According to Forbes, together, the world’s 10 highest-paid actresses tallied a combined $314.6 million, before fees and taxes, between June 1, 2018, and June 1, 2019. Although it is 69% more than last year’s total, still far less than the $588.3 million earned by the top ten highest-paid actors. Forbes has released its list of 10 Highest Paid Actresses In The World 2019. The earnings are based on data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo, IMDB and industry insiders. All of these figures are pretax and other fees. So, here are the 10 Highest Paid Actresses In The World as of 2019.
10 Highest Paid Actresses 2019
1. Scarlett Johansson – $56m (£45.7m):
For the 2nd year in a row, Scarlett Johansson has become the highest-paid actress in the world. She received a check of $35 million for Avengers: Endgame. She has also reportedly received an eight-figure check for her upcoming Black Widow movie for Marvel. Scarlett Ingrid Johansson has also earned herself a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2. Sofia Vergara – $44.1 (£35.9m):
The Colombian-American actress, model, and comedian, Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara is best known for her role in the series Modern Family. Her role as Gloria on the series has been loved by millions. The hilarious and lovely women is the second-highest-paid actress in the world. Although most of her money comes from the very successful show, the entrepreneur runs the Sofia Jeans and a furniture line at Rooms To Go.
3. Reese Witherspoon – $35m (£28.5m):
Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon is one of the most popular Hollywood actresses. She has starred in numerous great movies in her career such as Legally Blonde. She has been a part of the Big Little Lies cast and she has also been producing. She will be producing the upcoming film Lucy in the Sky and Truth Be Told.
4. Nicole Kidman – $34m (£27.7m):
Along with Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman is also playing a role in the show Big Little Lies. Nicole Kidman is one of the most talented and loved actresses in Hollywood. She and Reese Witherspoon both have won several awards for their acting skills including Academy Awards, Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. Nicole Kidman upcoming projects include Bombshell and The Goldfinch.
5. Jennifer Aniston – $28m (22.8m):
Jennifer Joanna Aniston is best known for her role of Rachel on the hit sitcom Friends. Daughter of actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow, Jennifer made her acting debut at an early age with the 1987 film Mac and Me. She has been part of many great projects and will be starring in and producing Apple TV+’s The Morning Show.
6. Kaley Cuoco – $25m (£20.4m):
Kaley Christine Cuoco is best known for her role in the show The Big Bang Theory. Her breakthrough role is considered to be the role of Bridget Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules. The cast of The Big Bang Theory was among the highest-paid cast on network television and Cuoco earned $900,000 per episode.
7. Elisabeth Moss – $24m (£19.5m):
Elisabeth Singleton Moss has acted in some of the best shows including The Handmaid’s Tale, Mad Men and Top Of The Lake. The “Queen of Peak TV” has won two Primetime Emmy Awards as well as two Golden Globe Awards. Elisabeth Moss is also a producer of the series The Handmaid’s Tale and she has been also part of many movies and theatre.
8. Margot Robbie – $23.5m (£19.1m):
Margot Elise Robbie is one of the most talented and hottest actresses in Hollywood. She has been nominated for prestigious awards including the Academy and BAFTA awards. The Australian actress and producer have also been named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine. Her upcoming projects include Birds of Prey and Harley Quinn.
9. Charlize Theron – $23m (£18.7m):
The South African and American actress and producer, Charlize Theron has been working in Hollywood for many years now. The beautiful and talented actress has shown her acting skills in several great movies like Mad Max: Fury Road. She has earned an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and for Best Actress the Silver Bear. Her production company is behind the Netflix series Mindhunter and the movie Long Shot. She will also be a part of the movie Bombshell along with Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman.
10. Ellen Pompeo – $22m (£17.9m)
Ellen Kathleen Pompeo is best known for her role in the hit show Grey’s Anatomy. Ellen Pompeo earns approximately $575,000 per episode for acting and producing the hit drama. In late 2017, she signed a contract with American Broadcasting Company for her role for $20 million annually.