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Forbes Reveals Its List of the Top 10 Most Bankable Actresses

Forbes Reveals Its Top 10 Best Actresses For the Buck

We know that some actresses in Hollywood have hefty paychecks, but which A-listers bring in the most money for the studios? Forbes just revealed its top 10, and the list includes several unexpected choices.

At No. 1 is Naomi Watts. Are you surprised by the pick? Seems kind of odd — why not the biggest earner of all, Angelina Jolie? — but keep in mind that these are the women who make the best financial investment. (Read: Lower paychecks, higher-grossing movies like King Kong.)

I'm actually glad to see Watts in the lead. She's an underrated actress, and she somehow always manages to stay out of the Hollywood limelight, so it's nice to see her get some recognition.

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Who else made the list? A few more of my favorites, so check out the full rundown, and then tell me if you agree with Forbes when you

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1. Naomi Watts
2. Jennifer Connelly
3. Rachel McAdams
4. Natalie Portman
5. Meryl Streep
6. Jennifer Aniston
7. Halle Berry
8. Cate Blanchett
9. Anne Hathaway
10. Hilary Swank

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lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
This list makes sense to me, but I think Watts and a few others have been in movies where they weren't necessarily the reason the movie made so much. For example, I think King Kong would have made just as much with another actress, so I'm not sure it should be used in figuring out how valuable Watts is as a box-office draw.
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
i love seeing Meryl Streep still on top after all these years! i'm kinda surprised to see Jen Aniston as bankable, but i guess she does have the Rom-Com genre down pretty well.
Akasha Akasha 7 years
Not surprising at all... except Jennifer Aniston. The more popular actresses Angelina, Reese, Julia, Nicole, haven't always been box office gold for what they are paid. Not to say they aren't great, but they have all had some pretty expensive box office flops.
blossommac blossommac 7 years
i love this list. very good actresses many ones of my favorites
blondie829 blondie829 7 years
Wow, this list is extremely surprising to me. I thought Reese, Julia Roberts, etc. would definitely be on here...
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 7 years
I think JA is box office poison, but this list seems pretty quality
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