You've Probably Never Heard of the No. 4-Paid Actress

Hello, Fan Bingbing
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2015 2:46 PM CDT
You've Probably Never Heard of the No. 4-Paid Actress
Chinese actress Fan Bingbing poses for photos at a red carpet event for the premiere of the movie "Tiny Times 4" in Beijing July 8, 2015.   (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The top-earning actress over the last year is no surprise at all: Jennifer Lawrence easily tops Forbes' new list with $52 million. More interesting is Melissa McCarthy, who finds herself at No. 3 at $23 million—in addition to movies such as Spy and Tammy, she also launched a clothing line, Seven7. And just behind her is a Chinese actress named Fan Bingbing, star of foreign films such as My Way and Battle of the Warriors. The 33-year-old managed to beat out names such as Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts. "Will fans in the US now take notice of Fan Bingbing?" wonders the International Business Times. "Only time will tell, but $21 million is hard to ignore."

Here are the 10 highest-paid actresses from June 2014 to June 2015:

  1. Jennifer Lawrence: $52 million
  2. Scarlett Johansson: $35.5 million
  3. Melissa McCarthy: $23 million
  4. Fan Bingbing: $21 million
  5. Jennifer Aniston: $16.5 million
  6. Julia Roberts: $16 million
  7. Angelina Jolie: $15 million
  8. Reese Witherspoon: $15 million
  9. Anne Hathaway: $12 million
  10. Kristen Stewart: $12 million
(More actress stories.)

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