Here is the list of world’s highest paid actresses of 2016. This list includes one Bollywood actress. To know about that actress check this list. And she is in Top 10 list. Backward counting starts now…
10. Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone is one of India’s most popular and attractive personalities of Indian film industry. She was born on 5 Jan, 1986 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her father, Prakash, is a former badminton player of international repute, and her mother, Ujjala, is a travel agent. Her younger sister, Anisha, is a golfer. As a teenager she played badminton in national level championships, but left her career in the sport to become a fashion model. Padukone gained recognition with a television commercial for the soap Liril and get her first bollywood release—the 2007 blockbuster Om Shanti Om—and won a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She is the recipient of several awards. One of the highest-paid actresses in the world, Padukone is considered among the most popular and high-profile celebrities in India. Padukone is considered a sex symbol and style icon in India.
9. Mila Kunis
Milena Markovna “Mila” Kunis is an American actress. Kunis was born on 14 August, 1983 in Chernivtsi,in the Ukrainian SSR (now Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher who runs a pharmacy, and her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer who works as a cab driver. Kunis has an elder brother named Michael. At age nine, Kunis was enrolled by her father in acting classes after school at the Beverly Hills Studios. Her breakout film role came in 2008, playing Rachel in the romantic comedy-drama Forgetting Sarah Marshall. GQ magazine named Kunis the Knockout of the Year for 2011, with Men’s Health naming her one of the “100 Hottest Women of All-Time”. FHM magazine ranked her number 9 on its 2012 Hot 100 list, but she reached number 1 on their 2013 “100 Sexiest Women in the World” list, which brought to an end a four-year run by British women. In 2013, she appeared in Forbes list of 100 powerful celebrities, ranking #89 on the basis of five criteria (Money, TV/Radio, Press, Social, and Marketability), with her highest ranking as #14 in marketability. She earned $11 million for the year ending in June 2013.
8. Julia Roberts
Julia Fiona Robert is an American actress and producer. Roberts was born on October 28, 1967, in Smyrna, Georgia, to Betty Lou Bredemus (1934–2015) and Walter Grady Roberts (1933–1977). She is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent. Her father was a Baptist, her mother a Roman Catholic, and she was raised Catholic. Her older brother, Eric Roberts, from whom she was estranged until 2004, sister Lisa Roberts Gillan, and niece Emma Roberts, are also actors. Roberts made her first big screen appearance in the film Satisfaction (1988), alongside Liam Neeson and Justine Bateman. Roberts became known to worldwide audiences when she starred with Richard Gere in the Cinderella/Pygmalionesque story, Pretty Woman, in 1990. In 2013, Roberts appeared in August: Osage County playing one of Meryl Streep’s character’s three daughters. Her performance earned her nominations for the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics’ Choice Award and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, amongst other accolades. It was her fourth Academy Award nomination. In 2014, Roberts narrated “Women in Hollywood”, an episode of season 2 of Makers: Women Who Make America. Roberts appears inGivenchy’s spring/summer 2015 campaign. In 2016 she starred in the Film, Mother’s Day.
7. Amy Adams
Amy Lou Adams is an American actress and singer. Adams was born on August 20, 1974 in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, the fourth of seven children of American parents Kathryn (née Hicken) and Richard Adams. She has four brothers and two sisters. Her father is a U.S. Army veteran and was stationed at Caserma Ederle at the time of her birth. Adams began working professionally as a dancer at Boulder’s Dinner Theatre, Country Dinner Playhouse and Heritage Square Music Hall. There, she was spotted by a Minneapolis dinner theater director, Michael Brindisi, in 1995. In 2014, Adams was named one of 100 most influential people by Time magazine. In July 2014, Adams was named the face of Max Mara’s accessories campaign. In October 2015, Max Mara premiere the “A” bag, a new line of handbag inspired by and dedicated to Adams. Adams reprises her role as Lois Lane in the 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. She will also star in the upcoming Justice League film.
6. Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress and film producer. Theron was born on 27 november 1947 in Benoni, in the then-Transvaal Province of South Africa, the only child of Gerda Jacoba Aletta (née Maritz) and Charles Jacobus Theron Second Boer War figure Danie Theron was her great-great-uncle. Theron at 16 won a one-year modeling contract at a local competition in Salerno. Theron returned to the spotlight in 2011 with Young Adult directed by Jason Reitman. In March 2014, CTAOP was among the charities that benefited from the annual Fame and Philanthropy fundraising event on the night of the 86th Academy Awards. Theron was an honored guest along with Halle Berry and keynote speaker James Cameron. In July 2015 she adopted a girl, whom she named August.
5. Fan Bingbing
Fan Bingbing is a Chinese actress, television producer and pop singer. Fan was born on 16 september 1981 in Qingdao but was raised in Yantai. She graduated from Shanghai Xie Jin Film and Television Art College andShanghai Theatre Academy. Fan rose to stardom in 1999 for her supporting role as Jinsuo in the first two seasons of the Chinese television series My Fair Princess. She topped the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list in 2013, 2014, and 2015, after ranking in the top 10 every year since 2006. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world and has also been called a fashion icon due to frequent appearances on the red carpet, movie premieres, and fashion shows.
4. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress, producer, and businesswoman. Aniston was born on February 11, 1969 in Sherman Oaks, California, the daughter of actor John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow (1936-2016). Her father is Greek, while her mother was born in New York City. Aniston gained worldwide recognition for portraying Rachel Green on the popular television sitcom Friends (1994–2004), a role which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Aniston has appeared in various commercials and music videos throughout her career. In 2015, she became the new face of Emirates airline in a deal reported to be roughly US$5 million. In 2016, she became the spokesperson for My Eye Love Campaign. In 2016, Aniston was honoured by Smart Water for her ongoing philanthropic work for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at a special event in LA.
3. Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson is an American actress, model, and singer. Johansson was born on November 22, 1984 in New York City. Her father, Karsten Johansson, is an architect originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, and her paternal grandfather, Ejner Johansson, was a screenwriter and director. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, a producer, comes from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from the Bronx. Johansson began acting during childhood, after her mother started taking her to auditions. She made her film debut at the age of 9, as John Ritter’s daughter in the 1994 fantasy comedy, north. Johansson is considered one of Hollywood’s modern sex symbols, and has frequently appeared in published lists of the sexiest women in the world, including when she was named the “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire magazine in both 2006 and 2013 (the only woman to be chosen for the title twice),and the “Sexiest Celebrity” by Playboy magazine in 2007. As of July 2016, she is the highest-grossing actress of all time in North America, with her films making over $3.3 billion.
2. Melissa McCarthy
Melissa Ann McCarthy is an American actress, comedian, writer, fashion designer and producer. McCarthy was born on August 26, 1970 in Plainfield, Illinois the daughter of Sandra and Michael McCarthy. She is the cousin of actress and model Jenny McCarthy and professional basketball player Joanne McCarthy. McCarthy was raised on a farm in a large Irish Catholic family; her father is of Irish descent, while her mother is of English, German, and Irish ancestry. McCarthy made her first television appearance in an episode of the NBC comedy series Jenny, opposite her cousin Jenny McCarthy. She made her feature film debut in a minor role in the 1999 comedy Go, and later had roles in the movies Drowning Mona, Disney’s The Kid, Charlie’s Angels, The Third Wheel and The Life of David Gale. McCarthy first gained recognition for her role as Sookie St. James on the television series Gilmore Girls from 2000 to 2007. McCarthy achieved success and fame for her breakthrough film role as Megan Price in the comedy film Bridesmaids (2011). In 2014 she received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical nomination. Also in 2015, Forbes named McCarthy the third highest-paid actress in the world that year. In 2016, Forbes named her the second highest-paid actress in the world earning $33 million.
1. Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990, in the Indian Hills suburbs of Louisville, Kentucky, to Gary Lawrence, a construction worker, and his wife, Karen, a children’s camp manager. She has two older brothers, Ben and Blaine. During a family vacation to New York City, when Lawrence was 14 years old, she was spotted by a talent scout who arranged for her to audition for agents. Lawrence began her acting career with a minor role in the television film Company Town (2006). Lawrence won a Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Performer in a TV Series for the role in 2009. She made her film debut with a supporting role in Garden Party (2008), following which she had her breakthrough with the acclaimed role of a poverty-stricken teenager in the independent drama Winter’s Bone (2010). She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for playing a depressed widow in the romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook(2012), making her the second-youngest Best Actress Oscar winner. She received the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for portraying a troubled wife in the black comedy American Hustle (2013). She also won three Golden Globe Awards for her roles in the two aforementioned films and for starring as the eponymous inventor in the biopic Joy (2015). She is the youngest actress to accrue four Academy Award nominations. As of 2016, Lawrence is the highest-paid actress in the world and her films have grossed over $5 billion worldwide.
10- Deepika Padukone- $10 million.
9- Mila Kunis- $11 million
8- Julia Roberts- $12 million
7- Amy Adams- $13.5 million
6- Charlize Theron- $16.5 million
5- Fan Bingbing- $17 million
4- Jennifer Aniston- $21 million
3- Scarlett Johansson- $25 million
2- Melissa McCarthy- $33 million
1-Jennifer Lawrence- $46 million.