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The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century

Time magazine have listed the The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century and Madonna makes the list.

Every pop star of the last two to three decades has Madonna to thank in some part for his or her success. The triple threat who does it all - chart-topping singer, energetic dancer and all-around provocateur - left her home state of Michigan with $35 in her pocket and a dream to make it in New York City, and far exceeded that goal with hit singles like 'Vogue,' 'Like a Virgin' and 'Ray of Light.'
The one-named wonder's memorable music videos and live performances, which almost always include extravagant dance numbers, over-the-top outfits and eyebrow-raising concepts, made her one of MTV's most popular artists. After causing no shortage of controversy with her unabashed sexuality and outspokenness, Madonna has since turned some of her efforts toward being a mother and humanitarian - but not before cementing her place in pop culture as the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century.

Here is the full list (Time magazine do not put the women in number order but list them in alphabectical order):

Jane Addams (1860-1935)
Corazon Aquino (1933-2009)
Rachel Carson (1907-1964)
Coco Chanel (1883-1971)
Julia Child (1912-2004)
Hillary Clinton (1947-Present)
Marie Curie (1867-1934)
Aretha Franklin (1942-Present)
Indira Gandhi (1917-1984)
Estée Lauder (1908-2004)
Madonna (1958-Present)
Margaret Mead (1901-1978)
Golda Meir (1898-1978)
Angela Merkel (1954-Present)
Sandra Day O'Connor (1930-Present)
Rosa Parks (1913-2005)
Jiang Qing (1914-1991)
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
Margaret Sanger (1879-1966)
Gloria Steinem (1934-Present)
Martha Stewart (1941-Present)
Mother Teresa (1910-1997)
Margaret Thatcher (1925-Present)
Oprah Winfrey (1954-Present)
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

From www.time.com - thanks to Alex and Roby


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Great list, serious magazine. But maybe Madonna should be before Aretha Franklin, as her influence is greater in the whole world. Madonna is respected in her own country!, that is positive.
However in other places the situation is very different. A friend of mine told me that where he lives, Spain, Madonna is very badly treated. A negative place for Madonna. For example, in the news they played a video of a person who told Madonna's concert was shit. Reviews about Madonna are terrible too, however ones about Michael Jackson and Gaga are marvellous.
And they lie in the news, saying that Madonna has won one prize instead of 6 and things like that. However they exagerate Michael Jackson's records.


she deserves it :)


pretty outstanding. she's also the youngest on the list of those still living.


Fantastic list.


madonna's defined pop culture no doubt!!

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