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Highest Paid Actresses in Hollywood of Recent Time - Top Highest Paid Actresses

Updated on January 30, 2016
Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis

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# 12 Mila Kunis

Making: 11 Million per movie



Mila Kunis recently starred in the comedy hit "Ted" which brought her price in Hollywood up a few million dollars. She has also starred in "Friends With Benefits", "Oz The Great and Powerfu", "Black Swan", and was on the television sitcom "That 70s Show." Kunis is currently pregnant with co-star Ashton Kutcher's child. Kunis has won a variety of Teen Choice awards and has been nominated for a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award.

Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts

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# 11 Julia Roberts

Making: 11 Million per movie



Julia Roberts used to be able to demand more money per movie but with her recent slim down on her box office work, her price has dropped some. Julia Roberts is an Academy Award winning actress for her role in "Erin Brokavitch." She also starred in hits such as "Pretty Woman", "Steel Magnolias", "Notting Hill", "America's Sweethearts", "Eat, Pray, Love" and more recently "Mirror, Mirror."


Roberts has been voted one of "People" magazine's most beautiful people and at one time was paid an unbelievable $25 million dollars for her role in "Mona Lisa's Smile."

Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston

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# 10 Jennifer Aniston

Making: 11 Million per movie


Aniston has slowly been moving her way up the highest paid actress list since the end of her television sitcom show "Friends." Aniston has built her career on comedies and romantic comedies.

As Rachel on "Friends" Aniston won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actor's Guild Award. She has starred in hit movies such as "Along Came Polly", "Horrible Bosses", "Marley and Me", "We're the Millers", "The Break Up", and "Just Go With It."

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep

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# 9 Meryl Streep

Making: 12 million per movie

Some might expect Mrs. Streep to be making more money per movie, especially with all of her Academy Award nominations and wins. However, Streep may be a fantastic actress, but she doesn't quite have the drawing power for younger audiences like some of the other actresses do.


Streep has received 28 Golden Globe nominations, winning eight of them. She has also won two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actor Guild Awards, and three Academy Awards. She has been nominated for 18 Academy Awards, which makes her the leading female in nominations for an Oscar.


Streep has starred in movies such as: "Mama Mia!", "It's Complicated", "The Devil Wears Prada", "Lions for Lambs", "Julie and Julia", "The Bridges of Madison County", "The River Wild", "The Giver" and many more.

Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman

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# 8 Natalie Portman

Making: 14 million per movie


Natalie's paycheck has gone up over the past few years, with her roles in blockbuster movies such as the Star Wars movies and of course the Thor franchise. Portman has won two Golden Globes and one Academy Award. Recently Portman received a lot of attention for her role in "Black Swan" which is the role that won her an Academy Award.


Natalie has also starred in other movies such as "No Strings Attached", "The Other Woman", "The Other Boleyn Girl", "Brothers", "Where the Heart Is", "Zoolander", "Cold Mountain" and many more.

Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker

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# 7 Sarah Jessica Parker

Making: 15 million per movie



After ending her series run on the cable television series "Sex and the City", Parker began setting her sights on more movie roles, which actually led her back to her roots when she starred in not one but two movie spinoffs of her television series "Sex and the City."

Parker has starred in a string of romantic comedies bringing her price tag upwards. Parker has won two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and three Screen Actor Guild Awards.

Some of the more recent movies Parker has starred in other then the two "Sex and the City" movies are : "Lovelace", "New Year's Eve", "I Don't Know How She Does It", "Failure to Launch", "Did You Hear About the Morgans?", and "Escape from Planet Earth."


Parker has also returned to television playing a role on the television show "Glee."

Emma Stone
Emma Stone

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# 6 Emma Stone

Making: 16 million per movie



Stone's star has been consistently rising for the past few years. She has starred in a string of hits and has shown her diversity for acting. Unlike some of the other actresses on this list, Stone has not pigeon holed herself into one type of a character or role. She has mixed things up with comedy, drama, and action. Stone has received one Golden Globe nomination and received many teen show awards.


Stone has appeared in hit such as "Easy A", "Zombieland", "The Amazing Spider Man", "The Help", "Crazy Stupid Love", "The House Bunny", and "The Croods."



Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron

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# 5 Charlize Theron

Making: 18 million per movie



Theron is an Academy Award winning actress from South Africa. She has recently been re-appearing in a string of movies bringing her asking price per movie up. Expect to see a lot more of Theron in the coming months as she has a few movies that will be released.


Theron has starred in many different types of films, most of them a drama. She's not often seen in comedies but recently starred in one, which was a new turn for the actress. Theron is showing her acting range and her price tag is going up.


You can catch Theron in the following movies: "Prometheus", "Mad Max: Fury Road", "Hancock", "Snow White and The Huntsman", "Monster", "The Italian Job" and a variety of other movies spanning back to 1995.

Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart

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# 4 Kristen Stewart

Making: 22 million per movie



Stewart's current paycheck is due to the massive hit movie franchise "Twilight." Stewart scored the coveted role of Bella Swan in the highly popular books, making her an instant star. Stewart seemed destined to be a huge star but recently she has made her teeny bopper fans quite mad by cheating on her co-star in "Twilight", Robert Pattinson.


Other than the "Twilight" franchise Stewart has starred in "Snow White and the Huntsman", "Adventure World", "The Runaways", "Panic Room", "On the Road", "The Messengers", "Camp X-Ray", and "Still Alice."

Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence

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# 3 Jennifer Lawrence

Making: 26 million per movie



Following the formula for landing a coveted role from a highly poplar book, Lawrence scored the role of Katniss Everdeen from the "Hunger Games" trilogy. Lawrence instantly became and in demand actress and will be starring in each of the four "Hunger Games" movies. In addition to the "Hunger Games" movies, Lawrence has already won and Academy Award for her performance in "Silver Linings Playbook" and was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in "Winter's Bone."

Lawrence is also a part of another huge box office movie franchise, the X-Men franchise, which Lawrence plays a young Mystique.


In addition to these roles Lawrence has starred in "House At The End of The Street", "The Beaver", "The Burning Plain", "American Hustle", and "Serena."

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie

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# 2 Angelina Jolie

Made over 33 million dollars in the last year



Angelina Jolie seems to take some time off from acting for a while to focus on her charity work, however, with her return to the big screen she chose a big movie to come back with. Jolie starred in "Maleficent" the Disney remake of "Sleeping Beauty" which was a box office success. Jolie is also well known for the many children she has had with fellow movie star Brad Pitt.

Jolie has won an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award. You can find Jolie in the following movies: "Salt", "Mr. and Mrs. Smith", "Wanted", "Kung Fu Panda", "Alexander", "Gone in 60 Seconds", and "Girl, Interrupted."

Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock

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# 1 Sandra Bullock

Made over 56 million in the last year



Sandra Bullock has made some fantastic contract deals of recent time. For example her role in "Gravity" earned her tens of millions of dollars because of the royalties she received from the box office earnings the movie made.


Bullock has seemed to hit her stride in the last few years starring in many box office hits such as "The Heat", "The Proposal", "The Blind Side", and of course "Gravity." Bullock won an Academy Award for her role in "The Blind Side" and was nominated again for her role in "Gravity" but did not win. Bullock started her career off by starring in a lot of romantic comedies but in last five years or so she has shown audiences her real acting chops.

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