tv The Best Real Housewives of All Time  

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List Rules Who are the best housewives? It's up to you to decide!

Using the word "best" with The Real Housewives is a dicey affair. Not only does the franchise elicit passionate, polarizing opinions from its fans, but it somehow manages to warp the entire notion of good and bad behavior.

Is the best housewife someone that the viewers identify with, agree with, admire, and aspire to be? Or is she a lady who is so quintessentially integral to the drama and craziness of the Housewives that losing her would be an unthinkable travesty?

Yes, the line between love and love-to-hate is blurry at best, but that's probably the appeal of The Real Housewives in the first place. The following list features the biggest fan favorites. Some are hilarious, some are ridiculous, some are impossible divas, and all are great television.

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Lisa Vanderpump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Lisa Vanderpump The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

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Erika Girardi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Erika Girardi The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

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Gina Liano is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Gina Liano The Real Housewives of Melbourne

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Dorinda Medley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Dorinda Medley The Real Housewives of New York City

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Sonja Morgan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Sonja Morgan The Real Housewives of New York City

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LuAnn de Lesseps is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
LuAnn de Lesseps The Real Housewives of New York City

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Brandi Glanville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Brandi Glanville The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

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Yolanda Foster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Yolanda Foster The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

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Bethenny Frankel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Bethenny Frankel The Real Housewives of New York City

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Carole Radziwill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Carole Radziwill The Real Housewives of New York City

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Camille Grammer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Camille Grammer The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

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Ashley Darby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Ashley Darby

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Jill Zarin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Jill Zarin The Real Housewives of New York City

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Teresa Giudice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Teresa Giudice The Real Housewives of New Jersey

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Magali Gorré is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Magali Gorré The Real Housewives of Cheshire

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Kim Richards is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kim Richards The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

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Jules Wainstein is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Jules Wainstein The Real Housewives of New York City

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Seema Malhotra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Seema Malhotra The Real Housewives of Cheshire

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Carlton Gebbia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Carlton Gebbia

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Kim Fields is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kim Fields The Facts of Life, Kenan & Kel, Living Single

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NeNe Leakes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
NeNe Leakes The Real Housewives of Atlanta

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Shannon Beador is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Shannon Beador The Real Housewives of Orange County

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Kathryn Edwards is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kathryn Edwards The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

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Ramona Singer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Ramona Singer The Real Housewives of New York City

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Lauren Simon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Lauren Simon The Real Housewives of Cheshire

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Kyle Richards is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kyle Richards The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

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Kandi Burruss is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kandi Burruss The Real Housewives of Atlanta

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Phaedra Parks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Phaedra Parks The Real Housewives of Atlanta

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Vicki Gunvalson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Vicki Gunvalson The Real Housewives of Orange County

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Claudia Jordan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Claudia Jordan The Price Is Right, The Apprentice, Ballers

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Stacey Forsey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Stacey Forsey The Real Housewives of Cheshire

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Gamble Breaux is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Gamble Breaux The Real Housewives of Melbourne

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Kim Zolciak is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kim Zolciak The Real Housewives of Atlanta

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Lisa Rinna is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Lisa Rinna Veronica Mars, Melrose Place, The Apprentice

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Heather Thomson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Heather Thomson The Real Housewives of New York City

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Heather Dubrow is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Heather Dubrow The Real Housewives of Orange County, Stark Raving Mad, That's Life

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Kelly Killoren Bensimon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kelly Killoren Bensimon The Real Housewives of New York City

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Eileen Davidson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Eileen Davidson Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, Broken Badges

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Jeana Keough is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Jeana Keough The Real Housewives of Orange County

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Tamra Barney is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Tamra Barney The Real Housewives of Orange County

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Chyka Keebaugh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Chyka Keebaugh The Real Housewives of Melbourne

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Melissa Gorga is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Melissa Gorga The Real Housewives of New Jersey

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Dina Manzo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Dina Manzo The Real Housewives of New Jersey

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Caroline Manzo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Caroline Manzo The Real Housewives of New Jersey

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Aviva Drescher is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Aviva Drescher The Real Housewives of New York City

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Kathy Wakile is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kathy Wakile The Real Housewives of New Jersey

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ShereƩ Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
ShereƩ Whitfield The Real Housewives of Atlanta

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Kenya Moore is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kenya Moore The Real Housewives of Atlanta

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Jacqueline Laurita is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Jacqueline Laurita The Real Housewives of New Jersey

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Jackie Gillies is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Jackie Gillies The Real Housewives of Melbourne