Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses Combine for $182 Million in Earnings; Find Out Who Made the List

Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses Combine for $182 Million in Earnings; Find Out Who Made the List

A couple weeks ago, Forbes listed the top 10 highest paid actors in Hollywood. As it turned out, Robert Downey Jr. predictably topped that list.

Now it's the ladies' turn. Some of the names on this list are quite surprising. Take a look at Forbes' list of the 10 highest paid actresses from June 2012 through June 2013.

10. Julia Roberts: $11 million

Though Roberts isn't as visible as she used to be, she has a lucrative endorsement deal with Lancome. The actress has also become more selective with the films she works on, including the upcoming August: Osage County costarring Meryl Streep.

9. Mila Kunis: $11 million

Kunis makes her debut on the Forbes list following two blockbuster hits. Ted and Oz the Great and Powerful combined to earn $1 billion worldwide. Despite her increasingly busy career, she still voices Meg on Family Guy.

8. Natalie Portman: $14 million

The Oscar winner profited from the newer Star Wars films in the early 2000s and now with Thor, she's found another franchise she can profit from. The sequel arrives in theaters in November and she also recently wrapped production on Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups. Portman is currently filming the Western Jane Got a Gun.

7. Sandra Bullock: $14 million

After a successful 2009 campaign which culminated in an Oscar for her performance in The Blind Side, Bullock took a step back from the spotlight. She returned this year with two hits – the summer buddy comedy The Heat and the upcoming space thriller Gravity, which is creating some early awards buzz. She'll also provide the voice for the lead villain in the Despicable Me spin-off movie Minions next year.

6. Charlize Theron: $15 million

The success of Prometheus brought about the majority of Theron's hefty earnings, but she's also dabbled behind the scenes as well. She executive produced a Hatfields & McCoy pilot for NBC and also has a lucrative endorsement deal with Dior.

5. Emma Stone: $16 million

Stone has steadily climbed into prominence since her breakthrough in 2007's Superbad. She helped turn The Help into a profitable hit in 2011 and last year made her big-budget debut with The Amazing Spider-Man. Currently wrapped on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Stone is currently working on Woody Allen's next feature and will move from there to Cameron Crowe's latest film. Stone also added to her income for her roles in Gangster Squad and The Croods to go along with her endorsement deal with Revlon.

4. Jennifer Aniston: $20 million

Those residual paychecks for Friends must be keeping Aniston's bank account loaded, since she took a pay cut to star in Horrible Bosses and the upcoming We're the Millers. Aniston also earns big money for her endorsement deals with Smart Water and Aveeno skin care.

3. Kristen Stewart: $22 million

The Twilight money continues to roll in, but this may be the last year for Stewart who has opted for smaller films, outside of Snow White and the Huntsman. Her paycheck from that franchise may land her back on the top 10 somewhere down the road, but the sequel seems a few years away from happening. It's been a good run K-Stew.

2. Jennifer Lawrence: $26 million

Hollywood's new It Girl capped 2012 with a Best Actress Oscar and a successful performance in one of the top-grossing movies of the year, The Hunger Games. Though she only earned $1 million for the first Hunger Games movie, Lionsgate gave her a big pay raise for the sequel Catching Fire. She'll return later this year in American Hustle and is currently reprising her role of Mystique in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

1. Angelina Jolie: $33 million

Jolie recently shared that she underwent a voluntary double mastectomy after finding out that she carried a gene that put her at a high risk for breast cancer. The revelation sparked debate and also explained why Jolie had spent time out of the spotlight recently. Her starring role in Disney's Maleficent is a return to the blockbuster film genre as well as a hefty paycheck to go along with it. She'll also reprise her role of Tigress for Kung Fu Panda 3.

Do you agree with this list? Who do you think she be  included in here?


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