When you’re searching a celebrity, it could be because you’re interested in their love life, their current style, or their latest projects. But sometimes you search celebrities to see what mess they’ve gotten themselves into this week or what gossip and rumors are presently floating around about them on the Internet. It’s a guilty pleasure shared by people all around the world.
Looking up a celebrity on Google doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a fan, (a few members of the Kardashian crew made the list). Googling a celebrity could mean you’re a little obsessed with them, like constantly refreshing Google hoping Blake Lively will release the name of her baby girl.
Whether we admit it or not, we can’t help but search celebrities and read mindless posts about them, like looking up how old they are, what they recently tweeted, or the newest picture of them walking their dog. This list of the Top 10 Most Googled Female Celebrities is based on the monthly average Google searches of their name. Some may surprise you, while others may not, but the number of times any of these celebrities are Googled will definitely shock you.
10 Gwyneth Paltrow – 1,000,000 Searches Per Month
Whether you love to hate her or hate to love her, Gwyneth Paltrow is searched on Google a million times per month. Her divorce to Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin this past year generated a lot of attention, not to mention her company, Goop. But Paltrow has always been in the public eye, ever since her breakout role in Steven Spielberg’s film Hook in 1991. She has starred in some huge films, such as Emma, Shakespeare in Love, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and The Royal Tenenbaums. She won an Oscar for her role in Shakespeare in Love, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2013, People magazine gave her the honor of being their ‘Most Beautiful Woman’ that year.
9 Jessica Alba – 1,500,000 Searches Per Month
Jessica Alba, who has starred in the films Honey, Sin City, Into the Blue, Fantastic Four and Good Luck Chuck, is Googled around 1,500,000 times a month. The actress is not only searched on Google because of her good looks, her company The Honest Company, a non-toxic and safe product line for babies and children is being given a lot of attention by celebrities and regular mothers alike. The Honest Company is Alba’s main focus these days, that and her two children, Honor and Haven. She went from being a sex symbol to a role-model mother, which makes her universally liked by men and woman everywhere.
8 Miranda Kerr – 1,500,000 Searches Per Month
Also Googled 1,500,000 times per month is the Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr. The supermodel isn’t just an Angel though, she has also written a self-help book titled Treasure Yourself, has started her own brand of organic skincare products, KORA Organics, and is the mother to 4-year-old boy Flynn. Her relationship with actor Orlando Bloom in 2010 and their separation in 2013 was on the radar of every major celebrity news outlet, followed more recently by Kerr’s reported flings. Justin Bieber is rumored to have dated Kerr for a while, which lead to a fist fight between Bieber and Bloom back in 2014.
7 Cara Delevingne – 2,240,000 Searches Per Month
Cara Delevingne, who is searched on Google around 2,240,000 times a month, is only 22 years old but she is already a superstar. Delevingne models for some of fashion’s highest and most respected brands and has won the British Fashion Award for ‘Model of the Year’ in 2012 and in 2014. She also acts, and will be starring in the film Paper Towns alongside Nat Wolff, an adaptation from the book of the same name, written by John Green, the author of The Fault In Our Stars. If that wasn’t enough, Delevingne also sings, plays guitar and drums. She has 11.6 million followers on Instagram.
6 Blake Lively – 1,830,000 Searches Per Month
Of course the ever-so-stylish Blake Lively was going to make this list. The Gossip Girl alum is Googled 1,830,000 times a month. People want to see what Lively is wearing, just as much as they want to see pictures of the starlet with her husband Ryan Reynolds. The couple welcomed daughter James in December, but decided to keep the baby’s name a secret for as long as they could, which resulted in constant Google searches from curious fans everywhere. Lively also runs her own business, Preserve, a lifestyle blog and online shop. The actress recently starred in the film The Age Of Adaline, alongside Harrison Ford.
5 Kendall Jenner – 2,740,000 Searches Per Month
Kendall Jenner is searched on Google about 2,740,000 times a month. These days, the young model is trying to make a name for herself and not just by being associated to the Kardashian clan. She has modeled for some huge names in the fashion industry; such as Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Alexander Wang, Vera Wang, Michael Kors, and Oscar de la Renta. Jenner is the face of Calvin Klein Jeans and has been featured on the covers of magazines like Teen Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and GQ. She also continues to star alongside her family on the reality television show Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Not too bad for a 19-year-old.
4 Kylie Jenner – 3, 350,000 Searches Per Month
Another member of the Kardashian family, and fellow star of the reality television show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, is 17-year-old Kylie Jenner. The socialite and model is Googled 3,350,000 times a month. Jenner has started a clothing brand and written a science-fiction novel with her sister Kendall. But why is Kylie Googled more than her older, and seemingly more successful sister? Jenner is the center of a lot of controversy, mainly rumors of plastic surgery, posing in blackface, and dating Will Smith’s 16-year-old son, Jaden Smith. It isn’t too shocking to see the amount of controversy that follows the youngest of the famous family, it’s in her genes.
3 Beyoncé – 5,000,000 Searches Per Month
Beyoncé is searched on Google 5 million times a month and she deserves nothing less. Queen B is one of the biggest singer/songwriters of our generation, dropped her latest self-titled album without any previous promotion. The surprise thrilled her fans, and the album became her fifth consecutive number-one album. Beyoncé is also an actress, starring in films like Austin Powers Goldmember, The Pink Panther, Dreamgirls, and Obsessed. The superstar is a triple-threat, as well as a style icon, a business mogul, wife to Jay-Z and mother to Blue Ivy. Who run the world? Beyoncé.
2 Rihanna – 6,120,000 Searches Per Month
Rihanna is Googled 6,120,000 times a month. No wonder, the singer is a constant chart-topper and collaborates with some of the biggest names in music. Her numerous Grammy Awards, American music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and BRIT Awards, are a testament to her talent. Rihanna has also starred in her fair share of films; Bring It On: All or Nothing, Battleship, This Is the End, Annie, and the latest, Home, an animated film co-starring Jim Parsons, Jennifer Lopez, and Steve Martin. Rihanna is also a fashion designer, a model, and a spokeswoman. We have Jay-Z to thank, who signed the songstress to a record deal back in 2005.
1 Kim Kardashian – 13,600,000 Searches Per Month
Obviously Mrs. Kardashian-West tops the list of the most Googled female celebrities, being searched a whopping 13,600,000 times a month. She did “break the internet” this year, after posing on the cover of Paper magazine with a champagne glass balancing on her derrière. Her Instagram account has the second biggest following, Instagram’s own account being number one. She isn’t just a reality television star (but Keeping Up With The Kardashians probably wouldn’t have thrived without her presence), she’s a household name, being involved in pretty much any business venture you could possibly imagine. Her marriage to Kanye West, and the birth of their daughter North, were some of the biggest stories of the past decade. She may not be well liked, but Kim-K is definitely well off, universally talked-about and extensively Googled.