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Some actresses have created a brand of themselves to become the top bankable actresses in Hollywood. They promise a large audience that is so big as to warrant an eight-figure salary to show up on set and also a decent chunk of a film’s nebulous ‘pool’.

The List of 10 Highest-Paid Actresses in Hollywood for 2021 – 2022

#1. Scarlett Johansson ($56 million)

#2. Sofia Vergara ($43 million)

#3. Angelina Jolie ($35.5 million)

#4. Gal Gadot ($31.5 million)

#5. Melissa McCarthy ($25 million)

#6. Meryl Streep ($24 million)

#7. Emily Blunt ($22.5 million)

#8. Nicole Kidman ($22 million)

#9. Ellen Pompeo ($19 million)

#10. Elisabeth Moss ($16 million)

Who Are The Highest-Paid Actresses in Hollywood for 2021 – 2022?

#1. Scarlett Johansson ($56 million)

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Photo: Tâm Điểm 247

This talented and gorgeous actress has topped the list of the highest-earning actresses since 2018. The reason for her success is her love for acting and her hit movies every year. She will be seen in her upcoming movie Black Widow. She also does charity for various associations that provide help to people with AIDS.

While Avengers: Endgame is the highest grosser of 2019 and 2nd highest grosser of all time. Hopefully, the Black Widow again took home another handsome amount.

#2. Sofia Vergara ($43 million)

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Photo: POPSUGAR

This Colombian actress and model conquered audiences (and producers) with the role of Gloria in ‘Modern Family. In recent seasons, she has earned half a million dollars per episode.

The last broadcast of the series, which totaled 250 episodes, took place in April 2020. Only a month later, the actress began working as a judge on ‘America’s Got Talent. According to ‘Forbes’, Vergara earns at least 10 million per season and has also managed to combine these earnings with different sponsorships. Sofia Vergara's net worth is estimated at $43 million and her earnings are attributed to her acting career and being a TV personality and this made her one of the richest actresses in Hollywood.

#3. Angelina Jolie ($35.5 million)

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Photo: Báo Thanh Niên

Angelina Jolie is one of the most famous and loved actresses across the world. She has earned the maximum amount of her wealth because of her acting career. People will see her in her upcoming Marvel film project that is Eternals as Thena.

The actress, who began acting when she was still a child, has triumphed with films such as ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, ‘The Exchange’ and ‘Maleficent’.

According to Forbes, most of her earnings are derived from her role in ‘The Eternals’, the next Marvel movie.

The upcoming film's official synopsis reads: "Marvel Studios' The Eternals features an exciting new team of Super-Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind's most ancient enemy, The Deviants."

#4. Gal Gadot ($31.5 million)

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Photo: Olhar Digital

The third place on the list of wealthiest Hollywood actresses goes to this Israeli actress, who rose to fame with the role of Gisele Yashar in ‘Fast and Furious’ and consolidated her career with that of Diana Prince in ‘Wonder Woman.

In 2019, she made her appearance in ‘Red Notice’, a Netflix action film in which Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds, the two highest-paid actors in the world, also appear. Gal Gadot raised about $20 million for works on the film.

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#5. Melissa McCarthy ($25 million)

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Photo: The Guardian

Melissa is a very talented comedian, producer, and actress who is nominated for 2 Golden Globe Awards and many others. She is actively taking on new projects and earning a fair share of the money. One can watch her top-2 movies on Netflix & HBO.

At present, she continues to work in the production company and also presents the show ‘Little Big Shots’ on the US channel NBC. She has also recently appeared in films such as ‘The Kitchen’, alongside Elisabeth Moss and Tiffany Haddish. McCarthy (who continues to be remembered by her fans for her role as Sookie in ‘Gilmore Girls’) plays Ursula in ‘The Little Mermaid’.

#6. Meryl Streep ($24 million)

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Photo: HTV

This actress, one of the most valued and loved in Hollywood, is ranked fifth on the list of the highest-paid. Much of her income comes from ‘Let Them All Talk’, a comedy in which she portrays a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer.

According to ‘Forbes’, the movie sold for 33 million dollars, and Meryl Streep took five. In addition, in recent months she has shot the musical ‘The Prom’ and ‘Little Women’.

#7. Emily Blunt ($22.5 million)

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Photo: Thế giới điện ảnh

Emily Blunt is a successful British actress who earned almost $22.5 million in the year 2020. Fans will see her in the sequel of A Quiet Place for which she has charged a great amount from producers. Her fans adore her and she will appear in Jungle Cruise in 2021.

According to ‘Forbes’, the actress negotiated an eight-figure salary for the filming of ‘A Quiet Place 2’, which will premiere in 2021. In 2020, she also participated in ‘Jungle Cruise’.

#8. Nicole Kidman ($22 million)

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Photo: Vietnamnet

Over the past year, Nicole Kidman focused on two great projects: on the one hand, she shot the musical ‘The Prom’ with Meryl Streep. On the other, she starred in the miniseries ‘The Undoing’. The Australian actress earned around a million dollars for each of the episodes of this series (and there are six).

#9. Ellen Pompeo ($19 million)

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Photo: InStyle

Ellen Pompeo has been playing surgeon Meredith Eleonor Gray in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ since 2005. Currently, she has more than 350 episodes and since 2017 (the date she renegotiated her contract) she earns about $550,000 for each of them. In addition, and according to ‘Forbes’, it adds about six million a year for syndication tasks.

#10. Elisabeth Moss ($16 million)

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Photo: Variety

The protagonist of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ adds a million dollars for each episode of this dystopian series. For now, three seasons and a total of 36 episodes have been broadcast, and two more seasons are expected to premiere.

In 2020, she also added the earnings of ‘The invisible man’. A movie, based on the homonymous novel by HG Wells, that cost just seven million and grossed more than 134.

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