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2015 saw a lot of discussion over women in Hollywood and gender/pay quality. The most searched for actresses on Google reflected this increased interest in equal pay, female sexuality, and gender roles in entertainment.
People use Google for all sorts of inquiries including looking up celebrities and others in the public eye. All of that data is then compiled into a database called Google Trends. The following are the most Google actresses of the past year.
5. Bryce Dallas Howard
The female lead in the long anticipated Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World, Bryce Dallas Howard was inevitably in the spotlight. After the film’s release and subsequent reviews, her character’s “damsel in distress” portrayal and general sexism toward her character within the film also created a storm of controversy and debate.
4. Rumer Willis
The eldest daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, Rumer Willis enjoyed a steady rise to fame in 2015. Competing on season 20 of Dancing With the Stars, Rumer took the win with partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy. She joined other DWTS alumni on a 40-city US tour, Dancing With The Stars: Perfect 10 during the summer and also has a recurring role on Pretty Little Liars as Zoe.
3. Patricia Arquette
Long time TV/movie star and sister of David Arquette, Patricia Arquette saw a rise in her starmeter due to her supporting role in Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. Nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and other prestigious recognitions, she swept up the competition and won them all. Her Oscar speech is still widely watched as she called for equal rights and equal pay for women in Hollywood.
2. Amy Schumer
Comedian Amy Schumer was everywhere in 2015. She hosted the MTV Music Awards, opened for Madonna, and wrote/starred in her first feature film, Trainwreck, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe. Schumer also has her own sketch comedy show, which won an Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. Currently, she’s penning a script with her sister Kim, in which she’ll co-star with Jennifer Lawrence.
1. Ruby Rose
Ruby Rose is number one for good reason. She made women everywhere question their sexuality and fall in love with her androgynous beauty on Netflix series Orange is the New Black. Ruby’s gender identity and sexuality — she is gender neutral and a lesbian — was also widely discussed. Additionally, she won Woman of the Year at the Australian Glamour Awards and co-hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards alongside singer Ed Sheeran.