The movie industry is an industry that is known for filming or making movies and this is done with the aid of the best actors and actresses and hereby they are well paid according to their performance on stage and of course the specific role they play, for instance, playing the lead role in a movie comes along with good amount of money or wonderful payment, in our today’s article we would be talking or discussing the top 10 highest paid actresses in the world. Our ratings today is based on Forbes ratings of the highest paid for this year. For this year there is a presence of new names on this list, therefore, we would discuss in details how much are paid and other things you sure need to know about the actresses that would be discussed in this article.

Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses In The World 2019

The payments made to actresses are determined by the role they play in a movie and how good they are in performing, more also, a hit movie may guarantee the how well or how much they are being paid. Coming up right here in this segment are the list of the top 10 highest paid actresses in the world.

  • 1. Scarlett Johansson ($40.5m)
Scarlett Johansson

This actress earning this much and being the highest paid actress in the world was aided by a hit movie she took part in hereby earning $40.5m.

Scarlett Johansson was born on the 22nd of November of the year 1984 in the city of New York, United States of America. This amazing actress has a twin brother named Hunter Johansson who was born three minutes after Scarlett was born, apart from her twin brother, she has another brother named Adrian and a sister named Vanessa who is also an actress like her. Speaking of her parents, her mother named Melanie Sloan is a born Jewish from the Bronx and her father named Karsten Johansson is an architect born in Danish but actually from Copenhagen.

Speaking of nominations and awards, Scarlett has been nominated for 4 golden globes, more also she has been nominated for other series of awards for a total of 136 times and she has won 39 great and merited awards.

Scarlett Johansson is known for the great movies she took part in which includes; Her Samantha which was the year 2013 movie, Lost in Translation (2003), the Avengers (2012), Under the Skin (2013). The movies listed previously are however not the only movies she took part in, there are known and probably unknown series of movies she took part in which has aided her glorious rise in the movie industry.

Going deep into her movies we see the likes of:

Jojo Rabbit (2019), Avenger: Endgame (2019), this is what democracy looks like (2018), Avengers: Infinity war (2018), Captain America: Civil war (2016), the jungle book (2016), Ghost in the shell (2017), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: The winter soldier (2014), Ironman 2 (2010) and lots more.

  • 2. Angelina Jolie ($28m)
Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie also earning as much as $28m was aided by her pay in the Maleficent 2 movie, which was, of course, a great and awesome movie that is worth her payment. This second highest paid actress in the world was born on the 4th day of June of the year 1975 in the city of LA, California, the United States of America, this actress is known as an academy award winning actress who earned popularity after playing the lead role of series of blockbuster movies such as Mr. and Mrs. Smith which was a 2005 movie, Wanted (2008) and so on. Jolie currently has been reported to be prominently involved in an international charity project particularly those involving refugees.

When it comes to awards, as said or stated earlier she is an award-winning actress who has won 1 Oscar award and 55 other awards in the movie industry and also has been nominated for awards up to a total time of 110 of which she won 55.

Jolie is best known for the Maleficent Movie which was a fantastic and interesting movie, also the movie Girl interrupted (1999), Changeling (2008), the tourist (2010).

Speaking of movies she has partake in, we speak of; Kungfu Panda 3 (2016), she took the tigress voice in the movie, by the sea (2015), the tourist (2010), a mighty heart (2007), Beowulf (2007), the good shepherd (2006), salt (2010), Alexander (2004), tomb raider (2001), Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) and lots more.

  • 3. Jennifer Aniston ($19.5m)
Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston was born on the 11th of February of the year 1969 in Sherman Oaks, California, United States of America; she is the daughter of John Aniston and Nancy Dow. Her father John Aniston is Greek and her mother was a notably multinational woman who speaks English, Scottish language, Italian language, and Irish language decently. Jennifer Aniston spent just one year of her childhood in Greece with her family of which later on her family relocated to New York City which was where her parents got divorced and as at that time Jennifer was nine (9) years of age.

Jennifer has notably acted series of blockbuster movies which includes TV series also, some of the movies this wonderful actress acted in are as follows;

Dumplin (2018), the yellow birds (2017), Murder mystery (2019), cake (2014), Horrible Bosses (2014), a life of crime (2013), we are the millers (2013), the Bounty Hunter (2010), the switch (2010) and lots more.

  • 4. Jennifer Lawrence ($18m)
Jennifer Lawrence

Coming up next on our top 10 highest paid actresses in the world list is no other person than Jennifer Lawrence; she was once the highest paid actress in the world for the year 2015 and 2016 of which her movie grossed over $5.5 billion worldwide, this actress is often and usually seen as the most successful actress of her time and she is the only notable actress born in the 19990s to have won an acting Oscar. Jennifer Lawrence with the full name Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born on the 15th of August of the year 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America. Jennifer Lawrence is known widely for the movie Hunger Game (2012), Silver linings (2012), American Hustle (2013) and X-men first class raven (2011).

Some of the movies she partake in includes; Dark Phoenix (2019), Red Sparrow (2018), Bad blood, X-men Apocalypse (2016), passengers (2016), Joy (2015), The hunger game (2014 and 2015), Serena (2014), X-Men days of future past (2014), the Huger games: Catching fire (2013), the hunger games (2012), the devil you know (2013), X-men: first class (2011), the beaver (2011), like crazy (2011) and lots more series of fascinating movies she took a great part in.

  • 5. Reese Witherspoon ($16.5m)
Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon with the full name Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon attains the fourth position amongst the top 10 highest paid actresses in the world, she was born on the 22nd of March of the year 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America, and she is born to the family of Mary Elizabeth and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, she is the second child of her parents. Her father Dr. John was a military surgeon who specializes in ear treatment, nose and throat treatment and her mother Mary Elizabeth was a registered nurse. Reese Witherspoon has won one (1) Oscar award, and apart from the Oscar award she won, she has also won other awards and when counted breached 50 up to 53, meanwhile, she has been nominated one hundred and fifty-three times (103).

Some of her movies in she made an impact in includes the following; Legally Blonde, Big little lies TV series (2017-2019), a wrinkle in time (2018), Home Again (2017), the Muppets (2015), Hot pursuit (2015), Kisses (2014), Devil’s Knot (2013), Mud (2012), the Good Lie (2014), Wild (2014) water for Elephants (2011), just like heaven (2005), American psycho (2000), Twilight (1998)

  • 6. Mila Kunis ($16m)

Milena Markovna Kunis was born on the 14th of August of the year 1983 which makes her currently 35 years of age, she was born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine. This actress has been active in the movie industry since the year 1994 and still active up till date, she got married to her husband “Ashton Kutcher” in the year 2015 and has two children, this mother of two get paid with $16m.

Lets briefly look into her early life, Milla Kunis at the age of seven moved from Soviet Ukraine to the United States alongside her family, she was enrolled early in an acting class and this class is meant to hold after the normal school hours, along the line she was discovered by an agent and was delivered for acting starting with several TV series and commercials and later attained her first significant role at the tender age of 14 of which she played Jackie Burkhart role on the TV series “that 70s show” (1998-2006). Milla’s mother named Elvira is a physics lecturer who holds up a pharmacy and her father by the name Mark Kunis works as a cab driver but graduated as a mechanical engineer, more also, this actress has an elder brother who is by name called Michael.

Mila Kunis acted the following movies; piranha (1995) American Psycho 2 (2002), after sex (2007), Boot Camp (2008), Ted (2012), the Book of Eli (2010), the color of time (2012), Oz the great and powerful (2013), and lots more.

  • 7. Julia Roberts ($13m)

Julia Fiona Roberts was born on the 28th of October of the year 1967 in Smyrna, Georgia, USA, she is not only an actress she is also a producer and she has been active in the filming or movie industry for a couple of years now precisely 1987 till date, she is married with three beautiful kids. Julia is the daughter of Betty Lou Bredemus.

This actress became a Hollywood star after playing the lead role in the romantic comedy “Pretty Woman” (1990) of which the movie grossed $464 million worldwide. Speaking of awards, this actress has notably won the golden globe awards thrice out of eight nominations, more also she has been nominated for four Academy Awards and won the Academy Award for the best actress of the year 2000. Julia was known as the world’s highest paid actress throughout most of the 1990s, Nevertheless, she is still on the list of the top 10 highest paid actresses in the world.

  • 8. Cate Blanchette (12.5m)

Speaking of the top 10 highest paid actresses in the world, she holds the eight position. She was born on the 14th of May 1969, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to the family of Robert Dewitt Blanchett who is an American advertising executive who is originally from Texas and her mother June (Gamble) who happens to be an Australian teacher and property developer. Cate happens to have an elder brother and a younger sister.

Some of the movies she acted include; Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Ocean’s eight (2018), truth (2015), Carol (2015), Knight of cups (2015) and lots more.


Melissa McCarthy was born on the 26th of August of the year 1970 in Plainfield, Illinois, the United States of America to the family of Sandra and Michael McCarthy and was raised with the aid of her family’s corn and soybean farm; she initially started as a comedian in New York City. Melissa deems to be on the ninth position on the list of the top 10 highest paid actresses in the world.

Melissa had been nominated for an Oscar award; meanwhile, she has won 33 awards in total and has been nominated for series of awards 91 times of which she won 33 awards, this wonderful actress is known for her great movies of the likes of the heat (2013), Spy (2015), Tammy (2014), Bridesmaid (2011).

Some of the movies of which she acted are; Superintelligence (2019), The Kitchen (2019), the Happy time Murder (2018), Life of the party (2018) and lots more amazing movies.

  • 10. GAL GADOT ($10M)

Gal Gadot was born on the 30th of April of the year 1985, she is an Isreali actress, Martial Artist, Singer, and model and she was given birth to in Rosh Ha’ayin, Isreal, to a Jewish family of which her mother named Irit is a teacher and her father named Michael is an engineer. Gal had served in the IDF for two years and won the title of Miss Israel in the year 2004. Gal may be the last on the list of the top 10 highest paid actresses in the world but definitely not the least.

When it comes to awards, she has won 6 awards and has been nominated 19 times. Gal is known for her fantastic act in the movies; Wonder woman (2017), Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Furious 7 (2015), and keeping up with the Joneses (2016).

The movies mentioned previously are not the only movies she made took part in she also was involved in Ralph breaks the internet (2018) Shank voice, the Simpsons (2018), Justice League (2017), triple 9 (2016), fast and furious 6 (2013) and lots more, moreover she has been announced to partake in blockbusters movies to come in later years.

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Conclusion On The Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses In The World

There you have the list of the women or female actresses that made it up to the top 10 highest paid in the world. This list is the noted as the first list to be revealed since the revelations about the differences between the pay of male and female in Hollywood movie industry and the subsequent pledges to close up the gap.

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