Forbes has launched a list of the highest paid actresses in 2017. Jennifer Lawrence who is the lead actress in Hunger Games and Red Sparrow has lost her top spot to Emma Stone. Read on to find the more about the Tinsel Town’s highest-paid actresses.
1. Cate Blanchett
She is an Australian actress who has many accolades. She won 3 Golden Globe Awards, BAFTA Award for Best Actress, and Academy Award for Best Actress. She rose to international fame when she portrayed Queen Elizabeth in the movie Elizabeth. She is also known for appearing in Blockbuster movies such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings, Cinderella, and Ocean’s 8. Her films earned her a whooping $12 million in 2017.
2. Charlize Theron
She starred in several blockbuster movies including A Million Ways to Die in the West, The Fate of the Furious, Tully, and Atomic Blonde. She went home with a total of $14 million thanks to her 2017 film of Atomic Blonde. She portrayed Aileen Wuornos, a serial killer in the movie Monster which enabled her to receive Silver Bear, Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Academy Award.
3. Emma Watson
She is known for her role as Hermione Granger in the film series Harry Potter. Her latest accolades include winning the Teen Choice Awards for the movie Beauty and the Beast, and Best Performance in a Movie in the MTV Movie and TV Awards. She earned a total of $14 million thanks to the remake of Beauty and the Beast and her latest movie, The Circle.
4. Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis started her acting career when she was 14. The 34-year old actress went home with $15.5 million because of her box-office hit Bad Moms in 2017. The sequel Bad Mons Christmas is also a hit which contributed to the $15 million that she earned. Her biggest break came when she played the role of Rachel in the romantic comedy film Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
5. Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy is a comedian and a producer. She has received two Primetime Emmy Awards and has been nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her biggest break came when she played as an actress in the movie Bridesmaids. Her appearance in the movies The Boss and Ghostbusters made her $18 million pre tax dollars.
6. Jennifer Lawrence
She holds the spot as the highest-paying actress in 2015 and 2016 thanks to the movie Hunger Games. She is the second youngest actress to win the Best Actress for the Academy Awards. She is known for playing the role of Mystique in X-Men: First Class. In 2017 she went home with $24 million thanks to the movies Passengers and X-Men: Apocalypse.
7. Jennifer Aniston
In 2017, Forbes declared Aniston to be one of the highest paid actresses in the world. This is thanks to her several movies including Mother’s Day and Office Christmas Party. She is one of the actresses who voiced one of the characters in the movie animation Storks. The actress is known for her role as Rachel Green in the US television Sitcom Friends. Her accolades include the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Golden Globe Awards. She went home with $25.5 million pre-tax dollars.
8. Emma Stone
Emma Stone is the recipient of accolades such as Golden Globe Awards, and Academy Awards. The musical movie La La Land earned more than $445.3 million since it was launched in the box office in 2016. Stone took home a gross pay of $26 million. She won the Best Actress award when she portrayed the role of Mia Dolan in La La Land. Stone is also known for playing the role of Gwen Stacy in the movie The Amazing Spiderman.