Emma Stone of  'La La Land' tops the list; these are the top 10 highest-paid actresses in the world

Published: 25th November 2017 05:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th November 2017 09:23 PM  

This year, three women breached the USD 20 million mark, compared to four women in 2016 according to the Forbes list 2017 (Forbes' period ran from June 2016 to June 2017). Notably, absent this year: Scarlett Johansson, who failed to earn above the USD 11.5 million cut off for this year's list. Overall, the cumulative total is down 16 percent from USD 205 million in 2016. Their success remains remarkable considering that female characters fill only 28.7 percent of all speaking roles in a film according to a 2016 study. Roles for women above 40 are even fewer and farther between, which makes it all the more notable that 60 percent of this year's list members are over the age of 40.
Emma Stone: The Oscar winner actress Emma Stone's bulky payday comes from her superhit movie La La Land, a musical film. She portrayed aspiring actress and barista Mia in the movie, which went on to gross USD 445.3 million worldwide, on a USD 30 million budget. With an earning of USD 26 million, Emma Stone tops the list. (Photo | AP)
Jennifer Aniston: Former Friends star continues to bank millions thanks to her regular roles in the movies such as 'The Yellow Birds' but makes most of her money by endorsing the likes of Emirates airlines, Smartwater and Aveeno. Hair-care line Living Proof, which she owned a stake in, was sold to Unilever for an undisclosed amount in December 2016, adding to Aniston's bottom line. (Photo | AP)
Jennifer Lawrence: With a whopping earning of USD 24 million, Jennifer Lawrence who topped the list in 2016 now stands at third position. Even without a 'Hunger Games' movie, she makes the cut from upfront fees for the forthcoming Mother! and Red Sparrow, plus a Dior contract. (Photo | AP)
Melissa McCarthy: With an earning of USD 18 this year, million Melissa stands at the fourth position. Her show Mike and Molly may be off air, but the Ghostbusters star is still pocketing paychecks for her movies including the forthcoming Life of the Party. (Photo | AP)
Emma Watson: The beauty from 'The beauty and the Beast' marked her debut in the list with a whopping earning of USD 14 million this year. Her movie 'The Beauty and the Beast' alone earned USD 1.26 billion worldwide. (Photo | AP)
Mila Kunis: Her movie 'Bad moms'was a big success, the sequel also worked with equal success. She retains a long-standing gig as the voice of Meg on Family Guy. She earned USD 15.5 million this year and stands at sixth position. (Photo | AP)
Charlize Theron: The Atomic Blonde producer and the star Charlize Theron developed the spy action movie for the five years before it came to fruition. She reportedly earned USD 14 million this year. (Photo | AP)
Cate Blanchett: The Australian beauty returns to the ranking thanks to her movie 'One for me, one for them', with a net worth of USD 12 million earning this year. She was last seen on the Marvel flick Thor: Ragnarok. (Photo | AP)
Julia Roberts: Once the highest paid actress, Roberts reportedly made close to 12 million dollars this year. Her movie Money Monster may not have fared well, but the forthcoming Wonder plus earnings from older movies and a lancome endorsement comprise much of Julia's payday. (Photo | AP)
Amy Adams: The five time Academy nominee earns both kudos and cash by balancing awards and box office hits such as Arrival, with more commercial offerings, like Justice League. (Photo | AP)
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