Edition:
United States
Pictures | Fri Aug 17, 2018 | 2:25pm EDT

Highest-paid actresses

1. Scarlett Johansson is the world's highest-paid actress. Johansson, 33, took in $40.5 million in pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2017, to June 1, 2018, quadrupling her income from the previous year, according to Forbes' calculations. She played Black Widow in this year's hit movie "Avengers: Infinity War" and will return to the role in the 2019 installment from Walt Disney's Marvel Studios.

 REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

1. Scarlett Johansson is the world's highest-paid actress. Johansson, 33, took in $40.5 million in pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2017, to June 1, 2018, quadrupling her income from the previous year, according to Forbes' calculations. She played Black...more

1. Scarlett Johansson is the world's highest-paid actress. Johansson, 33, took in $40.5 million in pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2017, to June 1, 2018, quadrupling her income from the previous year, according to Forbes' calculations. She played Black Widow in this year's hit movie "Avengers: Infinity War" and will return to the role in the 2019 installment from Walt Disney's Marvel Studios. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Close
1 / 10
2. Angelina Jolie, 43, earned $28 million, largely thanks to a payment for the film "Maleficent 2," scheduled for 2020.

REUTERS/Hannah McKay

2. Angelina Jolie, 43, earned $28 million, largely thanks to a payment for the film "Maleficent 2," scheduled for 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

2. Angelina Jolie, 43, earned $28 million, largely thanks to a payment for the film "Maleficent 2," scheduled for 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
Close
2 / 10
3. Jennifer Aniston, 49, who still earns residual income from the 1990s sitcom "Friends," came in third with $19.5 million. She also received money from endorsements of products including Coca-Cola's Smartwater brand and Johnson & Johnson's Aveeno.

REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

3. Jennifer Aniston, 49, who still earns residual income from the 1990s sitcom "Friends," came in third with $19.5 million. She also received money from endorsements of products including Coca-Cola's Smartwater brand and Johnson & Johnson's...more

3. Jennifer Aniston, 49, who still earns residual income from the 1990s sitcom "Friends," came in third with $19.5 million. She also received money from endorsements of products including Coca-Cola's Smartwater brand and Johnson & Johnson's Aveeno. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Close
3 / 10
4. Jennifer Lawrence, 28, who starred in the underperforming films "Mother!" and "Red Sparrow," was fourth on the Forbes list with continued earnings from her role in the "X-Men" series and an endorsement contract with fashion brand Christian Dior. Her $18 million income was $6 million less than the prior year.

REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

4. Jennifer Lawrence, 28, who starred in the underperforming films "Mother!" and "Red Sparrow," was fourth on the Forbes list with continued earnings from her role in the "X-Men" series and an endorsement contract with fashion brand Christian Dior....more

4. Jennifer Lawrence, 28, who starred in the underperforming films "Mother!" and "Red Sparrow," was fourth on the Forbes list with continued earnings from her role in the "X-Men" series and an endorsement contract with fashion brand Christian Dior. Her $18 million income was $6 million less than the prior year. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Close
4 / 10
5. Reese Witherspoon, 42, took in $16.5 million.

REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

5. Reese Witherspoon, 42, took in $16.5 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

5. Reese Witherspoon, 42, took in $16.5 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Close
5 / 10
6. Mila Kunis earned $16 million.

REUTERS/Steve Marcus

6. Mila Kunis earned $16 million. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

6. Mila Kunis earned $16 million. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
Close
6 / 10
7. Julia Roberts earned $13 million.

REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

7. Julia Roberts earned $13 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

7. Julia Roberts earned $13 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Close
7 / 10
8. Cate Blanchett earned $12.5 million.

REUTERS/Simon Dawson

8. Cate Blanchett earned $12.5 million. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

8. Cate Blanchett earned $12.5 million. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
Close
8 / 10
9. Melissa McCarthy earned $12 million.

REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

9. Melissa McCarthy earned $12 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

9. Melissa McCarthy earned $12 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Close
9 / 10
10. Gal Gadot earned $10 million.

REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

10. Gal Gadot earned $10 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

10. Gal Gadot earned $10 million. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Close
10 / 10

Next Slideshows

Mourning Aretha Franklin

Fans of Aretha Franklin come together in cities across the U.S. to pay their respects to the Queen of Soul.

Aug 16 2018

Aretha Franklin: 1942 - 2018

Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning Queen of Soul, dies at age 76.

Aug 16 2018

Korean pop culture in L.A. spotlight

Tens of thousands of fans celebrate Korean pop, or K-pop, at the 7th annual KCON convention in Los Angeles.

Aug 13 2018

Teen Choice Awards

Highlights from the 2018 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles.

Aug 13 2018

MORE IN PICTURES

Mourning in Sri Lanka

Mourning in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka holds a national day of mourning after suicide bomb attacks on churches holding Easter services and luxury hotels killed 321 people in the country s worst violence in a decade.

Avengers: Endgame world premiere

Avengers: Endgame world premiere

Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and other members of the Avengers superhero team on Monday celebrated the final chapter in a 22-movie saga that ranks as the movie industry's highest-grossing franchise of all time.

The royal siblings

The royal siblings

A look at Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis over the years.

Democratic presidential contenders of 2020

Democratic presidential contenders of 2020

Democrats who have jumped into the 2020 presidential race to recapture the White House.

From show biz to the campaign trail: unconventional politicians

From show biz to the campaign trail: unconventional politicians

Movie stars, wrestlers, musicians and comedians who took unconventional career paths to politics.

White House Easter Egg Roll

White House Easter Egg Roll

President Trump and first lady Melania host the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

Celebrating Easter

Celebrating Easter

Christians around the world celebrate the Easter holiday.

Arrests at London climate-change protests top 1,000

Arrests at London climate-change protests top 1,000

At least 1,000 people have been arrested during climate change demonstrations across London by Extinction Rebellion.

Earth from above

Earth from above

Dynamic views of our planet on Earth Day.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast