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Forbes' World's Highest-Paid💰 Actresses 2017


La La Land--the city and its celluloid namesake--has been very kind to Emma Stone. At just 28 years old, the Hollywood star is this year's highest-paid actress, banking $26 million pretax in Forbes' 12 month scoring period.

Stone has her earnings from the movie-musical to thank for the bulk of her payday, which also won her a Best Actress Oscar. Her portrayal of Mia, an aspiring actress and barista, garnered rave reviews and goosed the film to $445.3 million at the global box office.

She bests Jennifer Aniston (No. 2; $25.5 million) who continues to bank millions more than a decade after Friends' conclusion, thanks to regular roles in movies such as The Yellow Birds. But Aniston, 48, makes most of her money by endorsing the likes of Emirates airlines, Smartwater and Aveeno.

Former top-ranked Jennifer Lawrence comes in at No. 3, notching just over half her 2016 total. But don’t worry—she still made $24 million. Without a Hunger Games movie, most of Lawrence's paychecks came from forthcoming Darren Aronofsky thriller Mother!, Red Sparrow and a longstanding Dior endorsement.

Melissa McCarthy (No. 4; $18 million) and Mila Kunis (No. 5; $15.5 million) round out the top five.

Earnings estimates are based on data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders. All figures are pretax; fees for agents, managers and lawyers are not deducted. The list examined actresses the world over, but no stars from Asia made the cut, as Fan Bingbing and Deepika Padukone dropped off due to quieter years.

Check out the full list:

1. Emma Stone ($26 million)

2. Jennifer Aniston ($25.5 million)

3. Jennifer Lawrence ($24 million)

4. Melissa McCarthy ($18 million)

5. Mila Kunis ($15.5 million)

6. Emma Watson ($14 million)

6. Charlize Theron ($14 million)

7. Cate Blanchett ($12 million)

8. Julia Roberts ($12 million)

9. Amy Adams ($11.5 million)

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