The Highest Paid Actresses of All Time

The Highest Paid Actresses of All Time

Being an actress is not a cheap game. It requires a lot of time, energy and resources. But with the right performance, an actress can make millions in just one movie. In fact, some actresses are making so much money as actresses that they can be considered among the highest paid actresses of all time. However, it’s not always about the amount that they get paid per movie, but rather how many movies they have been able to sell with their acting skills. Here are some of the highest paid actresses from all time:

Reese Witherspoon - $20 million per year

Witherspoon has been in the industry since 1994 and has starred in movies such as Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama and How Do You Know. When she first started, she was earning a measly $8,000 per movie but has since increased her wages tenfold. In fact, her net worth has been reported to be somewhere in the $200 million range which is a huge amount for someone in their 40s.

Angelina Jolie - $30 million per year

Entering the acting business in 1996, Jolie has been able to make a name for herself as an actress who is able to pull in a lot of money with each movie she stars in. Jolie has been in some of the highest grossing movies of all time such as Maleficent, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Salt. As a result, she has become one of the most in-demand actresses. Most recently, Jolie has taken a break from acting to focus more on her charity work and her family, but there is no doubt that when she does come back, she will be earning some serious money.

Jennifer Aniston - $25 million per year

Aniston has been a huge star for pretty much her entire career. Aniston is best known for her role as Rachel Green in the hit show Friends which aired from 1994 to 2004. Since then, Aniston has been in movies such as We Are the Millers, Cake and Management. Aniston has had her fair share of controversy, with critics claiming that she is overpaid and that she isn’t worth the money. However, with her $200 million net worth, it’s clear that Aniston is doing something right.

Meryl Streep - $20 million per year

Streep is best known for her versatility in being able to play a wide variety of roles from different characters. Streep has won a total of 16 Academy Awards which is the most of any actor in history. As a result of her success, she has been able to book herself in a lot of high-paying roles and has been able to pull in millions per year. Meryl is also the only actress to ever have won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series three times.

Jessica Alba - $20 million per year

As an iconic actress and businesswoman, Alba has been in a huge amount of movies such as Sin City, Fantastic Four and The Love Guru. She has also been in several TV shows including Entourage, Spy Kids and Alias. Although Alba was making millions at the start of her career, she has actually earned everything that she has got. She started her own business, the Honest Company, when her acting career was just picking up. As a result, she has been able to make a ton of money on the side with her company.

Nicole Kidman - $25 million per year

Kidman started her career in 1979 and has been in a range of different genres from action to romance and everything in between. Kidman is most famous for her role in the TV show Big Little Lies alongside fellow actress Reese Witherspoon. Kidman is a huge celebrity in Australia and has been named as one of the most beautiful actresses of all time.

Emma Stone - $20 million per year

As one of the most successful actresses of all time, Emma Stone has been in a lot of movies and TV shows including La La Land, The Amazing Spider-Man and Zombieland. Her recent success has been in the movie The Favourite where she has been nominated for several awards. Because of the many movies that she has been in and her recent success, it’s clear that she is one of the highest paid actresses of all time.

Cameron Diaz - $30 million per year

Diaz has been in different genres including comedies, romances and dramas. One of her first big roles was in the movie The Mask. Her last big role was in the movie Bad Teacher where she starred as a very bad teacher who is trying to get a new job.

Beyonce Knowles - $40 million per year

Knowles started out singing but has also been in TV and movie roles. Her most famous roles have been in movies such as Austin Powers in Goldmember, Dreamgirls and The Lion King. Beyonce is married to the famous basketball player, Jay-Z, and the two of them together have been able to earn $1 billion per year.