Jennifer Lawrence named highest-paid actress

Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence has topped the Forbes list for this year’s highest-paid actress in Hollywood, beating the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Melissa McCarthy, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston.

The “Garden Party” actress earned an estimated $52 million during the past twelve months. Her earnings came from her movie roles and a lucrative deal as the face of fashion house and luxury label Dior, reports aceshowbiz.com.

The Oscar winner featured in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1”, “Serena”, and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” last year and will next be seen in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2”, “Joy”, and “X-Men: Apocalypse” this year.

While Johansson and McCarthy are at the second and third position, Chinese actress Fan Bingbing features on the fourth spot with earnings at $21 million, and Aniston occupies the fifth place with approximately $16.5 million.

Actress Sandra Bullock, who topped last year’s list with $51 million, is not in the top 10 names at all.

She now sits at the 15th position as her earnings dropped to $8 million. She had no movie releases in 2014 and will be seen in “Our Brand Is Crisis” in 2015 after lending her voice to “Minions”.

Here’s the full list:

1. Jennifer Lawrence – $52 million
2. Scarlett Johansson – $35.5 million
3. Melissa McCarthy – $23 million
4. Fan Bingbing – $21 million
5. Jennifer Aniston – $16.5 million
6. Julia Roberts – $16 million
7. Angelina Jolie – $15 million
Reese Witherspoon – $15 million
9. Anne Hathaway – $12 million
Kristen Stewart – $12 million

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