Kristen Stewart Named Forbes’ Highest-Paid Actress With $34.5 Million

 

Perhaps Kristen Stewart really is the fairest of them all. The Snow White and the Huntsman star tops this year’s Forbes list of highest-paid actresses with earnings of $34.5 from May 2011 to May 2012.

Largely thanks to the $12.5 million (plus a share of the profits) she received for each of the two-part The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn films, Stewart dethroned reigning queens Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker, who last year shared the crown with an estimated $30 million each. The two women dropped to numbers four ($20 million) and seven ($15 million), respectively.

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Twenty-two-year-old Stewart is 16 years younger than the next youngest person on the list, 38-year-old Kristen Wiig, whose Bridesmaids and Saturday Night Live earnings brought her $12 million.

Cameron Diaz landed just below Stewart with an estimated $34 million, much of which came from a profit-sharing deal for the surprise hit Bad Teacher, which earned $216 million globally.

There’s a $9 million gab between Diaz and Forbes’ number three leading lady, Sandra Bullock, who earned in $25 million.

The magazine took into account earnings actresses received for practicing their crafts, as well as income brought in from residuals, endorsement deals, advertisements and appearance fees.

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Find the full list below:

1. Kristen Stewart ($34.5 million)

2. Cameron Diaz ($34 million)

3. Sandra Bullock ($25 million)

4. Angelina Jolie ($20 million)

5. Charlize Theron ($18 million)

6. Julia Roberts ($16 million)

7. Sarah Jessica Parker, ($15 million)

8. Meryl Streep, ($12 million)

9. Kristen Wiig, ($12 million)

10. Jennifer Aniston, ($11 million)

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