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Angelina Jolie, Sarah Jessica Parker Are Top Paid Actresses: $30 Million
Sarah Jessica Parker (left) and Angelina Jolie
07/06/2011 AT 10:00 AM ET
07/06/2011 AT 10:10 AM ET
A tough economy hasn’t paid its toll on two of Hollywood’s richest leading ladies.
Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker were the highest-earning actresses last year, according to Forbes magazine.
Their paycheck? An estimated $30 million each.
Jolie, 36, sang her way to the bank with the financial success of her two big-budget films of 2010: Salt and The Tourist, which by itself earned $280 million, largely thanks to the overseas market.
Parker, 46, is still reaping the benefits of playing Manhattan fashionista Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City, which she also produces. The TV show still airs in re-runs, and she also made money from the $290 million-grossing big screen sequel.
Aside from her acting, Parker earns a payday from her fragrance lines, which raked in $18 million in 2010.
Other actresses with bustling bank accounts: Jennifer Aniston, 42, and Reese Witherspoon, 35, who each earned $28 million.
Among the others: Julia Roberts ($20 million), Kristen Stewart ($20 million), Katherine Heigl ($19 million), Cameron Diaz ($18 million), Sandra Bullock ($15 million) and Meryl Streep ($10 million).