Hollywood’s Highest Paid Actresses 2012

10. Jennifer Aniston, ($11 million)
10. Jennifer Aniston, ($11 million)
Sure, men might dominate Hollywood but that doesn't mean the ladies are pulling their own. There are many actresses that are making some major bank. Forbes has just released its list of Hollywood's highest paid actresses for 2012.

Let's start the list with everyone's favorite "friend," Jennifer Aniston.

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9. Kristen Wiig, ($12 million)
9. Kristen Wiig, ($12 million)
NEW YORK - MAY 19: Actress Kristen Wiig attends the premiere of "MacGruber" at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on May 19, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
8. Meryl Streep, ($12 million)
8. Meryl Streep, ($12 million)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 14: Actress Meryl Streep smiles ahead of her receiving the Golden Honorary Bear award for Lifetime Achievement prior to "The Iron Lady" screening at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival at the Berlinale Palace on February 14, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
7. Sarah Jessica Parker, ($15 million)
7. Sarah Jessica Parker, ($15 million)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends the "Wu Xia" premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
6. Julia Roberts ($16 million)
6. Julia Roberts ($16 million)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 17: Actress Julia Roberts arrives at Relativity Media's "Mirror Mirror" Los Angeles premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on March 17, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For Relativity Media)
5. Charlize Theron ($18 million)
5. Charlize Theron ($18 million)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 03: Actress Charlize Theron arrives at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre on June 3, 2012 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
4. Angelina Jolie ($20 million)
4. Angelina Jolie ($20 million)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actress Angelina Jolie arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards at the Hollywood & Highland Center February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
3. Sandra Bullock ($25 million)
3. Sandra Bullock ($25 million)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26: Actress Sandra Bullock arrive at the premiere of Twentieth Century Fox's 'All About Steve' held at Mann's Chinese Theater on August 26, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
2. Cameron Diaz ($34 million)
2. Cameron Diaz ($34 million)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 14: Actress Cameron Diaz arrives at the premiere of Lionsgate's "What To Expect When You're Expecting" held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on May 14, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Kristen Stewart tops Forbes' highest-paid actress list, raking in $34.5 million between May 2011 to May 2012.Stewart, 22, is also the youngest woman on Forbes' list by 16 years.Why Stewart? Her multiple appearances in the "Twilight" film series has helped propel her to the top of list."Suddenly, the star becomes indispensable and the studio has to pay up," Forbes explains. "That's why Kristen Stewart has vaulted to the top of our annual list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood."Overall, though, Forbes points out that Hollywood women trail far behind men in earnings."The 10 women who make up our list earned a total $200 million compared to the $361 million brought in by our top 10 men," Forbes noted.See the full Forbes list here.
1. Kristen Stewart ($34.5 million)
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Kristen Stewart tops Forbes' highest-paid actress list, raking in $34.5 million between May 2011 to May 2012.

Stewart, 22, is also the youngest woman on Forbes' list by 16 years.

Why Stewart? Her multiple appearances in the "Twilight" film series has helped propel her to the top of list.

"Suddenly, the star becomes indispensable and the studio has to pay up," Forbes explains. "That's why Kristen Stewart has vaulted to the top of our annual list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood."

Overall, though, Forbes points out that Hollywood women trail far behind men in earnings.

"The 10 women who make up our list earned a total $200 million compared to the $361 million brought in by our top 10 men," Forbes noted.

See the full Forbes list here.
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