Top Ten Highest Paid Actresses

Actors earn a whole lot of money, however when people talk about their pay, it’s the male actors that come up in conversations. Such as Robert Downey Jr. who is considered one of the highest paid actors on Earth. However there are plenty of actresses that make more money than most people ever will in their lifetime. These are the ten highest paid actresses in the world.

1. Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence is an American actress who makes a whole lot of money. She is known for playing Katniss in the Hunger Games and Mystique in X-Men. She’s recently starred in the Passengers, X-men:Apocalypse, Joy, The Hunger Games: Mocking jay - Part 1, and X-Men:Days of Future Past.

            Jennifer Lawrence actually didn’t make the most money off Hunger Games, she only earned 15 million dollars off the most recent. She actually earned her most on Passengers. She earned 20 million dollars for starring in passengers. This is quite a high pay, combine that with the fact she stars in plenty of movies and you can see why she made it to the top of this list.

2. Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson is an American actress, model and singer.She’s famously known for her role as Black Widow in the Avengers franchise. Her role as Black Widow alone could most likely sustain her financially for the rest of her life. Of course though, she wasn’t the highest paid actor in the Avengers, that would be Robert Downey Jr.

            ScarlettJohansson managed to be the highest paid actress in Avengers: Age of Ultron,earning an estimated 20 million dollars. That’s around half of what her malecounterpart, Robert Downey Jr. made, which isn’t bad considering he alwaysmanages to get good pay in any movie.


3. Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is an American actress who is known for starring in movies such as Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Wanted. Recently she starred in Maleficent, a movie based off Sleeping Beauty, but told through the eyes of the antagonist instead.

            Maleficent alone earned Angelina Jolie 15 million dollars. That being said, Angelina Jolie still isn’t the highest paid actress, she also hasn’t starred in any major film since Maleficent.

4. Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy has got quite the résumé, she’s an American actress, comedian, writer, fashion designer and producer. Recently she has starred in The Heat, Spy, The Boss, and Ghost busters(2016 Reboot). While Ghost busters wasn’t perceived too well by the public due to the drastic change from the original, it still raked in quite a bit of money.

            Melissa McCarthy earned an estimated 14 million dollars from Ghost busters alone. Her pay would be even higher than that though due to her other jobs and the fact she has acted in multiple movies recently. 

5. Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart is an American actress most widely known for her roles in the Twilight films. She’s recently starred in the Café Society,and The Equals. Well most of the recent movies she’s starred in have only received bad to mixed reviews that doesn’t change the money she makes from them.

            It is estimated, based off of the Twilight movies, that Kristen Stewart makes 12.5 million dollars a film. These numbers aren’t very solid though due to the fact the pay for her more recent movies is hard to come by.

6. Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock is also an American actress and producer. She’s known for recently starring in The Heat and Gravity. She hasn’t starred in any notable film, besides Our Brand is Crisis, since 2013. This doesn’t mean she isn’t making a lot of money though, her job as a producer helps rack in the money as well.

            Sandra Bullock made 10 million for The Heat and 11 million dollars for Gravity. She’s been placed higher on the list than Cameron Diaz due to the fact that she has a bit more solid numbers to stand on.

7. Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz is an American actress and producer. However, she hasn’t recently starred in notable movies. That being said she still makes money off producing and the money she once made off movies she starred in is nothing to laugh it.

            Like Aniston it’s hard to get solid numbers on how much Cameron Diaz gets paid per movie,however it’s estimated she makes around 15 million dollars per movie she stars in. That being said though, the last notable movie she starred in was in 2014.

8. Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway is an American actress and singer. She hasn’t starred in any notable movie since Les Miserables in 2012. This puts her low onthe list, but she still manages to make number eight due to her pay in movies she’s starred in.

            Anne Hathaway starred in two movies during 2012, Les Miserables and The Dark Knight Rises.For starring in Les Miserables she earned 10 million dollars, for The Dark Knight she earned 7.5 million. 

9. Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston is an American actress and producer and, like Julia Roberts, also starred in Mother’s Day. Some other recent and notable films she’s been in are We’re the Millers, and Horrible Bosses, both of which received mixed to decent reviews.

            Exact specifications of how much Jennifer Aniston make are not easy to find. Although it has been estimated she makes around 5 million dollars a film. As far as acting goes this isn’t a whole lot, however, it isn’t bad considering she’s still a millionaire.

10. Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts is an American actress and producer who gained fame after the release of the 1990 comedy Pretty Woman. The most recent film she’s starred in would be Mother’s Day, a movie that was critically panned.Rotten Tomatoes giving it a 7% and IMDb giving it 5.6 out of 10.

            Julia Roberts was still able to earn a pretty penny from Mother’s Day, despite its lousy reviews. For acting in Mother’s Day, Julia Roberts earned approximately 3 million dollars. This is honestly pretty good considering her supporting role only required her to be on set for four days.

Highest Paid Actresses