1969 - 2016

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Chyna (born Joan Marie Laurer; December 27, 1969 – April 17, 2016) was an American professional wrestler, fitness model, bodybuilder, author, actress, adult actress and television personality. She first rose to prominence in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)) in 1997, where she was billed as "The Ninth Wonder of the World" (André the Giant was already billed as the eighth). A founding member of the stable D-Generation X as the promotion's first female enforcer, she held the WWF Intercontinental Championship (the only female performer they wrote to do so) twice and the WWF Women's Championship once. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chyna has received more than 17,952,862 page views. Her biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Chyna is the 7th most popular wrestler (up from 11th in 2019), the 1,303rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,594th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Wrestler.

Memorability Metrics

  • 18M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.91

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 41

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.68

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.02

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among wrestlers, Chyna ranks 7 out of 1,027Before her are André the Giant, Kane, Hulk Hogan, Antonio Inoki, The French Angel, and Aleksandr Karelin. After her are Masahiko Kimura, John Cena, Anton Geesink, Dave Bautista, Mick Foley, and The Undertaker.

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Among people born in 1969, Chyna ranks 20Before her are Edward Norton, Linus Torvalds, Dennis Bergkamp, Steffi Graf, Antonio Conte, and Siniša Mihajlović. After her are Wes Anderson, Prince Joachim of Denmark, Felix Baumgartner, Ajay Devgn, Tyler Perry, and Jens Lehmann. Among people deceased in 2016, Chyna ranks 70Before her are Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, Michel Tournier, Vesna Vulović, Sonia Rykiel, Marvin Minsky, and Walter Kohn. After her are Queen Anne of Romania, Thomas Luckmann, Michel Butor, Keith Emerson, Margot Honecker, and Tony Burton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chyna ranks 1,303 out of 20,380Before her are Dale T. Mortensen (1939), John Fenn (1917), Robert Taylor (1911), Alyson Hannigan (1974), George Dantzig (1914), and Steven Chu (1948). After her are William Randolph Hearst (1863), Chris Columbus (1958), Owen Wilson (1968), Dionne Warwick (1940), Philip Johnson (1906), and Joseph Kosuth (1945).

Among WRESTLERS In United States

Among wrestlers born in United States, Chyna ranks 2Before her are Hulk Hogan (1953). After her are John Cena (1977), Dave Bautista (1969), Mick Foley (1965), The Undertaker (1965), Terry Funk (1944), Triple H (1969), Ric Flair (1949), The Miz (1980), Seth Rollins (1986), and Stone Cold Steve Austin (1964).