Hollywood has produced great actors and actresses over the past decades. There are a lot of opportunities for talented people in Hollywood which takes their ambitions and skills to a whole new global level. The opportunities are there but with that competition is high as well. Ratings, earnings matter a lot in the modern filming industry and films fight over the spot of being the most successful films of the year. With performance comes recognition in the form of awards like Academy and Golden Globe Awards. Competition is not only for the new comers but it gets tough as you move up in the food chain. Here we have the list of the Top 10 Highest Paid Hollywood Actresses In 2013-2014
10) Julia Roberts
Earnings: $ 10 million
Julia Roberts is an American actress well known for her role in comedy and romantic movies. She started her career back in 1987 winning multiple numbers of awards along the way due to extraordinary performances. Over the past year she has taken part in only one film titled “Mirror Mirror” which is a remake of the film originally known as Snow White. Just one movie earned her a $ 10 million check which made her eligible for the 10th place in our list.
9) Mila Kunis
Earnings: $ 11 million
Ted turned out to be a huge success around the world and so did the actors and actresses. One of the lead roles played in that film was by Mila Kunis which sky-rocketed her pay check to $ 11 million. Mila has been active in the film industry since 1994 and movies like “The Book of Eli”, “Friends with Benefits” proved to the world that she has the acting material in her. She has won a number of awards and has come as close to a golden globe award with a nomination for the role of best supporting actor in the film “Black Swan”.
8) Natalie Portman
Earnings: $ 14 million
The co-star of the film “Black Swan” with Mila Kunis made her mark again the film “Thor”. In the film she stars as Jane Foster who aims to find out the universe’s secrets which leads her to Thor. For her amazing performance she received global recognition and bagged a $ 14 million check. Like most actors and actresses Natalie is also Jew with her origins in Israel. She started her filming career in USA back in 1994 with roles in all kinds of movies from teen comedy to horror and sci-fi thrillers.
7) Sandra Bullock
Earnings: $ 14 million
In 2012 Sandra Bullock was added to the Guinness Book of World Records for being the highest paid actress with a earning of up to $ 54 million. She is a veteran when it comes to filming and her recent role in “The Heat” helped the film grab a total of $ 140 million worldwide. Sandra has the honor of showing multiple numbers of awards which include an Academy Award for her role in the film “The Blind Side” and a Golden Globe Award. Her recent film “The Heat” is considered the most successful comedy film of 2013.
6) Charlize Theron
Earnings: $ 15 million
Charlize Theron is another well known actress around the world for her roles in “Mighty Joe Young” and “The Devil’s Advocate”. She has a dual nationality of South Africa and America but her filming career is mostly during the time she spent in America. She has not one any major award but got nominated for an Academy and a Golden Globe Award for her role in “North Country” which was released in 2005. Her most recent successful film is “Snow White and the Huntsmen” in which she takes on the role of an Evil Queen who hungers for eternal youth. The film was a huge success in Box Office which earned her a lot of praise all over the world.
5) Emma Stone
Earnings: $ 16 million
One does not expect young child stars to be a part of the list of most paid actresses but Emma Stone is no ordinary star. Ever since 2004, when her first movie was released, the fan following of Emma increased exponentially. Since then she has not looked back with huge blockbuster films like Zombieland and The Help. Well, that’s her past; the recent success has come to her doorstop due to her part in Spider Man remake in which she stars as a girl friend of the super hero.
4) Jennifer Aniston
Earnings: $ 20 million
Who does not know about the famous TV series “FRIENDS”? And Jennifer was very successful in her role. She successfully completed her transition from TV to film with roles in a large of successful films. She is famous for her roles in comedy-romance movies and the latest film “Horrible Bosses” is no different as far as success is concerned by winning over a large number of fans all over the world also bagging a total of $ 11.5 million worldwide.
3) Kristen Stewart
Earnings: $ 22 million
When you see the name of Kristen Stewart the first movie that comes to your mind is “Twilight”. Undoubtedly her most successful movie which has completely put her other roles in the back drop. Kristen is young and going strong with a bright future ahead of her. Her success in the Twilight Saga proved to the filming industry that she is worth every penny of the $ 22 million. She is ranked third because of her inactivity in other films apart from the Twilight series.
2) Jennifer Lawrence
Earnings: $ 26 million
Jennifer Lawrence is no ordinary movie star. She has been named among the top 100 most influential people by Time magazine and has the honor of being the youngest star nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Her role in the movie “Silver Linings Playbook” earned her a well deserved Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award making her the most successful young star in Box Office history. She deserves all the recognition she is getting for her exceptional work given that she only started a few years ago in 2008 with her debut film named “Garden Party”.
1. Angelina Jolie
Earnings: $ 33 million
Angelina Jolie might not be active on screen but she is among the most active people in Hollywood behind the scene. Ever since she took a break from acting, she started writing, producing and directing which did not stop the cash coming in and it is estimated that over the past year she has earned a whopping $ 33 million all due to her famous and attractive personality.
Her most recent successful movies include Kung Fu Panda 2 in which she voiced of Tigress and the first ever film that she directed named “In the Land of Blood and Honey” is coming soon.