You’re probably well aware of the fact that people who work in television and movies, especially the big, headlining names, are rather well compensated for their work. This is no secret, but even in a world renowned for its wealth, some get paid more than others—sometimes it’s only a small bit more (small being a relative term, of course), while in other cases the difference is quite drastic. Either way, we now know who the highest paid actresses of the last year are.
Forbes just released their list of the highest-paid actresses in the year list, and, especially if you compare it to the recent highest-paid actors list, there are some differences. For one, with a single exception, this list is all white American performers, and the totals are significantly smaller than their male counterparts—only the number one actress on this list would have cracked the top five. Let’s take a look at the top ten female earners from June 1, 2014 through June 1, 2015.
10. Kristen StewartMoney Earned: $12 million
Highest-Grossing Film: Still Alice, $41 million
Upcoming Films: American Ultra, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Distancing herself from her role in Twilight mega-franchise, Kristen Stewart has gone to great lengths lately to show her acting abilities in recent indies like Still Alice, The Clouds of Sils Maria, and Camp X-Ray. While she may not be neck deep in blockbusters at the moment, a busy schedule and lucrative Chanel contract have kept her pockets lined. We’ll see how the action-comedy American Ultra pans out this weekend.