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Nicole Kidman tops list of highest-paid female stars

Nicole Kidman is the queen of Hollywood. The Oscar winner gets as much as $17 million per film and tops the Hollywood Reporter‘s list of highest-paid female stars.
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            Kidman was second on last year’s list behind four-time top earner Julia Roberts, who didn’t make the list this year, having spent time with her twins. 

            Second, with $15 million per movie, was Reese Witherspoon, who won the best-actress Oscar this year for her performance in “Walk the Line.” 
      

Top earning Hollywood actress:

1. Nicole Kidman $16 million-$17 million
2. Reese Witherspoon $15 million
3. Renee Zellweger $15 million
4. Drew Barrymore $15 million
5. Cameron Diaz $15 million
6. Halle Berry $14 million
7. Charlize Theron $10 million
8. Angelina Jolie $10 million
9. Kirsten Dunst $8 million-$10 million
10. Jennifer Aniston $8 million (ANI)


Nicole Kidman wanted to stay married to Tom Cruise forever.


Wednesday, 29th November

The $16 million-$17 million that the Aussie actress commands per film has landed her atop the Hollywood Reporter’s fifth annual list of the 10 highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, announced Wednesday.

Kidman, who can currently be seen playing photographer Diane Arbus in the largely fictional biopic Fur, commanded a career-best salary from Warner Bros. to play a Washington psychiatrist whose son is the key to stopping an alien epidemic in the upcoming sci-fi drama The Invasion, due out in August.

An Oscar winner for The Hours, Kidman is a veteran of productions big (Cold Mountain) and small (Dogville), and reviews both glowing (To Die For) and stomach-churning (Bewitched). Through it all, she has maintained a consistently heavy workload and was never in danger of not making the trade mag’s list since its inception in 2002.

Perhaps Kidman finally found the top spot, however, because the perennial number one has been more or less out of commission this year.

Julia Roberts, who has been raking in $20 million per film since Erin Brockovich in 2000, fell out of the top 10, having taken time off to be a hands-on mom to twins Phinnaeus and Hazel, her twins with hubby Danny Moder.

Check out the rankings at this same time next year, though, and the tables may have turned back in Roberts’ direction. The Academy Award winner, whose only big-screen work this year was in animated films, is shooting Charlie Wilson’s War with Tom Hanks and has signed on to star in The Friday Night Knitting Club.

Joining Kidman in the top five in 2006, however, are fellow Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) and Renée Zellweger (Cold Mountain), Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz, all of whom have taken $15 million paychecks to the bank.

Diaz is another former $20 million woman, but considering this year was both Shrek-less and sans Charlie’s Angels, the four-time Golden Globe nominee had to settle for $15 million and a tie for second place. Next year, Princess Fiona and her presumably royal salary are back in Shrek the Third.

Making her grand debut at number eight this year is Marie Antoinette, aka Kirsten Dunst, who at 24 years of age is making $8 million-$10 million a film.

Rounding out the top 10 are Halle Berry ($14 million), Charlize Theron ($10 million), Angelina Jolie ($10 million) and Jennifer Aniston ($8 million).

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : World News

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