Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker are highest paid actresses

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Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp star in this 2010 romantic thriller, a remake of the 2005 French action film by Anthony Zimmer. For his part, Johnny Depp plays Frank, a Wisconsin math teacher who takes a train from Paris to Venice and en route meets the icy, mysterious Elise (Jolie). Her boyfriend is being pursued by both Scotland Yard and Russian bad guys, but they don't know what he looks like. Elise dupes Frank into coming with her, and as a result he's mistaken for the man they're after.
July 6th, 2011

Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker were the highest paid actresses of last year.

The Hollywood beauties tied at the top of the list, compiled by Forbes magazine, earning $30 million each.

Angelina's earnings come mainly from her starring roles in two big budget action movies, 'Salt' and 'The Tourist', the latter of which earned $280 million at the box office.

Meanwhile, Sarah Jessica made most of her money from the series 'Sex and the City', both from TV re-runs and the second movie, which took $290 million at the box office.

As well as money from 'Sex and the City', the actress has a successful line of perfumes, including 'Lovely', 'Covet' and 'NYC', which made her $18 million in 2010. She has also ventured into fashion, designing clothes for the Halston brand.

Taking joint third place on the list were Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, who each earned $28 million.

The former 'Friends' star – who has experienced a string of flop movies, including 2008's 'Management', which generated less than $1 million – took home high pay cheques from 'The Bounty Hunter, which made $136 million and 'Just Go With It,' which was the fourth-highest grossing film of her career to date.

In fifth place, Julia Roberts tied with 'Twilight Saga' actress Kristen Stewart, with them both earning $20 million in the last financial year.

To calculate the stars' earnings, Forbes collated figures from agents, lawyers and producers and other movie industry figures.

The earnings presented are estimates for the financial year running from May 1, 2010 and May 1, 2011 and consist of pre-tax gross figures, without management, agent and attorney fees deducted.


Forbes list of highest paid actresses 2010-2011 financial year:


1= Angelina Jolie, $30 million

1= Sarah Jessica Parker, $30 million

3= Jennifer Aniston, $28 million

3= Reese Witherspoon, $28 million

5= Julia Roberts, $20 million

5= Kristen Stewart, $20 million

7. Katherine Heigl, $19 million

8. Cameron Diaz, $18 million

9. Sandra Bullock, $15 million

10. Meryl Streep, $10 million