Emma Stone, aged 28, is well-known for her spectacular role in the movie "Spiderman" with her ex-boyfriend Andrew Garfield. Not only did the actress snag the audience with her performance in the movie, she also garnered other accomplishments, which included:

  • Best Comedic Performance in her role in the movie "Easy A" in 2011
  • The Trailblazer Award in 2012
  • Best Female Performance Nominee in the movie "Birdman" in 2015

However, her biggest accomplishment would be her role in the movie "La La Land" with co-star Ryan Gosling.

Highest paid actress in 2017

For her performance as "Mia in the movie "La La Land", the actress Emma Stone won the Oscar Academy Award in 2016 for "Best Actress." Her role in the movie was as a barista and an aspiring actress who found love in a pianist musician, Sebastian, played by Ryan Gosling. Although the couple did not have a sweet happily-ever-after in their love story, the movie had its own "happy ever after" moment.

This movie also paved the way for the actress Emma Stone to get crowned by Forbes as the "Highest Paid Actress" in its list for 2017. The actress gathered a staggering amount of $26 million. With her statement about gender parity, the actress disclosed the fact that her male co-stars had agreed to take salary cuts for her to receive equal pay for the movie.

Emma Stone replaces Jennifer Lawrence

It was well known that Jennifer Lawrence has been one of the most acclaimed stars in this generation with her great performances in the movie "Silver Linings Playbook" where she won Best Actress in Oscar and Golden Globe awards.

She also had spectacular performances in the movie "American Hustle" and her most popular movie saga "The Hunger Games".

She had topped Forbes' list of "Highest Paid Actress" in the years 2015 and 2016. She earned $52 million in 2015 and $46 million in 2016. However, in this year, she came third, following Jennifer Aniston who earned $25.5 million dollars. Lawrence pocketed a total sum of $24 million for her performances in the movies "Mother!" "Red Sparrow," and her Dior endorsements.

The list

Aside from the top-three actresses mentioned, here is the full list of Forbes' Highest Paid Actresses for 2017:

  • Emma Stone earning $26 million
  • Jennifer Anniston earning $25.5 million
  • Jennifer Lawrence earning $24 million
  • Melissa McCarthy earning $18 million
  • Mila Kunis earning $15.5 million
  • Emma Watson (the newcomer) earning $14 million
  • Charlize Theron earning $14 million
  • Cate Blanchett earning $12 million
  • Julia Roberts earning $12 million
  • Amy Adams earning $11.5 million
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