Top 10 Most Legendary Icons of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson (Michael Joseph Jackson; August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter. He passed away from cardiac arrest caused by a propofol and benzodiazepine overdose on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael... read more

Jesus deserves to be number 1. Either Muhammad or Neil Armstrong deserves to be number 2, and Michael Jackson deserves to be number 3. Michael Jackson was so great, but Jesus will ALWAYS be the most iconic ever to exist. No one or nothing will ever compare.

Michael Jackson is absolutely the best we've ever had! No one can compare with him, and no one will ever be like him! His voice, his dance, and his talent can't be disputed. Everybody talks about him, and nobody can say: "I don't like Billie Jean or Thriller," because he is a legend, and his music will stay in history forever! The legacy stays untouchable. Love!

2 K.S. Chithra Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra also sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music.

My favorite vocalist, by far, is Chithra. Her voice has an inherent melancholy quality, which makes it perfect for her many melancholy and sad songs. She has such a vulnerability in her voice that it makes me want to give her a comforting hug.

Nowhere will you find a voice as smooth and silky as hers. Some people say her voice is "like butter." I believe that distinction belongs to K. S. Chithra.

K. S. Chithra's voice possesses so many qualities and facets that I love. It is soothing, sweet, and loving. Sometimes, when she hits those super-low notes, it sends a chill up my spine to this day.

At times, when she is singing tenderly, her voice crackles, and again, you hear that vulnerability.

Some other adjectives I can use to describe her voice are warm, sincere, touching, loving, and soothing. It wraps you up like a fluffy blanket on a cold day. The emotion in her voice is inherent. She doesn't need to yell to make you understand what she is feeling. All she has to do is sing sweetly and gently, and you know.

3 Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The group comprised John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. They are regarded as the most influential band of all time and were integral to the development of the 1960s counterculture and the recognition of popular... read more

This list is laughable. Anyone who grew up in the '50s or '60s has seen most of these icons firsthand. Not a single one had remotely the influence and star power of the Beatles. Not even close! Let's see… Avril Lavigne and Ashley Tisdale ahead of Gandhi, MLK, and Newton. Somebody drank the Kool-Aid.

Number 3?! Something is wrong with the world! This is the best band ever! They changed music forever. And who is K.S. Chithra?

Any band today is influenced in some way by the Fab Four. By the way, who is K. S. Chithra?

4 Dwayne Johnson Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American and Canadian actor, producer and semi-retired professional wrestler, signed with WWE.

So cool! And I love his nickname! He's like, so cool! Cool, cool, cool! And it's not because of his muscles.

5 Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War and succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery,... read more

A leader to all, the 16th president, and an awesome person!

6 Albert Einstein Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest and most influential physicists of all time. Einstein is best known for developing the theory of relativity, but he also made important contributions to the development... read more
7 Batman Batman aka Bruce Wayne is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27. In film, he has been portrayed by Lewis Wilson, Robert Lowery, Adam West, Michael... read more

The second-best DC superhero ever!

8 John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 - 8 December 1980) was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age... read more
9 Elvis Presley Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined... read more

Elvis Presley should be number one! How could you possibly rank people like Tom Hanks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and others higher than him? He's been dead since 1977, and he is still one of the best-selling artists in the world. Every year, thousands of people visit Graceland.

When all these other persons ranked higher on this list die, there's no way that they will become icons like Elvis. They will be talked about for a while and then they will be forgotten. Get real! How in the name of all that is holy will an artist like Tom Hanks become an icon after he's dead? Will they sell some T-shirts, make posters of him, make a statue of him? I don't think so. Move Elvis up on this list if you want it to be taken seriously!

10 Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. She has also been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress... read more
The Contenders
11 Bruce Lee Bruce Lee (November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was a Hong Kong and American martial artist, martial arts instructor, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and philosopher. He was the founder of Jeet Kune Do, a hybrid martial arts philosophy drawing from different combat disciplines that is often... read more

Bruce Lee was phenomenal in every sense of the word. He changed my life and the whole world with his martial arts and philosophies. He is dearly missed to this day. However, what he was able to accomplish and achieve at the age of 32 is nothing short of unmatched. Bruce Lee will continue to live on and inspire us all. Be Water, My Friend.

Bruce Lee was so much more than people see on the TV screen. I could talk about him for hours, but I'll just say he was a great inspiration to me from about the age of 5 and will never be forgotten. Just a legendary genius of a man.

12 Ashley Tisdale Ashley Michelle Tisdale is an American actress, singer, and producer. During her childhood, she appeared in more than 100 TV advertisements and had roles in theatre and television shows. She is well known for playing the character Maddie Fitzpatrick in the Disney Channel show "The Suite Life of Zack... read more
13 Audrey Hepburn Audrey Hepburn, born Audrey Kathleen Ruston (4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognized as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the 3rd greatest female screen legend in American... read more

Ageless class and elegance. A true icon for women.

14 Avril Lavigne Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian–French singer-songwriter and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million.
15 John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29th, 1917 - November 22, 1963) commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban... read more

He stood up for different people's rights! What a great president!

16 Beyoncé Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from... read more

The greatest of all time, hands down!

17 Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, former professional bodybuilder and former politician.
18 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter.

Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most... read more
19 Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, singer and model. Decades after her unexpected death, she has remained one of Hollywood's greatest sex symbols with her eye-catching style, champagne blond hair, and breathless manner of speaking... read more
20 Brenda Song
21 Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone, known professionally as Madonna, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears. She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically... read more

Come on! Madonna, needless to say, is perhaps equal with Michael Jackson as the biggest influence in music history. She changed MTV censorship for the better, inspired many, owns her own charity, creates the best music of all time, and is a beautiful fashion icon.

She fought against AIDS, fought for gay rights and human equality, has the two biggest selling female tours, and has sold the most albums for a female artist. Come on, people!

My second favorite '80s singer! My favorite song by her is Vogue! I love her!

22 Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an African American minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King is best known for advancing civil rights through... read more

This man should be somewhere around the top ten! He sacrificed everything he had to make us where we are today!

OMG! LOVE HIM! If he were alive now, he would not put up with people just randomly killing black people.

23 TVXQ TVXQ, also known as Dong Bang Shin Ki, is a South Korean pop duo that originally debuted as a five-member group in 2003. They are one of the leading figures in the Hallyu wave and have immense popularity both domestically and internationally. TVXQ's musical style is diverse, spanning genres like pop,... read more

Best group in Asia. Two members whose singing and dancing skills will leave anyone who sees them speechless and impressed.

They are gods of Asia. Nobody can have such perfect performances, style, voice, figure, or appearance.

24 X Japan X Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.

One of the all-time greats. They survived a difficult time. Is there anything else we need to say about them? They are unique and perfect the way they are. Inspiring and forever.

25 Clint Eastwood Clinton "Clint" Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and political figure.

Absolute legend. Movies like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars, Unforgiven, Gran Torino, Million Dollar Baby, and so on.

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