Do you have any idea how much the top actress earns in Hollywood?

Being a movie star may have it’s downsides but no-one can say that the pay is bad for these 10 actresses!

10. Kristen Stewart $12 million

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After the Twilight Saga it is not surprising to find Kristen Stewart on this list. Her roles after Twilight have been more of the indie persuasion but she is still earning enough to bag herself 10th place in the highest earning actresses list!

9. Natalie Portman $13 million

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Natalie Portman owes much of her wealth to Thor – the movies that is. With Thor: The Dark World out performing its predecessor it has allowed many actors to acheive large sums of money and Natalie uses this to her advantage so she can pursue smaller projects that she is passionate about.

8. Amy Adams $13 million

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Amy Adams’ range of movies is one of the reasons that she is earning so much. She can go from comedy to drama to action with ease and has racked up a fair few Oscar nominations to prove it.

7. Scarlett Johansson $17 million

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Scarlett Johansson is another actress that combines acting paychecks with brand endorsements to allow her to earn a whopping $17 million.

6. Cameron Diaz $18 million

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Cameron Diaz often stars in movies that don’t seem like that will be hits. Whether it is her influence or not, they usually turn out to be box office smashes and so it’s not surprising that Diaz is included in this list.

5. Angelina Jolie $18 million

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Angelina Jolie is doing much more than acting these days. With a large family that she dotes on, advocating for human rights and spending a lot of time behind the camera, it is not difficult to understand why Angelina has slipped from the number 1 spot. However, she doesn’t seem bothered by this and enjoys the roles she plays away from the spotlight.

4. Gwenyth Paltrow $19 million

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Her popularity may have decreased recently but Gwenyth Paltrow is still bringing in big money from Hollywood blockbusters and brand endorsements.

3. Jennifer Aniston $31 million

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Jennifer Aniston is arguably the most successful of the Friends cast. With successful movies and commercial work she is doing very well and comes in as the 3rd highest paid actress.

2. Jennifer Lawrence $34 million

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The Hunger Games is the highest grossing franchise since Twilight and so this has definitely helped Jennifer Lawrence become one of the most bankable actresses in Hollywood. Her Oscar nominations and diversity in the roles she takes has also helped!

1. Sandra Bullock $51 Million

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With so many amazing movies on her resume it is easy to understand why Sandra Bullock is currently the highest earning actress around.