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Kristen Stewart Tops Forbes List as Highest Paid Actress

6 years ago by Reg Seeton

Twilight Saga actress Kristen Stewart has topped the Forbes Highest Paid Actress list with earnings of $34.5 million over the past year ending in May, 2012.

Kristen Stewart topped the Forbes list of highest paid actresses after starring in the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Snow White and the Huntsman and has been money in the bank for studios. In relation to Stewart being ranked number one on the list, Forbes revealed that the rising star power of Kristen means that studios need to “pay up” when it comes to signing Kristen for a film.

Stewart earned $34.5 million between May 2011 and May 2012 to rank her at the top of the Forbes list. At 22, Kristen Stewart is the youngest woman to top the Forbes Highest Paid Actress list in 16 years.

Rounding out the top five on the newly released Forbes list were Cameron Diaz with $34 million in earnings, Sandra Bullock with $25 million over the past year, Angelina Jolie at $20 million, and Charlize Theron with $18 million.

[Source: Forbes]

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Reg Seeton created The Deadbolt in 2005 after working for the pioneering movie news website, Coming Attractions. Reg has over 15 years experience as a top online entertainment journalist and interviewer, has worked with several award winning actors, musicians and writers, and has managed entertainment networks in New York and Los Angeles. And he's done it all with one eye!