Films become the most important part of life for many people in this 21st century. People get entertainment and inspiration from these films while the actor and actress working on it earns millions and billions which makes some of them the highest paid actress in the world. After some research, we made the list of the top 10 highest paid actress in the world.
Here is the list of top 10 highest paid actresses in the world 2020:
10. Ellen Pompeo
Ellen Pompeo is an American actress, director and producer and was born in Everett, Massachusetts, US on 10th November 1969. She was first discovered in an advertisement campaign for L’Oreal as a casting director. The first screen debut of Ellen Pompeo is with NBC’s legal drama ‘Law and Order’. She also cast in other series and drama like Strangers with Candy, Strong Medicine and Friends.
She made a debut with a romantic comedy film ‘coming soon’ in 1999. Later she also plays the minor roles in the Weeds and Mambo Cafe film but she gained wide recognition through Brad Silberling’s drama Moonlight Mile in 2002. She had starred also in ABC’s popular medical drama Grey’s Anatomy which makes her worldwide recognizable through her title character Dr. Meredith Grey.
Pompeo became fourth-highest paid TV actress in 2016 in Forbes list with earnings of $14.9 million. Pompeo is also being part of blockbuster films like ‘old school’ (2003), ‘Daredevil’ (2003), ‘Art Heist’(2004), ‘life of the party’ (2005) and many more. Now, She became the 10th highest paid actresses in the world with earnings of $22 million.
9. Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron is also one of the highest paid actresses in the world. She is a South African and American actress and producer born in Benoni, South Africa on 7th August 1975. Charlize spends her childhood in South Africa.
At the age of 16, she won a one-year modelling contract in a local competition and later she moved to Italy with her other and after one year she moved to the US with her mother. Theron has played her role as a non-speaking role in the horror movie Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest in1995. She plays a first speaking role in ‘2 Days in the Valley’ in 1996.
She came to recognizable worldwide after playing the leading lady in ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ film in 1997. Later she played many blockbusters films like Mighty Joe Young (1998), ‘The cider House Rules (1999) and many more. She has also received many awards for her best acting and films. She became the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016 in Time magazine. In 2019, she is the 9th highest paid actresses in the world with earnings of $23 million.
8. Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie is an Australian actress, film producer and one of the highest paid actress in the world who was born in Dalby, Queensland, Australia on 2nd July 1990. Robbie spends her childhood on farms with her 3 siblings. She has studied in drama school and she completed her graduation from Somerset College. Later she moved to Melbourne for the acting carrier.
Robbie has started her carrier in 2007. She played her first role Cassandra in the Vigilante film in 2008. She also played many roles in different films. She has been part of more than 20 films as an actress and producer till now.
She has also nominated in many awards function as the best actresses. She has got five two Academy awards and five BAFTA Awards in 2017. She also became one of the 100 most influential people in the world in Time magazine in 2017 and she is the 8th highest-paid actresses in the world in 2019 with earnings of $23.5 billion.
7. Elisabeth Moss
Elisabeth Moss is an American actress and she is one of the highest paid actresses in the world. She was born in Los Angeles, California, US on 24th July in 1982. She was a daughter of musicians Ron and Linda Moss. she wants to become a professional dancer. She travelled to New York for dance classes at the School of American Ballet. She studied at Kennedy centre in Washington D.C.
She played her first role in the film ‘Suburban Commando’ as a little girl. She is well known for many television dramas. She has also been part of many several films that are made a record as a blockbuster. She also earns many awards like Primetime Emmy Award two times and Golden Globe Awards also two times for her outstanding acting. She has also been part of many short films and TV series. In 2019, she became the 7th highest paid actresses in the world with earnings of $24 billion.
6. Kaley Cuoco
Kaley Cuoco is an American actress, producer and one of the top highest paid actress in the world. She was born in Camarillo, California, the USA on 30th November 1985. Kaley Cuoco is the elder daughter of Layne Ann and Gary Carmine Cuoco. Kaley and her sister participate in the fifth season of The Voice at her child age. She was ranked as a tennis player regionally but at the age of 16, she stopped playing tennis.
Kaley Cuoco made a debut in action thrilling movie ‘Virtuosity’ in 1995 as the young Karin Carter. She is also been part of my Television series and films. She has been part of many superhits series and films in her carrier. She also has been awarded many awards for her excellent work and superb acting. She also produces many films and television series. She became 6th highest paid actresses in the world with earnings of $25 million.
5. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston is one of the highest paid actresses in the world who is an American actress, producer and businesswoman. She was born in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, the U.S. on 11th February 1969. She is a daughter actor John Aniston and Nancy Dow. she started his carrier as an actress at in early age. She played her first role in the ‘Mac and Me’ film in 1987. She studied at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School.
She plays a major role in the horror-comedy film ‘Leprechaun’ in 1993. Later, she has been part of many superhits movies and became one of the highest paid actresses in the Hollywood industry. She also became a part of many television series and Friends is one of the popular web series of her.
She has also won many international awards for her excellent performance and also seen as the greatest female actor and character in American television history. She is the 5th highest paid actresses in the world with earnings of $28 million.
4. Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman is an Australian actress, producer, philanthropist and one of the most paid actresses in the world. Nicole Kidman was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the U.S on 20th June 1967. She spends her childhood in Sydney, Australia and attends Lane Cove public school and North Sydney Girl’s high school.
She was very shy in her childhood. At the start, she studied at Phillip Street Theatre in Sydney and also attend the Australian Theatre for Young People and join the drama classes.
In 1983, she started her acting carrier by debuting in the ‘Bush Christmas’ film. A thriller film ‘Dead Clam’ (1990) is the major turning point of her carrier in the film industry. In Hollywood, She made a debut with the racing film Days of Thunder. Till now she became the part of many successful and superhits movies and won many international awards.
Some of the best movies of Kidman are ‘Far and Away’, ‘Batman Forever’, ‘To Die for’ and ‘Eyes Wide Shut’. She is also nominated for Oscar awards in 2001, 2010 and 2016. She is also been 100 most influential people in the world in 2004 and in 2018 by Time magazine. She is also the 4th highest-paid actresses in the world in 2019 with an earning of $34 million.
3. Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon is an American actress, producer and businesswoman and was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the US on 22nd March 1976. She was selected as the model for advertisements in florist’s television at the age of seven. She completed her education at Standford University. She was very good at her study and crazy about books and the library.
She made a first-time screen debut in ‘The Man in Moon’ in 1991. In Fear movies in 1996, she has got the chance to play a leading role in the opposition of Mark Wahlberg. Cruel Intentions and Election movies make her a superstar and widely recognizable in the world.
After that, she has been part of many blockbuster movies in Hollywood and won many honourable awards for her superb acting in the movies and also become the highest paid actress in the world. She has been listed in 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazines in 2006 and 2015. She is the 3rd highest paid actresses in the world in 2019 with earnings of $35 million.
2. Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara is the one top-rated and paid actress in Hollywood and is a Colombian-American actress, model, presenter and television producer. She was born in Barranquilla, Colombia on 10th July 1972. She studied dentistry at the University of Columbia but after 3 years, she left her study for modelling and show business. Her older brother was murdered by a kidnaper in 1998. Later, she moved to America and settled in Miami, Florida.
She was the first debut in the novel based comedy movie Big Trouble in 2002. Chasing Papi is the first noticeable film by Sofia. She has started her carrier by television shows. She has been part of many blockbusters films and shows in her acting life. She has been top-earning actress and model on television in 2012, 2013 and 2016 and she is the second highest paid actresses in the world in 2019 with earnings of 44.1 billion.
1. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson is the highest paid an American actress and singer. Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City, New York, US on 22nd November 1984. She was the daughter of an architect Karsten Olaf Johansson and Melanie Sloan.
She was interested in dance and acting at an early age. She wanted to be like Judy Garland. She was enrolled in Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and started auditioning for commercials but later she loses her interest in this work. She shifted her interest in film and theatres.
Her first leading role was as Amanda in ‘Manny & Lo’ movie in 1996. Later she plays in minor roles in two movies by which Scarlett gains many positive reviews despite small roles in movies. Later, she has been part of many blockbusters and superhits movies in her acting life. Some of the superhits movies of Scarlett are Iron Man 2, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Widow, Lucy, Under the Skin, Ghost in the shell.
She has received several awards for her excellent and superb acting. She also makes a place in the Forbes celebrity 100. Her films have become grossed rate over more than $14.3 Billion and she becomes the highest paid actresses in the world in 2019 with earnings of $56 million.
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