The Twilight franchise has long been over and Kristen Stewart no longer holds the title of ‘highest paid actress in Hollywood’ as of 2013. This little fact had been revealed when Forbes released the list of 2013’s highest-paid actresses not so long ago. On it, we find popular names like Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman, but also newcomers like Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone.
Although still not earning as much as their male counterparts, the top earning actresses in Hollywood made a lot more last year than the actresses who made the top 10 in previous years. So without further ado, here are the top 10 highest paid actresses of 2013.
1. Angelina Jolie ($33 Million)
Angelina Jolie regained her title as the highest paid actresses in 2013 after she had managed to earn $33 million in the past calendar year. The activist, actress and busy mom had also topped the list back in 2011, back when she had earned approximately $30 to tie in with Sarah Jessica Parker. Angelina had also topped the list back when she had earned $27 million in 2008 and 2009. Those of you who have paid attention to the news will know that Angelina won a battle with cancer last year, and she came back stronger than ever.
2. Jennifer Lawrence ($26 Million)
It arguable that Jennifer Lawrence is the new “It Girl” in Hollywood, and she definitely had quite a huge year in 2012, which is how she Forbes top ten list of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood for 2013. Apart from winning the Best Actress Award at the Oscars for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence also managed to pull in $26 million. Furthermore, judging by the attention Jennifer is getting at the moment from fans and critics alike, it would be safe to call her ‘Hollywood’s Sweetheart’, and presume that she will find her way on this top 10 next year as well.
3. Kristen Stewart ($22 Million)
The vampire-themed fantasy romance films that led to Kristen Stewart’s rise to fame had come to an end in November 2012. Apparently, the money continued rolling in for Kristen Stewart even after the series had ended, although she never managed to exceed the $34.5 million she had earned in 2012. Nonetheless, total earnings of $26 million helped her secure the spot of Hollywood’s third highest paid actress in 2013.
4. Jennifer Aniston ($20 Million)
As of 2013, Jennifer Aniston’s earnings are a total of $20. Jennifer Aniston would probably never have to work another day because of role in the NBC sitcom, Friends, for a total of 10 seasons. Perhaps that is why the movies she has been doing lately have more to do with appealing her artistic side than her bank account but that did not stop her from earning the fourth biggest paycheck in Hollywood in 2013.
5. Emma Stone ($16 Million)
Emma Stone is currently among the biggest Hollywood stars after rising through the ranks after hitting the big screen in Superbad back in 2007. To quite an extent, it was because of her that The Help turned into one of 2011’s most profitable films and in 2012, she landed the role of Gwen Stacey in the Amazing Spiderman, which was her first big-budgeted film. She is also an integral part of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’, which has just been released.
6. Charlize Theron – ($15 Million)
Over the years, Charlize Theron has starred in both big-budget and smaller films. She seems to be fond of balancing her work. For instance, in 2011 she starred in Young Adult and in 2012 she had starred in Snow White and the Huntsman. Perhaps her latest big-budget role was in the $403 million Prometheus, and also has plenty of high-paid endorsement for brands, such as Dior. Funny enough, she also played the wicked witch in a movie that portrayed Kristen Stewart as being prettier that she is, which many people considered out of this world.
7. Sandra Bullock ($14 Million)
Sandra Bullock was out of the spotlight for quite some time before she made her return in 2013, landing roles in The Heat and Gravity. Things are certainly not the way they were back in 2009, when she won a Best Actress Award for her role in The Blind Side, which was a $30 million film that ended up earning $309 million. Naysayers will of course say that Gravity had nothing going for it except the amazing camera work, but Sandra really did a wonderful job.
8. Natalie Portman ($14 Million)
Portman is certainly an actress who can captivate the crowd’s attention and she has quickly been proving this late, especially since her Oscar Winning role in Black Swan and that is not all. In 2011, she also starred in No Strings Attached, a romantic comedy that went on to earn $150 million despite being on an approximate budget of just $25.
9. Mila Kunis ($11 Million)
There were two huge films that contributed to Mila Kunis securing a spot among Hollywood’s highest paid actresses in 2013. In 2012 she starred in Ted and in 2013 she starred in Oz: The Great and Powerful, two films that earned a total of $1 billion at the box office. No doubt, Mila Kunis is currently among Hollywood’s most sough-after actresses.
10. Julia Roberts ($11 Million)
Finding good roles for many actresses at the age Julia Roberts has reached is often challenging, and they usually take whatever roles are offered to them. However, Julia Roberts remains picky and naturally she has not stared in too many films lately. Yet, surprisingly she managed to bag $11 and remains among the highest paid actresses in Hollywood.