Forbes released its annual ranking of highest-paid actresses and Scarlett Johansson topped the list with a whopping $40.5 million. Those impressive earnings are pretax. Following is a list of Actresses in ascending order.
10.Gal Gadot ($10 million)
At the age of 18, Israeli actress and model was crowned Miss Israel 2004. Gadot’s first international film role came as Gisele Yashar in Fast & Furious (2009), a role she reprised in subsequent installments of the film franchise. She went on to earn worldwide fame for portraying Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, beginning with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), followed by the solo film Wonder Woman and the ensemble Justice League (both 2017).
9.Melissa McCarthy ($12.5 million)
American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and fashion designer has received several accolades, including Primetime Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. McCarthy began appearing in television and films in the late 1990s, and first gained recognition for her role as Sookie St. James in the television series Gilmore Girls (2000–2007).
8.Cate Blanchett ($13 million)
Australian actress and theatre director’s s most commercially successful films include The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit trilogy (2012–2014), Babel(2006), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Cinderella (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), and Ocean’s 8 (2018).
7.Julia Roberts ($16 million)
She established herself as a leading lady in Hollywood after headlining the romantic comedy film Pretty Woman (1990), which grossed $464 million worldwide. She has won three Golden Globe Awards, from eight nominations, and has been nominated for four Academy Awards for her film acting, winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Erin Brockovich (2000).
6.Mila Kunis ($16.5 million)
She appeared in several television series and commercials, before acquiring her first significant role at age 14, playing Jackie Burkhart on the television series That ’70s Show (1998–2006). Since 1999, she has voiced Meg Griffin on the animated series Family Guy.
5.Reese Witherspoon ($16.5 million)
Witherspoon owns the production company Hello Sunshine, under which she produced the thriller Gone Girl and the drama Wild (both 2014). She also starred as Cheryl Strayed in the latter, for which she received a second nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
4.Jennifer Lawrence ($18 million)
Her films have grossed over $6 billion worldwide, and she was the highest-paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016. Lawrence appeared in Time‘s 100 most influential people in the world list in 2013 and in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2014 and 2016.
3. Jennifer Aniston ($19.5 million)
Aniston rose to fame portraying Rachel Green on the television sitcom Friends (1994–2004), for which she earned Primetime Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild awards. Her box office successes include Bruce Almighty (2003), The Break-up (2006), Marley & Me (2008), Just Go with It (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011), and We’re the Millers (2013), each of which grossed over $200 million in worldwide box office receipts.
2. Angelina Jolie ($28 million)
Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. her film career began in earnest a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2(1993), followed by her first leading role in a major film, Hackers (1995). As a public figure, Jolie has been cited as one of the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry. For a number of years, she was cited as the world’s most beautiful woman by various media outlets, and her personal life is the subject of wide publicity.
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1.Scarlett Johansson ($40.5 million)
Johansson is the world’s highest-paid actress, who has made multiple appearances in the Forbes Celebrity 100, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is a prominent celebrity brand endorser, and also supports various charities and causes. She aspired to be an actress from a young age, and first appeared on stage in an Off-Broadway play as a child. Johansson made her film debut in the fantasy comedy North (1994), and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Manny & Lo (1996).