- Angelina Jolie
- 35.5 million US dollar(s)
- United States ()
According to estimates published by Forbes, the highest earning film actress is Angelina Jolie (USA), who reportedly earned $35.5 m (£28.7 m) in the 12 months to 1 June 2020.
Jolie earned an eight-figure payment for her appearance in Marvel's Eternals movie (she plays Thena), mooted for a November 2021 release date. She also appeared in Come Away and The Once and Only Ivan, both released in 2020.
She was one of only two entries for out-and-out actresses who appeared in the Forbes Celebrity 100 for that year, the other being TV's Sofía Vergara of Modern Family fame, whose estimated annual income was $43 million.
Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and Lady Gaga appeared at numbers 56, 60 and 87 in Forbes' top 100 list with earnings of $47.5 million, $46 million and $38 million, respectively, but all are sometime actresses whose primary income has been generated by their careers in music, fashion and endorsements/advertising.