Who Are The World’s Highest-Paid Actresses?
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Who Are The World’s Highest-Paid Actresses?

November 28, 2021 Share

The highest paid actresses are always top-notch beauties. Pursuing a career in acting sure has its benefits, from haute couture designer gowns to a team of stylists on speed dial. If you have made it in the acting industry, you’ll be paid more than your money’s worth for your time and talent.

And if you need proof – then look no further than the world’s highest-paid actresses in the world.

Here are some of the top 2021 highest-paid actresses in the world, as told by Forbes.

Counting down:

Viola Davis, 56 

Davis was photographed in Culver City, California. Photo by Vanity Fair

Highest Salary For A Role In A Movie: $15 Million
Net Worth: $25 Million

From a formidable actress on the American theatre in the late 1990s to a major box office star, with each new role Viola Davis has always demonstrated her impressive range and considerable talent. 

The American actress and producer earned $15 million from 2010 to 2021 from her acting jobs and is a triple threat when it comes to her awards.

Ellen Pompeo, 52 

GREY’S ANATOMY – ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey. (ABC/Mike Rosenthal)

Highest Salary For A Role In A Movie: $19 Million
Net Worth: $80 Million

In 2002, her performance in Moonlight Mile received great reviews and the once struggling actress only seemed to snag small roles in series and movies.

Since then, Ellen Pompeo has appeared on the Forbes list for the past few years and has been the highest-ranked actress for a drama series. Besides acting, the star also got a chance to produce and direct the series further down the line.

For her, the amount is more than a professional recognition – it is part of her empowerment.    

Nicole Kidman, 54 

Highest Salary For A Role In A Movie: $22 Million
Net Worth: $250 Million

Nicole Kidman’s career is at an all-time high, and with projects like Big Little Lies, The Undoing, and Nine Perfect Strangers under her belt, streaming giants are in a full-on war over the actress. 

Some of her notable projects are The Others, Dogville, Paddington, Aquaman and many more.

The 54-year-old is a mom of four and a successful producer, actress and singer. Her fortune derives from her roles as an actress alongside endorsement deals representing various companies and brands.

Emily Blunt, 38 

EMILY BLUNT photographed by Brigitte Lacombe in New York, NY on March 21, 2018.

Highest Salary For A Role In A Movie: $22.5 Million
Net Worth: $80 Million

Emily Blunt is a successful British actress who earned her fortune and achieved her highest acclaim from 2020-2021. Her earnings from her acting jobs come not just from the roles that she takes on, but also, from her fearless ability to tackle both comedy and drama with poise and ease. 

Her most famous roles have been in Edge of Time, Into The Woods, The Girl on the Train and more.

Meryl Streep, 72 

Highest Salary For A Role In A Movie: $24 Million
Net Worth: $160 Million

Next up we have an acting legend, Meryl Streep. The star is one of the world’s most popular and in-demand actresses. Her glorious career has lasted for half a century, marking a record of 21 times nominated for the Academy Award with three wins.

In the 2000s and 2010s, she starred in critically acclaimed movies such as The Devil Wears Prada, Mamma Mia, The Iron Lady, Into The Woods and Little Women. The multi-Oscar-winning actress started as a stage actress in New York in 1960. In 1977 she received her first feature role in Julia and was spotted by Robert De Niro for her talent.

Melissa McCarthy, 51

Highest Paid Actresses — Mellisa mcCarthy
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Highest Salary For A Role In A Movie: $25 Million
Net Worth: $90 Million

Melissa McCarthy is a very talented comedian, producer and actress who is nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and many others. Having performed in several blockbuster films and received multiple awards, it is no doubt that McCarthy is an established actress. Some of her commercially successful comedies are Bridesmaid, The Heat, Tammy and Spy.

The actress is actively taking on new projects and earning a fair share of the money. The New York Times even ranked her as one of the top greatest actors of the 21st century.

Gal Gadot, 34 

Highest Paid Actresses — Gal GaDot
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Highest Salary For A Role In A Movie: $31 Million
Net Worth: $30 Million

Gal Gadot is the most prominent Israeli superstar by media outlets. She was crowned Miss Israeli when she was 18 years old. She is one of the most versatile and loved actresses across the globe. 

After gaining international recognition with the rise of the Fast and Furious franchise, she rose to stardom with her turn as DC’s Extended Universe’s Wonder Woman. Our beloved Wonder Woman is the third highest-paid actress due to her role, which occurred between 2020 and 2021.

Angelina Jolie, 46 

Highest Paid Actresses — Angelina Jolie

Highest Salary For A Role In A Movie: $36 Million
Net Worth: $120 Million

Angelina Jolie is the second-highest-paid actress in the world. Not only is she one of the world’s most attractive actresses but she also became a reputable filmmaker and humanitarian.

Some of her most famous works are Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Mr and Mrs Smith and Maleficent. The star also just wrapped up her role in Marvel’s Eternals where she played goddess Thena.

Sofia Vergara, 49 

Highest Paid Actresses — Sofia Vergara
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Highest Salary For A Role In A Movie: $44 Million
Net Worth: $180 Million

Standing as the current highest-paid actress is none other than Sofia Vergara. One of the most talented actresses, producers and presenters, the actress scored prominent roles in projects such as the ABC comedy series Modern Family, The Smurfs and Hot Pursuit. 

The 49-year-old is also a current judge in America’s Got Talent. The American-Columbian beauty has her significant fortune coming in from multiple endorsements and several business investments.

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