Sandra Bullock named Hollywood's highest paid actress – see the top ten list

Sandra Bullock earned $51million (£30million) last year, making her the highest paid actress of 2014.

Forbes complied the list, which covers June 2013 until June 2014.


Sandra Bullock: Hollywood's highest paid actress of 2014

Sandra, 50, saw her pay cheque rocket in the past year thanks to her starring role in the Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, for which she received a best actress Oscar nomination.

The sci-fi thriller took $716million at the worldwide box-office, while Sandra’s other film, The Heat, also starring Melissa McCarthy, earned $230million.

Jennifer Lawrence

In second place was Jennifer Lawrence. The 23-year-old starred in a number of hit films in the last 12 months, including Hunger Games: Catching Fire, American Hustle and X Men: Days of Future Past and Present, earning her $34million.

Jennifer Aniston took home $31million following her turn in We’re The Millers, while Iron Man actress Gwyneth Paltrow earned $19million.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston

Last year’s highest paid actress Angelina Jolie was named in fifth place with $18million.

In contrast, Robert Downey Jr was named Hollywood’s top earning male star, with $75million in earnings thanks to the Iron Man trilogy and the Avengers films; Marvel has made almost $4billion on films starring Robert, not including merchandise.

Forbes estimates that the female top ten earned $226million compared to the $419million made by the men.

Robert Downey Jr was named the highest paid actor for the second year running

Forbes highest-earning actresses 2014:

1. Sandra Bullock - $51million (£31million)

2. Jennifer Lawrence - $34million (£20million)

3. Jennifer Aniston - $31million (£18million)

4. Gwyneth Paltrow - $19million (£11million)

5. Angelina Jolie - $18million (£10.6million)

6. Cameron Diaz - $18million (£10.6million)

7. Scarlett Johansson - $17million (£10million)

8. Amy Adams - $13million (£7.7million)

9. Natalie Portman - $13million (£7.7million)

10. Kristen Stewart - $12million (£7.1million)