Top 10 Most Admired Women Worldwide

A woman is supposed to be a very fragile creature but she proves herself an influential and powerful economist, politician, philanthropist and celebrity sometimes. Women played a vital role to make this world a wonderful place to live. Be it a businesswoman, a housewife or an employee, a woman is very powerful and she owns her unique characteristics which make her prominent and different from men.

Here’s the list of top 10 most admired women worldwide. 

10. Anne Frank

Anne Frank

She may not be the most popular woman in the world. But she still deserves to be called as one of the most influential and admired women for writing a personal diary that is the most ancient work art which reminds us about the era of Nazis. When she grew up, Nazis threatened her and her parents as well as the rest of family members. She was born in Netherlands. Hence, they started hiding everywhere but couldn’t save themselves. During her life, she wrote a diary which has been stored in a museum as the world’s oldest diary. The Jewish woman is still known as one of the most admired women in the world.

9. Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for education for women and youngest Nobel Prize laureate ever. She is popularly known for human rights advocacy for women and for education in Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where local Taliban banned girls to attend schools. Since then, her advocacy has grown as a global movement. She was born in Swat District, Pakistan. Her family was running a chain of schools. When she was around 11 to 12 years old in early 2009, she wrote a blog for BBC Urdu about her life in Taliban operation in Swat. She became prominent and gave interviews on TV and in print and nominated by Desmond Tutu for International Children’s Peace Prize.

8. Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi was born in November 19, 1917. She was the central figure in Indian National Congress and was the only woman prime minister till date. She served the country from 1966 to 1977 and from 1980 until assassinated on October 31, 1984. She was a very influential politician. She was the daughter of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. She was the third Prime Minister of India and second longest serving PM after her father.

7. Madonna


She is the most popular name in singing industry. She is one of the most beautiful and great American female singers. Born in 1958, Madonna started her career in singing in early years. Now, she is a successful songwriter and singer. She has sung a lot of songs, though some of the songs are controversial, but it never caused any effect on her reputation and respect from his fans.

6. Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto

Born in June 21, 1953, Benazir Bhutto is the 12th Prime Minister of Pakistan and first female Prime Minister in her country as well as first female leader of Muslims. She was the daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, a well known politician. She was killed by the terrorists in the year 2007 during public meeting of her party. She was a courageous and brave lady who is known for her social services.

5. Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

The first wife of former US President, Bill Clinton (1994-2001), Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton was born on October 26, 1947. She was the 67th Secretary of State from the year 2009 to 2013, and US Senator from New York from the year 2001 to 2009. From 1993 to 2001, she was the first lady of the United States. She was also the nominee for President of the US from Democratic Party in 2016 election that she lost to Donald Trump, Republican Party nominee.

4. Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926. She was an American model and actress. She was known for playing ‘dumb blonde’ comic roles and among the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s. She was a top billed model for a decade but her films grossed up to $200 million until her unexpected death in the year 1962. She was an iconic actress of her time. She was known for films about World War II era. She was a well versed and talented actress who was very hard working.

3. Angela Merkel

 Angela Merkel

Angela Dorothea Merkel was born on July 17, 1954. She is a most powerful and admirable politician in Germany. She serves as a backbone of European Union as her suggestions are always accepted and valued. She is also a leader in Christian Democratic Union as well as she is serving it for several years. She was a research scientist in physical chemistry and she has doctorate in this subject. She served as a deputy spokesperson briefly for the first East German Government in 1990. She was elected as the first woman chancellor of Germany in 2005 Federal Election.

2. Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

The Saint Teresa of Calcutta in Catholic Church, Mother Teresa MC was born on August 26, 1910. She was an Albanian-Indian missionary and Roman Catholic nun. She lived in Macedonia for around 18 years and moved to Ireland. Then she lived most of her life in India. She founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata and she was a well known lady in Albanian ethnic group. Like Lady Diana, Mother Teresa also loved to serve humanity. She devoted most of her life to the poor and needy. She donated her life earnings to the hospitals and charities. Her dedicated servings and endless efforts led her to earn Nobel Peace Prize.

1. Princess Diana

Princess Diana

The well known Lady Diana, Diana Frances or Princess of Wales was born on July 1, 1961. She was the first wife of Prince Charles who is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II. She was a beautiful and wonderful lady of all time. She was a world-renowned personality. She died of car accident in 1997 in Paris. But she is still admired and reminded for serving humanity. She used to serve the needy and poor, especially children with severe health issues.

The Princess of Wales performed her royal duties on behalf of Queen and represented at functions over the world. She was known for her support and charity work. She was involved in lots of charities and noble causes like Great Ormond Street Hospital in London for children. She remained in media attention during and after marriage. Public mourning and media attention were huge after her death and aired funeral. She was one of the most influential women of all time.