A list of some of the most influential blonde women in the world.
This list is in no particular order as we believe that each person is more influential to some more than others.
Please tell us who is most influential to you in our comments.
We all probably know Reese best for her roles in the Legally Blonde movies.
She has charmed us in movies playing a wide variety of characters from a ditsy blonde in Legally Blonde and Little Nicky to much stronger characters, the best of which has to be her award winning portrayal of June Carter in the movie depicting the life of Johnny Cash entitled “Walk the Line” opposite Juaquin Phoenix.
As an actress all her life she has won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and the Critics’ Choice Award for best actress all for Walk the Line.
Reese is also on the board for the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) as well as being named the global ambassador of Avon Products.
Debbie Harry is a singer and actress who became famous for leading the new wave band Blondie. Her blond hair and cool sexuality made her an instant music icon.
Debbie is most famous as being the lead singer of the group Blondie in the 1980’s. She started life as a choir singer in New Jersey and worked her way up working as a waitress and eventually forming a girl band called the Stilettos. She later formed a band with her then partner Chris Stein which eventually became known as Blondie, having numerous hits including “Tide Is High”, “One Way Or Another” and “Heart Of Glass” to name but a few.
Debbie is also an avid philanthropist raising money for the cure of HIV/Aids.
An example of how to conduct yourself through the good and bad times.
Martha has influenced how Americans eat, entertain and decorate their homes and gardens more than any single person in history.
While beginning life in New Jersey and gracing many careers with her presence from modeling to Stock brokering (the career which brought the most controversy in her life) Martha has shown the world how to hold our chins up through it all and re-build ourselves after what for some would be life defeating events.
Germany’s first female chancellor and one of the architects of the European Union.
The first woman to lead Germany since it became a modern nation-state.
Elected for three terms so far as German chancellor, Merkel also commonly referred to by the German public as “Mutter” (German for mother) made the headlines in 2013 when she accused the U.S. NSA of tapping her cell phone. She used the phrase “Spying among friends is never acceptable” at a summit of Euro leaders.
It was later reported that the NSA may indeed have been surveilling Merkel since 2002!!
Born as Norma Jeanne Mortensen in Los Angeles.
During her extremely short life she overcame a difficult childhood where she never knew her father and due to her mother’s mental illness, grew up with various foster families where she was sexually assaulted on several occasions, to become one of the world’s most famous blondes and sex symbols.
Marilyn got her first big break as an actress in The Asphalt Jungle (1950) she would soon become one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses performing in such movies as Niagara and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Even though Marilyn became tired of playing bubbly dumb blondes she will always be remembered most fondly as the ultimate Hollywood blonde.
One of the most glamorous and popular princesses ever.
A personification of mental strength and good will.
After what appeared to be a fairy tale wedding to Prince Charles ended in divorce, Diana concentrated and devoted her life to her sons William and Harry and also her charity fighting again the use of land mines.
Diana astutely used her public image to gain awareness to this issue.
A devoted mother and philanthropist who is sorely missed the world over.
Where do we start?
United States Secretary of State, United States Senator, First Lady of the United States and First Lady of Arkansas.
Twice listed in the list of the 100 most influential American lawyers.
Reformed the education system in Arkansas while she was the first lady of said state.
Like Martha Stewart, Hillary showed us how to hold ones composure in difficult times through the Lewinski scandal which is when the public’s opinion of Hillary grew substantially.
Considered to be a true Liberal.
American singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author and philanthropist.
Probably most famous for her songs such as “Jolene”, “Islands in the Stream” (With Kenny Rogers) and “9 to 5” (In which she starred in the movie by the same title) to name but just a few.
Slightly less know by the general public is that she also wrote and had a hit with “I Will Always Love You” in 1983 which was later an astronomical hit for Whitney Houston in the 90’s.
As well as being a rather decorated artist with 7 Grammy awards, 4 People’s Choice Awards and 2 Tony nominations she is also a dedicated philanthropist.
Dolly has been a longtime supporter of charities, specifically charities relating to literacy.
Dolly created the Imagination Library in 1995 which sends one book per month for each child from the time the children are born until they reach Kindergarten.
She also earned a Partnership award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2003 for her efforts to preserve the bald eagle through the American Eagle Foundation’s sanctuary.
Also one of the only people in the world to have their own self themed theme park, Dollywood!
A symbol of true girl power and true ability to re-invent herself.
In 2008 Madonna was named in Forbes magazine as the world’s wealthiest female musician with an estimated earnings of more than $72 million in 2008 alone.
With over 82 singles to her name and in the space of 10 years from 1981 – 1991 Madonna had 21 hit singles including “papa don’t preach” and “Material Girl” to name a few of them.
She also has her own clothing line at H&M!!
One of the few artists out there who can claim to have reinvented themselves and been in the charts globally from the 80’s until now.
Not bad for a blonde eh?
American singer-songwriter and actress Taylor Swift has received 234 awards. She is the recipient of 7 Grammy Awards, 16 American Music Awards, 22 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, 8 Academy of Country Music Awards, 8 People’s Choice Awards, and 25 Teen Choice Awards. She is also a six-time winner of the Nashville Songwriters Association International Award for Songwriter/Artist of the Year. As a songwriter, she has been honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Swift holds five records in the Guinness World Records book!!
Swift was awarded the American Music Award for Artist of the Year in 2009. The following year, she was listed in Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people. The same year saw the release of Speak Now (2010), an album which won Favorite Country Album at the American Music Awards of 2011. It also holds the record for Fastest Selling Digital Album by a Female Artist in Guinness World Records. One of Speak Now’s singles “Mean” won two Grammy Awards. In late 2011, Swift contributed two original songs to The Hunger Games soundtrack album, including “Safe & Sound”, which was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
Swift’s work has received praise from veteran artists. Bill Withers, Neil Young (who describes her as “a great writer”) and Steven Stills to name a few.
Swift’s philanthropic efforts have been recognized by the Do Something Awards, The Giving Back Fund and the Tennessee Disaster Services.
Not bad for someone only in their mid-20’s!!
Please let us know if you think we have missed another influential blonde.