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Forbes' Highest-Paid Actresses List of 2015 Led by Jennifer Lawrence

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Actress Jennifer Lawrence of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" attends the Lionsgate Press Room during Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015 on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 02:40 PM

Jennifer Lawrence has topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2015, raking in $52 million over a 12-month period.

Lawrence was significantly ahead of No. 2 on the list, Scarlett Johansson, who made $35.5 million, Forbes reported.

The 25-year-old "Hunger Games" actress took the No. 1 spot from 2014’s Sandra Bullock, whose earnings from the successful “Gravity” movie put her at $51 million last year.


Forbes said this is the first time the highest-earning actress list was broadened to a global field, but only one person outside the United States made the list. Chinese actress Bingbing Fan, who starred in "The White-Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom," was No. 4 with $21 million.

No. 3 on the list was comedian Melissa McCarthy, who brought in $23 million with her roles in "Spy" and "Tammy."

Income was generated not just from film roles, but also from endorsements and other businesses. McCarthy, for instance, is launching a new all-sizes clothing line.

Lawrence’s popularity and high earnings are likely to continue; The Hollywood Reporter said she got a $20 million "exceptional" deal for her upcoming movie "Passenger," which included 30 percent of profits.

Her ranking was greeted with little surprise online:


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