Emma Stone named Forbes’ highest-paid actress for 2017

Emma Stone appears backstage with her Oscar during the 89th annual Academy Awards on February 26. Stone has been named the highest paid actress for 2017 by Forbes. Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lawrence also made the list. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Aug. 17 (UPI) — Emma Stone has taken the No. 1 spot atop the Forbes annual list of highest-paid actresses for 2017 ahead of Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lawrence.

The list, released Wednesday, has Stone earning $26 million mostly due to her role in award-winning musical “La La Land,” which won her the Best Actress Oscar.

Close behind in second place is Aniston who earned $25.5 million by continuing to receive royalties from her time on “Friends” and earning money through her various endorsement deals with Emirates airlines, Smartwater, and Aveeno.

Lawrence who was named the highest-paid actress in 2015 and 2016, has fallen down to third place taking in $24 million. The majority of her earnings come from her starring role in director Darren Aronofsky‘s upcoming thriller “Mother!,” due in theaters on Sept. 15.

Rounding out the rest of the Top 10 is Melissa McCarthy ($18 million), Mila Kunis ($15.5 million), Emma Watson ($14 million), Charlize Theron ($14 million), Cate Blanchett ($12 million), Julia Roberts ($12 million) and Amy Adams (11.5 million).


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