The internet is an endless pool of information and topics to search about. Among those topics are the most famous and influential women today. Some of them are music artists, some are actresses, some are TV personalities and some are politicians.
Here’s the list of the 50 most popular women
1. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift ranks at No. 1 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 4.4M.
(born December 13, 1989, Pennsylvania) – She made a successful career of pop and country music, songwriter, and talented actress. Taylor Swift rose to superstardom after releasing her second album “Fearless”. That album spawned two hit singles ‘Love Story’ and ‘You Belong With Me’. She has gone on to become one of the highest earning music artists in the world.
2. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga comes at No. 2 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 4.4M.
(born March 28, 1986, New York) – One of the most eccentric and interesting music artists out there. Lady Gaga is an extremely talented singer and actress. She has also worked as a DJ, music producer as well as philanthropist. Lady Gaga has also collaborated with Metallica during a performance of the song Moth into Flame. She also appeared in the hit movie A Star is Born with Bradley Cooper. Some of Lady Gaga’s biggest hits are: ‘Just Dance, ‘Telephone’, ‘Paparazzi’, ‘Bad Romance’, etc.
3. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson comes at No. 3 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 4M.
(born November 22, 1984, New York) – She is a very famous American actress and model. Her roles in the movies ‘Lost in Translation’, ‘Iron Man-2’, and ‘Match Point’ launched her career into the stratosphere and she has gone on to become one of the most successful actresses of her generation. She is all set to appear in her first ever solo movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Widow. In 2007, Scarlett Johansson appeared in the video for the Justin Timberlake song “What Goes Around Comes Around”.
4. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez comes at No. 4 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 3.8M.
(born July 22, 1992, Texas) – She is an American movie and TV show actress, voice actress, composer, designer, model, poetess, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Selena Gomez was a famous child star who appeared in a leading role on the Disney TV series ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’. She won Kids Choice Awards for her role. She launched a very successful music career at a very young age and even dated Justin Bieber for some time.
5. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus comes at No. 5 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 3.2M.
(born November 23, 1992, Tennessee) – She is an American actress and singer. She rose to stardom after playing the titular character in Hannah Montana. She underwent an image makeover from a teen popstar to a hypersexualized adult and achieved global success. She is also an outspoken supporter of the LGBT community’s cause.
6. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston comes at No. 6 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 3.1M.
(born February 11, 1969, California) – She is a very famous actress, producer, and filmmaker. Jennifer Anniston rose to worldwide fame after her portrayal of Rachel on the superhit sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S. She has appeared in numerous movies since then and established herself as one of the top actresses in Hollywood. She is also a vocal supporter of anti-sexual harassment groups.
7. Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton comes at No. 7 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 2.7M.
(born January 9, 1982, Chapel Row, Berkshire, England) – She is a part of the royal family in Great Britain, Duchess of Cambridge. She became a global celebrity after marrying Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. She has gone on to become a mother of two children and a fashion icon in her own right.
Rihanna comes at No. 8 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 2.6M.
(born February 20, 1988, Barbados) – She is an American R&B, pop singer, and actress. She moved to the USA at the age of 16 and started her singing career. She achieved immediate success with her debut album Music of the Sun. Her single, Pon de Replay saw heavy rotation on TV and Radio. Some of her biggest hits are: ‘Don’t Stop the Music’, ‘Rude Boy’, ‘Hard’, ‘Umbrella’ and ‘We Found Love.’ Rihanna is one of the most commercially successful music artists of all time and she has sold millions of albums. Her business venture, Fenty Beauty is also a major success.
9. Emma Watson
Emma Watson comes at No. 9 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 2.6M.
(born April 15, 1990, Paris) – After landing the role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise during her pre-teens, Emma Watson steadily grew in global popularity. She has gone on to star in numerous movies and is one of the brightest young stars in Hollywood today. Emma Watson was the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for the year 2014.
10. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie comes at No. 10 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 2.5M.
(born June 4, 1975, Los Angeles) – An idol of beauty, gifted actress, philanthropist, mother of many adopted children, and the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. Angelina Jolie is one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood history. She has also worked as a model, director and scriptwriter. She became a global superstar and sex symbol after her role as Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider franchise.
Madonna comes at No. 11 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 2.3M.
(born August 16, 1958, Michigan) – The Queen of Pop has been one of the world’s most famous and popular women since the 1980s and she still hasn’t faded away. While her music career isn’t as stellar as it used to be, she still has several other avenues where she is wildly successful. A list of Madonna’s greatest hits would be really long but here are a few: Like a Virgin, Like a Prayer, Erotica, Papa Don’t Preach, La Isla Bonita, Die Another Day etc.
12. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez comes at No. 12 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 2.2M.
(born July 24, 1969, New York) – Before she helped launched Google Image search with her plunging neckline green dress during the Grammy Awards, Jennifer Lopez was a moderately successful actress. However, she rose in fame very soon after that and became a truly global icon. Jennifer Lopez is showing no signs of slowing down and gave an exhilarating performance during the Halftime Show of SuperBowl LIV with Shakira.
13. Katy Perry
Katy Perry comes at No. 13 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 2.1M.
(born October 25, 1984, Santa- Barbara) – She is an American composer, actress, singer and the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. Katy Perry became an overnight sensation after releasing her song ‘I Kissed a Girl’. She has released numerous hit songs since then and made some cool concept videos as well. Some of her biggest hits are: ‘Firework’, ‘Waking Up in Vegas’, ‘Hot n Cold’, ‘Part of Me’, ‘Last Friday Night’, etc.
14. Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj comes at No. 14 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 2M.
(born December 2, 1982, Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago) – She is an American rapper, singer/songwriter, and actress. Her first taste of success came for her in 2009 when she released three tracks ‘Playtime is Over’, ‘Beam Me Up’, and ‘Scotty’. Nicki Minaj’s debut album Pink Friday was a massive commercial success.
15. Britney Spears
Britney Spears comes at No. 15 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 1.8M.
(born December 2, 1981, Mississippi) – She became a real star in the late 1990’s. Her songs and clips conquered the whole world. During the late 90s and early 2000s, there was perhaps no bigger star in the world of music than Britney Spears. She has sold more than 100 millions albums. Her debut album ‘Baby One More Time’ went on to sell more than 30 million copies and the second one ‘Oops!.. I Did It Again’ – sold 26 million copies.
16. Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe comes at No. 16 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 1.6M.
Norma Jean Mortenson (born 1926-1962, Los Angeles) who became famous as Marilyn Monroe embodied everything associated with sexuality in the 50s. She is single handedly responsible for the launch and initial success of the Playboy magazine. Her beauty, grace and sexuality have become iconic. She died prematurely and tragically but in her brief time on this planet, she made an indelible impact.
17. Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart comes at No. 17 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 1.6M.
(born April 9, 1990, Los Angeles) – She is an American model and actress. After a slew of minor roles, Kristen Stewart became a global superstar after her role as Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga. She has gone on to appear in numerous movies since then.
18. Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato comes at No. 18 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 1.6M.
(August 20, 1992, Dallas) One more gifted personality: actress and singer-songwriter. Her acting career commenced in her early years. As for singing, Demi Lovato has become a global superstar. She has numerous hit songs and she performed the National Anthem during SuperBowl LIV.
19. Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey comes at No. 19 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 1.5M.
(born June 21, 1985, New York) – She is a famous American singer and songwriter. She is very well known for her songs about tragic relationship, melancholy preoccupations, and allusions to American pop-culture of the 1950s and 1960s. She achieved overnight stardom with her debut single ‘Video Games’. However, it was her single Summertime Sadness which made her a global icon.
20. Megan Fox
Megan Fox comes at No. 20 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 1.5M.
(born May 16, 1986, Tennessee) – She is a famous American model and actress. She became a global superstar during the late 2000s and early 2010s after appearing in hit movies like ‘The Transformers’, ‘The Transformers: ‘Revenge of the Fallen’, ‘Jennifer’s Body’, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’, ‘Jonah Hex’, and ‘Zeroville’.
Shakira comes at No. 21 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 1.5M.
(born February 2, 1977, Barranquilla, Colombia) – She is easily one of the most globally renowned entertainers of her generation. Shakira is very well known for singing chops and incredible dancing abilities. She has sung official songs for numerous football tournaments, including the famous Waka Waka for the 2010 South Africa World Cup. She is also actively involved with charities in Colombia.
22. Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey comes at No. 22 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 1.4M.
(born March 27, 1969, or 1970, Huntington) – She is a well-known and adored vocalist, actress and songwriter. Mariah Carey has had a spectacular career and she is very well known for her incredible, multi octave range. She has far too many hit songs to list here but here are a few of them: All I Want for Christmas is You, Bye Bye, Touch My Body, Heartbreaker etc.
Adele Swift comes at No. 23 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 1.4M.
(born May 5, 1988, London) – She is a very famous British singer, poet, and songwriter. The debut album ‘19’ was very successful. She is one of the most popular and revered female singers today and has received numerous Grammy awards. Her videos on Youtube have garnered billions of views.
24. Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba comes at No. 24 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 1.3M.
(born April 28, 1981, California) – She is a famous American actress, social activist and model. Jessica Alba has Mexican and European ancestry. Jessica Alba rose to fame after her appearance in the show Dark Angel. Jessica Alba has had a solid Hollywood career with roles in movies like Sin City, Fantastic Four and Good Luck Chuck.
25. Halle Berry
Halle Berry comes at No. 25 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 1.2M.
(born August 24, 1966, Cleveland) – She is a very famous American actress and model who has won an Academy Award along with several Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. While she won the Oscar for her role in Monster’s Ball, she has appeared in blockbuster franchises such as X Men, Kingsman and John Wick. She also played the role of Catwoman in the eponymous film.
26. Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum comes at No. 26 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 1.2M.
(born June 1, 1973, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany) – She is one of the most famous models of the 90s and 2000s. Her incredible face and body made her one of the world’s most successful models. Aside from her modelling career, Heidi Klum has also been a judge on America’s Got Talent. She was married to famous American singer Seal for some time. Her fame extends far beyond the fashion and modelling world.
27. Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne comes at No. 27 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 1.2M.
(born September 27, 1984, Belleville) – She is a very well known Canadian singer-songwriter, actress, and designer. She achieved unexpected success through her debut album ‘Let Go’. She went on to produce many more hits and became one of the most popular music artists of the 2000s. She was diagnosed with Lyme disease and had to take a hiatus from music because of that. Some of her biggest hits are: ‘Complicated’, ‘My Happy Ending’, ‘Girlfriend’, ‘Nobody’s Home’, ‘When You’re Gone’, and many others.
28. Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens comes at No. 28 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 1.1M.
(born December 14, 1988, California) – She is a very famous actress and singer. Vanessa Hudgens rose to prominence through her role in the hit TV series ‘High School Musical’. She has gone on to act in movies like Sucker Punch. She has also had a successful music career and her debut album ‘V’ was a mega success.
Cher comes at No. 29 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 1.1M.
(born May 10, 1946, California) – She is an American pop-singer, poetess, actress, movie director, and musical producer. Cher has won almost every award of the entertainment industry. She has won Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. She began her career at a tender age of 17 and performed as a part of the duo Sonny and Cher. The duo got their first hit with the song ‘I Got You Babe’. She went on to have a legendarily long career after that. The fact that she is the fourth most popular woman in the world, over 50 years after making her debut, says a lot.
30. Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan comes at No. 30 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 1.1M.
(born July 2, 1986, New York) – She is an American actress, model, designer, singer, songwriter, and a real heartbreaker. She rose to fame after her performances in hit films like ‘The Parent Trap’, ‘Freaky Friday’, ‘Herbie: Fully Loaded’, ‘Just My Luck’, ‘The Holiday’, etc. Unfortunately, these days, she does not perform in movies as frequently owing to health problems and personal life demons.
31. Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera comes at No. 31 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 839K.
(born December 18, 1980, New York) – This singing sensation succeeded in different spheres: cultural and social, but she attained international fame due to her melodic voice. She received six ‘Grammy’ awards and one ‘Latin Grammy’ award. Her singing talent and vocal abilities are undeniably legendary. As a result of her social activism, she was designated as the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.
32. Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton comes at No. 32 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 722K.
(born October 26, 1947, Chicago) She is an American politician, member of the Democratic Party, the first lady of Arkansas (in the late 1980s), the first lady of the USA (mid 90s- early 2000s), the senator from New York (in 2000s), and the State Secretary of the USA (2009 – 2013). In 2016, Hillary Clinton was a presidential candidate of the Democratic Party but did not come out victorious.
33. Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys comes at No. 33 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 721K.
(born January 25, 1981, New York) – This famous American pianist, singer and songwriter has been a superstar since her debut album. She has won a total of 15 Grammy Awards and has sold over 60 million albums worldwide. She has also appeared as a judge on The Voice.
34. Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff comes at No. 34 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 658K.
(born September 28, 1987, Texas) – Hillary Duff is a famous actress, singer, entrepreneur, model, and producer. After a standout titular role in the TV series ‘Lizzy McGuire’, Hilary Duff became a real star. Hillary Duff has also had prominent roles in ‘Gossip Girl’, ‘Joan of Arcadia’, ‘A Cinderella Story’, etc.
35. Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding comes at No. 35 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 657K.
(born December 30, 1986, England) – Aside from being a very famous popstar, Ellie Goulding is also an outspoken advocate of mental health struggles.
36. Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue comes at No. 36 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 632K.
(born May 28, 1968, Melbourne) – She is a legendary Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. Kylie Minogue’s career started in the 90s and she reached her peak in 2001 with the release of her superhit album Fever. Some of her biggest hits include tracks like ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’, ‘Come Into My World’, ‘Slow’, ‘Where the Wild Roses Grow’, etc.
37. Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton comes at No. 37 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 592K.
(born February 17, 1981, New York) The heiress to the Hilton hotel chain, notorious socialite Paris Hilton rose to fame after her sex tape was leaked. She appeared on the reality show The Simple Life with good friend Nicole Richie. She has also released a music album called Paris. The album has sold over 200,000 copies in the USA.
38. Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson comes at No. 38 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 569K.
(born July 1, 1967) – She is one of the most famous and enduring sex symbols of the recent years. She shot to fame after being selected Playboy’s Playmate of the Month in February 1990. She became even more popular after her role as Lisa in the comedy show, Home Improvement. She became a global sex symbol after appearing as lifeguard C.J. Parker in Baywatch. Pamela Anderson is also a famous animal rights activist and an active member of PETA.
39. Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria comes at No. 39 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 541K.
Eva Longoria (born March 15, 1975, Texas) is a famous American model, actress, talk-show hostess, restaurateur, and philanthropist. Longoria achieved international fame and recognition after the success of her TV series ‘Desperate Housewives’. Eva Longoria’s role as Gabrielle Solis won her fans all over the world. She was also married to NBA superstar Tony Parker for some time. Off screen, Eva Longoria won the Freedom award for her active charity work in 2010.
40. Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama comes at No. 40 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 530K.
(born January 17, 1964, Chicago, Illinois) – She is not an actress, singer or producer. She was the former First lady of the United States of America and the wife of President Barack Obama. Prior to that, Michelle Obama had a very successful career as a lawyer. While she was the First Lady, Michelle Obama worked as an advocate for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, physical activity and healthy eating. The post-office era has been good for Michelle especially with the release of her book, “Becoming Michelle Obama.” The book went on to become a bestseller.
Beyoncé comes at No. 41 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 507K.
(born September 4, 1981, Houston) – She is an American R’n’B singer, dancer, perfumer, and producer. The Queen B participated in numerous dance and vocal contests from a young age. During the 1990s, Beyonce achieved a lot of success with her music group Destiny’s Child. She went solo during the early 2000s and has gone on to become one of the most popular music artists of all time. Some of her biggest hits are: ‘Crazy in Love’, ‘Baby Boy’, ‘Single Ladies’, ‘Beautiful Liar’, and ‘Irreplaceable’. She also acted in the movie Austin Powers: Goldmember. She also released her self-directed movie: Homecoming in April 2019.
42. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey comes at No. 42 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 502K.
She is an American anchorwoman, actress, producer, female public figure, and TV talk-show hostess of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ (1986-2011). She has been constantly ranked among the most powerful and influential women of the world by Forbes Magazine. Her net worth is a staggering 2.8 billion dollars which is way more than any other woman in showbiz. Winfrey is a media magnate as well. She runs the magazine ‘The Oprah Magazine’ and the cable television station Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) among many other entrepreneurial endeavours.
43. Jessie J
Jessie J comes at No. 43 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 484K.
(born March 27, 1988, London) – Born Jessia Ellen Cornish, this British pop sensation became a global superstar through her hits like ‘Price Tag’, ‘Domino’, ‘Who You Are’, ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ and ‘Laser Light.’
44. Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson comes at No. 44 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 467K.
(born July 10, 1980, Texas) – She is a famous American actress, singer and jewellery designer. Her music career took off in 1999 with the release of her debut album ‘Sweet Kisses’. She also made an appearance on the hit sitcom, That 70s Show.
45. Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood comes at No. 45 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 436K
(born March 10, 1983, Oklahoma) She rose to prominence after reaching the finals of the 2005 edition of American Idol. She has gone on to become a very famous global star. She even dated Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo for some time.
Fergie comes at No. 44 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 394K.
(born March 27, 1975, California) – Her real name is Stacy Ann Ferguson. She has achieved a majority of her fame and stardom as a part of the soul/hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas. Besides her role in the group, Fergie was a fashion trendsetter during the early 2000s.
47. Kate Moss
Kate Moss comes at No. 47 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 378K.
(born January 16, 1974, London) – She is one of the highest earning models of all time. In the mid 90s, Kate Moss pioneered the “Heroin Chic” look which included pale skin, dark circles under the eyes,a very frail and skinny physique and stringy hair. The androgynous, emaciated look was a reaction to the healthy and vibrant looking models of the early 90s, such as Elle Macpherson, Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer. The short lived trend came to an end with the emergence of Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
Kesha ranks at No. 48 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 370K.
(born March 1, 1987, Los Angeles) – She is an American pop singer, rapper, and songwriter. Her real name is Kesha Rose Sebert. She achieved global stardom after the release of her superhit tracks ‘Tik Tok’ and ‘Right Round’. Her 2010 debut album topped charts all over the world.
49. Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen comes at No. 49 in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 348K.
(born November 21, 1981, British Columbia) – She is a popular Canadian singer. She got her first taste of fame through her participation in Season Six of Canadian Idol. Her single ‘Call Me Maybe’ was a massive hit in her native Canada and almost everywhere else in the world as well.
50. Kim (Kimberly)
Kim ranks 50th in the list of 50 most popular women on web with monthly search volume 215K.
Kardashian-West (born October 21, 1980, Los-Angeles) – Widely known as Kim Kardashian, she is one of the most popular women in the world. Infact, Kim Kardashian can be credited for the rise of the term ‘famous for being famous’. Kim Kardashian has her own fashion and make up line which generates millions of dollars in revenue. She also appears with her family members on the hit reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.