Top 10 Highest-Paid World’s Actresses 2016

Highest paid actresses and — from the looks of these paychecks — the women of Hollywood are raking it in.Sitting pretty at No. 1 is Angelina Jolie, who earned an estimated $33 million in 2016. The publication also predicts that the 38-year-old is set for another big pay day when Maleficent, Disney’s  take on Sleeping Beauty as told through the eyes of the villain, hits theaters in July 2014. Although the coffee shops and bars may be staffed by thousands of actresses waiting for their ‘big break’, for those who make it big in Hollywood there’s some serious money to be made.

Once actresses have made a name for themselves and won over both the public and the critics, the promise of pay checks in the millions beckons as long as they keep picking the right roles.high-profile parts in well-respected films are not enough to ensure high earnings.  It’s a sad fact that in Hollywood, the men are making more – so for many on this list, it is their involvement in franchises which really swells the pay-packet.

After a look at the eye-watering figures these women are being paid, many may cry foul that such extortionate amounts of money are doled out when other professions might be far more deserving: a Hollywood actress can easily earn a Nurse’s annual salary with one fashion campaign. However, these actresses drive ticket-sales at the box-office and film companies know that they can earn back their salaries several times over once the movie is released. While these 10 actresses are getting paid big, they’re also making big money for Hollywood.

Top 10 Highest-Paid World’s Actresses 2016

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1. Angelina Jolie :-

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie (born June 4, 1975) is an American actress, film director, screenwriter, and author. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and three Golden Globe Awards and was named Hollywood’s highest-paid actress by Forbes in 2009, 2011, and 2013. Jolie promotes humanitarian causes, and is noted for her work with refugees as a Special Envoy and former Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

She has been cited as the world’s most beautiful woman by various media outlets, a title for which she has received substantial publicity.Angelina demands such a hefty salary. Since becoming a mother Jolie’s roles have moved towards more family-friendly viewing (including her voice-work in ‘Kung-Fu Panda’), however her most recognisable roles (including Lara Croft) draw upon her undeniable sex appeal. In spite of her wildly successful Hollywood career and impressive net worth ($145 million) Jolie’s most significant work is in the field of humanitarianism for her involvement with the United Nations.

  • Earning :- $33 million
  • Born: June 4, 1975 (age 38), Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Partner: Brad Pitt (2005–)
  • Parents: Marcheline Bertrand, Jon Voight
  • Children: Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt, more
  • Siblings: James Haven

2. Jennifer Lawrence :-

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Shrader Lawrence (born August 15, 1990) is an American actress. Her first major role was as a lead cast member on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show (2007–09). She subsequently appeared in the independent films The Burning Plain (2008) and Winter’s Bone (2010), for which she received her first Academy Award for Best Actress nomination; at the time, she was the second youngest person to receive a nomination in the category.At age 22, Lawrence’s performance in the David O. Russell-directed romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook (2012) earned her several awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) and the Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the second-youngest Best Actress winner at the Oscars.

Lawrence is already one of most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. She has three Oscar nominations and one win under her belt and plays the lead role in the latest blockbuster franchise ‘The Hunger Games’. Famous in the media for her awkward interview style and quirky personality, Jennifer is not known to take herself too seriously. This is in spite of the hard-hitting themes she tackles in her performances, including mental health in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and poverty in ‘Winter’s Bone’.

  • Earning :- $26 million
  • Born: August 15, 1990 (age 23), Louisville, Kentucky, United States
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Awards: Academy Award for Best Actress, more
  • Siblings: Blaine Lawrence, Ben Lawrence
  • Upcoming movies: X-Men: Days of Future Past, more

3. Kristen Stewart :-

 Kristen Stewart

Kristen Jaymes Stewart (born April 9, 1990) is an American actress who is best known for playing Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga and for her prolific work in independent films. She has also starred in films such as Panic Room (2002), Speak (2004), Zathura (2005), The Messengers (2007), Adventureland (2009), The Runaways (2010), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), On the Road (2012) and Camp X-Ray (2014) .

She will star in Clouds of Sils Maria (2014), Still Alice (2015) and Equals (2015). Alongside Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, Kristen is now the face of the multi-million dollar ‘Twilight’ franchise. Although she has been criticised for her wooden performances, this hasn’t prevented her from raking in the big bucks. It was reported last year that a Middle-Eastern Prince was such a fan that he paid $500,000 to spend 15 minutes with her at Madison Square Garden (although the money was donated to the Hurricane Sandy relief fund).

  • Earning :- $22 million
  • Born: April 9, 1990 (age 23), Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Height: 1.65 m
  • Upcoming movies: American Ultra, Still Alice
  • Parents: Jules Mann-Stewart, John Stewart
  • Siblings: Cameron Stewart, Dana Stewart, Taylor Stewart

4. Jennifer Aniston :-

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Joanna Aniston (born February 11, 1969) is an American actress, film director, producer and business woman. She gained worldwide recognition for portraying Rachel Green on the television sitcom Friends (1994–2004), a role which earned her an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. In 2012, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Additionally, Men’s Health magazine voted Aniston the “Sexiest Woman of All Time”.

Aniston has also enjoyed a successful film career. Her greatest box office hits include Bruce Almighty (2003), The Break-Up (2006), Marley & Me (2008), Just Go with It (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011) and We’re the Millers (2013), all of which have grossed over $100 million in the United States.Aniston’s work shows a preference for light comedy, as the foil to comedy greats such as Jim Carrey (in ‘Bruce Almighty’) and Vince Vaughn (in ‘The Break-Up’). With her undeniable likeability she is many director’s first choice to balance crude or silly humour in a film. Now worth $150 million Aniston is the richest of the women on this list, proving that there is money in being funny.

  • Earning :- $20 million
  • Born: February 11, 1969 (age 45), Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Height: 1.64 m
  • Partner: Justin Theroux (2011–)
  • Spouse: Brad Pitt (m. 2000–2005)
  • Parents: Nancy Dow, John Aniston

5. Emma Stone :-

Emma Stone

Emily Jean “Emma” Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress and model. In 2007, she starred in the short-lived Fox action drama Drive as Violet Trimble, and made her feature film debut in the comedy Superbad (2007). She has co-starred in The House Bunny (2008), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009), Zombieland (2009), and Paper Man (2009).

In 2010, Stone voiced Mazie in Marmaduke, and played the lead role in the comedy Easy A for which she received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. In 2011, she co-starred in Crazy, Stupid, Love. and The Help. In 2012, Stone co-starred as Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man, a reboot of the Spider-Man film series. In 2013, she co-starred in Gangster Squad, and voiced Eep in the animated film The Croods.

Stone is set to reprise her role of Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 She is also a voice actor in the game “Sleeping Dogs”.After a selection of supporting roles, it was to be Stone’s bubbly portrayal of Olive Penderghast in ‘Easy A’ (her first leading role) which marked her out as one to watch among young Hollywood. Emma’s roles range from thought provoking (in ‘The Help’) to tongue in cheek (in ‘Zombieland’) and her impressive salary is now partially due to her role in ‘The Amazing Spider Man’ franchise, as Gwen Stacy a role she is set to repeat later this year in the next instalment.

  • Earning :- $16 million
  • Born: November 6, 1988 (age 25), Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
  • Height: 1.68 m
  • Partner: Andrew Garfield (2011–)
  • Siblings: Spencer Stone
  • Parents: Krista Stone, Jeff Stone

6. Charlize Theron :-

 Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron (born 7 August 1975) is a South African and American actress and fashion model. She rose to fame in the late 1990s following roles in the films The Devil’s Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999). Theron received critical acclaim for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003), for which she won the Silver Bear, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Academy Award for Best Actress among several other accolades, becoming the first South African to win an Academy Award in a major acting category.

In recent years, she has moved into the field of producing, both in television and film.Theron is known to many as a stunning blonde, so her portrayal of Aileen Wuornos in ‘Monster’ surprised many (she gained weight and shaved her eyebrows to transform her image). The gamble paid off, proving to everyone that she was more than a pretty face and making her the first South African to win the Academy Award for best Actress. Now approaching 40, Theron’s career shows no sign of slowing down; with two films due for release this year and another in 2015, her $85 million fortune looks set only to increase.

  • Earning :- $15 million
  • Born: August 7, 1975 (age 38), Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Height: 1.77 m
  • Parents: Gerda Jacoba Aletta Maritz, Charles Jacobus Theron
  • Children: Jackson Theron
  • Awards: Academy Award for Best Actress, more

7. Sandra Bullock :-

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Annette Bullock (born July 26, 1964) is an American actress and producer. She rose to fame in the 1990s with roles in films such as Demolition Man (1993), Speed (1994), The Net (1995), While You Were Sleeping (1995), A Time to Kill (1996), and Hope Floats (1998). In the new millennium, Bullock starred in Miss Congeniality (2000), Two Weeks Notice (2002), The Lake House (2006), and the critically acclaimed Crash (2004) and Gravity (2013). In 2007, she was ranked as the 14th richest woman in the entertainment industry with an estimated fortune of $85 million.

In 2009, Bullock starred in two of the more financially successful films of her career, The Proposaland The Blind Side.Bullock was awarded the BFCA Award, SAG Award, Golden Globe Award, and the Academy Award for her leading role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side.Bullock has had a run of successful movies throughout her career. From ‘Miss Congeniality to ‘Speed’ she picked her roles well and now has a net worth of $135 million.

She may have been unsuccessful this year at the Oscars, but in 2010 Bullock gained a golden statue for Best Actress for her role in ‘The Blind Side’. Classically beautiful, dramatically gifted and with impeccable comic timing, it’s perhaps no wonder that Bullock continues winning Hollywood’s most competitive – and well-paid – lead roles.

  • Earning :- $14 million
  • Born: July 26, 1964 (age 49), Arlington County, Virginia, United States
  • Spouse: Jesse James (m. 2005–2010)
  • Awards: Academy Award for Best Actress, more
  • Upcoming movie: Minions
  • Children: Louis Bardo Bullock

8. Natalie Portman :-

 Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman (born June 9, 1981) is an actress with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Her first role was as an orphan taken in by a hitman in the 1994 action film Léon: The Professional, but mainstream success came when she was cast as Padme Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (released in 1999, 2002 and 2005). She played leading roles in the historical dramas Goya’s Ghosts (2006) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2008).

In May 2008, she served as the youngest member of the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival jury. Portman’s directorial debut, Eve, opened the 65th Venice International Film Festival’s shorts competition in 2008. Portman directed a segment of the collective film New York, I Love You.

Portman is also known for her portrayal as Jane Foster, the love interest of Marvel superhero Thor, in the film adaptation Thor (2011), and its sequel, Thor: The Dark World (2013).Portman has built a solid career from a young age. Known by some for her role as  Padmé Amidala in ‘Star Wars’, and by others as Jane Foster in ‘Thor’, Portman has been involved in several highly successful franchises. Portman will soon make her directorial feature debut with an adaption of ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’, after co-writing the script. Like Kunis, Portman can now match her age with the millions in her bank account – $32 million to be precise.

  • Earning :- $14 million
  • Born: June 9, 1981 (age 32), Jerusalem, Israel
  • Height: 1.60 m
  • Spouse: Benjamin Millepied (m. 2012)
  • Education: Harvard College (1999–2003), more
  • Awards: Academy Award for Best Actress, more

9. Mila Kunis :-

Mila Kunis

Milena Markovna “Mila” Kunis ( born August 14, 1983) is an American actress.In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from the Soviet Union to Los Angeles with her family. After being enrolled in acting classes as an after-school activity, she was soon discovered by an agent. She appeared in several television series and commercials, before acquiring her first significant role prior to her 15th birthday, playing Jackie Burkhart on the television series That ’70s Show.

In September 1999, she began voicing Meg Griffin on the animated series Family Guy.Since then Kunis has transitioned from TV to film with a role in the hit film ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’, additionally receiving critical acclaim and a Golden Globe for her performance in ‘Black Swan’. Through this combination of roles, the 30 year old now has $1 million for every year of her age. Mila appeared in three successful films last year, and is hoping to repeat the winning formula with three more silver screen performances lined up for release in 2014.

  • Earning :- $11 million
  • Born: August 14, 1983 (age 30), Chernivtsi, Ukraine
  • Height: 1.63 m
  • Nationality: American
  • Full name: Milena Markovna Kunis
  • Siblings: Michael Kunis

10. Julia Roberts :-

Julia Roberts

Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28, 1967) is an American actress and producer. She became a Hollywood star after headlining the romantic comedy Pretty Woman (1990), which grossed $464 million worldwide. After winning two Golden Globe Awards and also receiving Academy Award nominations for Steel Magnolias (1989) and Pretty Woman.she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Erin Brockovich (2000). Her films Mystic Pizza (1988), The Pelican Brief (1993), My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), Notting Hill (1999), Runaway Bride (1999), Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Ocean’s Twelve (2004), Charlie Wilson’s War (2007), Valentine’s Day (2010), Eat Pray Love (2010), and Mirror Mirror 2012 have collectively brought box office receipts of over $2.6 billion, making her one of the most successful actresses in terms of box office receipts.

In 2013, she appeared in August: Osage County, for which she received her 4th Academy Award nomination.. Roberts’ recent box-office successes (including Mirror, Mirror and August: Osage County) have earned her an impressive annual salary, each year increasing her estimated $140 million fortune. Roberts’ CV is not filled with shallow Hollywood cash-cows: Her most well-known role (as Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman) led to her first Golden Globe and a nomination for an academy award and she took home the Best Actress Oscar in 2001 for her hard-hitting role in Erin Brockovich. Julie Roberts continues to light up the silver screen with her dazzlingly wide smile, and this year she will feature in ‘The Normal Heart’ alongside Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer.

  • Earning :- $11million
  • Born: October 28, 1967 (age 46), Smyrna, Georgia, United States
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Siblings: Eric Roberts, Lisa Roberts Gillan, Nancy Motes
  • Spouse: Daniel Moder (m. 2002), Lyle Lovett (m. 1993–1995)
  • Children: Hazel Moder, Henry Daniel Moder, Phinnaeus Moder

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