So, want to be an actress? Well, good luck, and get in line. The average starting salary for an actress is a mere $28 per hour, sure, more than Starbucks, but not exactly raking it in at under $60,000 per year (plus, remember that most actresses do not even come close to working full time hours).
But, like many industries, the best of the best do quite well. How well? Who are the highest paid actresses? According to a recent report by Forbes, the winning actresses are (and they may surprise you):
5. Charlize Thereon, lots of hits recently.
4. Angeline Jolie, more recently in the tabloids than anything else
3. Sandra Bullock, $11M, and she has a Oscar to boot.
2. Cameron Diaz, a close second at a mere $34M. How does she reel in over triple that of the others on the list? Not sure.
1. Kristen Stewart! That’s right, coming off of her twilight fame, she can now be hired for a mere $34.5 million PER MOVIE. We’ll see how long this price tag lasts! She’ll need a few more hits after twilight to prove she can be a big box office success year after year like the other actresses on this list. Powered by jobsfor14yearolds.org
Lower down the list are all star actresses Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep. Go figure.