Jennifer Lawrence Was Just Dethroned as the World's Highest-Paid Actress

Emma Stone

Emma Stone

Emma Stone will never forget the year 2017 when she reached the top of her career - the young actress won the Best Actress Oscar statuette in February as well as became the highest-paid performer of 2017. That empathy may have been just the right ingredient for her to succeed in her role as struggling actress Mia in La La Land.

Jennifer Aniston was a close second with $25.5 million and Lawrence came in at third with $24 million (her horror film mother! comes out later this year).

Rounding out the top 5 on the Forbes list were Melissa McCarthy with $18 million and Mila Kunis with $15.5 million.

The La La Land star beat out Jennifer Lawrence who had been crowned the highest-paid actress in 2015 and 2016.

Confirmation of Emma's place at the top of the list comes shortly after the flame-haired star spoke out about the gender pay gap in Hollywood.

Emma's earnings increased by 160% on 2016, when she made $10m (£8m). In total, three women broke through the $20 million barrier this year, down from four a year earlier. The publication's list of highest-paid celebs of 2017 shows Mark Wahlberg as the highest-paid actor with a reported $68 million - a staggering $40 million above Stone's 2017 earnings.

The publication tallied earning estimates - before fees and taxes - from June 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017 using data from a variety of Hollywood sources. She will next appear alongside Steve Carell in Battle of the Sexes.

In a stroke of good timing, Stone's upcoming film happens to be Battle of the Sexes, in which Stone portrays tennis pro Billie Jean King in the story of her famous 1973 match against the insufferable Bobby Riggs, played by Steve Carrell. Although many think that she has not been much active in the film circle after the birth of her daughter and son, her earnings state otherwise.

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