From Kaley Cuoco’s plastic surgery, to Angelina Jolie’s shocking divorce announcement to Taylor Swift’s drama with Kanye West…and Calvin Harris…and Tom Hiddleston, eager fans worldwide were completely transfixed on what their favourite female celebrities went through this past year. We’ve sifted through a year’s worth of Yahoo Search data and compiled the top-10 most searched female celebrities of 2016 (surprisingly, it’s Kardashian and Jenner-free).
Meanwhile—and not to be outdone by Kanye—Taylor's love life made major headlines this year. Weeks after the “Bad Blood” singer and DJ Calvin Harris broke up, Swift was seen lounging about with "Thor" star Tom Hiddleston…a whirlwind relationship that lasted all of three months. (Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
"Right now I'm just really in love with my girlfriend," Stewart said. "We've broken up a couple of times and gotten back together, and this time I was like, 'Finally, I can feel again.'" (Photo: Instagram)
"For the record, I am not pregnant," the 47-year-old actress wrote in a poignant essay for Huffington Post. "What I am is fed up. I'm fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of 'journalism,' the 'First Amendment' and 'celebrity news.”
Aniston continued making headlines after Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt — Aniston didn’t comment on the divorce, but that didn't stop the flood of Jennifer Aniston memes in response to the Brangelina breakup. (Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Perry also made headlines for campaigning for Hillary Clinton — joining the likes of Miley Cyrus, Lena Dunhum and Lady Gaga, as they encouraging Millennials to participate and vote. (Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
"Recently I had a filler in a line in my neck I've had since I was 12," she said in the interview. "As much as you want to love your inner self … I'm sorry, you also want to look good." (Photo: Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
The comedic actress also made headlines in 2016 for finding love with boyfriend Ben Hanisch, unabashedly supporting Hillary Clinton in her race to the White House, and releasing her best-selling first novel "The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo." (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com)