Although things may not be great in her personal life, Sandra Bullock’s professional life is definitely looking great. The actress, who recently divorced from her cheating husband Jesse James, has topped the Forbes list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses. Last year, the lady ruled the box office with two of the most successful films, the proposal, and The Blindside, which even won her an Oscar for Best Actress. Between her earnings on The Proposal and The Blind Side, Sandra Bullock earned $56 million between June 2009 and June 2010, making her Hollywood’s highest grosser in the actress category.
The second position on this list is tied between Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz, with both actresses showing earnings of $32 million over the past year. Witherspoon’s earnings are courtesy upfront pay from two movies: How Do You Know from director James L. Brooks and Water for Elephants’ film adaptation. Add to this her earning as brand ambassador for Avon. At the same time, Cameron bagged a bagful of moolah from the success of her movies like Knight & Day and Shrek.
One of my favorite leading ladies, Jennifer Aniston, has taken the fourth spot earning $27 million over the past year despite her movies failing at the box office. Aniston, who has a string of romantic comedies lined up, still gets money from her famed sitcom, Friends, and has recently launched her own perfume line.
Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker rounds up the top five of this list, earning $25 million in the past year. The lady whose recent movie, Sex and the City 2 was a success earned not just from the show’s syndication but also her own successful line of perfumes.
Julia Roberts came in at the sixth position with $20 million in earnings. The better half of Brangelina, Angelina Jolie, has tied with Julia Roberts by registering $20 million in earnings. At number eight is Drew Barrymore, who has registered $15 million in earnings. 16 times Oscar nominee Meryl Streep has secured the ninth position on the list with 413 million earnings. Finally, at number ten is a teen sensation, Kristen Stewart, whose earnings over the past year are a cool $12 million.