The 2017 Forbes list for the world’s 10 highest paid actresses is out and Holywood sensation Emma Stone has topped the list. Surpassing Jennifer Lawrence, who claimed the top spot in 2016 and 2015, Emma has become the highest paid actress across the globe. However, our Mastani of Bollywood Deepika Padukone didn’t make it to the list this year. In 2016, the Tamasha actress was ranked 10th in the Forbes list. This time, no Asian stars have made the cut. Deepika's starring role in xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage - also her Hollywood debut - contributed hugely to her earnings of $10 million last year.
"The list examined actresses the world over, but no stars from Asia made the cut, as Fan Bingbing and Deepika Padukone dropped off due to quieter years”, according to Forbes
Currently, Deepika has no international project currently and is working on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati, starring Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. Also absent from Forbes' 2017 list is Scarlett Johansson - this is the first time in three years that she hasn't made the grade. Check out the complete list of the highest paid actresses as ranked by Forbes.
1. Emma Stone - $26 million
2. Jennifer Aniston - $25.5 million
3. Jennifer Lawrence - $24 million
4. Melissa McCarthy - $18 million
5. Mila Kunis - $15.5 million
6. Emma Watson - $14 million
7. Charlize Theron - $14 million
8. Cate Blanchett, - $12 million
9. Julia Roberts - $12 million
10. Amy Adams - $11.5 million
Emma Stone, 28, collected $26 million, due to her Oscar-winning performance in the movie-musical juggernaut "La La Land", reports variety.com. Stone spoke on gender parity earlier this year, sharing that her male co-stars have taken salary cuts so she could receive equal pay.
Actress Jennifer Aniston was runner-up with $25.5 million. While she continues to receive millions in royalties even a decade after "Friends" ended, the actress, who appeared "The Yellow Bird," also monetises different endorsements.
Lawrence dropped down two slots to number three with $24 million, almost half of her $46 million earnings in 2016. Most of her paycheck comes from Darren Aronofsky's upcoming cryptic horror movie "Mother!", "Red Sparrow", and her Dior endorsement.
Emma Watson is the sole newcomer on this year's list after "Beauty and the Beast" became the top-grossing movie of the year so far at $1.26 billion.
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