The Most Famous Female in the World?
I am writing this hub in response to the request posted by Compu-smart on who is the most famous female of the world. Well, many would have their own logics and methods to determine that. I have tried to do it with the help of statistics and technology - that little thing called Google - which, for me, is next to God.
I compared some 30 most famous women on a Google tool, which shows the number of searches for a particular search string over the years. Women in the original 30 list were most likely to make it to the top rank according to me and a couple of hubs, which responded to the original question. I am not claiming that this method is 100% correct, it just provides results in a different light and reveals the women who are being chased the most by the educated world.
I started with a list of around 30 women and majority of them were celebrities/actresses. I intentionally picked more candidates from the celebrity world because theirs is the most searched about fraternity on internet. Call me biased. Other female were from politics, social life, history and even mythology. Sample the list of women I compared:
History/society/mythology: Mother Mary, Mother Teresa, Diana, Mary Magdalene
Celebrity artists: Britney Spears, Paris hilton, Madonna, Shakira, Shania Twain, Kylie Minogue, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, Tina Turner
Actresses: Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger, Sandra Bullock, Drew Barrymore, Jodie Foster, Halle Berry, Marilyn Monroe, Aishwarya Rai
Politics: Condoleezza Rice, Queen Elizabeth, Oprah Winfrey, Hilary Clinton, Margaret Thatcher
I hope this list sounds fair. To my knowledge, I have not left out any big names. Still, if anybody feels I have made some slip up, please point out to me. I had so much fun doing this entire exercise that I am finding excuses to do it again.
Now, it is the time to spill the beans. Does religion win over punk? Does intelligence looses out to glamour? You will see that in the following list of 5 most popular women in world (again disclaimer: purely based on who is being searched the most on Google).
5 MOST POPULAR WOMEN IN WORLD
# 5. The 5th rank goes to an enigma. Someone who has been embedded in our conscience as the ultimate seductress and the epitome of beauty. She also gets credit for one of the most popular photograph pose ever. I give you Marilyn Monroe at the 5th rank of this list.
# 4. She is one of the most beautiful, 'sexy' and yet graceful actresses of our time. She forms arguably the most glamorous couple of contemporary world. She also has a big heart and is known for her participation in social causes, specially related to children. Angelina Jolie is at the 4th position on my list.
# 3. If she was alive today, probably the politics and social glitterati life of United Kingdom would be way different. The most controversial and yet, the most loved female of this generation left the world at a tender age, leaving behind a sea of controversies we are still diving in. Princess Diana finds the 3rd place on the list.
# 2. The runner-up to the list is a glamorous celebrity - barely out of teens, who earned fame and money too early in life. I must add that she has also suffered too much of pain too early in life. Drug habits, accusations of being lesbian and a bad mother, two time divorcee, suicidal tendencies, troubled child of the glamour world and a case study in what fame can do to your sanity. Britney Spears is the troublemaker at No. 2.
# 1. I am too small to say anything about the lady who is at the top - for she is the symbol of peace, love and all things good about this world. A virgin mother who is creator of the creator and mother of this entire world, Mother Mary is the most popular female of this world, even in our times.
I hope the list makes sense according to what is going on in the popular culture. Sadly, the Google tool I used does not understand the difference between being famous and infamous. Else, we would have a more sane and intelligent list.
I invite debates and am ready to face any kind of ridicule for making Britney Spears a competitor of Mother Mary. I was helpless because stats do not lie. See the attached Google graph. One thing is commendable, though, about Mother Mary. She is consistent enough and nothing really changes her popularity. Britney's popularity shows blips and dips just as her life did. Stats may indicate that both are almost on the same platform, but in your heart, you know who the actual winner is.