Très Jolie: Angelina named the highest-paid actress by Forbes despite not appearing in a movie for three years
Tuesday 30 July 2013
She might not have been seen in a film for three years, but Angelina Jolie is Hollywood's highest-paid actress with estimated earnings of $33 million in the last year, according to Forbes.
Jolie, who will next be seen on the big screen in the film Maleficent having not appeared in a movie since 2010, easily surpassed this year's Best Actress Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, who came in second with $26 million, and pushed Kristen Stewart of the Twilight series, who topped the list last year, into third place with earnings of $22 million.
"Hollywood hasn't shied away from Jolie. She's still one of the few actresses who can demand a salary north of $15 million for the right movie - like Disney's retelling of the old Sleeping Beauty story, Maleficent," reporter Dorothy Pomerantz, wrote on Forbes.com.
Jolie, 38, made headlines earlier this year when she revealed she had a double mastectomy after learning she had inherited a high risk of breast cancer. Maleficent will be released next summer.
The celebrity mother, who has three biological and three adopted children with her fiance, actor Brad Pitt, rose from third place on 2012's list.
Jennifer Aniston, whose newest movie We're the Millers will be released in US cinemas next week, captured fourth place with earnings of $20 million and Emma Stone, who appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man with real-life boyfriend Andrew Garfield was No. 5 with $16 million.
Forbes talked to agents, managers and other people with knowledge of the film industry to compile the ranking based on estimated earnings from June 2012 to June 2013.
Sandra Bullock, who was third in last year's list, dropped to No. 7 with estimated earnings of $14 million and Julia Roberts slipped from sixth to 10th place this year, taking home $11 million.
Oscar-winner Bullock wowed audiences with the female buddy comedy The Heat. Her 2009 film The Blind Side, for which she won a best actress Academy Award, earned $309 million on a budget of $30 million, according to Forbes.
Mila Kunis, at No. 9, was a newcomer to the ranking this year with earnings of $11 million. Two films she starred in, Ted and Oz: The Great and Powerful, earned a combined $1 billion at the global box office.
The full list can be found at www.forbes.com.
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