This year, top ten powerful actresses are honored including Natalie Portman, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, Kristen Stewart, Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts, Jessica Parker, Cameron Diaz and Katherine Heigl.
These talented actresses starred in the movie that earned dozens and even hundreds of millions of dollars like “Salt” with $300 million on a budget of $110 million, “No Strings Attached” with $150 million on an estimated budget of $25 million and “The Bounty Hunter” with $136 million on an estimated budget of $40 million.
Last year, Angelina Jolie took home millions of dollars from her main movies including “Salt”, which earned $300 million on a budget of $110 million, and “The Tourist”, which earned 75% of its $280 million box office overseas.
Powerful Actress Angelina Jolie
The first Brad Pitt’s wife, Jennifer Aniston spots No. 2 in the list of top ten powerful actresses. Her 2010 film “The Bounty Hunter” grossed $136 million on an estimated budget of $40 million.
Powerful Actress Jennifer Aniston
After a painful public divorce, Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock returned to work with the movie “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”, which was based on the Jonathan Safran Foer novel about New York after 9/11. In the movie, she costars Tom Hanks.
Powerful Actress Sandra Bullock
After the success of “Twilight” with three parts, Kristen Stewart earned a lot of money. However, her 2010 film “The Runaways” grossed only $4.6 million at the global box office.
Powerful Actress Kristen Stewart
Though Reese Witherspoon’s comedy “How Do You Know” only earned only $47 million on an estimated budget of $120 million, her upcoming “This Means War” about a love triangle involving two CIA agents potentially attracts more audiences with giant gross.
Powerful Actress Reese Witherspoon
Julia Roberts’s career has considerably fallen down since her “Notting Hill” movie. However, her recent “Eat Pray Love” earned an impressive $205 million. The beauty also benefits from working as one of the faces of Lancome.
Powerful Actress Julia Roberts
Last year, besides starring in the $290-million-grossing movie, Sarah Jessica Parker also designed clothes and had a line of best selling fragrances, which earned $18 million. She also took home Bambi Surprise-Award for her life and style.
Powerful Actress Sarah Jessica Parker
This year marked a milestone in Natalie Portman’s career when she won a series of prizes including an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her excellent performance in “Black Swan”. In addition, her romantic comedy “No Strings Attached” earned $150 million on an estimated budget of $25 million. The beautiful actress also starred in the stoner comedy “Your Highness” and the comic book film “Thor”.
Powerful Actress Natalie Portman
Cameron Diaz has been one of the most popular and highest-paid actresses in movies since she appeared in “The Mask”. Last year, the beauty starred opposite Tom Cruise in “Knight & Day”, which earned $260 million due to brisk overseas ticket sales.
Powerful Actress Cameron Diaz
Katherine Heihl, new queen of romantic comedies, is among few women who ask $12 million per picture. Her 2010 “Life as We Know It” grossed $106 million on an estimated budget of $40 million.
Powerful Actress Katherine Heigl
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