Highest Paid Actresses 2016


1. Jennifer Lawrence – $46 Million






For a second consecutive year. Jennifer Lawrence is the highest paid woman. The list’s youngest member took a cut of profits from the big box office gross ($653.4 million) of her final instalment in The Hunger Games.


2 Melissa McCarthy – $33 Million


McCarthy earned an estimated eight figure fee to star in the Ghostbusters remake. Off screen, she designs her own clothing line.


3 Scarlett Johansson – $25 Million

Reportedly banked $17.5 Million for her controversial role in Ghost in the Shell, which drew criticism for whitewashing its Japanese manga source material. Johansson boosts her film money with a Dolce & Gabbana endorsement.


4 Jennifer Aniston – $21 Million

Still tallies seven figure fees for films such as the forthcoming Office Christmas Party but makes most of her money from endorsements. Aniston is in advertisements like Emirates and Smartwater.


5 Fan Bingbing – $17 Million

Fan Bingbing joins the highest paid thanks to roles in local films such as Skiptrace & Lady of the Dynasty. American audiences may recognize her from X-Men: Days of Future Past.


6 Charlize Theron – $16.5 Million

Rumoured to have earned $10 Million for her supporting role in The Huntsman: Winter War, the Mad Max star is the face of Dior J’Adore perfume. A returnee to the list, she last made the cut in 2013.


7 Amy Adams – $13.5 Million

The five-time Oscar nominee returns to the ranking as she revives her role as Lois Lane in Warner Bros.’ D.C. Comics series. She will also rack up a decent fee in her next film Arrival with Jeremy Renner. Adams also advertises for MaxMara.


8 Julia Roberts – $12 Million

Mother’s Day failed to make an impression with critics or at the Box Office, though her Money Monster reunion with George Clooney fared better. Roberts still banks decent upfront fees and shills for Lancôme.


9 Mila Kunis – $11 Million

Bad Moms star voice of Meg on Family Guy also cashes in with advertisments for Gemfield Jewelry and Jim Beam Whiskey.


10 Deepika Padukone – $10 Million

A newcomer to the ranking, Bollywood’s Padukone makes the cut with hits suck as Baijrao Mastani.



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