Forbes: Hollywood’s 5 Highest-Paid Actresses 2013

Angelina Jolie tops the list


Judging by the fact that three of the five best-paid actresses in Hollywood have yet to hit their 25th birthday, it’s safe to say that the industry is currently dominated by young talent.

Forbes has just released a list of the highest-paid actresses between June 2013 and July 2013. The business magazine compiled information from agents, managers, and other people in the industry to come up with the estimated total revenue for every big name in Hollywood.

Here’s our take on the five best-paid women in Hollywood.

  1. Angelina Jolie: If there’s any indication that money doesn’t always equal success, just take a look at Angelina Jolie, the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. Despite the fact that Jolie hasn’t made a major blockbuster movie since 2010’s The Tourist, she still managed to make $33 million within the last year to top Forbes’s list. Jolie will be making her comeback in the big screen next summer in Disney’s Maleficent, a retelling of the classic children’s story Sleeping Beauty.
  2. Jennifer Lawrence: Months after rocking the world with the film adaptation of The Hunger Games, Lawrence won her first Academy Award for her role as a bipolar widow in the romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook. Lawrence’s earnings in the last 12 months are estimated to be about $26 million.
  3. Kristen Stewart: The Twilight star is only 23 years old and she’s been making headlines for the last five years now. After topping last year’s edition of this list, the Snow White and the Huntsman actress brought in $22 million to secure third place on the list.
  4. Jennifer Aniston: The last Friends episode may have aired almost a decade ago, but Jennifer Aniston is still one of the hottest stars in Hollywood. With recent appearances in Horrible Bosses and We’re the Millers combined with several sponsorships, Aniston racked in $20 million over the last year.
  5. Emma Stone: Perhaps best known for her role in 2011’s The Help, the 24-year-old starlet continued to make waves in 2012 as the Spiderman’s love interest in The Amazing Spider-Man. The talented actress who also starred in Gangster Squad rounds out Forbes’s list with $16 million in earnings.

You can check out more facts about these actresses in Forbes’s list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses.

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