The 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons Complete Ranked List VH1 Celebrates America's Pop Culture Icons In All-New,

All-Star Special Premiering July 21-25 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)



VH1's First-Ever '200 Greatest,' Hosted by 'Sex And The City's' Kristin Davis

Features All-New Interviews with 'A-List' Celebrities including Katie Couric,

Jay Leno, Britney Spears,Hugh Hefner, The Osbourne Family and Many, Many, Many

Others



PEOPLE Magazine's Special Collectors Edition on Newsstands now



    NEW YORK, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- You can quote them in an instant.  You
 know them by name.  Something they said or did not only changed your life, but
 affected American life as a whole. Who are they? They are VH1's "200 Greatest
 Pop Culture Icons." They are the folks that have significantly inspired and
 impacted American society and VH1 is celebrating them in an all-star special
 event.
     Too large to be a "100 Greatest" special, for the first-time ever, VH1
 will expand its reach and will recognize 200 of America's most outstanding and
 outrageous personalities with "VH1's 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons,"
 premiering on Monday, July 21st and airing through Friday, July 25th from
 9:00-11:00 p.m. (ET/PT) each night.  Each one hour episode is illustrated by
 Robert Risko, and will take a fun and lighthearted look at the individuals and
 moments that now live immortally in American pop culture.
     Along with VH1, PEOPLE magazine has published a book celebrating the "200
 Greatest Pop Culture Icons." This special collector's edition, is on
 newsstands now. Filled with beautiful photos and intimate reporting, PEOPLE
 brings you the divas, the visionaries, the sex symbols and more. From Marilyn
 and Michael to Elvis and Eminem, you can find them all in PEOPLE's keepsake,
 available through Labor Day.
     What makes an "Icon?" It's not enough to just be famous or have won a
 couple of awards. You have to pass one or more of the following criteria:
 
      *    Do they pass the one-name test?
      *    Can you dress up as them for Halloween?
      *    Did they blaze a trail in pop culture?
      *    Did they create a signature character in pop culture?
      *    Can you quote them (or their character) in 10 seconds or
           less? (Do they have a catch phrase?)
      *    Did society imitate their sense of fashion?  Hairstyle?
      *    Did "SNL" create a sketch satirizing them?
      *    Did someone write a song about them?
      *    Was or is there merchandising/paraphernalia that bears
           their image?
      *    Can they be connected to Kevin Bacon?
 
     An eclectic group, the list includes: Al Pacino, Bill Clinton, Bugs Bunny,
 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Liberace, Kermit/Miss Piggy, Katherine Hepburn,
 Oprah Winfrey, Sigmund Freud, Scooby Doo, Muhammad Ali, Wayne Gretsky, James
 Gandolfini (as Tony Soprano), Bill Clinton, The Simpsons, The Beatles and of
 course ... 184 others!!!!!
     This special edition of VH1's popular "100 Greatest" franchise, "200
 Greatest Pop Culture Icons" also features all-new interviews with Hollywood
 legends, sports figures, politicians and musical icons. All-star interviews
 include Katie Couric, Jay Leno, The Osbourne Family, Hugh Hefner, David Lee
 Roth, Denis Leary, Lisa Marie Presley, William Shatner, Susan Lucci, Britney
 Spears, Ringo Starr, Kevin Bacon, Penny
 Marshall and many more.
     In a career that has spanned twenty years, Risko's work has been featured
 on the covers of Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, InStyle, Time,
 Newsweek, The New Republic, and Interview magazines. Risko has drawn the
 likenesses of hundreds of notables from all walks of life-- film, television,
 politics and American culture.  He is also the author of The Risko Book, and
 has illustrated numerous book jackets, video covers, movie posters and CD
 packages.  VH1's "200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons" is his first-ever television
 endeavor.
 
     The complete schedule for VH1's "200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons:"
 
      Monday, 7/21        9:00 pm        # 200-181
                          10:00 p.m.     # 180-161
 
      Tuesday, 7/22       9:00 p.m.      # 160-141
                          10:00 p.m.     # 140-121
 
      Wednesday, 7/23     9:00 p.m.      # 120-101
                          10:00 p.m.     # 100-81
 
      Thursday, 7/24      9:00 p.m.      # 80-61
                          10:00 p.m.     # 60-41
 
      Friday, 7/25        9:00 p.m.      # 40-21
                          10:00 p.m.     # 20-1
 
     Viewers can go online to VH1.com
 http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/the_greatest/68029/episode.jhtml for more on Pop
 Icons.
 
     VH1's "200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons" is a production of VH1.  Executive
 Producers, Robert Weiss and Michelle Mahoney.
 
     VH1 produces and programs a wide variety of music-based series, specials,
 live events and acquisition-based programming that keep viewers in touch with
 the music they love.  VH1 is a registered trademark of MTV Networks, a unit of
 Viacom Inc.  MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming
 services MTV: Music Television, MTV 2: Music Television, Nickelodeon/Nick at
 Nite, TV Land and VH1 as well as The Suite from MTV Networks, a package of ten
 digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks.  MTV Networks
 also has joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby
 its programming can be seen worldwide.
 
 
     200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
 
                                  Ranked List
 
      1) OPRAH WINFREY
 
      2) SUPERMAN
 
      3) ELVIS PRESLEY
 
      4) LUCILLE BALL
 
      5) TOM CRUISE
 
      6) MARILYN MONROE
 
      7) MADONNA
 
      8) MICHAEL JORDAN
 
      9) PRINCESS DIANA
 
      10) MICHAEL JACKSON
 
      11) FRIENDS CAST
 
      12) THE BEATLES
 
      13) JERRY SEINFELD
 
      14) STEVEN SPIELBERG
 
      15) JENNIFER LOPEZ
 
      16) MUHAMMAD ALI
 
      17) MICKEY MOUSE
 
      18) BILL CLINTON
 
      19) THE BRADY BUNCH
 
      20) BRITNEY SPEARS
 
      21) THE SIMPSONS
 
      22) TOM HANKS
 
      23) JULIA ROBERTS
 
      24) JFK JR.
 
      25) ROLLING STONES
 
      26) JAMES DEAN
 
      27) FRANK SINATRA
 
      28) JOHN TRAVOLTA
 
      29) MARY TYLER MOORE
 
      30) BILL COSBY
 
      31) EMINEM
 
      32) JFK
 
      33) GEORGE CLOONEY
 
      34) AUDREY HEPBURN
 
      35) P. DIDDY
 
      36) JOHNNY CARSON
 
      37) KURT COBAIN
 
      38) BRAD PITT
 
      39) KATIE COURIC
 
      40) THE OSBOURNES
 
      41) CHER
 
      42) FRED FLINTSTONE
 
      43) MARTHA STEWART
 
      44) MICHAEL J. FOX
 
      45) BEE GEES
 
      46) HARRISON FORD
 
      47) JACKIE O.
 
      48) JIM CARREY
 
      49) ELIZABETH TAYLOR
 
      50) JAMES BROWN
 
      51) TIGER WOODS
 
      52) ROBERT DE NIRO
 
      53) JERRY GARCIA
 
      54) JOHN WAYNE
 
      55) ELTON JOHN
 
      56) CARROLL O'CONNOR (AS ARCHIE BUNKER)
 
      57) NICOLE KIDMAN
 
      58) MAGIC JOHNSON
 
      59) LEONARDO DICAPRIO
 
      60) KERMIT & MISS PIGGY
 
      61) MIKE MYERS
 
      62) ANDY WARHOL
 
      63) MEL GIBSON
 
      64) CELINE DION
 
      65) JACKIE ROBINSON
 
      66) BARBRA STREISAND
 
      67) HOWARD STERN
 
      68) BOB DYLAN
 
      69) DENZEL WASHINGTON
 
      70) CAROL BURNETT
 
      71) RUN-D.M.C.
 
      72) JAY LENO
 
      73) BONO
 
      74) SUSAN LUCCI
 
      75) JOHN BELUSHI
 
      76) BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
 
      77) BUGS BUNNY
 
      78) ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
 
      79) ROBIN WILLIAMS
 
      80) PAMELA ANDERSON
 
      81) JACK NICHOLSON
 
      82) BILL GATES
 
      83) AEROSMITH
 
      84) KATHARINE HEPBURN
 
      85) EDDIE MURPHY
 
      86) PAUL NEWMAN
 
      87) GRACE KELLY
 
      88) JOHNNY CASH
 
      89) BARBARA WALTERS
 
      90) CLINT EASTWOOD
 
      91) MARVIN GAYE
 
      92) AL PACINO
 
      93) KISS
 
      94) PENNY MARSHALL (AS LAVERNE DEFAZIO)
 
      95) VIVIEN LEIGH & CLARK GABLE (AS SCARLETT O'HARA/RHETT BUTLER)
 
      96) WAYNE GRETZKY
 
      97) STEPHEN KING
 
      98) SHANIA TWAIN
 
      99) HENRY WINKLER (AS THE FONZ)
 
      100) WILL SMITH
 
      101) KEVIN BACON
 
      102) DAVID LETTERMAN
 
      103) ARETHA FRANKLIN
 
      104) CHARLIE BROWN
 
      105) RICHARD PRYOR
 
      106) JOE DIMAGGIO
 
      107) STING
 
      108) ALBERT EINSTEIN
 
      109) JIMI HENDRIX
 
      110) BETTE DAVIS
 
      111) RUDY GIULIANI
 
      112) JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
 
      113) ALFRED HITCHCOCK
 
      114) CINDY CRAWFORD
 
      115) SYLVESTER STALLONE
 
      116) WHITNEY HOUSTON
 
      117) WILLIAM SHATNER
 
      118) E.T.
 
      119) BEN AFFLECK
 
      120) SARAH JESSICA PARKER
 
      121) BRUCE WILLIS
 
      122) BOB DENVER (AS GILLIGAN)
 
      123) JANE FONDA
 
      124) SIGMUND FREUD
 
      125) STEVIE WONDER
 
      126) CHARLIE CHAPLIN
 
      127) TINA TURNER
 
      128) JUDY GARLAND
 
      129) DOROTHY HAMILL
 
      130) DICK CLARK
 
      131) CALVIN KLEIN
 
      132) LED ZEPPELIN
 
      133) JULIE ANDREWS
 
      134) JANET JACKSON
 
      135) WHOOPI GOLDBERG
 
      136) BABE RUTH
 
      137) PRINCE
 
      138) HUGH HEFNER
 
      139) MOLLY RINGWALD
 
      140) JAMES GANDOLFINI (AS TONY SOPRANO)
 
       141) BRUCE LEE
 
      142) GWEN STEFANI
 
      143) RON HOWARD
 
      144) ELLEN DEGENERES
 
      145) DICK VAN DYKE
 
      146) NEIL ARMSTRONG
 
      147) DAVID BOWIE
 
      148) MISTER ROGERS
 
      149) SALLY FIELD
 
      150) GARTH BROOKS
 
      151) SPIDER-MAN
 
      152) BOB HOPE
 
      153) BON JOVI
 
      154) HARRY POTTER
 
      155) CHRISTIE BRINKLEY
 
      156) VENUS/SERENA WILLIAMS
 
      157) BARBARA EDEN (AS JEANNIE)
 
      158) BATMAN
 
      159) RICKY MARTIN
 
      160) FARRAH FAWCETT
 
      161) MONICA LEWINSKY
 
      162) LEONARD NIMOY (AS SPOCK)
 
      163) LIBERACE
 
      164) BURT REYNOLDS
 
      165) DIANA ROSS
 
      166) BETTY FORD
 
      167) THE THREE STOOGES
 
      168) ABBA
 
      169) WOODY ALLEN
 
      170) JIM MORRISON
 
      171) SCOOBY-DOO
 
      172) GIANNI VERSACE
 
      173) ROSEANNE
 
      174) TUPAC SHAKUR
 
      175) JACKIE GLEASON
 
      176) WONDER WOMAN
 
      177) MARIAH CAREY
 
      178) DREW BARRYMORE
 
      179) CHRIS ROCK
 
      180) LARRY HAGMAN (AS J.R. EWING)
 
      181) REESE WITHERSPOON
 
      182) TELLY SAVALAS (AS KOJAK)
 
      183) WINONA RYDER
 
      184) BOB MARLEY
 
      185) ROSIE O'DONNELL
 
      186) HALLE BERRY
 
      187) ROCK HUDSON
 
      188) JOE NAMATH
 
      189) DOLLY PARTON
 
      190) RUSSELL CROWE
 
      191) REGIS PHILBIN
 
      192) BEAVIS & BUTT-HEAD
 
      193) ARSENIO HALL
 
      194) DR. PHIL
 
      195) MACAULAY CULKIN
 
      196) AXL ROSE
 
      197) JUDGE JUDY
 
      198) CARTMAN
 
      199) QUEEN LATIFAH
 
      200) THE ROCK
 
 

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