Forbes: Emma Stone is 2017’s best paid actress

(BBC) – Emma Stone has been paid more than any other actress this year.

The La La Land star earned $26m (around £20m) in the last 12 months, mainly due to the success of the Hollywood musical.

That puts her at the top of Forbes magazine’s annual list, beating the likes of Jennifer Anniston and Emma Watson.

Jennifer Lawrence, who topped the list in 2016, came third with earnings of $24m (£19m).

Jennifer Lawrence

Emma’s earnings increased by 160% on 2016, when she made $10m (£8m).

The 28-year-old recently spoke out about the gender pay gap in Hollywood, revealing her male co-stars had taken pay cuts so they could earn the same.

Jennifer Lawrence has topped the Forbes list for the past two years, mainly because of her earnings from the Hunger Games franchise.

In 2016 she made $46m (£36m), after the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the last in the series.

This year, the 10 top paid actresses made $172.5m (£134m) between them, before fees and taxes.

All the actresses made more than $11.5m (£9m) each.

Jennifer Aniston took second place with earnings of $25.5m (£20m), mainly from her endorsements for Smartwater, skincare brand Aveeno and airline Emirates.

Emma Watson is the only British person to feature in the top 10, in sixth place.

It’s the first time she’s made the list, even though she has an overall fortune of £39m, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

Her role as Belle in Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast contributed heavily to her $14m (£11m) earnings.

Melissa McCarthy, Mila Kunis, Charlize Theron, Cate Blanchett, Julia Roberts and Amy Adams also feature on the list.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson topped last year’s male Hollywood rich list making $64.5m (£50m) between June 2015 and June 2016.


Top: Emma won the best actress award at this year’s Oscars for her role as Mia in La La Land. Photo: Getty  Images via BBC

Inset; Jennifer Lawrence topped the Forbes list in 2015 and 2016. Photo: Getty Images via BBC


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