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List of Best Paid Actresses for 2014

List of the best paid actresses for 2014. Data from Forbes.

Sandra Bullock - $51 million

(photo: Greg Skidmore) Movies based on original ideas, as opposed to comic books or young adult novels, are rare these days in Hollywood. Movies based on original ideas that cost $100 million to produce and feature one actress for the majority of the screen time are even rarer but director Alfonso Cuaron and Warner Bros.

Jennifer Lawrence - $34 million

(photo: Greg Skidmore) Who says women can't be action heroes? Just 23 years old, Lawrence is proving that women can be as big a draw for blockbusters as men. "The Hunger Games" is the most successful young adult franchise since "Twilight" and her recent turn as Mystique in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" helped make the movie the highest-grossing of the franchise.

Jennifer Aniston - $31 million

(photo: Angela George) Now in her 40s, Aniston is enjoying the kind of success most actresses her age only dream about. Thanks to mid-budget comedies like "Horrible Bosses" and "We're the Millers," Aniston is earning millions on the backend of some very profitable movies. Aniston still earns money from endless reruns of "Friends" and she's an in-demand spokesperson.

Gwyneth Paltrow - $19 million

(photo: Andrea Raffin) When Paltrow announced that she was consciously uncoupling from her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, she earned as many jeers as she did sympathetic words. But Paltrow has never been bothered by her haters. Her weekly newsletter, Goop, offers reader suggestion on everything from making fried chicken to breaking bad habits.

Angelina Jolie - $18 million

(photo: Foreign and Commonwealth Office) After taking some time out of the spotlight to undergo a preventative mastectomy, Jolie is back. In Disney's hit movie "Maleficent," she managed to make Disney's classic "Sleeping Beauty" villain sympathetic, brave and campy. While earning one of the biggest paychecks in Hollywood, Jolie still finds time to advocate for human rights.

Cameron Diaz - $18 million

(photo: Caroline Renouard of Pixiel Association) Never underestimate Cameron Diaz. Her recent movie "The Other Woman" looked like it was going to be a real stinker. Critics savaged it and Sony barely marketed it. But women came in droves. The film, which was made for $40 million, earned $190 million at the global box office.

Scarlett Johansson - $17 million

(photo: Tony Shek) Johansson has been in the public eye since 1998's "The Horse Whisperer" but this is the first time she&'s ranked on our Celebrity 100 list. As Black Widow in the Marvel movies, she doesn't earn as much as someone like Robert Downey, Jr.

Amy Adams - 13 million

(photo: Sachyn Mital) Adams shifts effortlessly between comedies, like "Julie and Julia" and "Leap Year" and independent dramas like "The Master." But it took until 2013 for Adams to embrace the comic book life. This year she co-starred in the Superman reboot, "Man of Steel" as Superman's love interest Lois Lane.

Natalie Portman - $13 million

(photo: Benjamin Ellis) Like Amy Adams and Gwyneth Paltrow, Portman lands on our list mostly thanks to playing second fiddle to a guy in a silly costume. This year's "Thor: The Dark World" was a bigger hit than the first "Thor" movie earning $645 million at the global box office.

Kristen Stewart - $12 million

(photo Eva Rinaldi) With "Twilight" in her rear view mirror, Stewart is now focused on building a career outside of playing Bella. Upcoming films include "American Ultra" with Jesse Eisenberg and "Still Alice" with Julianne Moore.