Chanel No.5 Endorsement Turns Kidman Into A Record Breaker

According to Guinness World Records, Material Girl Madonna may be the record holder for winning the title of highest annual earnings by a female singer after she took home an estimated $US50 million in 2004 defeating Britney Spears. But she could not outdo Nicole Kidman who holds the record for the most money paid per minute to an actor, after she pocketed a reported $US3.71 million for a four-minute commercial for Chanel No.5 perfume. Spears could not even de-throne another 40-year old someone, as the most searched-for person and most searched-for news item on the internet. Her luck ran out on her for the most heavily fined person, imposed on a broadcaster after one of her breasts was exposed live on air. That honour (of course) went to Janet Jackson. The most Google-d person was Hollywood heart-throb Brad Pitt. Interestingly, US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton holds the title for fastest-selling non-fiction book after her memoirs sold 200,000 copies on day one. She also clinches a place for the largest advance for a work of non-fiction.

The highest paid on television was the chat show queen Oprah Winfry and Cher’s 2005 “Farewell Tour” was the highest grossing music tour by a female artist where as the Irish rock band U2 were the biggest earning act in the world last year. The tall giraffes of Hollywood are Clint Eastwood, Vince Vaughn and British horror actor Christopher Lee who are 194cm in height. While the ladies in this category are Sigourney Weaver, Brigitte Neilsen and Oscar-winner Geena Davis.