Scarlett Johansson tops the list of highest-paid actresses this year


24th August, 2019 08:16:54 printer

Scarlett Johansson tops the list of highest-paid actresses this year

According to Forbes, Scarlett Johansson is the best-paid actress for a second year.

Her income of $56m (£45.7m) makes her the highest-earning female actress but lands her on eighth-place, just below male actor Adam Sandler.

She earned $15.5m (£12.6m) more than she did in 2018, owing largely to the success of Avengers: Endgame.

Modern family actor Sofia Vergara is the only other woman to break into the overall top 10.

Earlier this week, Dwayne Johnson was announced as the highest-paid actor of the last 12 months, making $89.4m (£73.6m) according to the latest annual rankings from the financial experts.

Johansson is set to reprise her title role in the Avengers spin-off Black Widow next year.

Meanwhile, Jolie - who earned $28m (£22.8) in 2018 - drops out of this year's top 10 due to increased earnings for several of the highest earners in the top 10.

She is currently acting in and producing two forthcoming films - Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and The One and Only Ivan.

Other names to drop out of the top 10 this year include Mila Kunis, Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, Melissa McCarthy, and Gal Gadot.

Unlike the male actor's list, there's a notable lack of diversity among this year's highest-earning women. Vergara is Colombian-American, but there are no black actresses in the top 10.

Forbes list of the world's best-paid female actors 2019

Scarlett Johansson - $56m (£45.7m)
Sofia Vergara - $44.1 (£35.9m)
Reese Witherspoon - $35m (£28.5m)
Nicole Kidman - $34m (£27.7m)
Jennifer Aniston - $28m (22.8m)
Kaley Cuoco - $25m (£20.4m)
Elisabeth Moss - $24m (£19.5m)
Margot Robbie - $23.5m (£19.1m)
Charlize Theron - $23m (£18.7m)
Ellen Pompeo - $22m (£17.9m)