Kristen Stewart, an actress who has risen to fame thanks to her portrayal of Bella Swan in the hit “Twiight” series, has been crowned the highest paid actress in Hollywood according to a Forbes magazine study of the industry last year.
The 22-year-old starlet has been making bank thanks to her big-budget movie roles, including last month’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” which helped Stewart rake in $34. 5 million from May to May, beating out Cameron Diaz by half a million dollars.
Stewart can demand as much as $12.5 million or so per film, along with her co-stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner but thanks to “Snow White and the Huntsman,” Stewart earned more money than they did over the year too. No doubt the conclusion to the “Twilight” franchise, “Breaking Dawn Part 2,” which is due out in November will result in a hefty paycheck for Stewart as well.
Overall, the other actresses on this year’s list did not differ much from last year, with the exception of newcomer Kristen Wiig. Check out the top 10 below:
1. Kristen Stewart, $34.5 million
2. Cameron Diaz, $34 million
3. Sandra Bullock, $25 million
4. Angelina Jolie, $20 million
5. Charlize Theron, $18 million
6. Julia Roberts, $16 million
7. Sarah Jessica Parker, $15 million
8. Meryl Streep, $12 million
9. Kristen Wiig, $12 million
10. Jennifer Aniston, $11 million
Forbes is known for making lists like these, including the “Best Actors for the Buck list,” with Stewart topping that chart as well. Stewart has some catching up to do if she wants to hang with the boys. Leonardo DiCaprio topped Forbes list last year that was released around the same time and brought in an astounding $72 million for his work.