Forbes List: The World’s Highest-Paid Actresses 2017

Forbes has released this year’s list of the world’s 10 highest paid actresses, So who is on the list? Emma Stone, Oscar-winner for La La Land, is #1 for the first time, with Forbes reporting earnings of $26 million. Jennifer Lawrence, who topped the list two years in a row, has slipped to third place, behind Jennifer Aniston. The Jennifers are at $25.5 and $24 million respectively – JLaw made just half of her 2016 total.
The top three on the list of 10 are the only actresses to have made over $20 million. They are followed by Melissa McCarthy, Mila Kunis, Emma Watson, Charlize Theron, Cate Blanchett, Julia Roberts and Amy Adams.

Here is the full list of the world’s highest paid actresses and earnings as ranked by Forbes:

1. Emma Stone – $26 million

2. Jennifer Aniston – $25.5 million


3. Jennifer Lawrence – $24 million

4. Melissa McCarthy – $18 million

5. Mila Kunis – $15.5 million

6. Emma Watson – $14 million

7. Charlize Theron – $14 million

8. Cate Blanchett, – $12 million

9. Julia Roberts – $12 million

10. Amy Adams – $11.5 million

Forbes reports a 16% drop in the cumulative earnings of the world’s top actresses – $172.5 million this year, down from $205 million in 2016. Forbes also notes that half the actresses on the list are over 40 – Jennifer Aniston, Melissa McCarthy, Charlize Theron, Cate Blanchett, Julia Roberts and Amy Adams – a significant achievement given the scarcity of roles for women their age. Forbes also flags another ugly truth – only 28.7% of speaking roles in films are filled by women.
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