highest paid actresses

The 10 women making the big bucks from acting in movies across all the worldwide international movie industries have a combined $205 million between June 1, 2015, and June 1, 2016, before fees and taxes. So who are the world’s highest paid actresses for 2016? Check them out below.

Forbes which released the list scoured stars from around the globe, scouring Bollywood and the burgeoning Chinese cinema industry. As a result, 30% of the list hailed from outside the U.S.

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Chinese actress Fan Bingbing made the list, making it her second consecutive year, while Charlize Theron, a dual citizen of South Africa and the U.S.A returned to the list for the first time since 2013.

There is only one real newcomer to the ranking and two of the past year’s big names (Angelina Jolie and  Anne Hathaway) dropped out of the ranking.

The top ten highest paid actresses for 2016:

No 1 – Jennifer Lawrence:

highest paid actresses

With total earnings of $46 million, Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence remains ‘Number 1’ for the second year running, although her earnings are lower than they were the previous year when she was tagged at $52 million.

No 2 – Melissa McCarthy:


The ghost busters actress came in second on the list with $33 million.

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No 3 – Scarlett Johansson:

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Scarlett Johansson is third with $25 million, she reportedly earned $17m from her role as The Major in upcoming movie ‘Ghost in the Shell’.

No 4 – Jennifer Aniston:

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With various endorsements and advertisements for Emirates airlines, Smartwater, Aveeno and Living Proof, Jennifer Aniston’s earnings came up to $21 million.

No 5 – Fan Bingbing:

highest paid actresses

Fan Bingbing is the only Chinese actress that made the list, not a bad representative with $17 million in earnings.

No 6 – Charlize Theron:

highest paid actresses

Charlize Theron is a returnee to the list with $16.5 million after having made her first showing in 2013.

No 7 – Amy Adams:

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Five-time oscar nominee returns to the ranking with $13.5 million.

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No 8 – Julia Roberts:

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Julia Roberts two recent films; Mother’s Day and Money Monster, may not have done too well at the box office but she still has $12 million to soften the blow.

No 9 – Mila Kunis:

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Mila Kunis was 16th on the 2015 list, climbing seven spots with a nifty $11 million.

No 10 – Deepika Padukone:

highest paid actresses

Rounding out the list of highest paid actresses in the world is the only Indian and the certified newcomer on the list, Deepika Padukone’s, whose total earnings are $10 million.