“Forbes” magazine analyzed the income obtained by celebrities between June 2019 and June 2020 and made the top of the highest paid actresses. Unlike last year, earnings fell by 20% as a result of the pandemic.
The Forbes list of the highest paid actresses in the world is surprisingly led by the 48-year-old Colombian-American actress Sofia Vergara. The star of the Modern Family series, she has surpassed big names in the film industry, such as Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep or Nicole Kidman. Thus, Vergara has obtained over 43 million dollars in the last 12 months. A large part of this amount comes from the fact that the actress is now part of the jury of the show America’s Got Talent.
The most famous American actress came in second place Angelina Jolie, aged 45 years. The success of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Rome Away earned Angelina $ 35.5 million more. However, most of the amount is due to the lead role he will play in the production of Marvel The Eternals, which has a budget of $ 200 million.
The third place was occupied by the actress Gal Gadot, aged 35, with $ 31.5 million. Gal Gadot’s partnership with Netflix proved to be a profitable one, considering that for the role in “Red Notice” the actress received a check for 20 million dollars.
The comedy actress ranked fourth Melissa McCarthy, aged 50 years. She is currently the host of NBC’s “Little Big Shots.” She also starred in “Thunderforce” and “Superintelligence”, two films directed by her husband and in the last 12 months, the actress has earned 25 million dollars.
British-American actress Emily Blunt, aged 37, ranks sixth in this top after increasing his fortune by 22.5 million dollars in the last 12 months. Currently, she plays the main female role in “Jungle Cruise”, produced by Disney, so, more than likely, we will find her in this top next year.
In seventh place we find Nicole Kidman, aged 53 years. It seems that “The Prom”, produced by Ryan Murphy, was the winning lottery for the actresses who play in this musical. As in the case of Meryl Streep, the role in the film contributes substantially to the amount raised by Nicole Kidman in the last 12 months, namely 22 million dollars. In addition, for each episode of “The Undoing”, broadcast by HBO, Kidman receives $ 1 million.
The Forbes list of the highest paid actresses in the world is completed by the star of the series Grey’s Anatomy, Ellen Pompeo (58 years old), with 19 million dollars. In ninth place we find Elisabeth Moss (38 years old), with 16 million dollars, and the top 10 is finished by the actress Viola Davis (55 years old), who won 15.5 million dollars.
In all, the ten actresses earned $ 254 million in the 12 months leading up to June, down 20 percent from last year. It is noteworthy that the top ten highest paid male actors total, this year, 545.5 million dollars, almost double compared to actresses.