We love to watch our favorite Hollywood leading ladies on the big screen, but have you ever wondered how much they really make for all of their on-screen efforts? Thanks to Forbes with their annual rankings, the list is out on the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. The list might surprise you.
1. KRISTEN STEWART
Unless you have been living under a rock you know who Kristen Stewart is. Her claim to fame was playing Bella in the blockbuster series “Twilight”. Kristen has also become a favorite in the tabloids because of her off-screen romance with co-star Robert Pattinson. Instead of worrying about who she was dating we should have taken notice to how much money Kristen was raking in. As number 1 and the youngest member of the list, Stewart earned $34.5 million dollars this past year. This was a combined effort for her role as Bella in “Twilight” as well as her role in ” Snow White and the Huntsman”.
2. CAMERON DIAZ
Diaz was the star of the 2011 film “Bad Teacher”, which helped he earn $34 million this past year. Being that Diaz is a Hollywood veteran she can command big buck from studios who want her to feature in their films.
3. SANDRA BULLOCK
We have seen Sandra Bullock in various romantic comedies over the years. However with her amazing performance in “The Blind Side” she let the honchos in the studios know that if they want her to star in their films they are going to have to pay up. She earned an Oscar nomination for her role in “The Blind Side”. Bullock earned a cool $25 million.
4. ANGELINA JOLIE
It seems as thought we forget that 37 year old Angelina Jolie is an actress. With all of the attention focused on her children and her long time boyfriend Brad Putt FINALLY proposing , it is easy to forget the fact that Jolie rakes in millions for her on-screen appearances. Aside from movies Jolie also gets money for her various magazine appearances and her endorsement deals. Jolie brought in $20 million.
5. CHARLIZE THERON
As of late Theron has mostly been noted for her endorsement deal with Dior ( I know you remember that commercial where she was walking in that gold dress). Even though it seems that she has taken a break from the big screen she is making her comeback slowly but surely. Her recent roles in “Young Adult”, “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Prometheus” has helped her to bring in $18 million.