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50 of the world’s most admired female figures

They are strong, compassionate, beautiful, beloved and inspirational to generations old and new.

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50 of the world’s most admired female figures
50 of the world’s most admired female figures
Reader's Digest

We recently asked our readers to nominate their most admired female figures, past and present – and as usual they did not disappoint. From scientists to war heroes, activists, Nobel Prize-winners, entertainers, leaders and more, these are just a few of the most beloved and inspirational women in the world – who lead by example and have motivated countless people to strive for better in their everyday lives. 
 



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