There was a time when women were considered as the weaker section of society. However, things changed slowly, and the 21st century saw some fantastic turnaround and support to womanhood. You will now find women running businesses, nations, TV shows, and in different roles across the globe. Today, we will concentrate on the 50 most popular women in the world who achieved fame and recognition through hard work, dedication, commitment, and will power.
Here is the list of the 50 most popular women in the world. They are actresses, singers, TV hostesses, and philanthropists, and they all come from different regions, backgrounds, and origins. Every individual had to go through various ups and downs to reach the position where they are today. The only thing they held onto was their dream. While a few were lucky to inherit the fortune, many acted on their own to make. Nevertheless, they all deserve respect and love from across the globe.
50 Most Popular Women List 2023
|Rank||Most Popular Women 2023||Profession/Career|
|1||Eva Longoria||American Actress, Producer, and Director|
|2||Marilyn Monroe||American Actress|
|4||Scarlett Johansson||American Actress|
|5||Jessica Simpson||Singer, Actress and Businesswomen|
|6||Jennifer Aniston||Actress and Film Producer|
|7||Fergie||Singer, Songwriter and Rapper|
|8||Jessica Alba||Actress and Businesswomen|
|9||Kate Middleton||Princess of Wales|
|10||Michelle Obama||American Attorney and Author|
|11||Ellie Goulding||Singer and Songwriter|
|12||Hilary Clinton||American Politician, Diplomat, and former lawyer|
|13||Halle Berry||Actress and Model|
|14||Kesha||Singer and Songwriter|
|15||Hilary Duff||Actress and Singer|
|16||Kate Moss||British Model|
|17||Kylie Minogue||Singer, Songwriter and Actress|
|18||Heidi Klum||German-American Model, Host, Producer and Businesswomen|
|19||Vanessa Hudgens||Actress and Singer|
|21||Carly Rae Jepsen||Canadian Singer and Songwriter|
|23||Lindsay Lohan||American Actress and Singer|
|24||Alicia Keys||Singer, Songwriter and Pianist|
|26||Mariah Carey||Singer, Songwriter, Actress and Record Producer|
|27||Megan Fox||Actress and Model|
|28||Avril Lavigne||Canadian Singer and Songwriter|
|29||Christina Aguilera||Singer, Actress and Television Personality|
|30||Demi Lovato||Actress and Singer|
|31||Paris Hilton||Media Personality, Businesswoman, Model, Entertainer, and Socialite|
|32||Angelina Jolie||American Actress, filmmaker, and Humanitarian|
|33||Kimberly (Kim) Kardashian – West||Media Personality and Businesswomen|
|34||Miley Cyrus||Singer, Songwriter and Actress|
|35||Nicki Minaj||Rapper and Singer|
|37||Katy Perry||Singer, Songwriter, and Television Personality|
|38||Jennifer Lopez||Singer, Dancer and Actress|
|39||Beyonce||American Singer, Songwriter, and Actress|
|42||Selena Gomez||Actress, Singer and Film Producer|
|43||Britney Spears||Singer, Songwriter and Dancer|
|45||Lady Gaga||Singer, Songwriter and Actress|
|46||Cher||Actress, Singer and Television Personality|
|47||Rihanna||Singer and Businesswomen|
|48||Lana Del Rey||Singer and Songwriter|
|49||Oprah Winfrey||Host, Television Producer, Actress, Author, and Philanthropist|
|50||Justin Bieber||Singer, Songwriter|
1. Eva Longoria
Eva is an American actress, model, hostess, and philanthropist. She attained her fame with the “Desperate Housewives” TV show. She inspired many women around the world and taught them to move on in life and be happy. She received Nobel Prize for her charity work.
2. Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn is a popular name in the history of America’s model and actress list. Although her career was short, her beauty and grace captured everyone around the world. She is still an iconic figure and inspires many women to lead a happy life.
3. Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood is an American singer, actress, and songwriter. She was the finalist for the “American Idol” show for the year 2005, and it was after the show that she attained her fame and recognition. She never looked back and had started capturing the minds and hearts of the younger generation day-by-day.
4. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett is a sweetheart and has a massive following of both genders from different parts of the globe. She rose to fame with several action movies, such as “Iron Man – 2” and “Lost in Translation.” Many films turned her into a good actress and famous. In 2007, she appeared in the music video by Justin Timberlake, named “What Goes Around Comes Around.”
5. Jessica Simpson
Jessica is an actress, singer, and designer and has a good following for the accessory’s that she designs. She turned into a star with the “Sweet Kisses” album. She did act in a few movies and released a few music albums. She recently welcomed her third daughter with her husband, Eric Johnson.
6. Jennifer Aniston
You will know her as “Rachel,” the famous character of the popular TV show “FRIENDS.” The series kickstarted her career and made her famous across the globe. After the series, she acted in several movies, turned produced, and filmmaker. She even won several prestigious awards. Forbes magazine listed her as one among the top 100 celebrity list in the year 2003.
Stacy Ann Ferguson became Fergie with the “The Black Eyed Peas” hip-hop band. She attained a massive following and fame with the band. However, she could not sustain it and soon saw a drop in her career. Nonetheless, she became a fashion designer during her period and was a trendsetter.
8. Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba is an American actress and model. She is also a social activist and takes an active part in charity. It was her captivating performance in the “Dark Angel” that made her a star. Audiences showered all the affection for her role, and she became an instant hit. She even acted in several movies and received awards.
9. Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton is the Duchess of Cambridge. She became famous when Prince William married her. Apart from her royal life, she is a caring wife and mother to two adorable kids. She was supposed to be a fashionista. However, marrying the Prince changed things for her.
10. Michelle Obama
Michelle is not an actress, producer, or singer. Michelle is the wife of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. If we keep this role aside, she is an excellent legal advisor. During her period in the White House, she played an active role in supporting women and was the advocate of education, poverty, physical activity, nutrition, and healthy eating.
11. Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding is a famous pop singer and currently enjoying her fame as a composer, singer, producer, and music producer. Apart from her musical journey, Ellie rose to fame because of her active role in asking her fans to open and speak about their mental struggles.
12. Hilary Clinton
The first lady of Arkansas, Hilary Clinton, rose to fame for her active role in standing against men in the political arena. She belongs to the Democratic Party and worked as the senator for New York in 2000. She stood as the Presidential candidate for the 2016 election but could not win the race.
13. Halle Berry
Halle Berry is an Oscar-winner and acted in several movies. What makes her special is the ease with which she portrays a role. She adapts to the condition very well and flexes her muscles when needed. She inspired many individuals and continues to do so through her philanthropic work.
Kesha is a songwriter, singer, rapper, and pop singer. She rose to fame with her singles, “Tik Tok” and “Right round down.” The debut album in the year 2010 captured several lists and topped every one of them worldwide. As a teenager, she attained the fame that many youngsters would like to have and thus, inspired all those who wanted to achieve fame and glory.
15. Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff is famous for her acting, singing, as a model, producer, and entrepreneur. Hilary became a star with her adolescent TV show, “Lizzy McGuire.” Since then, her acting platform began to flourish, and she saw massive success over the years. She played wonderful roles in “Gossip Girl,” “A Cinderella Story,” and so on.
16. Kate Moss
Kate Moss is a supermodel and highly paid out there in her category or the second millennium. She rose to fame and captured worldwide attention with her perfect figure. Kate loves her cigarette, and several follow her blindly.
17. Kylie Minogue
Kylie is an Australian actress, singer, and songwriter. Kylie started her singing career in the 1990s. However, she topped the musical charts after releasing her album, “Fever.” It was also the time when her career was high. She inspired many youngsters through her singing. The frequently requested songs are “Where the Wild Roses Grow”, “Come into My World”, “Slow”, and more.
18. Heidi Klum
What makes Heidi Klum famous are her attractive features, figure, and manners. Besides, she is a television actress and hostess. Although German by birth, she fetched fans from different sections of the world by playing a judge in the America’s Got Talent show.
19. Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa is a singer and actress. She became renowned after she performed in the leading role in “High School Musical.” Before venturing further into the acting profession, she released her first musical album, “V.”
20. Jessie J
Jessica Ellen Cornish, famous as Jessica J in the media world, is a renowned singer and songwriter. She gathered popularity, attention, and fan following by releasing a few singles and albums. The favorite songs are “Domino”, “Who You Are”, “Price Tag”, “Laser Light”, and more.
21. Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen is a Canadian singer. After taking part in the Canadian Idol, she attained fame, which allowed her to display her talent as a singer and actor. Her single, “Call Me Maybe” became a number one hit in Canada and throughout the world.
22. Emma Watson
Emma Watson is a British model and actress. Her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series brought her fame throughout the world. She has been acting in different roles and lends her voice to animation characters. She has an inspiring life for which she became the Goodwill Ambassador of United Nations for 2014.
23. Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is an American model, actress, singer, songwriter, designer, and a heartbreaker. She became an instant hit after her performance in exciting movies, such as “The Parent Trap”, “Just My Luck”, “Herbie: Fully Loaded”, “The Holaday” and so on. She is no longer active, given her health and personal problems.
24. Alicia Keys
Alicia is a widely known personality in the musical platform. The American singer, songwriter, and piano-player has a vast and loyal fan following across the globe. She is more inclined to blues and rhythm, and neo-soul varieties. She has over 15 Grammy awards to her name.
25. Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart is an American model and actress. She shot to fame through the leading lady in the “The Twilight” trilogy. She has been active in the media with several roles. However, it was the “The Twilight” that bought her the fame.
26. Mariah Care
Mariah Carey is exceptional and adored for her vocals. She is also famous as a songwriter and actress. Her beauty, unique voice, and charisma are what make one fall for her quickly. She is a hard worker and continued to do so to maintain an excellent singing career. Every single or album released became an instant hit.
27. Megan Fox
Megan Fox turned well-known due to her performance as the leading lady in “The Transformers.” There are other movies to her name that made her climb the ladder and capture attention from everyone. She has a good fan following and most popular women in the world.
28. Avril Lavigne
Avril is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress. She is famous and made her debut album “Let Go,” which sold millions of copies globally. However, the next projects were not that successful. She is one of the best commercial projects, and much of her music went platinum overnight.
29. Christina Aguilera
Christina succeeded in different spheres, which includes social and cultural activities. Nonetheless, it is her melodic voice that got her fame across the world. She has 6 Grammy awards and 1 Latin Grammy award to her name. She is designated with the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.
30. Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato is another gifted personality, singer, songwriter, and actress. She began acting in her early years and received appreciation and affection from the audience. There is a good list of the movies that she worked on and six music albums to her name.
31. Paris Hilton
Heiress to the Hilton dynasty, Paris Hilton is often known for her notorious social life. The scandalous actress is also a singer and became most popular women by participating in the reality TV show “The Simple Life” in the 2000s. She has a prevalent social life and a great fan following.
32. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie has many sides to her besides being an actress. She adopted many children and is an active philanthropist. She is also the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and takes up modeling, acting, directing, and screenwriting from time-to-time. She received international recognition as Lara Croft.
33. Kimberly (Kim) Kardashian – West
She is famous as Kim Kardashian and a most popular women in the world. She is a reality star, where she took part in “Strictly Come Dancing: USA” and is now the main leading cast of the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
34. Miley Cyrus
Miley is an American singer and actress. She turned most popular women in the world due to her character in the hit TV series “Hanna Montana.” She recorded two singles for the same series and began her singing journey. She is now a famous singer and has a good fan following around the world.
35. Nicki Minaj
Nicki has many talents to her: acting, singing, songwriting, and rapping. She became famous through her three singles released in the year 2009, “Playtime is Over”, “Beem Me Up”, and “Scotty.” Her album, “Splash” made waves in the music industry.
People across the globe love Shakira for her singing, dancing, songwriting, choreography, and musical producer. It is her charm that attracts many and makes them shower affection. She is the most successful Latin American artist of Spanish-speaking and English music bands.
37. Katy Perry
Katy Perry is an American actress, singer, songwriter, composer, and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. Her song, “I Kissed a Girl” in the year 2007 made her a most popular women and star overnight. Since then, all her tracks became famous and successful. Most of the music videos collected a lot of views, for they are thrilling and extraordinary.
38. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez made a successful career through her singing and acting career. However, she has a diverse nature to her success that brought her fame and following across the globe. These include dancing, producing, choreography, and businesswoman. She is active in recording tracks, musical videos and participates in several TV shows and programs.
Beyonce is a famous R’n’B singer, performer, singer, producer, and composer. She has a highly active childhood, for she took part in different dance and vocal competitions. In the 1990s, she became the solo performer for the band “Destiny Child,” which is a popular R’n’B band. Today, she has a successful singing career. The notable songs include “Crazy in Love”, “Baby Boy”, “Single Ladies”, and more. In 2019, she released her self-directed feature-film, Homecoming. She wanted to pass the message that even colored women can become successful and achieve their dreams in life.
Madonna is an idol to at least two generations. She is a singer, producer, songwriter, musical producer, and businesswoman. She started her profession by singing and dancing to rock songs. She is often known to make changes to her look, which is captivating and bold. They change according to her performances, and her fans usually follow her style.
Adele is a British poet, singer, and songwriter. Her debut album “19” became a massive hit around the world and garnered the attention she was seeking. In 2009, she received 2 Grammy awards for best vocal performance and best new single. She is a famous personality, given that her single “Hello” has over 2.5 billion views on YouTube channel.
42. Selena Gomez
Selena is an American TV show actress, voice-over provider, composer, designer, actress, poetess, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She was already most popular women through her role in the Disney’s “Wizards of Waverly Place.” She received the “Kids choice award” for her role in the series. She is making an excellent career as a vocalist, and all the songs are sung by her classy, catchy, and rhythmic.
43. Britney Spears
Britney became a most popular women during the 1990s, as she sold millions of copies of her singles and albums. Apart from singing, she is an actress, model, and dancer. She has over 100 million copies sold over to her name. Her “Baby One More Time” album made her famous, as it sold over 30 million copies. Although there is a downward trend currently, she still has a huge fan following.
44. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift became famous and most popular women in the world through her county and pop music. She is a singer, songwriter, and talented actress. It was her second album, “Fearless” that made her an overnight star. The two singles, “You Belong with Me” and “Love Story,” were on top charts and well-received throughout the globe. The album won her 4 Grammy awards and went on to become the best-selling album in the world.
45. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has a reputation for being a multi-talented personality. She is a singer and an excellent actress. She also enjoys working as a philanthropist, producer, and DJ. It is her voice that makes her unique and recognizable compared with others. It is her looks and appearances that often change, making one always guess for her next appearance.
Cherilyn Sarkisian, popularly known by the screen name Cher, is a person of multiple talents. She is an American actress, poetess, movie director, and musical producer. She has a reputation for being unique and has won Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, and Golden Globe awards. She started her occupation at the age of 17. It was her song “I Got You Babe” that made her famous.
Rihanna began her career at the age of 16. She is a singer, actress, and R&B singer. She shot to fame immediately after releasing her first album, “Music of the Sun.” Additionally, her single, “Pon de Replay” became the most popular song to play and rotated on radios and music channels. She has 7 Grammy and 6 American Music Awards to her name with 18 Billboard Music Awards. She is a famous icon because she sold over 60 million singles and over 20 million copies of her albums.
48. Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey is an American songwriter and singer. Points of view of critics term her music have cinematograph style, which is often relatable to a tragic relationship, melancholy preoccupations, and allusions of the 1950s and 1960s. It was her first single, “Video Games” that made her famous instantly. However, in 2012, the remix of “Summertime Sadness” conquered the charts and rocked the world.
49. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah is an anchorwoman, producer, female public figure, TV hostess, and actress. “The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986-2011)” brought her fame, recognition, and she became an influential woman in 2005. She is the dominant person in the media business. She is a powerful celebrity with over 2.8 billion dollars, making her the robust show business any woman possesses. She also runs a successful media empire with the production company, a profitable resource dot come, radio network, and cable television station.
50. Justin Bieber
Take a note that Justin Bieber is not a woman. However, he made it into the top 50 list because of his immense female following and popularity. Additionally, it is his looks that make him the most popular women of the era. He came up with a single track called “Baby” that shockingly sold over 150 million copies globally. Although the popularity remains the same, he is no longer in the list.
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Who is the Most Popular Women in 2023?
Most popular women in the world are known worldwide for their stunning looks, abilities, career, life achievements. Out of which artists like Beyonce, miley cyrus, rihaana, lady gaga, katy perry, angelina jolie, paris hilton, scarlett johnson, salena gomez and Britney Spears are counted in the top 10.
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