10 Highest Paid Actresses in Hollywood (2012)

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2012 was an interesting year for women in Hollywood, as Kristen Stewart catapulted to the list of the top ten paid actresses, making it to the number one slot. The year before, she was tied with Julia Roberts for the number five slot. Kristen Stewart moved ahead, while mainstays like Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep earned significantly less than previous years. Below is the complete list. Forbes determines the list based on actresses’ upfront pay, residuals, profit participation, endorsements and advertisements. All numbers and earnings are from 2011-2012.

10. Jennifer Aniston

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Jennifer Aniston earned $11 million last year, starring in “Just Go With It” as the nice girl and “Horrible Bosses” as a sexually aggressive dentist. Her relationship with Justin Theroux also provided plenty of press attention. Her upcoming “We’re the Millers” may yield another good year for the actress.


9. Kristen Wiig

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Kristen Wiig earned $12 million last year, starring in “Bridesmaids” and “Friends with Kids.” The comedian has a promising upcoming year, when she’ll star in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” with Ben Stiller.