Scarlett Johansson is the best-paid actress in Hollywood. Johansson, 34, topped Forbes’ list of top 5 highest-paid actresses earners with $56 million in pretax earnings from 2018 to 2020 – thanks largely to her role as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She earned an impressive $35 million back-end sum for “Avengers: Endgame,” the highest-grossing film of all time, in addition to an eight-figure paycheck for her upcoming Black Widow spin-off film. “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara finished in second place with $44.1 million in earnings. Reese Witherspoon came in third with $35 million, right ahead of her “Big Little Lies” co-star Nicole Kidman, who earned $34 million.
Here’s the breakdown of how much the top 5 highest-paid actresses earn:-
5. Jennifer Aniston: $28 million
4. Nicole Kidman: $34 million
3. Reese Witherspoon: $35 million
2. Sofia Vergara: $44.1 million
1. Scarlett Johansson: $56 million
Earnings: $28 million (£22 million)
Our favourite fashionista from Friends is still making it to the heights of the richest actresses list – and rightfully so! Her income over the past year comes mainly from her endorsement deals with Emirates, SmartWater and Aveeno. And with her new small-screen collaboration with Reese Weatherspoon in the pipeline, Aniston might just be on her way to bagging top spot in 2020!
4. Nicole Kidman
Earnings: $34 million (£26.8 million)
As another star of Ryan Murphy‘s The Prom, Kidman is also expected to bring in a fourth-figure sum this year. And she negotiated a $1 million paycheck for each episode of HBO’s undoing. In total, she’s made $34 million this year.
3. Reese Witherspoon
Earnings: $35 million (£27.6 million)
Reese Witherspoon has grown heaps and bounds since her Legally Blonde days. Following her huge success as sorority girl Elle Woods, she went on to bag other top spots in movies like Sweet Home Alabama and as of June Carter in the award-winning Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line. She also started her own production company, Pacific Standard, in 2012 and, most recently, produced and starred in the hit mini-series Big Little Lies, which is successfully in its second season. Witherspoon is also planning for an Elle Woods comeback as Legally Blonde 3, which was set to start filming in early 2020.
2. Sofia Vergara
Earnings: $44.1 million (£34.8 million)
With a payday of $44.1 million this year, the Modern Family star comes in at No. 2. Her role as a judge on America’s Got Talent makes up a large portion of that sum, but Forbes reports that endorsements and her jean collection with Walmart round up the grand total.
1. Scarlett Johansson
Earnings: $56 million (£44.1 million)
The leading woman in Hollywood is none other than Scarlett Johansson. Her most recent successes include her role as the Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (which released its final sequel in 2019).
But also Jojo Rabbit and the Marriage Story, for which she received Academy nominations for the best-supporting actress and best actress, respectively.