50 Most Popular Women In The World (2023)

Most Popular Women

In this male-dominated industry, do you ever sit and wonder about the popular women? If so, whose name pops up in your mind? Is it Taylor? Michelle Obama? Or someone from the Kardashian clan? Regardless, we have curated a list of the 51 most popular women for you! 

So, let’s review each one of them and see whether our taste matches. 

However, remember that the list is based on the current data (2023), and hence, the statistics are always changing. However, we will keep our article updated in case of any new information. With that being said, let’s get started!

10 Most Popular Women In 2023 – Overview

In the following table, we have listed the top 10 most popular women at the moment and have also added their occupations, nationality, etc. Having said that, let’s skim!

RankCelebrityOccupationNationality
1Oprah WinfreyTV HostAmerican
2CherSingerActressTelevision PersonalityAmerican
3Lana Del ReySingerLyricistAmerican
4RihannaActressSingerBusinesswomanBarbadian
5Kendall JennerModelTelevision PersonalityAmerican
6Lady GagaSinger-SongwriterActressAmerican
7Taylor SwiftMusicianDirectorBusinesswomanAmerican
8Selena GomezActressSingerTV Producer/HostFounder (Rare Beauty)American
9AdeleSinger-SongwriterEnglish
10MadonnaSinger-SongwriterActressAmerican

50 Most Popular Women As Of Now

Now that we have skimmed through the table of the top 10 most popular women let’s go through the list of 51! (Briefly, of course.)

1. Oprah Winfrey

 Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is an American talk show host (The Oprah Winfrey Show), which has aired for nearly 25 years. Moreover, she used to be the world’s one and only black billionaire, and hence, she always ranks in the most influential women list.

2. Cher

Cher

Goddess of Pop, Cher, has adopted female autonomy in the music industry that was so male-dominated. Moreover, she carved this part with a unique contralto and multifaceted music throughout her six decades in the industry. 

3. Lana Del Ray

Lana Del Ray

Lana Del Rey’s music is a fusion of cinematic quality, tragic romance, and lots of nostalgia for contemporary jazz. Moreover, she is a perfect example of stardom overnight, as her first single, Video Games, went viral on YouTube within a few hours of uploading.

4. Rihanna

 Rihanna

Rihanna gained instant fame with the release of her first two albums. In fact, she is the second best-selling female musician of all time. In addition to that, Rihanna currently holds the record of the richest musician in the world, with a Net Worth of 1.7 Billion USD. 

5. Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

Victoria’s Secret Supermodel Kendall Jenner first came into the limelight due to her popular family, and a reality show that revolves around them called Keeping up with the Kardashians. Moreover, she has walked several runways, including Paris Fashion week. 

6. Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is praised for her versatile music and constant image reinventions. Ever since she debuted, Gaga has been a cultural reset. Moreover, her duet album with the retired Jazz musician Tony Bennet is celebrated worldwide. 

7. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Taylor Allison Swift is popularly known as “The Music Industry.” Recently, she released her tenth studio album, Midnights, which broke several records. Moreover, it became the most streamed (184.6 Million) album within the first 24 hours of release. 

8. Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

Most of Selena Gomez’s initial fame was built from her Disney days and a certain past relationship. The American singer has experienced all the highs and lows of life in the public eye and recently released a record-breaking documentary that reflected the same. 

9. Adele

Adele

Adele is constantly praised for her powerful voice and chart-topping records! In fact, some go on to say: Adele doesn’t need the auto-tune. It’s the other way around. However, her popularity escalated more after the sudden weight loss in late 2021. 

10. Madonna

Madonna

Best known as the Queen of Pop, Madonna has expressed herself by touching down on controversial subjects like religion and sexual themes. Despite receiving initial negative attention, Madonna’s music was further praised for breaking mainstream barriers. 

11. Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

Our Beloved Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, with an average box office of 14.3 USD Billion. Along with that, she is also addressed in the list of the 100 most influential people in the world. 

12. Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

Break-through Nickloadean star is best known for her four-octave vocal range. 

Moreover, after the Manchester bomb blast, severe backlash, and finally new-found happiness, Grande’s ability to channel her emotions through chart-topping records is appreciated worldwide. 

13. Beyonce

Beyonce

Famously known as Queen-Bey, Beyonce is Hollywood’s evergreen IT girl! What sets her apart is the utmost grace and dignity that she carries herself with, despite the challenging times. Moreover, her music reflects the same!

14. Britney Spears

Britney Spears

It’s safe to say the 2000s was the Britney Spears era! Baby one more time, and Oops, I did it again are one of the most celebrated singles of all time. In fact, the Princess of Pop is known as the best-selling teenage artist of all time. 

15. Miley Cyrus

 Miley Cyrus

Who doesn’t know Hannah Montana? Miley Cyrus indeed shaped most of our childhood! Moreover, she is still the most break-through Disney Star with several chart-toppers like Party in the USA, Wrecking Ball, and the most recent one, Flowers!

16. Jennifer Anniston

Jennifer Anniston

Jennifer Anniston as Rachel Green was a cultural reset! It gained her international success, and for a short while, fans couldn’t accept her in a different role at all. Moreover, when she debuted on Instagram by posting her F.R.I.E.N.D.S., it broke the app as well. 

17. Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Popularly known as J.Lo is an American actress and singer. She has delivered several successful records and films which, includes Anaconda (1997), This is Me… Then, and many more. In fact, she is the highest-paid Hispanic celebrity in the industry. 

18. Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

The 50s superstar Marilyn Monroe rose to popularity for starring in Blonde Bombshell roles, which was the prime revolution of the Sexual era in the film industry. To this date, Hollywood is trying to recreate “The Next Marilyn Monroe” and clearly failing every time. 

19. Shakira

Shakira

The Waka Waka girl, Shakira, experienced international success through her 2010 FIFA World Cup single. Later, she went on to release several chart-toppers, including, Hips Don’t Lie, Whenever Wherever, Loca, etc. 

20. Zendaya

Zendaya

Unlike other Disney stars who had problematic breakthroughs, Zendaya surprisingly had a pretty upheaval and no-nonsense career. Moreover, her recent performances in Euphoria and Spiderman: No Way Home were appreciated greatly!

21. Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

India’s pride, Priyanka Chopra is a Miss World 2000 and further acted in several blockbuster films and TV series in both Bollywood and Hollywood. Her best work includes Barfi, Mary Com, Quantico, etc. 

22. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is popularly known as the Queen of Rap, who rose to popularity through Super Bass! To this date, she is the best-selling musician of all time and is praised for her rapping flow, alter egos, and “Pinky” personality!

23. Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish first gained recognition through her viral single, Ocean Eyes. Since then, her depressive music and unique style have been refreshing, or shall we say, resonating with Gen Z? Moreover, her fifth single, Bad Guy, went on to become an international success. 

24. Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Kim K first gained recognition when her viral sex tape made tons of headlines. However, one thing the Kardashian family is known for is using every bit of attention to their advantage, and that’s how Keeping up with the Kardashian was born. 

The show further sky-rocketed Kim’s fame and bagged her several projects!

25. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is best known for her perfectly sculpted face and confident demeanor: Not just men, but she has ruled plenty of women’s hearts too! Other than that, she has starred in several blockbuster films and continues her humanitarian work.

26. Paris Hilton

 Paris Hilton

Granddaughter of the Hilton Hotels founder (Conrad Hilton), Paris Hilton, has starred in several TV shows and released her own book and music album. Moreover, the famous London character from the show, Suits life of Zach and Cody was inspired by her!

27. Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

From the year 2009 to 2017, Michelle Obama served as America’s first lady since she was married to then-President, Barack Obama. Moreover, Michelle is also the first Black American to serve in this position. 

28. Katy Perry 

Katy Perry 

Katy Perry is popular for her “campy” style and its impact on Modern Pop. Speaking of which, Vogue has also referred to her as the Queen of Camp. 

Other than that, she has delivered numerous timeless singles like The One That Got Away, Thinking Of You, Teenage Dream, etc. 

29. Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

Bella Swan is what mid-2000s teenage girls dreamed of! Although Kristen didn’t like the break-through character as much, it sure did open plenty of opportunities for her. Moreover, her role in Clouds of Sils Maria was critically acclaimed and gained many awards!

30. Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Name one person who didn’t crush on Emma Watson during the Harry Potter Saga. Needless to say, she has grown up immaculately and further starred in several independent films. Along with that, Emma is a constant advocate for women’s rights! 

31. Carly Rae Jepson

Carly Rae Jepson

There is rarely anyone who didn’t have a Call Me Maybe phase. Apparently, so did Justin Bieber. In fact, that’s how the song went viral. Jepson later on released several good records, including, I really like you, Tonight I’m getting over you, etc. 

32. Jennie Kim

Jennie Kim

Korea’s IT girl, Jennie Kim, has received instant fame through Black Pink’s debut single, Boombayah. Due to her cutesy features yet fierce stage presence, Jennie attracts all types of people from all parts of the world. Especially the West!

33. Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton

Originally known as Catherine, Princess of Wales, she gained recognition after marrying the Prince of Wales (William). She has done several charity works and mental health awareness. Moreover, the media addresses her deeds as the Kate Middleton effect.

34. Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Jessica Laba began her acting career at the age of 13 in shows like The Secret World of Alex Mack and Camp Nowhere. However, she rose to fame by starring in Dark Angel. Moreover, she even received award nominations for it. 

35. Demi Moore

Demi Moore

Demi Moore was highly praised for her breakthrough performance in Ghost. Later on, she starred in several blockbuster films and, further, ended up being the highest-paid actress after receiving $12.5 Million for her role in Striptease. 

36. Sofia Vergara 

Sofia Vergara  -Most Popular Women

Gloria in Modern Family sky-rocketed Sofia Vagera’s fame. However, what sustained it is her real-life personality being so much in alignment with her reel life. In fact, Sofia’s interviews are always the cherry on top!

37. Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff - Most Popular Women

Teen idol Hilary Duff has received multiple awards for her famous role in the television series called Lizzie McGuire. Moreover, she went on to star in several mainstream films and TV shows, including How I Met Your Mother. 

38. Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan - Most Popular Women

Lindsay Lohan rose to popularity by starring in a Disney Project called The Parent Trap. Further, she starred in several films and eventually established herself not only as a teen idol but also as Hollywood’s leading actress.  

39. Megan Fox

 Megan Fox - Most Popular Women

Megan Fox initially gained recognition by playing Jennifer’s body. However, in recent times, she has been gaining a lot of bittersweet attention because of her PDA relationship with singer Machine Gun Kelly. 

40. Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne - Most Popular Women

The early 2000s era is incomplete without Avril Lavigne. In fact, she was the main reason behind the rise of pop-punk, skateboards, and emo vibes. With that in mind, Complicated, Girlfriend, and Sk8er Boi is still one of the most iconic singles of all time.

41. Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera - Most Popular Women

Our very own Voice of the Generation, aka. Christina Aguilera has sung about several unconventional themes like domestic violence, feminism, sexual desires, etc. Her works have received immense praise yet a tad bit of criticism as well. 

42. Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato - Most Popular Women

Who can forget the Camp Rock era? Demi Lovato definitely came a long way since her hit soundtrack, This is Me! Further, she released platinum charted albums, with singles like Heart attack, Confident, SkyScraper, etc. 

43. Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner - Most Popular Women

Kylie Jenner initially gained recognition through Keeping Up with Kardashians. Later on, she launched her own makeup line and became the youngest Billionaire at the age of 21. However, she did lose quite some money after that, hence, losing her Billionaire status. 

44. Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys - Most Popular Women

Alicia Keys began her music career by composing songs in her early teenage years. Moreover, after signing a record deal at the age of 15, she released her debut album, which went on to be a huge success. Hence, gaining her 5 Grammys that year. 

45. Ellen Degeneres 

Ellen Degeneres - Most Popular Women

Ellen Degeneres is an American talk show host and stand-up comedian who has been in the industry for over 45 years now. Moreover, she has hosted several popular faces like Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, One Direction, etc. 

46. Sandra Bullock 

Sandra Bullock - Most Popular Women

Break-through actress Sandra Bullock rose to popularity through the action film Speed (1994). She further starred in several hit films like The Proposal, While You Were Sleeping, etc. Moreover, she even received tons of awards for her performances. 

47. Kate Moss

Kate Moss - Most Popular Women

Then supermodel Kate Moss was popular for her waifish figure. In her 25 years of career, she has walked several runways, which include Calvin Klein. Moreover, she has ranked 2nd on the Forbes highest-earning models as well. 

48. Vannessa Hudgens

Vannessa Hudgens - Most Popular Women

High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens rose to mainstream fame after playing Gabriella Montez. Her voice was really appreciated and hence, bagged her a record deal with Hollywood records. She further released two studio albums. 

49. Jessie J

Jessie J - Most Popular Women

English Singer Jessica J began her singing career at the age of 11. Moreover, she released several hit-makers, including Do it like a dude, Price Tag, etc. Having said that, she has coached several singing shows like The Voice Australia, The Voice UK, etc.

50. Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum - Most Popular Women

Heidi Klum rose to fame through her sports-Illustrated Swimsuit commercial and later on ended up becoming the first ever German model to be Victoria’s Secret. Moreover, she further became the judge and host of Germany’s Next Top Model. 

51. Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson - Most Popular Women

Pamela Anderson is best known for her role as C.J. in the popular television series Baywatch. Speaking of which, it gave her the title of the sex symbol as well. Besides that, she has starred in several successful films, including raw Justice, Barb Wire, VIP Wire, etc.

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Conclusion: 51 Most Popular Women

Popularity is substantial: where some are in a positive light, there is a handful of them who get noticed for all the wrong reasons. Regardless, it keeps the public curious about them. And honestly, that’s all most celebrities want!

So, in this article, we have discussed the 51 most popular women. However, know that the statistics are always switching, so for updated information, keep tabs on our page. 

With that in mind, we hope our article was helpful! In case of any further queries, reach out to us in the comment section below, and we will revert soon!

FAQs

Who is the most popular woman right now?

Oprah Winfrey is the most popular woman at this moment. 

Who is the 7th most popular woman in the world?

Taylor Swift is the 7th most popular woman in the world. 

At which popularity position does Rihanna stand?

Rihanna is the 4th most popular woman in the world. 

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