Sandra Bullock tops Forbes' highest paid list

Actress Sandra Bullock
Actress Sandra Bullock

SANDRA Bullock has been named Hollywood's highest paid actress after topping Forbes' annual list of top earning movie stars.

The 50-year-old beauty has topped Forbes' annual ranking of the highest paid female movie stars after making a reported $51 million between June 2013 and June 2014, which was largely due to her leading role in the Oscar-winning movie 'Gravity.'

Jennifer Lawrence climbed into second place with an estimated $34 million thanks to her successful role in the 'Hunger Games' franchise, while Jennifer Aniston followed closely behind with a reported $31 million.

Gwyneth Paltrow landed in fourth place with an estimated $19 million following her work in 'Iron Man 3,' while last year's top-earner Angelina Jolie found herself in joint fifth place with Cameron Diaz after making an estimated $18 million over the 12-month period.

Scarlett Johansson came sixth with an estimated earning of $17 million, while Amy Adams and Natalie Portman came joint seventh with $13 million.

Kristen Stewart finished off the list in last place after making an estimated $12 million over the past year.

Meanwhile, the list also drew attention to the fact that men are still earning more than women in Hollywood as the top 10 actors - which included the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Leonardo DiCaprio and Bradley Cooper - earned a total of $419 million, while the women made just over half that with a combined total of $226 million.

The top 10 list of highest paid actresses in 2014 are as follows:

1. Sandra Bullock - $51 million

2. Jennifer Lawrence - $34 million

3. Jennifer Aniston - $31 million

4. Gwyneth Paltrow - $19 million

5. Angelina Jolie - $18 million

5. Cameron Diaz - $18 million

6. Scarlett Johansson - $17 million

7. Amy Adams - $13 million

7. Natalie Portman - $13 million

8. Kristen Stewart - $12 million

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