Highest annual earnings for a film actress (current year)
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.