination. Which is why they all deserve to be respected by the world.

Is there any other woman that the list lacks? Let me know in the comments section, and thanks for reading!