Angelina Jolie Tops Forbes's List of Highest-Paid Actresses

07/31/2013 at 08:30 AM EDT

Angelina Jolie Tops Forbes's List of Highest-Paid Actresses
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When it comes to earnings, Angelina Jolie is Hollywood's queen.

Forbes has named Jolie, 38, the highest-earning actress from June 2012 to June 2013, even though she hasn't starred in a major film in three years and took time off for her elective double mastectomy.

The magazine released its list of highest-paid actresses on Monday and credits Jolie's star turn in the upcoming film Maleficent for helping her secure the top spot, with an impressive $33 million in overall entertainment-related earnings. (Forbes estimates she took home at least $15 million for the role.)

The Disney film, a retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty story from the perspective of the evil queen (played by Jolie), hits theaters next summer and marks her first return to a big-budget film since appearing alongside Johnny Depp in The Tourist in December 2010.



Jolie beat out recent Best Actress Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence for the top spot by a wide margin. Forbes estimates Lawrence took home about $26 million in the past year, but with plenty of room to grow: the next installment in The Hunger Games franchise is set for release in November.

Kristen Stewart came in third with $22 million, and is still cashing in on the Twilight series, although the magazine wonders for how much longer.



Jennifer Aniston came in fourth with $20 million, and reportedly takes pay cuts to appear in films like We're The Millers and Horrible Bosses, which it says seems to appeal to her fun, comedic side.

Rounding out the top ten are Emma Stone, Charlize Theron, Sandra Bullock, Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Julia Roberts.

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