Oscar winner Sandra Bullock is Hollywood’s highest paid actress with estimated earnings of $51 million US ($56 million) over 12 months, followed by Jennifer Lawrence and Jennifer Aniston, Forbes magazine said on Monday.
Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, 23, came in second for the second consecutive year with estimated earnings of $34 million, while Jennifer Aniston, 45, climbed one spot to No. 3 with $31 million.
Forbes compiled the list by estimating earnings from the actresses’ film work, endorsements, residuals and advertising work, and by talking to agents, managers and lawyers.
Gwyneth Paltrow, 41, who made an estimated $19 million, and Angelina Jolie, with $18 million, rounded out the top five. Jolie, 39, dropped from No. 1 last year.
Scarlett Johansson, the 29-year-old star of the sci-fi action thriller Lucy, came in seventh with $17 million, and Twilight star Kristen Stewart, 24, fell from No. 3 last year to 10th place with earnings of $12 million.
Although all of the actresses pulled in hefty incomes, Forbes said women still earn less than men in Hollywood. While the 10 highest earning actors took home a combined total of $419 million, Hollywood’s 10 best paid actresses made a total of $226 million during the same time period.