Jennifer Lawrence Is the Highest Paid Actress - Again

Jennifer Lawrence Is the Highest Paid Actress - Again

Jennifer Lawrence Is the Highest Paid Actress - Again

Forbes reported Lawrence earned $46m (£34.9m) before tax over 12 months to make her the world's highest-paid actress for the second year running. Lawrence also received an up-front fee for her role in the yet to be released Passengers.

Lawrence's total dropped 11.5 percent from past year, when she made $52 million.

Only four actresses pocketed more than $20 million - up from three in 2015 - compared to 18 of the world's top male actors.

Arriving in tenth place was Deepika Padukone, who made the list for the first time. This year's third-place finisher, 31-year-old Scarlett Johansson ($25 million), down a notch from last time, appears in Dolce & Gabbana ads in addition to her continued Marvel Cinematic Universe role as Natasha Romanoff in this year's "Captain America: Civil War".

#5 is Fan Bingbing ($17 million), who has made a name for herself in films like Skiptrace and Lady of the Dynasty.

The rest of the top 10 list has Jennifer Aniston in the fourth spot, Fan Bingbing at number five, Charlize Theron at six, Amy Adams seventh, Julia Roberts eighth and Mila Kunis ninth. Forbes also mentions the fact that many actresses supplement their incomes from movies with endorsements.

Although Forbes won't release its list of highest-paid actors until Thursday (Friday, in Australia), they already published a list of the highest-paid celebrities this year.

Finally, Indian actress Deepika Padukone made it to the top 10 highest paid actresses with US$10 million (AU$13 million) pre-tax earnings mostly due to her lucrative endorsements. The Oscar victor spoke out previous year via an essay for Lena Dunham's website Lenny, titled Why do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars?

The 45-year old USA actress reported a rise in her earnings of $10 million (43.5% increase) since 2015's Forbes rank was published, which makes her the "biggest dollar gainer year over year".

The numbers have been crunched and Forbes' muchly anticipated list of highest-earning female film stars is in.

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