They might be some of the most powerful actresses in film and TV, and they also bring in the big bucks. These actresses all make over $10 million annually.
Topping the list are Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker, who both make an estimated $30 million a year. Jolie: from films, and Parker from both her Sex and the City TV show, and the two films with the same title. Parker not only starred in the HBO show, she produced it as well.
Jolie is known for her status as a sex symbol, but also for her versatility as an actress. In 2009 the actress was nominated for an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role in Changling. In 2000, Jolie took home an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Girl, Interrupted. Jolie's latest film, the animation Kung Fu Panda 2, hit theatres this summer, and she has two films rumored to be in pre-production: The Silver Linings Playbook and Cleopatra.
Parker has won an Emmy (2004) for Outstanding Comedy Series for Sex and the City, which she shared with its co-producers. She also took home an Emmy in 2001 for the same category. She has won four Golden Globes for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series for Sex and the City. Parker, who is also a fashion icon, was last seen in Sex and the City 2, the film, and has two films in post-production: I Don't Know How She Does It (2011) and New Year's Eve (2011).
Both Jolie and Parker make a large portion of their income outside of TV and film. Parker has a successful perfume line including Lovely, Covet and NYC, and Jolie is the latest face for Louis Vuitton.
Following Jolie and Parker are Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon who make a reported $28 million a year, mostly from film.
Check out the slideshow to see the top 10 highest paid actresses.