Hollywood’s Highest Paid Actress Is Still Jennifer Lawrence
Forbes’ annual list of highest paid actresses still tops with Jennifer Lawrence. For the second year in a row, “The Hunger Games” star at 26-years-old has retained her number one spot. The list covers earnings by the stars from June 2015 to June 2016.
Lawrence’s earnings this year, however, was a little lower than last year ($52 million). Despite this, the actress still emerged on top and it’s largely because of “The Hunger Games” franchise.
Following Lawrence in the Top 10 list is Melissa McCarthy, who’s recent film, “Ghostbusters” sealed her ranking. She reportedly earned $8 million from this movie. Additionally, McCarthy also ventured into her newest business — a plus-size clothing line.
Curiously, the list also includes two actresses from Asia, Bollywood star Deepika Padukone and actress Fan Bingbing. USA Today notes that these actress were part of some of last year’s blockbuster movies — “X-men: Days of Future Past” And “Return of Xander Cage”
Here is the Top 10 list of Highest Paid Actresses from Forbes:
1. Jennifer Lawrence, $46 million
2. Melissa McCarthy, $33 million
3. Scarlett Johansson, $25 million
4. Jennifer Aniston, $21 million
5. Fan Bingbing, $17 million
6. Charlize Theron, $16.5 million
7. Amy Adams, $13.5 million
8. Julia Roberts, $12 million
9. Mila Kunis, $11 million
10. Deepika Padukone, $10 million
Only Padukone is the newcomer in the list. The rest of the actresses have been in past lists from Forbes.