Forbes reveals Hollywood's highest paid actresses

Sandra Bullock in 'Gravity'.
Sandra Bullock in 'Gravity'.

Sandra Bullock has been named Hollywood's highest-earning actress.

The 50-year-old beauty has topped Forbes' annual ranking of the highest paid female movie stars after making a reported US$51 million between June 2013 and June 2014, which was largely due to her leading role in the Oscar-winning movie Gravity.

Jennifer Lawrence climbed into second place with an estimated $34 million thanks to her successful role in the Hunger Games franchise, while Jennifer Aniston followed closely behind with a reported $31 million.

Gwyneth Paltrow landed in fourth place with an estimated $19 million following her work in Iron Man 3, while last year's top-earner Angelina Jolie found herself in joint fifth place with Cameron Diaz after making an estimated $18 million over the 12-month period.

Scarlett Johansson came sixth with an estimated earning of $17 million, while Amy Adams and Natalie Portman came joint seventh with $13 million.

Kristen Stewart finished off the list in last place after making an estimated $12 million over the past year.

Meanwhile, the list also drew attention to the fact that men are still earning more than women in Hollywood as the top 10 actors - which included the likes of Robert Downey Jr, Leonardo DiCaprio and Bradley Cooper - earned a total of $419 million, while the women made just over half that with a combined total of $226 million.

The top 10 list of highest paid actresses in 2014 are as follows:

1. Sandra Bullock - $51 million
2. Jennifer Lawrence - $34 million
3. Jennifer Aniston - $31 million
4. Gwyneth Paltrow - $19 million
5. Angelina Jolie - $18 million
5. Cameron Diaz - $18 million
6. Scarlett Johansson - $17 million
7. Amy Adams - $13 million
7. Natalie Portman - $13 million
9. Kristen Stewart - $12 million

- Bang! Showbiz

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