It’s that time of the year again, when Forbes Magazine announces the 10 HIGHEST PAID ACTRESSES IN HOLLYWOOD. If you can guess who sits at #1 by the tip of her chin and the ends of her hair, we’re impressed. Otherwise, find out:
10: MERYL STREEP, PAYCHECK: $10 MILLION
Yep, that’s right, actress and all around queen-superstar-extraordinaire Meryl Streep rounds it out at the top 10. She’s a force of nature. Utterly unstoppable and ridiculously talented to the point where she can make you laugh, cry, sing, wanna bake a cake, and fear her all at the same time. We bow down.
9: SANDRA BULLOCK, PAYCHECK: $15 MILLION
Who doesn’t love Sandy? We mean, really. She’s the superstar girl-next-door who just happens to be UBER talented and gorgeous. We know you’ve seen Miss Congeniality a BILLION times, and don’t pretend The Blind Side didn’t leave you in tears. Her now ex-husband can go cry in the corner now. Okay? Okay.
8. CAMERON DIAZ, PAYCHECK: $18 MILLION
If anyone is gonna bring up the argument that models can’t act, we’re citing Cam here as our main defense. With her high-wattage grin and carefree attitude, she’s worked with everyone from Jim Carey to Leonardo DiCaprio to Jude Law. Jealous? Yea, well, we tried too – it’s hard to hate Cameron.
7. KATHERINE HEIGL, PAYCHECK: $19 MILLION
Before she was one of the highest paying actresses in Hollywood, she was an empathetic doctor on Grey’s Anatomy. Before she was a doctor, she was part of a potential alien troop on Roswell. Look how far our Kate has come! With actor and producer creds to her name, let’s hope we’ll get more rom coms from the new queen of hilarious love.
6. KRISTEN STEWART, PAYCHECK: $20 MILLION
Ahhh…. K. Stew. You either love her or hate her, but regardless of what your brain and heart decide, there is no denying that she’s become one of the most sought-after young actresses in Hollywood. With good reason too, before Twilight hit, this girl worked with the likes of Jodie Foster, Meg Ryan and Jesse Eisenberg, TAKE THAT HATERS.
5. JULIA ROBERTS. PAYCHECK: $20 MILLION
She once reigned at the top of this list, and now, however many years later she’s still here, and from the looks of it, this pretty woman isn’t going ANYWHERE anytime soon. We may not see as much of this lady as we’d like, but ever since hearing that she attached herself to play the wicked witch in Snow White, we’re giddy with excitement!
4. REESE WITHERSPOON, PAYCHECK: $28 MILLION
She may be 5’-4’, but Reese is a bona fide powerhouse. Look at it this way. We’ve barely seen much of her on the big screen this past year, and she’s STILL racking it in! No matter, she’s in two films that are slated to come out sometime this year or in 2012, busy girl!
3. JENNIFER ANISTON, PAYCHECK: $28 MILLION
So, this is the story of Jen Aniston; while everyone is focusing on her love life and saying oh poor Jen, our girl was smiling and laughing all the way to the bank TO CASH HER CHEQUES! She’s making money around the clock and looking AMAZING while doing it. Look who’s laughing now dear tabloids!
2. SARAH JESSICA PARKER, PAYCHECK: $30 MILLION
Once again, fashionista Carrie Bradshaw reigns supreme. The kind of money SJP is making off the 6-season run of Sex and the City is kinda sorta ridiculous. Then you add in her perfume line, which is an international bestseller, PLUS the fact that she’s now at the head of the Halston creative team, Sarah Jessica won’t be stopping her world domination anytime soon.
1. ANGELINA JOLIE, PAYCHECK: $30 MILLION
So it appears that you can have it all. Money, fame, looks, a gorgeous man, adoring children, a bucketful of talent and being a Goodwill Ambassador attached to your name. That is, if you’re Angelina Jolie of course. Right now, she’s the only actress who rakes in the dough with action films –case in point, her latest flick Salt was meant for Tom Cruise.