For the second year in a row, Scarlett Johansson has topped Forbes’ list of the highest-paid actresses, earning $56 million including an eight-figure cheque for her upcoming Black Widow film and an impressive back-end payment of about $35 million for the $2.8 billion-grossing Avengers: Endgame.
Johansson is joined on the list by newcomers Elisabeth Moss and Margot Robbie, as well as returnees like Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon. Together, the world’s ten highest-paid actresses tallied a combined $314.6 million between June 1, 2018, and June 1, 2019, before fees and taxes.
That’s 69% more than last year’s cumulative total, but still far less than the top ten actors’ $588.3 million.
The full list is below. Earnings estimates are based on data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders. All figures are pretax; fees for agents, managers and lawyers (generally 10%, 15% and 5%, respectively) are not deducted.
The World’s Highest-Paid Actresses Of 2019
10. Ellen Pompeo Earnings: $22 million
9. Charlize Theron Earnings: $23 million
8. Margot Robbie Earnings: $23.5 million
7. Elisabeth Moss Earnings: $24 million
6. Kaley Cuoco Earnings: $25 million
5. Jennifer Aniston Earnings: $28 million
4. Nicole Kidman Earnings: $34 million
3. Reese Witherspoon Earnings: $35 million
2. Sofia Vergara Earnings: $44.1 million
1. Scarlett Johansson Earnings: $56 million