Sofia Vergara: Highest-paid actress in the world
Star of the sitcom television Modern Family , Sofia Vergara was in 2020 the highest paid actress in the world, outclassing her film rivals thanks to the pandemic that has is plunging Hollywood revenue, according to the annual ranking of Forbes magazine released on Friday.
Share October 2, 2020 3:04 p.m. Share Sofia Vergara: the highest paid actress in the world Agence France-Presse LOS ANGELES – Star of the television sitcom Modern Family , Sofia Vergara was in 2020 the highest paid actress in the world, outclassing her rivals cinema thanks to the pandemic that has plunged Hollywood revenues, according to the annual ranking of Forbes magazine published on Friday.
With US $ 43 million pocketed over the last twelve months, Sofia Vergara – already in second place last year – is ahead on the podium by Angelina Jolie (US $ 35 million) and Israeli Gal Gadot (US $ 31 million).
Sofia Vergara receives $ 500,000 per episode for Modern Family and is now part of the jury for America's Got Talent , which provides her with “at least US $ ten million per season”, not to mention her various advertising contracts, according to Forbes.
The coronavirus pandemic has put a stop to most big Hollywood productions since last spring, which has weighed heavily on the incomes of the stars: in addition to their cachet, they generally receive bonuses proportional to the entries in the rooms.
The shutdown of cinemas due to COVID-19 and the absence of new films has allowed several other stars of the small screen to place themselves in the front row alongside Sofia Vergara, observes Forbes . Among them are Ellen Pompeo ( Grey's Anatomy ; 8th place with US $ 19M) and Elisabeth Moss ( The Scarlet Servant ; 9th place with US $ 16M).
The star African American Viola Davis appeared in the Top 10 for the first time (10th place; US $ 15.5 million) with its main role in the detective series Murder, yet since 2014 on ABC, and The Blues of Ma Rainey series which will soon be broadcast by Netflix.
Apart from Angelina Jolie and Emily Blunt (6th place with US $ 22.5 million), all of the Top 10 actresses received the majority of their income from television or video on demand, including a confirmed movie star as Meryl Streep (5th place; US $ 24 million).
In total, the ten highest-paid actresses in the world in 2020 grossed US $ 254 million (June 2019 to June 2020), down 20% from the previous year.
By comparison, the ten highest paid actors over the same period got more than double, nearly US $ 550 million. Number one Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson had US $ 87.5 million in earnings, according to the men's rankings released by Forbes last month.
Here is the top 10 female:
1. Sofia Vergara ($ 43 million)
2. Angelina Jolie (35.5 million)
3. Gal Gadot (31.5 million)
4. Melissa McCarthy (25 million)
5. Meryl Streep (24 million)
6. Emily Blunt (22.5 million)
7. Nicole Kidman (22 million)
8. Ellen Pompeo (19 million)
9. Elisabeth Moss (16 million)
10. Viola Davis (15.5 million)
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