Who have been the highest paid actresses in the world this 2020?
Two data stand out in the list that 'Forbes' has drawn up on the world's highest paid interpreters in this atypical 2020. One, that with the coronavirus pandemic closing cinemas and delaying blockbuster premieres, the profits of these box office stars have been reduced considerably. Up to 20% less money have been pocketed compared to the previous year. And two, that the bulk of the members of this list - except Angelina Jolie and Emily Blunt - have made most of their income from the small screen. In addition to drawing attention to the absence of figures such as Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Aniston, there is no Spanish representative on the list this year, since Penelope Cruz has not managed to sneak into a Top 10 that she leads by far ...
1. Sofía Vergara: $ 43 million
Model and actress Sofia Vergara tops the list thanks to the $ 500,000 she received for each episode of the hit and recently completed sitcom 'Modern Family'. She also gets huge benefits for being the image of various brands and a succulent salary as a jury for the program 'America's Got Talent', a contract that guarantees at least "10 million dollars per season", according to 'Forbes'.
2. Angelina Jolie: $ 35.5 million
Brad Pitt's ex and special envoy to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees ranks second in a ranking in which she is already a veteran. Her 2020 earnings come mostly from her role in 'Eternals', which is said to be the next great saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was due to be released this year, but for now it has been postponed until November 2021.
3. Gal Gadot: $ 31.5 million
The one who was Miss Israel in 2004 has just released the second part of 'Wonder Woman'. The global pandemic caused this premiere to arrive later than planned, but we have finally discovered what Diana Prince's life is like in this new stage of her life. In addition to a couple of television projects, this year she has also released the film 'Death on the Nile'.
4. Melissa McCarthy: $ 25 million
Since 2018, the 'Gilmore Girls' actress has managed to climb five spots on the list, doubling her earnings this 2020. This year she has released two films, one on Netflix and one on HBO, both directed by her husband. her, Ben Falcone. Next year we will see her playing Úrsula in the 'live action' version of 'The Little Mermaid'.
5. Meryl Streep: $ 24 million
This great acting lady has wisely managed to exchange her roles in the cinema for the most profitable ones on television over the last few years. Thus, we have seen her show off in the second season of 'Big little lies' and also in the Netflix movie, 'The Prom'.
6. Emily Blunt: $ 22.5 million
The winner of a Golden Globe in 2007 has participated in two successful productions during 2020: the second part of 'A quiet place' - written and directed by her husband, John Krasinski - and 'Jungle Cruise', a pending adventure blockbuster still in its premiere and directed by Jaume Collet-Serra from Barcelona.
7. Nicole Kidman: $ 22 million
Although he has reduced his volume of income compared to the 34 million he made in 2019, his participation with Meryl Streep in 'The Prom' and his success with Hugh Grant in the thriller 'The Undoing' for HBO, have ensured the presence of Nicole Kidman once again among the highest paid actresses.
8. Ellen Pompeo: $ 19 million
According to 'Forbes' magazine, the inactivity of the cinema due to the pandemic has made television actresses gain prominence. This is the case of the protagonist of 'Grey's Anatomy', who gains two positions in the 2020 ranking. And as her long-running series of doctors is in negotiations to renew for at least two more seasons, it is foreseeable that she will continue to appear often in this listing.
9. Elisabeth Moss: $ 16 million
'The invisible man' and the long-awaited next Wes Anderson film, 'The French Dispatch', are the two films in which the American actress who won an Emmy in 2017 for her performance in the series' The Tale of the maid'. The dystopia based on Margaret Atwood's book has just been renewed for a fifth season.
10. Viola Davis: $ 15.5 million
Winner of the triple crown of acting - Oscar, Emmy and Tony - the protagonist of 'How to defend a murderer' sneaks into this list for the first time. She has just premiered 'The mother of blues' on Netflix and in 2021 she will appear in the second part of 'Suicide Squad'.