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Top 50 Highest Paid Actresses In 2022

AishwaryaAishwarya-Updated May 23, 2022


Highest Paid Actresses

 

In Hollywood, in recent years, there has been an increase in women-oriented films and female action stars.

 

Women are playing a bigger part in filmmaking and plotlines.

 

More women are heading the cast list as compared to the bygone years.

 

Women-oriented films are performing well at the box office.

 

An example would be movies like Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Bird Box, A Quiet Place, The Eternals, Maleficent, Cruella, etc.

 

Yet, we see that the pay gap is still as wide as ever.

 

Despite women stars drawing just as many viewers and profits, the production houses are reluctant to pay women as much as male stars earn.

 

A study showed that the gender pay gap is more pronounced in Hollywood and the film industry at large.

 

Anyway, setting aside this sad truth, let us take a look at all those big names who have raked in the moolah in recent years.

 

As they have entertained us so much, it is heartening to see them earn the just rewards.

 

Today, we bring you a list of all the highest-paid actresses who have worked in films and television.

 

You would be surprised by the number of television actresses on the list.

 

So without wasting any time, let us have a look at all the top-earning actresses of recent times.

 

 

50. Evangeline Lilly

 

Evangeline Lilly

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 3, 1979
Place of Birth Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 2003
Debut Movie/ TV series Stealing Sinatra

 

Evangeline Lilly was introduced to the American audiences with her roles in the hit television series, Lost.

 

She continued to appear in successful films like Hurt Locker, Real Steel, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, and its sequel.

 

Lilly’s popularity and earnings hit an all-time high when she was cast in the Marvel universe’s Ant-Man franchise.

 

She appeared as Hope Van Dyne/ Wasp in all the Ant-man films, Avengers: Endgame, What If? etc.

 

In 2023, she is coming back with Ant-man and The Wasp: Quantumania.

 

 

 

49. Deepika Padukone

 

Deepika Padukone

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 5, 1986
Place of Birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.71 m
Debut year 2006
Debut Movie/ TV series Aishwarya

 

Deepika Padukone is the daughter of Indian badminton champion Prakash Padukone.

 

She worked as a model before she entered the film industry.

 

After her breakout film, Om Shanti Om, Padukone has never looked back.

 

She delivered hits like Chennai Express, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Padmaavat, etc.

 

In Hollywood, she worked in XXX: Return of Xander Cage and will be back in 2023 with its sequel.

 

Deepika Padukone is the highest-paid actress in Bollywood.

 

 

 

48. Priyanka Chopra Jonas

 

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 18, 1982
Place of Birth Jamshedpur, Bihar, India
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 2001
Debut Movie/ TV series Sajan Mere Satrangiya

 

Priyanka Chopra Jonas was Miss World before starting her acting career.

 

She appeared in many critically and commercially successful Hindi films like Bajirao Mastani, 7 Khoon Maaf, Kaminey, Mary Kom, Ramleela, Zanjeer, and more.

 

She also worked in Hollywood ventures like Baywatch, Quantico, The Matrix Resurrections, etc.

 

In 2023, she will appear in Its All Coming Back to Me, Citadel, Cowboy Ninja Viking, etc.

 

 

 

47. Tracee Ellis Ross

 

Tracee Ellis Ross

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 29, 1972
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 1996
Debut Movie/ TV series Far Harbor

 

Tracee Ellis Ross is the daughter of Diana Ross and Robert Ellis Silberstein.

 

She works as an actress, writer, and producer of some of the best TV series.

 

For her work, Ellis Ross has won the BET Comedy Award, Golden Globe Award, People’s Choice Award, etc., and has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy.

 

Tracee Ellis Ross acts and produces the TV shows Labor Pains, Reed Between The Lines, Black-ish, Grown-ish, Girlfriends, etc.

 

Her latest projects are The Kids In The Hall and Jodie, which are currently under production.

 

 

 

46. Gabrielle Union

 

Gabrielle Union

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 29, 1972
Place of Birth Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Height 1.71 m
Debut year 1993
Debut Movie/ TV series Family Matters

 

Gabrielle Union was a model with the LA Modeling Agency when she was offered acting jobs.

 

As she had a natural flair for acting, Union shifted course to become an actress.

 

She worked on hits like She's All That, 10 Things I Hate About You, Love & Basketball, Cradle 2 the Grave, Breaking In, Ride Or Die, etc.

 

Gabrielle Union took up film production and worked as a producer on Being Mary Jane, LA’s Finest, Cheaper By The Dozen, etc.

 

Union has four films that she produced, ready to be released shortly.

 

She has appeared in three new films this year.

 

 

 

45. Karen Gillan

 

Karen Gillan

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 28, 1987
Place of Birth Inverness, Scotland, UK
Height 1.8 m
Debut year 2006
Debut Movie/ TV series Rebus

 

Karen Gillan is a Scottish actress who worked in many successful shows in her native country UK before she crossed over to Hollywood blockbusters.

 

Gillan appeared in Doctor Who as Amy Pond/ Soothsayer.

 

She worked in the MCU as Nebula in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.

 

Karen Gillan is also famous for another successful franchise; the Jumanji series.

 

This year, she will appear in Thor: Love and Thunder, and she will also reprise the role of Nebula in the third sequel of Guardian of the Galaxy.

 

 

 

44. Tilda Swinton

 

Tilda Swinton

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 5, 1960
Place of Birth London, England, UK
Height 1.79 m
Debut year 1986
Debut Movie/ TV series Caravaggio

 

Tilda Swinton is an English actress and producer who has an affinity for experimental films.

 

She loves to pick roles that many would not risk approaching.

 

For her work, Swinton has won an Academy Award and has been nominated for many more honors.

 

Despite all this, we will remember this ageless actress for her role as the Ancient One in Doctor Strange films and the White Witch from the Chronicles of Narnia film franchise, Snowpiercer, Suspiria, etc.

 

In 2022, Tilda Swinton will appear in four new films and another three next year.

 

 

 

43. Zoe Saldana

 

Zoe Saldana

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 19, 1978
Place of Birth Passaic, New Jersey, USA
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 1999
Debut Movie/ TV series Law & Order

 

Zoe Saldana has worked in some of the biggest film franchises of recent years.

 

She played Lieutenant Uhura in the Star Trek reboot series, Neytiri in the Avatar franchise, and Gomorrah in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.

 

It is safe to say that she has built a tidy little nest of eggs with her earnings.

 

The good news is that Saldana will be back with new sequels in all three franchises in the next two years.

 

She has finished filming Avatar 2, and the third sequel of Guardians of the Galaxy is underway.

 

In 2023, we can expect a new installment of the Star Trek film.

 

 

 

42. Anya Taylor-Joy

 

Anya Taylor-Joy

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 16, 1996
Place of Birth Miami, Florida, USA
Height 1.73 m
Debut year 2014
Debut Movie/ TV series Vampire Academy

 

Anya Taylor-Joy is a British American actress and a bundle of talent.

 

She has worked in some of the highest-rated shows of recent years.

 

Taylor-Joy starred in The Queen’s Gambit, The Witch, Morgan, The New Mutant, The Northman, etc.

 

This year, she was back with another acclaimed show, Peaky Blinders.

 

She will work on five new projects in the next two years.

 

They are as yet untitled, but we can expect great work from her.

 

 

 

41. Kerry Washington

 

Kerry Washington

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 31, 1977
Place of Birth Bronx, New York, USA
Height 1.63 m
Debut year 1994
Debut Movie/ TV series ABC Afterschool Specials

 

Kerry Washinton will be remembered for her powerful performances in television shows and films.

 

A few of her memorable roles were in Ray, Django Unchained, I Think I Love My Wife, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Little Man, The Last King Of Scotland, etc.

 

She worked in the shows Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, and Little Fires Everywhere.

 

These roles made her the highest-paid actress on television in 2017 and 2018.

 

Washington will be back this year with The School of Good and Evil, Shadow Force, etc.

 

 

 

40. Michelle Pfeiffer

 

Michelle Pfeiffer

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 29, 1958
Place of Birth Santa Ana, California, USA
Height 1.71 m
Debut year 1979
Debut Movie/ TV series Delta House

 

Michelle Pfeiffer was a beauty contest winner.

 

She left her job as a court stenographer when a talent scout offered her a chance to act.

 

Michelle Pfeiffer had a breakthrough as the trophy wife in Scarface.

 

This led to many critically acclaimed roles in The Fabulous Baker Boys, Dangerous Liaisons, Age of Innocence, Dangerous Minds, LadyHawke, White Oleander, Batman Returns, etc.

 

She also garnered three Oscar nominations for her work.

 

In recent times, Pfeiffer appeared in MCU’s Ant-man series.

 

She also worked in Maleficent: The Mistress of Evil, A Murder on The Orient Express, The First Lady, etc.

 

Next, we can watch her in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.

 

 

39. Zendaya

 

Zendaya

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 1, 1996
Place of Birth Oakland, California, USA
Height 1.74 m
Debut year 2010
Debut Movie/ TV series Shake It Up

 

Zendaya is a young talented actress who started out as a child model.

 

After modeling for a while, she was offered a chance to work with Disney’s new series, Shake It Up.

 

Zendaya got the part of Rocky Blue, and there was no looking back.

 

She also launched her music career with her Disney shows.

 

Zendaya worked in teen shows like K. C. Undercover, Good Luck Charlie, A. N. T. Farm, etc.

 

She debuted in films with Spider-man: Homecoming as MJ and reprised the role in the two sequels afterward.

 

Her popularity was further cemented with The Greatest Showman, Dune, Euphoria, etc.

 

Shortly Zendaya will be back with new films, Challengers, Dune Part 2, Megalopolis, etc.

 

 

38. Kristen Wiig

 

Kristen Wiig

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 22, 1973
Place of Birth Canandaigua, New York, USA
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 2000
Debut Movie/ TV series Carnata

 

Kristen Wiig is a singer-songwriter, actress, writer, and producer. She has co-written the script for Bridesmaids and Barb and Star Go-To Vista Del Mar.

 

She has acted in and produced Bridesmaid, Spoils of Babylon, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, Bless the Harts, Big Gold Brick, etc.

 

Apart from making successful films and TV shows, Wiig has also acted in SNL, Skeleton Twin, Despicable Me franchise, How To Train Your Dragon franchise, Sausage Party, Zoolander 2, Martian, Wonder Woman 1984, etc.

 

Next, Kristen Wiig will appear in the films, Despicable Me 4, Toni Erdmann, and Mr. and Mrs. American Pie.

 

 

37. Helena Bonham Carter

 

Helena Bonham Carter

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 26, 1966
Place of Birth London, England, UK
Height 1.57 m
Debut year 1983
Debut Movie/ TV series A Pattern of Roses

 

Helena Bonham Carter is a British actress who has worked in many iconic roles and successful films.

 

Some of her most memorable roles were in Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through The Looking Glass, Fight Club, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber From Hell, The King’s Speech, Great Expectations, etc.

 

In recent years, Bonham Carter appeared in hit series like The Crown, Ocean’s 8, The Harry Potter film series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Enola Holmes, etc.

 

Her future projects for Nolly, Not Bloody Likely, Enola Holmes 2, etc.

 

 

36. Elizabeth Banks

 

Elizabeth Banks

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 10, 1974
Place of Birth Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA
Height 1.64 m
Debut year 1998
Debut Movie/ TV series Surrender Dorothy

 

Elizabeth Banks is an actress, director, and producer. She made the super successful Pitch Perfect series of films, along with Charlie's Angels, Shrill, etc.

 

Banks acted in the Hunger Games film series Modern Family, Wet Hot American Summer, Moonbeam City, Lego Movie 1 and 2, etc.

 

Banks have taken up film production, and most of her new projects are the film she produces.

 

A few of her latest projects are White Girl Problems, Pitch Perfect TV series, DC Super Hero High, The Greater Good, etc.

 

Elizabeth Banks is also a game show host of Press Your Luck.

 

 

35. Emma Thompson

 

Emma Thompson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 15, 1959
Place of Birth Paddington, London, England, UK
Height 1.72 m
Debut year 1982
Debut Movie/ TV series There's Nothing to Worry About!

 

Dame Emma Thompson is one of Britain’s most celebrated actresses.

 

She is also a screenwriter and a children’s book author.

 

Dame Thompson started her career with the sketch comedy group Footlights troupe.

 

She wrote the screenplay and acted in films like Sense and Sensibility, Remains of the Day, etc.

 

Other commercially successful films of hers are Men in Black 3, Men in Black: International, Brave, Beauty and the Beast, Late Night, Cruella, Years and Years, Love Actually, etc.

 

Her future assignments include Matilda (as Mrs. Trunchbull), What's Love Got To Do With It, etc.

 

 

34. Daisy Ridley

 

Daisy Ridley

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 10, 1992
Place of Birth London, England, UK
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 1991
Debut Movie/ TV series Only Yesterday

 

Daisy Ridley is known across the globe as Rey from the Star Wars movie franchise.

 

Before this role, she had worked in supporting roles and guest roles in TV series.

 

Daily Ridley is also a talented voice actress who worked in Star Wars: Force of Destiny (TV Series), Peter Rabbit, Baba Yaga, Twelve Minutes, etc.

 

Apart from the Star Wars film franchise, Daisy Ridley acted in Ophelia, Chaos Walking, Murder on THe Orient Express, The Bubble, etc.

 

Ridley will be back with more films and television with The Marsh King's Daughter, Sometimes I Think About Dying, Woman In The Castle, etc.

 

 

33. Lupita Nyong'o

 

Lupita Nyong'o

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 1, 1983
Place of Birth Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 2006
Debut Movie/ TV series Roho

 

Lupita Nyong’o is a Kenyan Mexican actress who started working in Hollywood as a production assistant and did technical work before becoming an actress.

 

She worked in the TV series Shuga, In My Genes, etc.

 

Lupita Nyong’o got her big break with Steve Mc’Queen’s 12 Years a Slave, which earned her an Academy Award.

 

Lupita got commercial success with Black Panther, Us, Star Wars: Episode VII.

 

She played Maz Kanata and reprised the role in The Last Jedi, The Rise of Skywalker and Forces of Destiny (the TV series).

 

In 2022, she will be back with The 355, a spy movie, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

 

 

32. Regina King

 

Regina King

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 15, 1971
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.6 m
Debut year 1985
Debut Movie/ TV series 227

 

Regina King is an Oscar-winning actress and director.

 

As an actress, she appeared in many successful Tv series like 24, Shameless, The Boondocks, American Crime, The Big Bang Theory, Watchmen, etc.

 

Apart from this, she starred in The Any Bully, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde, Miss Congeniality 2, A Cinderella Story, Ray, If Beale Street Could Talk, etc.

 

This year, you can watch Regina King in the film Shirley.

 

As a director, she has worked in The Good Doctor,  Bitter Root, A Man in Full, One Night in Miami…, etc.

 

 

31. Jessica Chastain

 

Jessica Chastain

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 24, 1977
Place of Birth Sacramento, California, USA
Height 1.63 m
Debut year 2004
Debut Movie/ TV series ER

 

Jessica Chastain is an award-winning actress and producer.

 

She has made over 15 films, including The 355, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, The Zookeeper’s Wife, the TV series, Scenes From a Marriage, etc.

 

Chastain has worked in many critical and commercial hits like Zero Dark Thirty, Interstellar, Molly’s Game, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, The Tree of Life, A Most Violent Year, The Martian, Crimson Peak, The 355, etc.

 

She is known for playing strong, hard-hitting, and emotional women.

 

Chastain continues her work with upcoming projects like The Good Nurse, A Mothers’ Instinct, The Division, Wayland, etc., some of which she has also produced.

 

 

30. Elizabeth Olsen

 

Elizabeth Olsen

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 16, 1989
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 1994
Debut Movie/ TV series How the West Was Fun

 

Elizabeth Olsen is the younger sister of the Olsen twins.

 

After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of Art and the Moscow Art Theater School, Olsen started forking.

 

Her initial roles include Oldboy, Godzilla, Martha, Marcy May Marlene, etc.

 

Her biggest successes came when she joined the MCU as Wanda Maximoff/ Scarlet Witch.

 

She worked in five films of the franchise and starred in the TV series WandaVision, based on the same character.

 

This year, Olsen will be back as the Scarlet Witch in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, the TV series Love and Death.

 

 

29. Octavia Spencer

 

Octavia Spencer

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 25, 1970
Place of Birth Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Height 1.57 m
Debut year 1996
Debut Movie/ TV series A Time To Kill

 

Octavia Spencer is an award-winning actress and producer.

 

This unassuming woman worked on some of the best critical hits in recent years.

 

Spencer worked in The Help, Hidden Figures, The Shack, The Fruitvale Station, The Shape of Water, Snowpiercer, etc.

 

As a producer, she made The Green Book, Fruitvale Station, Truth Be told (TV series), Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C. J. Walker (TV series), etc.

 

Before the end of this year, she will be back with the films, Spirited, The Heart, The Bobby Love Story, etc.

 

 

28. Kate Winslet

 

Kate Winslet

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 5, 1975
Place of Birth Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
Height 1.69 m
Debut year 1991
Debut Movie/ TV series Shrinks

 

Kate Winslet is a highly acclaimed British actress.

 

She has worked in seven Oscar-nominated films, including Sense and Sensibility, Iris, Titanic, The Reader, Little Children, Steve Jobs, and Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind.

 

Winslet has also worked in many commercial hits like Insurgent, Divergent, Heavenly Creatures, The Holiday, Contagion, Mare of Easttown, Baba Yaga, Black Beauty, etc.

 

Winslet is set to appear in David Cameron’s Avatar 2, Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin, Lee, etc.

 

 

27. Keira Knightley

 

Keira Knightley

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 26, 1985
Place of Birth Teddington, England, UK
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 1993
Debut Movie/ TV series Screen One

 

Keira Knightley is an Oscar-nominated actress who is the most influential pop culture icon in Britain, according to a BBC poll.

 

She was also a part of the very successful Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

 

Her Oscar-nominated films were Pride & Prejudice and The Imitation Game.

 

Her other hits were Atonement, Bend It Like Beckham, Love Actually, The Duchess, Anna Karenina, The Nutcracker and The Four Realms, The Aftermath, JackRyan: Shadow Recruit, etc.

 

In 2022, Knightley will be back with the film, The Boston Strangler.

 

 

26. Kristen Stewart

 

Kristen Stewart

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 9, 1990
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 1999
Debut Movie/ TV series The Thirteenth Year

 

Kristen Stewart became the biggest teen idol when she was cast as Bella Swan in Twilight.

 

She reprised the role in Eclipse, New Moon, Breaking Dawn parts 1 and 2.

 

She also worked in Snow White and the Huntsman, Charlie’s Angels, Spencer, The Happiest Season, etc.

 

For a few years, Stewart concentrated on indie projects like The Clouds of Sils Maria, Still Alice, Personal Shopper, etc.

 

In 2022, we can watch her in Crimes of the Future, and later, she will be back with Love Lies Bleeding.

 

 

25. Natalie Portman

 

Natalie Portman

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 9, 1981
Place of Birth Jerusalem, Israel
Height 1.6 m
Debut year 1994
Debut Movie/ TV series Léon: The Professional

 

Natalie Portman started acting in her teen years.

 

She was twelve when he debuted as a hitman’s apprentice in Leon: The Professional.

 

She debuted on Broadway when she was in high school.

 

In 1999, Portman was cast as Princess Padme Amidala in the Star Wars franchise.

 

Portman tasted super success in her role in the Star Wars films.

 

She followed it up with further hits like The Other Boleyn Girl, No Strings Attached, Jackie, Black Swan, etc.

 

Natalie starred in another super successful film franchise of Thor.

 

This year, she has many upcoming movies like Thor: Love and Thunder, May December Foxy Trotter, etc.

 

 

24. Emma Stone

 

Emma Stone

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 6, 1988
Place of Birth Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 205
Debut Movie/ TV series The New Partridge Family

 

Emma Stone had a slow start to her career. Despite stellar performances in Superbad, Easy A, Zombieland, etc.

 

Stone did not get to taste success immediately.

 

However, Emma Stone persevered and delivered many super hits like The Croods, Crazy Stupid Love, The Amazing Spider-man, La La Land, etc.

 

Stone also worked in critically acclaimed films like The Favourite, Cruella, The Help, Battle of The Sexes, etc.

 

She starred in the TV series Maniac and Saturday Morning All-Star Hits!.

 

The upcoming projects of Emma Stone include Bleat, The Poor Thing, Cruella 2, The Curse, etc.

 

 

23. Anne Hathaway

 

Anne Hathaway

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 12, 1982
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height 1.73 m
Debut year 1999
Debut Movie/ TV series Get Real

 

Anne Hathaway has starred in many big-budget films that were huge successes.

 

Some of these are Interstellar, Devil Wears Prada, Les Miserable, Alice Through The Looking Glass, Dark Knight Rises, etc.

 

All these roles have made her one of the highest-earning actresses.

 

Hathaway’s other hit films are The Hustle, Rachel Getting Married, Princess Diaries, its sequel, Brokeback mountain, Bride Wars, Alice in Wonderland, etc.

 

Shortly, we will see Anne Hathaway in new releases like The Idea Of You, Mother’s Instinct, Eileen, She Came to Me, and more.

 

 

22. Sandra Bullock

 

Sandra Bullock

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 26, 1964
Place of Birth Arlington, Virginia, USA
Height 1.71 m
Debut year 1987
Debut Movie/ TV series Hangmen

 

Sandra Bullock is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

 

She is an actress and a producer.

 

She has made hits like Miss Congeniality, its sequel, Two Weeks Notice, The Proposal, Murder By Numbers, Bird Box, etc.

 

Sandra Bullock also starred in many blockbuster films like Speed, All About Steve, The Blind Side, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Gravity, Ocean’s Eight, The Lost City, etc.

 

In 2022, we can expect to watch another release from Sandra Bullock, Bullet Train.

 

 

21. Salma Hayek

 

Salma Hayek

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 2, 1966
Place of Birth Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico
Height 1.57 m
Debut year 1988
Debut Movie/ TV series Un nuevo amanecer

 

Salma Hayek is a Mexican American actress and film producer.

 

She started working in Spanish telenovelas before she entered Hollywood.

 

Her memorable performances were in Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, Spy Kids 3: Game Over, Frida, Bandidas, Grown-Ups, etc.

 

Hayek also worked in hit Tv shows like Ugly Betty, and 30 Rock.

 

In recent years, she has appeared in Hitman’s Bodyguard, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, House of Gucci, Eternals, etc.

 

Salma Hayek has upcoming projects, namely Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Magic Mike’s Last Dance, etc.

 

 

20. Cate Blanchett

 

Cate Blanchett

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 14, 1969
Place of Birth Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height 1.74 m
Debut year 1990
Debut Movie/ TV series Kaboria

 

Cate Blanchett is an Oscar-winning actress who has played iconic roles in Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit, Thor Ragnarok, etc.

 

Her performances in Carol, Blue Jasmine, Elizabeth, The Aviator, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Notes on a Scandal, and I’m Not There were nominated for the Academy Award.

 

The other hit films of Cate Blanchett are The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Ocean’s 8, How to Train Your Dragon film franchise, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, etc.

 

Blanchett is working on the upcoming films TAR, Borderlands, Pinocchio, A Manual For Cleaning Women, etc.

 

 

19. Viola Davis

 

Viola Davis

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 11, 1965
Place of Birth South Carolina, USA
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 1996
Debut Movie/ TV series The Substance Of Fire

 

Viola Davis was nominated for four Academy Awards for her roles in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Fences, The Help, and Doubt.

 

She won the award for Fences. Davis has worked in the critically acclaimed TV series How to Get Away With Murder and Scandal.

 

Davis starred in other hit movies like Widows, Suicide Squad, The First Lady, The Suicide Squad, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Eat Love and Pray, Law Abiding Citizen, etc.

 

Her upcoming films are Operation Othello, The Woman King, I Almost Forgot About You, etc.

 

 

18. Elisabeth Moss

 

Elisabeth Moss

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 24, 1982
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.6 m
Debut year 1990
Debut Movie/ TV series Bar Girls

 

Elisabeth Moss is an acclaimed actress and TV producer. She was referred to as the Queen of PeakTV by the magazine Vulture.

 

She gained this moniker for all the hit TV series that she starred in.

 

Moss worked in The West Wing, Picket Fences, Invasion, Top of The Lake, Mad Men, The Handmaid’s Tale, Shining Girls, etc.

 

Moss also worked in hit movies like The Seagull, The French Dispatch, The Invisible Man, Us, etc.

 

This year, she is set to appear in The Next Goal Wins, and her future projects include She Will Rise, Francis, The Godfather, etc.

 

 

17. Mila Kunis

 

Mila Kunis

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 14, 1983
Place of Birth Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Height 1.63 m
Debut year 1994
Debut Movie/ TV series Days of Our Lives

 

Mila Kunis started work as a child actress and got her big break at fourteen years when she was cast in That 70s Show.

 

The show was very popular and ran for eight years.

 

After that, Kunis worked in another long-running and very successful series called Family Guy.

 

Both these shows ensured that Kunis stayed in the hearts and minds of her fans.

 

Apart from the TV shows, Kunis worked in hit films like Friends With Benefits, Black Swan, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Max Payne, Book of Eli, Oz, The Great and Powerful, The Spy Who Dumped Me, etc.

 

The future projects of Mila Kunis include Luckiest Girl Alive, and she also produced the TV series Hunted and Made in LA.

 

 

16. Ellen Pompeo

 

Ellen Pompeo

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 10, 1969
Place of Birth Everett, Massachusetts, USA
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 1995
Debut Movie/ TV series Do You Have the Time

 

Ellen Pompeo is renowned internationally as Dr. Meredith Grey from the hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.

 

Pompeo appeared in multiple minor and supporting roles in the Tv series till she got her big break in 2002 with Moonlight Mile.

 

She also starred in Station 19, Old School, Daredevil, Law and Order, etc.

 

Ellen Pompeo continues to work in Grey’s Anatomy for the seventeenth year running.

 

The show is so successful that Pompeo remains one of the highest-paid actresses on television since 2017.

 

She has been earning figures above $ 20 million every year and has been listed among the top 10 earners by Forbes magazine.

 

 

15. Nicole Kidman

 

Nicole Kidman

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 20, 1967
Place of Birth Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Height 1.8 m
Debut year 1983
Debut Movie/ TV series Bush Christmas

 

Nicole Kidman has five Oscar nominations and five BAFTA nominations to her credit for all the fabulous roles that she has played over the years.

 

Kidman has also produced and worked on some of the best television shows that won multiple awards.

 

Nicole Kidman’s acting credits include Being The Ricardos, Bombshell, Aquaman, Moulin Rouge, and The Hours.

 

She also starred in Rabbit Hole, Cold Mountain, The Northman, Top of The Lake, Grace of Monaco, Big Little Lies, The Undoing, Nine Perfect Strangers, etc.

 

The future holds more amazing films and shows from Kidman, including Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, The Expats, Love and Death, Lioness, etc.

 

 

14. Emily Blunt

 

Emily Blunt

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 23, 1983
Place of Birth Roehampton, London, England, UK
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 2003
Debut Movie/ TV series Boudica

 

Emily Blunt is a British actress who appeared in many commercially viable action, suspense, thriller, and comedy films.

 

Her biggest films include The Edge of Tomorrow, A Quiet Place, its sequel, The Adjustment Bureau, The Devil Wears Prada, Salmon Fishing in The Yemen, etc.

 

She was listed among the highest-paid actresses in 2018 with her success in films like Into The Woods, Sicario, Huntsman: Winter’s War, Mary Poppins Returns, etc.

 

Emily Blunt is currently filming for Oppenheimer and the TV series The English, which she is also producing.

 

 

13. Charlize Theron

 

Charlize Theron

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 7, 1975
Place of Birth Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa
Height 1.77 m
Debut year 1995
Debut Movie/ TV series Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest

 

Charlize Theron was a model from South Africa who came to the USA to learn ballet.

 

When she forayed into films, she delivered critical performances in The Devil’s Advocate, The Cider House Rules, Reindeer Game, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Monster, Bombshell, Tully, North Country, etc.

 

Theron also starred in commercial hits like Mad Max Fury Road, Snow White and the Huntsman, Atomic Blonde, Fate of The Furious, F9: The Fast Saga, Æon Flux, etc.

 

In the coming years, we can see more hits from her with Atomic Blonde 2, Fast X, The Old Guard 2, The school for the Good and Evil, etc.

 

 

12. Margot Robbie

 

Margot Robbie

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 2, 1990
Place of Birth Dalby, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 2008
Debut Movie/ TV series Neighbours

 

Margot Robbie is a film producer and actress from Australia.

 

She has produced nominated films like I, Tonya and starred in films like Bombshell, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Peter Rabbit, its sequel, etc.

 

Robbie has also produced TV series like Dollface and Maid while starring in Neighbours and Pan Am.

 

Other hit movies by Margot Robbie are Mary Queen of Scots, Suicide Squad, Birds of Prey, The Wolf of Wall Street, etc.

 

Her upcoming films are Babylon, Barbie, Asteroid City, Gotham City Sirens, etc.

 

 

11. Meryl Streep

 

Meryl Streep

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 22, 1949
Place of Birth Summit, New Jersey, USA
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 1976
Debut Movie/ TV series Everybody Rides the Carousel

 

Meryl Streep is an actress extraordinaire and is considered the greatest living actress by many critics.

 

She has worked in all genres of film from drama to comedy to suspense and horror.

 

Streep has earned a record number of Oscar nominations with 22 and won three times.

 

Her commercial hits in recent years include Don’t Look Up, Big Little Lies, Heads Will Roll, Mary Poppins Returns, Mama Mia!, Here We Go Again, Into The Woods, Web Therapy, The Iron Lady, etc.

 

She is currently working on the TV series Extrapolation.

 

Forbes magazine has ranked her among the highest-paid actresses in 2020-21 for earning close to $24 million.

 

 

10. Kaley Cuoco

 

Kaley Cuoco

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 30, 1985
Place of Birth Camarillo, California, USA
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 1992
Debut Movie/ TV series Quicksand: No Escape

 

Kaley Cuoco is one of the highest-paid actresses on television.

 

She starred in many popular sitcoms like 8 Simple Rules, Brandy and Mr. Whiskers, and The Big Bang Theory, Harley Quinn, etc.

 

Cuoco has earned $25 million with her roles in The Big Bang Theory and Flight Attendant in recent years.

 

Kaley Cuoco has also turned producer and made the animated series Harley Quinn and Flight Attendant.

 

She has been a part of hit movies like Wedding Ringer, Crimes of Fashion, Growing Up Brady, Cougar Club, etc.

 

We are guaranteed to watch her in action in the upcoming films Meet Cute and Man From Toronto.

 

 

9. Melissa McCarthy

 

Melissa McCarthy

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 26, 1970
Place of Birth Plainfield, Illinois, USA
Height 1.57 m
Debut year 1997
Debut Movie/ TV series The Jenny McCarthy Show

 

Melissa McCarthy is one of the biggest female comedians in Hollywood.

 

Her films and TV series have constantly entertained us and built a niche for themselves in our hearts.

 

Despite her identity as a comedy actress, she is one of the greatest actresses as per the New York Times list.

 

She is also one of the highest-paid actresses with an earning of $ 25 million a year.

 

Setting aside her past hit films, series, and award nominations, we can shortly expect her back with Thor: Love and Thunder, The Little Mermaid, and the TV series God’s Favorite Idiot.

 

 

8. Jennifer Aniston

 

Jennifer Aniston

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 11, 1969
Place of Birth Sherman Oaks, California, USA
Height 1.64 m
Debut year 1988
Debut Movie/ TV series Mac and Me

 

Jennifer Aniston blew up onto our screens as Rachel Green from Friends.

 

She quickly became the heartthrob of an entire generation of youth, and it was rumored that she was earning a million dollars per episode towards the end of its run.

 

Aniston continued to appear in rom-coms and romantic dramas like Marley & Me, Bruce Almighty, The Breakup, Just Go with It, Horrible Bosses, Cake, We Are The Millers, The Good Girl, Dumplin’, Office Christmas Party, etc.

 

She earns an estimated sum of $28 million per year.

 

She also became a producer and made the award-winning TV series The Morning show, Murder Mystery, The Yellow Birds, etc.

 

Soon, she will be back with the sequel of Murder Mystery, Hail Mary, etc.

 

 

7. Jennifer Lawrence

 

Jennifer Lawrence

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 15, 1990
Place of Birth Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 2006
Debut Movie/ TV series Monk

 

Jennifer Lawrence quit her education midways and joined Hollywood.

 

It took her some time, but she became the star that she hoped to be.

 

She is a part of the biggest film franchise, in fact, her role in The Hunger Games franchise holds the record for being the female action star in the highest-grossing franchise.

 

Apart from The Hunger Games films, she also starred in the X-Men franchise.

 

Her movies were also critical hits like The Silver Linings Playbook, Winter’s Bone, Joy, American Hustle, Don’t Look Up, etc.

 

Lawrence also became a producer, and she is making three new films, Bad Blood, Red, White and Water, and Mob Girl.

 

 

6. Julia Roberts

 

Julia Roberts

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 28, 1967
Place of Birth Smyrna, Georgia, USA
Height 1.73 m
Debut year 1987
Debut Movie/ TV series Crime Story

 

Julia Roberts is one of the most successful female stars in Hollywood, with over 10 films that have grossed more than $ 100 million.

 

She has been the highest-paid actress for many years running.

 

Her earnings in 2021 have been estimated to be $ 30 million.

 

Apart from award-winning films, she has also worked in television series like Friends, Homecoming, and Gaslit.

 

In recent years, we have seen Roberts in the TV series that she has also produced.

 

However, she has a few exciting new projects coming up like Ticket to Paradise, Leave The World Behind, and Little Bee.

 

 

5. Gal Gadot

 

Gal Gadot

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 30, 1985
Place of Birth Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1999
Debut Movie/ TV series Shemesh

 

Gal Gadot is an Israeli beauty queen, martial arts instructor, and actress.

 

She burst into the Hollywood scene with Fast & Furious and reprised the role in Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, and Furious 7.

 

Her biggest role to date has been that of Diana/ Wonder Woman in DCEU’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Wonder Woman 1984.

 

This year, she starred in A Death on The Nile and Red Notice.

 

Gal Gadot’s earnings for 2021 crossed $ 31 million.

 

Her future projects include Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Heart of Stone, Cleopatra, etc.

 

 

4. Angelina Jolie

 

Angelina Jolie

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 4, 1975
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.69 m
Debut year 1982
Debut Movie/ TV series Lookin' to Get Out

 

Angelina Jolie started as a model and later entered the film industry.

 

She worked in many award-winning and nominated performances like Girl Interrupted, Gia, Changeling, A Mighty Heart, etc.

 

Her films were also the highest-grossing ones like Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Lara Croft Tomb Raider series, Wanted, Maleficent, The Kung Fu Panda series, etc.

 

Last year she worked in MCU’s Eternals and became the highest-paid actress with $ 35.5 million earnings.

 

Her future projects are Maleficent 3 and Every Note Played.

 

 

3. Reese Witherspoon

 

Reese Witherspoon

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 22, 1976
Place of Birth New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Height 1.57 m
Debut year 1991
Debut Movie/ TV series The Man in the Moon

 

Reese Witherspoon is a southern actress who made ditzy blonde fashionable.

 

Her performance in Walk The Line as June Carter earned her an Oscar award.

 

She also worked in other hits like Legally Blonde and its sequels, Sweet Home Alabama, Wild, etc.

 

Reese became a producer and made hit films and TV series.

 

Her works include Legally Blonde 2: Red White and Blonde, Big Little Lies, Lucy in the sky, Truth be Told, The Morning show, etc.

 

In 2021, her estimated earnings were over $ 35 million.

 

She has many new projects lined up for the coming years.

 

 

2. Sofia Vergara

 

Sofia Vergara

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 10, 1972
Place of Birth Barranquilla, Colombia
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 1995
Debut Movie/ TV series Acapulco, cuerpo y alma

 

Sofia Vergara is a Colombian actress who debuted in Spanish telenovelas before she transitioned into English mainstream entertainment.

 

She has made her thick Latina accent one of her trademarks and excelled in comedy.

 

Her most famous role was in The Modern Family, but her other successful projects were America’s Got Talent, Hot Pursuit, Chef, The Female Brain, The Smurfs, etc.

 

Sofia Vergara has remained one of the highest-paid actresses, with earnings of over $ 43 million in the past few years.

 

She is currently working on the TV series Griselda.

 

 

1. Scarlett Johansson

 

Scarlett Johansson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 22, 1984
Place of Birth Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.6 m
Debut year 1994
Debut Movie/ TV series North

 

Scarlett Johansson debuted as a child actress with the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

 

Following this, she worked in many films like Manny & Lo, Eight Legged Freaks, The Horse Whisperer, etc.

 

Her mainstream role in Lost in Translation earned her critical praise and nominations.

 

After this, Johansson appeared in many hit movies before being cast in MCU as Black Widow.

 

This role was reprised in all the Avengers films and Black Widow.

 

With the success of her role, her earnings skyrocketed, making her the highest-paid actress with over $ 56 million.

 

Her future projects include Asteroid City, Bride, Tower of Terror, etc.

 

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