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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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2,005 984
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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2
565 328
Erika Girardi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Erika Girardi The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

3
439 278
Dorinda Medley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Dorinda Medley The Real Housewives of New York City

4
2,517 1,448
Gina Liano is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Gina Liano The Real Housewives of Melbourne

5
976 894
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

6
926 1,047
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

7
1,201 1,052
Yolanda Foster is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Yolanda Foster The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

8
420 498
Brandi Glanville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Sonya Hicks Jeffords added Brandi Glanville The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

9
1,230 1,254
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

10
976 976
Camille Grammer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Camille Grammer The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

11
1,080 1,059
Carole Radziwill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Carole Radziwill The Real Housewives of New York City

12
192 191
Ashley Darby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Ashley Darby

13
343 399
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

14
995 1,074
NeNe Leakes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
NeNe Leakes The Real Housewives of Atlanta

15
914 1,093
Teresa Giudice is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Teresa Giudice The Real Housewives of New Jersey

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16
635 1,025
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

17
226 308
Magali Gorré is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Magali Gorré The Real Housewives of Cheshire

18
852 889
Kandi Burruss is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kandi Burruss The Real Housewives of Atlanta

19
188 184
Jules Wainstein is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Jules Wainstein The Real Housewives of New York City

20
236 314
Kim Fields is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Kim Fields The Facts of Life, Kenan & Kel, Living Single

21
1,067 1,087
Shannon Beador is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Shannon Beador The Real Housewives of Orange County

22
161 165
Seema Malhotra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Seema Malhotra The Real Housewives of Cheshire

23
191 241
Carlton Gebbia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Carlton Gebbia

24
762 1,099
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

25
1,024 1,066
Kyle Richards is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kyle Richards The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

26
208 275
Lauren Simon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Lauren Simon The Real Housewives of Cheshire

27
243 343
Kathryn Edwards is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Kathryn Edwards The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

28
741 926
Phaedra Parks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Phaedra Parks The Real Housewives of Atlanta

29
200 302
Claudia Jordan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Claudia Jordan The Price Is Right, The Apprentice, Ballers

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30
811 1,130
Vicki Gunvalson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Vicki Gunvalson The Real Housewives of Orange County

31
877 987
Kim Zolciak is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kim Zolciak The Real Housewives of Atlanta

32
269 350
Gamble Breaux is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Gamble Breaux The Real Housewives of Melbourne

33
321 439
Lisa Rinna is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Lisa Rinna Veronica Mars, Melrose Place, The Apprentice

34
140 158
Stacey Forsey is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Stacey Forsey The Real Housewives of Cheshire

35
321 324
Heather Dubrow is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Heather Dubrow The Real Housewives of Orange County, Stark Raving Mad, That's Life

36
256 306
Heather Thomson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Heather Thomson The Real Housewives of New York City

37
316 363
Eileen Davidson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Eileen Davidson Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, Broken Badges

38
198 373
Kelly Killoren Bensimon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Kelly Killoren Bensimon The Real Housewives of New York City

39
609 954
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

40
502 880
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

41
189 291
Melissa Gorga is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Melissa Gorga The Real Housewives of New Jersey

42
287 312
Chyka Keebaugh is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Chyka Keebaugh The Real Housewives of Melbourne

43
545 894
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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44
651 948
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

45
389 909
Kenya Moore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Kenya Moore The Real Housewives of Atlanta

46
179 271
Kathy Wakile is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Kathy Wakile The Real Housewives of New Jersey

47
117 160
Aviva Drescher is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
inkspotter added Aviva Drescher The Real Housewives of New York City

48
513 896
ShereƩ Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
ShereƩ Whitfield The Real Housewives of Atlanta

49
160 300
Jacqueline Laurita is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Jacqueline Laurita The Real Housewives of New Jersey

50
179 369
Adrienne Maloof is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Real Housewives of All Time
Kevin Leigh Gerhardt added Adrienne Maloof The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills