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Top 10 Richest Actresses 2011

Written by Top 100 Arena on 2012-05-27
This may not come as a surprise but according to Forbes Magazine, the richest actresses in the world are based in Hollywood and have starred in some of the most successful and popular films in the last decade. You can also check out top 10 richest actors on the site. Here is the list of the richest actresses in the world in 2011.

10 Drew Barrymore


Drew Blyth Baltimore is an actress, producer, screenwriter and model born into the Barrymore family of Actors. Drew's worth is estimated at $15 Million. She made her first screen appearance in a TV commercial when she was just 11 months old but her film debut was in 1980 in the film 'Altered States'. Her most notable films as an actress include 'Never Been Kissed' (1999), 'Charlie's Angels' (2000), '50 First Dates' (2004), 'Fever Pitch' (2005) and 'Grey Gardens' (2009). She has also won various awards including the Golden Globe Award and the Screen Actor Guild Award. Official Fan Site

9 Katherine Heigl

You will probably remember Katherine Marie Heigl from her role as Dr. Izzie Stevens in 'Grey's Anatomy drama series on ABC, a role that won her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress. She has also appeared in very successful films such as Knocked Up (2007), Killers (2010), Life As We Know It (2010), One for the Money (2012), Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995), New Year's Eve (2011), The Ugly Truth (2009), Zyzzyx Road (2006), and 27 Dresses (2008). According to Forbes, she was worth about $19 Million at the end of 2011. Official Fan Site

8 Kristen Stewart

Kristen Jaymes Stewart was the Eighth richest actress in 2011 valued at slightly over $20 Million. Although she shot to fame when she appeared as the Bella Swan in the Twilight Saga in 2008, Kristen had been acting since 1999 when she was eight. She appeared in a small film 'The Thirteenth Year' and later in 'The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas'. Today, she is popular for her roles in the films 'In the Land of Women' (2007), 'Zathura' (2005), 'Panic Room' (2002), 'The Runaways' (2010), 'Adventureland' (2009) and 'The Messengers' (2007). Her financial prospects are looking good especially since she is beautiful, young and expected to star in very promising films in 2012 including 'On the Road' and 'Snow White and the Huntsman'. Facebook Site

7 Julia Roberts

The charming, beautiful and talented Julia became a star in 1990 with the success of the romantic comedy 'Pretty Woman' which won her a Golden Global Award. Since then, she has been nominated for many awards for various roles. So far, she has won 20 over her 25 year career. As of 2010, she was worth about $140 Million, although she gave most of her fortune away to charity. She was worth about $20 Million at the end of 2011. Her most successful roles are Erin Brockovich in 'Erin Brockovich' (2000), Anna Scott in 'Notting Hill' (1999), Maggie Carpenter in 'Runaway Bride' (1999) and Julianne Potter in 'My Best Friend's Wedding' (1997). Twitter Site

6 Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Joanna Aniston, born February 11 1969, is one of the most successful actresses of all time, film producer and director. She gained recognition for her role as Rachel Green on the Sitcom 'Friends', a role that earned her a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Emmy Award. Jennifer's latest financial success can be attributed to her performance in 'Horrible Bosses' (2011), 'Just Go with It' (2011), 'Marley & Me' (2008), 'The Break-Up' (2006) and 'Bruce Almighty' (2003). Her other popular films include 'Friends with Money' (2006), 'The Good Girl' (2002), 'Office Space' (1999) and 'She's the One' (1996). Jennifer is ranked as the sixth richest actress with $28 Million fortune. IMDB Page

5 Sarah Jessica Parker

Popular for her lead role as Carrie Bradshaw in HBO's Sex and the City that aired between 1998 and 2004, Sarah Jessica Parker is ranked the fifth richest actress with riches topping $30 Million. She won her first small role in a 1977-1981 Broadway musical called 'Annie'. She was nominated for eight Golden Globe awards between 1999 and 2005 of which she won four, ten Emmy awards nominations of which she won two, nine Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations of which she won three, and two Razzie Awards of which she won one. Her most popular roles were in 'Sex and the City 1 and 2' (1998-2008), 'Ed Wood' (1994), 'The Family Stone' (2005), 'Did You Hear About the Morgans?' (2009) and 'The First Wives Club' (1996). Official Fan Site

4 Angelina Jolie

Angelina is probably the most popular action film actress alive because of the success of 'Girl, Interrupted' (1999), 'Lara Croft' films (2003), 'A Mighty Heart' (2007), 'Wanted' (3008), 'Changeling' (2008), 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' (2005) and 'Kung Fu Panda' 1 and 2 (2008 and 2011). Angelina was named the highest paid Hollywood actress in 2009 and 2011 by Forbes Magazine with earnings of $27 Million and $31 Million respectively. She has received many Golden Globe, Emmy and Academy Awards over her 30 year career. IMDB Site

3 Cameron Diaz

Most people who love Cameron Diaz's acting skills must know her from the films 'Knight and Day', 'Charlie's Angels' and for her role in voicing Princess Fiona in the popular animation sequel 'Shrek'. Her breakthrough came at age 21 when she successfully auditioned for the lead role in the film 'The Mask' in 1994. Her $32 Million fortune places her third on the list of the richest actresses at the end of 2011. IMDB Page

2 Reese Witherspoon

Since her first major appearance in 'The Man in the Moon' in 1991, Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon has made a fortune and rose to become the highest paid actress in Hollywood, currently grossing between $15 and $20 Million per film. She is ranked second richest actress at $32 Million and is popular for her roles Tracy Flick in 'Election' (2009), Elle Woods in 'Legally Blonde' 1 and 2 (1999 and 2003), June Carter Cash in 'Walk the Line' (2005) and Lauren Scott in the 2012 action thriller 'This Means War'. IMDB Page

1 Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock, the star of 'The Proposal' and 'The Blind Side' and a multi-award winner was the richest actress at the end of 2011 with $85 Million fortune. Sandra shot to fame in the 1990s after the tremendous success of the films 'While You Were Sleeping' (1995), 'A Time to Kill' (1996), 'The Net' (1995), 'Speed' (1994) and 'Demolition Man' (1993). Early in 2000s her films 'Crash' (2004), 'The Lake House' (2006) and 'Miss Congeniality' 1 and 2 (2000 and 2005) were a great financial success but 'The Blind Side' (2009) and 'The Proposal' (2009) were the most successful, winning her an Academy Award for Best Actress, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor (leading role) and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. The 2012 edition of Guinness Book of World Records lists her as the 2012 highest paid actress with $56 Million. IMDB Page

In 2010 and 2011, some of the most financially successful films that changed actresses' fortunes were released. This is list shows how they ranked financially at the end of 2011.

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