Hollywood’s Top-Earning Actresses

According to Forbes, Amy Adams is ninth Hollywood’s top-earning actress with $14.5 million. Cameron Diaz is Hollywood’s top-earning actress, raking in $50 million. Keira Knightley places No. 2 on the list, with annual earnings of $32 million. Former Friend Jennifer Aniston comes in third, collecting $27 million.

Maintaining leading-lady status in Hollywood requires more than starring roles. The resumes of Tinseltown’s A-list actresses feature offerings from movie and television work to endorsement and fashion deals. Along with the host of gigs come blockbuster paychecks. Proof: Hollywood’s 10 top-earning–and ever-active–actresses collectively banked $244.5 million between June 1, 2007 and June 1, 2008.

9. Amy Adams
Estimated Earnings: $14.5 Million

Adams had a musical hit with last year’s Disney-produced Enchanted, which grossed $340 million. Next, the up-and-comer will be starring in two movies with Meryl Streep, Doubt and Julia & Julia.