Emma Stone, two Jennifers top highest-paid actress list




It was a good year to be a Jennifer in Hollywood, but it was an even better year to be an Emma.

Forbes released its annual list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses Wednesday and Oscar-winning “La La Land” star Emma Stone landed at the top of the heap, earning $26 million.

It’s a payday triumph for Stone, who didn’t make the list in 2016, with last year’s top earner, Jennifer Lawrence, dropping to No. 3, bringing in $24 million before taxes.

Landing at No. 2 with $25.5 million is former “Friends” actress Jennifer Aniston, who continues to bring in a hefty annual paycheck, thanks in large part to endorsements.

Stone, Aniston and Lawrence were the only three women to top $20 million in earnings this year, compared with four last year.

Newcomers to the top 10 include “Beauty and the Beast” lead Emma Watson, tied at No. 6 with $14 million, and two-time Oscar winner and upcoming star of Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” Cate Blanchett, at No. 8 with $12 million.

The 10 highest-paid actresses in Hollywood earned a combined $172.5 million this year, down from $205 million in 2016, Forbes said.

Here’s the full list:

1. Emma Stone, $26 million, (2016 placement: N/A).

2. Jennifer Aniston, $25.5 million, (No. 4, $21 million).

3. Jennifer Lawrence, $24 million, (No. 1, $46 million).

4. Melissa McCarthy, $18 million, (No. 2, $33 million).

5. Mila Kunis, $15.5 million, (No. 9, $11 million).

6. (tie) Charlize Theron, $14 million, (No. 6, $16.5 million).

6. (tie) Emma Watson, $14 million, (N/A).

8. (tie) Cate Blanchett, $12 million, (N/A).

8. (tie) Julia Roberts, $12 million, (No. 8, $12 million).

10. Amy Adams, $11.5 million, (No. 7, $13.5 million).