The 60 Richest Actresses in The World

Money makes the world go round and often finds its way to the determined and talented. Many aspiring actresses around the world have built their empires. Some of them are the richest actresses in the world, taking home multi-million dollar cheques for each role. If you want to learn about these successful women, you have come to the right place.

Let’s dive in…

1. Reese Witherspoon

Net worth: US$400 million

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Everyone knows Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods from one of the biggest cult classics of the 2000s Legally Blonde (2001) and its sequel Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003). The movie garnered tremendous media attention and is still popular for its various pop culture moments.

Witherspoon is an American actress and producer who began her career in her teenage years with a role in The Man in the Moon (1991). Her best-known films include Legally Blonde (2001), Sweet Home Alabama (2002), and Walk The Line (2005). She became the richest actress in the world in 2021 with a net worth of $400 million.

2. Jennifer Aniston

Net worth: US$300 million

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Jennifer Aniston is an American actress and producer who rose to prominence for her role as Rachel Green in the TV sitcom Friends from 1994 to 2004. The show achieved cult status and is still a popular favorite among many.

Aniston was also cast in multiple movies, such as The Good Girl (2002), Bruce Almighty (2003), and Just Go With It (2011). However, her biggest commercial success was Friends ,and she reportedly made $1 million per episode in the last two seasons of the show.

3. Julia Roberts

Net worth: US$250 million

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One of the most influential and well-known actresses of her generation, Julia Roberts has had a successful yet versatile career with roles in films of varying genres. Roberts’ moving performances in romantic comedies, psychological thrillers, dramas, and action movies led to her becoming one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood.

In 1998, she gained recognition for her role in Mystic Pizza (1988) and achieved global stardom with Pretty Woman (1990). Roberts’ biggest career successes also include Notting Hill (1999), Eat Pray Love (2010), and Wonder (2017).

4. Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Net worth: US$250 million

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the most successful actresses in the world who has received various awards for her performances. She began her career at The Practical Theatre Company and soon made an appearance on Saturday Night Live from 1982 to 1985.

Julia’s biggest success came with her role as Elaine Benes on one of the most successful sitcoms of all time, Seinfield (1989-1998). Although the show was a commercial success, she only made $600,000 per episode without equity ownership points.

Her impressive net worth can be credited to various other projects, such as The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–2010) and Veep (2012–2019).

5. Victoria Principal

Net worth: US$350 million

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Victoria Principal is an American actress, producer, author, and entrepreneur. She rose to prominence for her role as Pamela Barnes Ewing on the TV series Dallas (1978-1991). She played the character till 1978 and left to open her own production company, Victoria Principal Productions.

After producing various TV films, Principal became interested in skincare and soon launched her own line of products called Principal Secret. Since its launch in 1989, the brand grew tremendously and contributed largely to her net worth. In 2019, Principal sold her brand to focus on philanthropic work and humanitarian efforts.

6. Sofia Vergara

Net worth: US$180 million

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Often considered one of the most influential Latina actresses, Sofia Vergara is best known as the feisty and witty Gloria Delgado-Pritchett from her time on Modern Family (2009-2020). Vergara earned nineteen award nominations for her performance on the show. She reportedly earned $190,000 per episode for Season 8 and $500,000 per episode for Season 10 of the show.

Vergara started her career with Spanish-language shows in the late 1990s. She had her first major Hollywood role with Chasing Papi (2003) and then appeared in various comedic films, such as Madea Goes to Jail (2009) and The Smurfs (2011). She has served as a coach on America’s Got Talent since 2020.

7. Scarlett Johansson

Net worth: US$165 million

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One of the world’s most well-known celebrities, Scarlett Johansson is an American actress who has had a spot on the highest-paid actress lists for a couple of years now. With various successful projects under her belt, her movies have grossed $14.3 billion worldwide and she has received various awards and nominations.

Johansson had her first role at just ten years of age and received attention for her earliest roles. Her performance in The Horse Whisperer (1998) received considerable attention and praise. Johansson has performed well in movies of varying genres, like Lucy (2014), Marriage Story (2019), and Black Widow (2021).

8. Jennifer Lawrence

Net worth: US$160 million

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Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most successful and well-known American actresses. Everyone knows the headstrong and powerful Mystique from the X-Men film series (2011–2019) and Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games trilogy (2012-2015), two of her most popular roles.

Lawrence’s other notable acting roles came in David Owen Russell’s movies. She received praise for her performances in Silver Linings Playbook (2012), American Hustle (2013), and Joy (2015). Due to career fluctuations, Lawrence took a break from acting and returned in 2021 with Don’t Look Up.

Lawrence frequently appears on highest-paid actress lists and reportedly makes $15 to $20 million per movie.

9. Drew Barrymore

Net worth: US$125 million

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Drew Barrymore is an American actress, producer, author, and the host of her own talk show The Drew Barrymore Show (2020-Present). Barrymore became famous as a child actress for her role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).

She had a tremendously successful career from the 1990s to the early 2000s, starring in a string of popular movies such as Poison Ivy (1992), Mad Love (1995), Scream (1996), Ever After (1998), Charlie’s Angels (2000), and Grey Gardens (2009). Barrymore has reportedly made $15 million per movie since 2007.

10. Sandra Bullock

Net worth: US$250 million

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When Sandra Bullock played Annie Porter in Speed (1994), she did not expect the movie to be such a huge hit. Her role gained recognition, especially her chemistry with her co-star Keanu Reeves. Sandra Bullock is an American actress and producer, and one of the most successful female actresses during the 1990s with leading roles in Hope Floats (1998) and A Time to Kill (1996).

Aside from acting, Bullock also founded her own production company called Fortis Films. Many of her movies are immensely popular, such as The Blind Side (2009), Gravity (2013), and Bird Box (2018).

11. Amy Irving

Net worth: US$120 million

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Amy Irving is an American actress and singer, known for her work in films, on television, and on stage. She was born in Palo Alto to well-known actors Jules Irving and Priscilla Pointer, which likely inspired her to pursue the profession herself. Irving made her debut on Broadway at the age of 13 and soon went on to star in Carrie (1976) and The Fury (1978).

Irving’s main work is roles in various Broadway productions. However, she has also had quite a successful film career with roles in Deconstructing Harry (1997), Traffic (2000), and Adam (2009). Most recently, Irving appeared in the horror film Unsane (2018).

12. Jane Fonda

Net worth: US$200 million

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Jane Fonda is an American actress, former fashion model, and activist. One of the most well-known fashion icons of her time, she has won various awards including the highly-regarded AFI Life Achievement Award. Fonda debuted on Broadway in 1960 and received a Tony Award nomination for her first role.

Since then, she began appearing in films and gained wider recognition during the 1960s. Her performances in Period of Adjustment (1962), Barbarella (1968), and They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969) established her as one of the leading actresses of her time.

Most recently, she appeared in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie (2015–2022). Aside from acting, Fonda is well-known for her workout videos and her activism during the Vietnam war.

13. Nicole Kidman

Net worth: US$250 million

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One of the most renowned actresses of our time, Nicole Kidman has stayed one of the richest actresses in Hollywood for more than a decade. Her performances characterized by authenticity, poise, and elegance helped her stand out and establish herself as one of the leading actresses in Hollywood. Originally from Australia, Kidman’s career began with her role in Dead Calm (1989).

Kidman had lead roles in various films during the 1990s, including Days of Thunder (1990), To Die For (1995), and Eyes Wide Shut (1999). Her most recent role was in Being The Ricardos (2021) where she played Lucille Ball.

14. Salma Hayek

Net worth: US$200 million

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Salma Hayek is a Mexican-American actress who began her career in Mexico and then starred in various Hollywood films. In 1995, Hayek gained fame for her role in Desperado. Despite only having minor roles in From Dusk till Dawn (1996) and Dogma (1999), Hayek generated a vast fan following.

In 2002, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first Mexican actress to be so, for her role in the autobiographical film Frida. Most recently, Hayek received critical acclaim for her performances in Tale of Tales (2015), Beatriz at Dinner (2017), and House of Gucci (2021)

15. Demi Moore

Net worth: US$200 million

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One of the biggest Hollywood stars during the 1990s, Demi Moore is an American actress who rose to prominence for her role in Blame It on Rio (1984). The role led to significant media attention and her being cast in other successful films, such as Ghost (1990), A Few Good Men (1992), and Disclosure (1994).

When Moore starred in Striptease (1996), she became the highest-paid actress in Hollywood and earned an unprecedented $12.5 million. Aside from acting, Moore is also well-known for her memoir, Inside Out (2019) which became a New York Times Best Seller.

16. Jessica Biel

Net worth: US$250 million

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Jessica Biel was a household name during the 1990s when she played Mary Camden in 7th Heaven (1996–2006). Biel also starred in Ulee’s Gold (1997) and won the Young Artist Award for her performance. She rose to prominence in 2002 for her role in the cult classic Rules of Attraction.

You might also know Biel from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) and The Illusionist (2006), two of her most commercially and critically successful roles. In recent times, Biel served as a producer and cast member for The Sinner (2017-2021) and received a Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

17. Charlize Theron

Net worth: US$170 million

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Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress, best known for playing the serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the film Monster (2003) which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress. Theron rose to prominence in the 1990s with lead roles in The Devil’s Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and The Cider House Rules (1999).

She also received an Academy Award nomination for her role in North Country (2005). Theron has been a part of many commercially successful films, such as Prometheus (2012), Atomic Blonde (2017), Bombshell (2019), and F9 (2021). In 2019, Forbes declared Theron as one of the highest-paid actresses of the year.

18. Leslie Mann

Net worth: US$150 million

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Leslie Mann is an American actress who gained media attention in 1997 for starring as Ursula Stanhope in George of the Jungle. Mann had an interest in acting from an early age and started her career at the age of 18 by appearing in various commercials.

Her prolific acting career includes early appearances in The Cable Guy (1996), Big Daddy (1998), and The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005). Mann has worked with many notable names in the acting industry, such as Brendan Fraser, Steve Carell, Matthew Perry, Jack Black, and Paul Rudd. Recently, she was Steve Carell’s co-star in Welcome to Marwen (2018).

19. Rosie O’Donnell

Net worth: US$120 million

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Rosie O’Donnell is an American comedian, actress, author, and television producer. O’Donnell began her career in comedy during her 20s and rose to prominence during her time on the Star Series in 1984. After winning on the show, Donnell acted in TV sitcoms such as Stand By Your Man (1992).

She also made appearances in various films like A League of Their Own (1992), The Flintstones (1994), and Wide Awake (1998). O’Donnell is best known for her talk show The Rosie O’Donnell Show (1996–2002) and her time on The View from 2006 to 2007 which garnered its fair share of controversy.

Most recently, O’Donnell received critical acclaim for playing Tutu in the Showtime TV series SMILF (2017-2019).

20. Kaley Cuoco

Net worth: US$100 million

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Kaley Cuoco is an American actress and producer who gained recognition for playing Bridget Hennessy on 8 Simple Rules (2002–2005). However, her most well-known and commercially successful role to date is Penny on the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019).

Cuoco’s impressive net worth can be credited to her time on the show which ran for 12 seasons. She reportedly earned anywhere from $850,000 to $1 million per episode during the show’s final five seasons. Cuoco also owns 1% equity points for the show, so she still earns millions through re-runs of the show.

Alongside her successful role in The Big Bang Theory, Cuoco has been in the film industry for decades and also starred in Crimes of Fashion (2004), Killer Movie (2008), and The Wedding Ringer (2015).

21. Sarah Jessica Parker

Net worth: US$200 million

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Sarah Jessica Parker is one of the most well-known celebrities of her generation and the winner of two Primetime Emmy Awards and six Golden Globe Awards. She is best known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City (1998–2004), often regarded as one of the most iconic female characters to grace American television. Her character’s influence is still predominant, notably in fashion.

Parker became one of the richest actresses in the world mainly through her time on Sex and the City. She reportedly earned $3.2 million per episode for the final three seasons of the show. She also owns her own production company called Pretty Matches, which she founded in 2005.

22. Courteney Cox

Net worth: US$150 million

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Courteney Cox is an American actress, producer, and director. She gained worldwide recognition for starring as Monica Geller in the TV sitcom Friends (1994-2004). She is also well-known for playing Gale Weathers in various movies of the Scream film franchise (1996-Present).

In 2005, Cox and her co-stars became the highest-paid TV actors of all time, setting a new Guinness World record. After the show went into syndication, Cox and her co-stars also earned millions in residuals with re-runs. Since Friends, Cox’s other successful works to date include Cougar Town (2009-2015) and Just Before I Go (2014).

23. Michelle Pfeiffer

Net worth: US$250 million

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Michelle Pfeiffer is an American actress who is often regarded as one of the greatest stars of the 1980s and 1990s. She has received numerous nominations and awards for her performances.

Pfeiffer first rose to prominence with a lead role in Grease 2 (1982) and gained wider recognition for playing Elvira Hancock in Scarface (1983). The movie is a cult classic, with her character being a popular favorite.

In her four-decade career, Pfeiffer has seen success after success, becoming one of the highest-paid actresses in the 1990s. Her most notable performances include roles in The Witches of Eastwick (1987), Hairspray (2007), The Wizard of Lies (2017), and French Exit (2020).

24. Lisa Kudrow

Net worth: US$130 million

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Lisa Kudrow is an American actress, producer, comedian, and writer. She is best known for her role as Phoebe Buffay in the TV sitcom Friends (1994-2004).

Kudrow has received eighteen nominations and won four awards for her time on the show. Her character was a popular favorite and is still regarded as one of the best female characters in American television. Aside from Friends, she also starred in the films The Opposite of Sex (1998), Neighbors (2014), and Long Shot (2019).

25. Linda Hamilton

Net worth: US$70 million

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Linda Hamilton is an American actress, best known for her role as Sarah Connor in various installments of the Terminator film series. Hamilton rose to prominence with her role in the thriller film TAG: The Assassination Game (1982) and also played a lead role in the commercially successful horror film Children of the Corn (1984).

Most recently, Hamilton reprised her role as Sarah Connors in Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) and also voiced her in the video game Gears 5.

26. Jane Seymour

Net worth: US$60 million

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Jane Seymour is a British-American actress, entrepreneur, and author. She rose to prominence for playing the bond girl Solitaire with psychic powers in Live and Let Die (1973).

Seymour was one of the most acclaimed actresses during the 1980s and received many nominations. Her most popular films from the time include The Woman He Loved (1988) and Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (1988). Aside from acting, Seymour founded the Open Hearts Foundation and also designs various accessories under Jane Seymour Designs.

27. Halle Berry

Net worth: US$90 million

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Halle Berry is one of the most influential black women in Hollywood and the only black actress to win an Oscar Award for Best Actress for her role in Monster’s Ball (2001). Berry started gaining traction with her performance in Boomerang (1992) and established herself as one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood in the 2000s.

One of her best-known roles was the title role in Catwoman (2004), for which Berry received $14 million. She is also known for playing Storm in various X-Men movies.

28. Meryl Streep

Net worth: US$160 million

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Often considered “the greatest actress of her generation”, Meryl Streep is an American actress known for taking on versatile roles. She received media attention early on in her career for her ability to lend life to characters. She made her debut in 1976 and earned a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award two years after.

During her four-decade career, Streep has had many successful roles. Some of her most notable performances include roles in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Death Becomes Her (1992), and The Iron Lady (2011).

29. Angelina Jolie

Net worth: US$120 million

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Everyone knows the beautiful Angelina Jolie, whether it be for her portrayal of Gia Carangi in Gia (1998) or, more recently, as Maleficent from Maleficent (2014). Jolie is a timeless beauty, known for her poise, wit, and charm. She usually plays lead roles in the movies she is cast in.

Her career started when she was just a child and she gained international recognition for her role in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). In addition to acting, Jolie is known for her humanitarian efforts and has received various honorary awards.

30. Keira Knightley

Net worth: US$80 million

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Keira Knightley is an English actress who rose to prominence for her role in Bend It Like Beckham (2002). Her performance garnered media attention and led to other successful roles. A recipient of various awards and accolades, Knightley began her career when she was only six years old.

She is well-known for her work with Joe Wright in period dramas. Her performances in Pride & Prejudice (2005), Atonement (2007), and Anna Karenina (2012) have received praise and critical acclaim. Knightley is also known for her role as Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of The Caribbean movie series.

31. Melissa McCarthy

Net worth: US$90 million

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Melissa McCarthy is an American actress, comedian, fashion designer, writer, and producer. She gained media attention and praise for her role as Sookie St. James in the TV series Gilmore Girls (2000–2007). She also played Molly Flynn in the sitcom Mike & Molly (2010–2016) which is one of her best-known performances.

In 2020, McCarthy came second on Forbes’ list for the highest-paid actresses.

32. Emily Blunt

Net worth: US$80 million

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Emily Blunt is an English actress who first gained media attention in 2006 for starring as Emily Charlton in The Devil Wears Prada. The same year, she won the BAFTA Award for her performance in Gideon’s Daughter.

Her role in The Devil Wears Prada (2006) led to many other successful roles. Blunt’s career grew tremendously with lead roles in the films The Young Victoria (2009), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Sicario (2015), and Mary Poppins Returns (2018). In 2020, Blunt was included in Forbes’ list of highest-paid actresses.

33. Cate Blanchett

Net worth: US$95 million

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Cate Blanchett is a well-known name in the American film industry and has worked as an actress since 1992. She has appeared in various blockbuster films and small films. When Blanchett played Elizabeth I in Elizabeth (1998), she left viewers and critics alike in awe of her performance

Along with leading roles in various films, Blanchett also had the honor of working with Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen. To date, her performances in The Aviator (2004) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) are considered some of her finest work as an actress.

34. Ellen Pompeo

Net worth: US$80 million

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Ellen Pompeo is an American actress best known for starring as Meredith Grey in Grey’s Anatomy (2005-2022). One of the highest-paid actresses in the world since 2017, most of Pompeo’s wealth is due to her role on the show.

Pompeo began her career with guest roles in various shows to little success. Her role in Moonlight Mile (2002) served as a stepping stone to landing the lead in Grey’s Anatomy. According to Forbes, Pompeo earns $19 million a year through the show.

35. Natalie Portman

Net worth: US$90 million

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Natalie Portman is an Israeli-American actress who was very popular during the 2000s. She began her career at the early age of twelve with Léon: The Professional (1994). As a child actress, Portman showed promise and the ability to play complex roles with ease.

Portman became well-known during the 2000s with her performances in V for Vendetta (2005), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), and Black Swan (2010).

36. Mila Kunis

Net worth: US$75 million

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Mila Kunis is a Russian-American actress who became one of the most prominent sex symbols during the 2000s. Although she gained fame for her attractiveness, nobody can dispute her skill as an actress. One of her best-known roles is Jackie Buckhart on That ’70s Show (1998–2006).

Kunis has been in various popular movies such as Black Swan (2010), Ted (2012), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), and Bad Moms (2016).

37. Helena Bonham Carter

Net worth: US$60 million

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Helena Bonham Carter is an English actress best known for her distinctive, atypical fashion choices and her role as Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter film series (2001-2011). Carter rose to prominence in the 1980s with her roles in A Room with a View (1985) and Lady Jane (1986).

Since then, she has had many notable roles in movies like Fight Club (1999), The King’s Speech (2010), and Dark Shadows (2012). Most recently, Carter portrayed Princess Margaret in The Crown from 2019 to 2020.

38. Jennifer Garner

Net worth: US$80 million

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Jennifer Garner is an American actress best known for her role as Sydney Bristow in the series Alias (2001–2006). For her performance on the show, Garner received four nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award.

She has been in various successful movies and is a well-known advocate for anti-paparazzi campaigns. Aside from her prolific acting career, Garner co-founded her organic baby food brand Once Upon A Farm with John Foraker.

39. Renée Zellweger

Net worth: US$90 million

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Renee Zellweger is an American actress best known for playing Bridget Jones in Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001). Zellweger is known for her portrayal of vulnerable or disturbed characters with emotional depth.

She has appeared in movies of various genres, notably Jerry Maguire (1996), Nurse Betty (2000), Cold Mountain (2003), and Judy (2019). Her performances received critical acclaim and she established herself as a prominent name in Hollywood, becoming one of the highest-paid actresses in 2007.

40. Kristen Stewart

Net worth: US$70 million

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While her role as Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga (2008-2012) propelled her fame to new heights, Stewart first gained recognition for her role in The Panic Room (2002) when she was just twelve years old.

After the end of The Twilight Saga, Stewart shifted her focus to roles that felt personal to her. She had success with independent films as well, notably Clouds of Sils Maria (2014). Most recently, she portrayed Lady Diana in Spencer (2021).

41. Anne Hathaway

Net worth: US$80 million

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Anne Hathaway’s latest Bvlugari campaign got everyone’s attention, but she has been used to being in the spotlight since her teen years. As a teenager, she appeared in Get Real (1999–2000) and rose to prominence with her film debut in The Princess Diaries (2001).

Hathaway was a popular actress during the mid-2000s, with roles in The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Rachel Getting Married (2008) cementing her place in the industry. Hathaway’s performances in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Interstellar (2014), and The Intern (2015) are well-known.

42. Eva Longoria

Net worth: US$80 million

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Eva Longoria is an American actress best known for starring as Gabrielle Solis in Desperate Housewives (2004-2012). She began her career with guest roles and first gained recognition for playing Isabella Braña in the CBS soap opera The Young & Restless from 2001 to 2003.

Longoria’s most successful performances include roles in The Sentinel (2006) and Overboard (2018).

43. Kate Winslet

Net worth: US$65 million

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Kate Winslet is an English actress known for her portrayal of complicated and assertive women. A winner of numerous awards and accolades, Winslet is a professionally taught actress and made her debut at fifteen years of age.

Winslet gained global recognition when she starred in epic romantic film Titanic (1997). After the film became a global success, she turned to acting in independent films, notably the period drama Quills (2000). Most recently, she starred in the limited series Mare of Easttown (2021).

44. Ellen Barkin

Net worth: US$80 million

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Ellen Barkin is an American actress and producer who rose to prominence for her role in Diner (1982). Barkin had various starring roles during the 1980s, notably in Eddie and the Cruisers (1983), The Big Easy (1986), and Sea of Love (1989).

She is known for her performance in various Broadway plays as well as films. The winner of various awards, she has won a Tony Award and a Primetime Emmy Award. Barkin was a prominent name during her career, often deemed as one of the most mesmerizing women in Hollywood.

45. Sharon Stone

Net worth: US$60 million

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Sharon Stone is an American actress best known for playing intriguing and mysterious characters. From an early point in her career, Stone became one of the biggest sex symbols during the 1990s.

Stone is best known for her performance in movies from the late 1980s and early 1990s like Above the Law (1988), Total Recall (1990), and Basic Instinct (1992). Most recently, Stone starred in Ryan Murphy’s TV series Ratched (2020).

46. Robin Wright

Net worth: US$65 million

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Robin Wright is an American actress best known for her role as Jenny Curran in Forrest Gump (1994). The receiver of two awards and eleven nominations, Wright became one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood in 2016.

Wright also gained recognition for starring as Claire Underwood in House of Cards (2013-2018). She won the Golden Globe Award and received eight Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her role in the series as an actress and producer for several episodes.

47. Helen Hunt

Net worth: US$75 million

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Helen Hunt is an American actress and director best known for her role as Jamie Bunchman in the TV sitcom Mad About You (1992-1999, 2009). Hunt received three Golden Globe Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards for her role in the series.

She has also starred in various films, mainly romantic comedies and drama films, such as As Good as It Gets (1997), What Women Want (2000), The Sessions (2012), and The Miracle Season (2018). Aside from acting, Hunt directed Then She Found Me (2007) and Ride (2014).

48. Penélope Cruz

Net worth: US$85 million

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Penelope Cruz is a Spanish actress known for her performances in films of varying genres. With a career spanning three decades, Cruz established herself as a leading actress and has received two awards and ten nominations.

She began her career at age 16 with an appearance in Jamón Jamón (1992). She then went on to star in the blockbuster Spanish film Belle Époque (1992) which earned her wider recognition.

Most recently, Cruz portrayed Donatella Versace in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (2018) and received praise and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her performance.

49. Susan Sarandon

Net worth: US$60 million

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Susan Sarandon is an American actress who began her career in the 1970s. Sarandon first gained media attention when she starred as Janet Weiss in the well-known film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). She has appeared in many films and also in Broadway productions.

Sarandon has had starring roles in many popular films, such as Dead Man Walking (1995), The Hunger (1983), Little Women (1994), and Enchanted (2007). Sarandon is one of few actors who have received a Primetime Emmy Award for their guest roles.

50. Helen Mirren

Net worth: US$100 million

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Helen Mirren is one of the most successful English actresses of her generation. The three-time BAFTA TV Award-winner started her film and television career in the 1990s. When Mirren starred as DCI Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect (1991-2006), she not only captivated her audience but won three consecutive BAFTA TV Awards for Best Actress.

Mirren is a notable actress and also received the Screen Guild Actors Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021.

51. Selena Gomez

Net worth: US$85 million

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For many of us, we first heard of Selena Gomez when she played Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012). However, she has come a long way since then and built an empire with her extremely successful cosmetics brand Rare Beauty and many other ventures.

Gomez has been making music since 2008 with her band but went solo in 2013 and recently released her Grammy-nominated Spanish language EP Revelación (2021). She also appears on Selena + Chef (2020–Present) and Only Murders in the Building (2021–Present).

52. Susan Lucci

Net worth: US$80 million

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Susan Lucci is an American actress, entrepreneur, TV host, and author. Lucci rose to prominence for playing Erica Kane on the ABC drama series All My Children (1970-2011). Lucci’s character on the show is often considered an icon, much like Phoebe Buffay from Friends or Carrie Bradshaw from SATC.

Her role in the series was her biggest commercial success, making her one of the highest-paid actresses during the 1990s. She has also competed in Dancing With The Stars during Season 7.

53. Kelly Ripa

Net worth: US$120 million

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Kelly Ripa is an American actress, TV producer, talk show host, and dancer. Ripa is best known for starring as Hayley Vaughan in All My Children from 1990 to 2002. Born and raised in New Jersey, she began to pursue acting during her high school years.

Since 2001, Kelly Ripa has been a co-host on the highly popular talk show Live! with Kelly and Ryan from its start. The show has undergone many rebrands over the years, but Ripa is still one of the co-hosts.

54. Catherine Zeta-Jones

Net worth: US$150 million

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Catherine Zeta-Jones is a Welsh actress who grew popular during the 1980s. She aspired to become an actress from a young age and started appearing in various musicals. Zeta-Jones achieved fame and success during the 1990s when she began appearing on The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993).

After moving to Los Angeles, she appeared in the critically acclaimed The Mask of Zorro (1998), a role that established her as a leading actress in Hollywood.

55. Tina Fey

Net worth: US$75 million

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Tina Fey is an American actress, comedian, producer, and playwright. She is best known for her work on Mean Girls (2004) and Saturday Night Live! from 1997 to 2006. Fey became a prominent name on SNL and soon gained the position of head writer and performer. Her impersonations of Sarah Palin on SNL earned her the AP Entertainer of The Year Award.

56. Julianne Moore

Net worth: US$55 million

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Julianne Moore is an American actress and author who rose to prominence during the 1990s. She is known for her portrayal of complicated and vulnerable women. Moore was one of Hollywood’s most popular actresses during the late1990s and early 2000s.

Like most actresses, Moore began with small roles and eventually gained considerable praise for her performance in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992). By 1997, she became one of Hollywood’s most recognizable actresses due to her role in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. She continued with a string of successes and recently starred in the highest-grossing film Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017).

57. Sally Field

Net worth: US$55 million

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Sally Field is an American actress who rose to prominence during the 1970s. Field first gained recognition and critical acclaim when she starred in the television film Sybil (1976).

She became famous during the 1970s and starred in some of the most popular films of the 1990s, such as Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Soapdish (1991), and Forrest Gump (1994). Most recently, Field starred in the Netflix series Maniac (2018) and the AMC series Dispatches from Elsewhere (2020).

58. Jessica Chastain

Net worth: US$50 million

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Jessica Chastain is an American actress known for her work in films with feminist themes. She had an interest in acting from a young age and studied it at the Juilliard School. Chastain rose to prominence in 2011 when she starred in The Tree of Life.

Her work spans several genres and she has been in many blockbuster films like Interstellar (2014), The Martian (2015), and It Chapter Two (2019). Most recently, Chastain produced and starred in The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021) and won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

59. Milla Jovovich

Net worth: US$80 million

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An American actress, singer, and supermodel, Milla Jovovich is well-known for her roles in multiple sci-fi and action movies. She began modeling at the age of 12 and appeared on the cover of Italian magazine Lei.

As an actress, Jovovich had her breakthrough in 1997 and is best known for her appearances in the Resident Evil film franchise (2002-2016).

60. Kate Hudson

Net worth: US$80 million

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Kate Hudson is an American actress and businesswoman best known for playing Penny Lane in Almost Famous (2000). Hudson commonly starred in romantic comedies during the 2000s, notably How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) and Bride Wars (2009).

Aside from acting, Hudson is the co-founder of the renowned activewear brand Fabletics. She has also written two books, Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body (2016) and Pretty Fun: Creating and Celebrating a Lifetime of Tradition (2017).