Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron Among Top 5 Highest-Earning Actresses (VIDEO)

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Twilight actress Kristen Stewart is giving Hollywood veterans a run for their money, literally, by taking the number one slot on the Forbes' list of Hollywood's Top-Paid Actresses for 2012.

The Snow White and the Huntsman actress, 22, has beat out the likes of industry veterans Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock.

Watch the video above to see who else made the list.

According to the magazine, Stewart became “indispensable” as part of the Twilight franchise. Combined with the mega success of Snow White and the Huntsman, it means she now commands a $34.5 million asking price.

In getting this number, Forbes considered “upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work."

Check out the full Forbes list of Highest Paid Actresses below.

1. Kristen Stewart, $34.5 million

2. Cameron Diaz, $34 million

3. Sandra Bullock, $25 million

4. Angelina Jolie, $20 million

5. Charlize Theron, $18 million

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  • lml52106
    lml52106

    I really don't know how they got this so screwed up. She earned 34.5 million between May 2011 and May 2012. That is not the asking price per film of anyone, male or female, in Tinseltown. The men in Hollyweird do not make 3X as much as women. They make more, but not 3X as much. Still, there shouldn't be any difference in pay. In the US, in the general population, women earn 77% of what men earn for the same work. As far as Stewart, what I have read is that she brings more back to the studio for every dollar that she is paid than anyone else does. So, even for those who think she is a lousy actress, you can't argue with numbers. At the bottom line, the film industry is a business.

  • Krista Keller
    Krista Keller

    really, men earn 3x as much? OMG, I thought the entertainment business was different at least in that respect. Confused it with modeling, I guess...

  • Caroline
    Caroline

    Eh, she's the highest earning actress, not the highest paid actress. The article has some wrong info. There's a difference. No one, not Johnny Depp or Will Smith even, gets a $34.5 million paycheck up front. The article said she earned a $12.5 million dollar paycheck and then a percentage of the overall gross of Breaking Dawn 1. When you add in an endorsement deal and Snow White, it all adds up to $34.5 million dollars. Emma Watson was on the list a few years ago because she also received a percentage of the Harry Potter films in addition to her paycheck. Both Emma Watson and Kristen have smart business managers. Now, I know a lot of people dislike Stewart. But instead of getting all angry that she's the highest earning actress, you should be getting angry that the men makes 3 times as much as the women on this list.

  • nt
    nt

    Aww,I am happy for Kisten!

  • Liz
    Liz

    Good for her!

 
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