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10 Highest Paid Actresses Who Earn More Than $10M In A Year

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Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, and Jennifer Aniston; what do all these actresses have in common? Well not only do they star in box office films, but they are also raking in millions of dollars in their paychecks.

Are you curious about how much they earn and who tops the list of the highest paid actresses in 2015? Here’s the latest list from Forbes!

 

10. Kristen Stewart ($12M)

Starring as Bella Swan in the Twilight Saga series from 2008 to 2012 and Snow White and the Huntsman in 2013 with Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart earned herself a good $12M paycheck, making her one of the top paid actresses this year.

 

9. Anne Hathaway ($12M)

From being Mia Thermopolis in the well-loved Princess Diaries, to winning an Oscar for her portrayal of Fantine in Les Miserables, Anne Hathaway finds herself at the ninth spot of the highest earning actresses in 2015.

 

Although Anne hasn’t been in any major films in the previous months, her casting for Interstellar in 2014 which earned $672M is probably the reason why she’s included on this list.

 

8. Reese Witherspoon ($15M)

Starring in her latest movies, The Good Lie (2014), Wild (2014) and Hot Pursuit (2015), the Cruel Intentions star gained herself $15M, making her land on the 8th rank among the highest earning actresses list. Besides acting, Witherspoon is busy producing films under her own company, Pacific Standard. She also recently launched “Draper James”, a fashion, accessories and home décor company inspired by the American South. Finally, Reese Witherspoon is part of several children and women’s advocacy organizations.

 

7. Angelina Jolie ($15M)

Like her hubby Brad Pitt, who’s also on the list of  top paid actors in the world, Angelina Jolie is 7th among the world’s highest paid actresses. According to insiders in the movie industry, Angelina Jolie is the only actress that is still able to name her price.

Even with much of her time devoted to humanitarian work in UNICEF, UNCHR, and ONE Campaign, and taking care of her huge family, Jolie still earned herself big bucks following the success of the Disney film, Maleficent in 2014. Maleficent was one of the top 10 highest grossing films of 2014.

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6. Julia Roberts ($16M)

Although she isn’t as busy as she was during the early 2000’s, Julia Roberts, whose latest movies are The Normal Heart (2014) and August: Osage County (2013) that also starred Meryl Streep, still earns big checks for her previous films which is why she’s still on the list of Forbes’ top paid actresses.

 

5. Jennifer Aniston ($16.5M)

Despite dropping two spots down from last year’s Forbes’ top 10 highest earning actresses, Jennifer Aniston isn’t going to give away her spot on the top paid female stars in 2015. Aniston, still earning from 90’s TV series, Friends, and her latest movies Cake (2014) and Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), is still enjoying a hefty paycheck this year.

 

4. Bingbing Fan ($21M)

Her name might not be as familiar as the Hollywood actresses on this list, but Bingbing Fan is a big star in China. Her appearance in Iron Man 3 and X-Men: Days of Future Past (as Blink), plus a whole lot of projects in her hometown, makes her the fourth top paid actresses in 2015. She is also expected to be seen in more X-Men installments in the coming years.

3. Melissa McCarthy ($23M)

Dubbed as the “It Girl” in the comedy scene, Melissa McCarthy lands third for the highest grossing actresses this year. She played the role of Sooki St. James in the TV series, Gilmore Girls, which is followed by a couple of other sitcoms.

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However, her breakthrough performance was from the movie Bridesmaids which gained her a couple of award nominations. She is expected to star in Ghostbusters alongside Chris Hemsworth and an all-female cast.

 

2. Scarlett Johansson ($32.5M)

Just a spot away from the first spot on the highest paid actresses list in 2015, Scarlett Johansson earned herself a big paycheck this year following her performances as Black Widow of the Avengers series. She is expected to star again in 2016 with Captain America: Civil War and The Jungle Book.

 

1. Jennifer Lawrence ($52M)

One can confidently say that Jennifer Lawrence really has it all. Besides her killer beauty, confidence, and award-worthy talent, the Hunger Games and X-Men star landed at the top spot of Forbes‘ highest paid actresses in 2015.

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Her films, both mainstream and independent, during the previous years helped her earn a whopping $52M paycheck. She’s expected to appear again next year for X-Men’s latest installment, X-Men: Apocalypse.



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