Here are 13 richest actresses in the world. Guess what, they are also very pretty. Being an actress bring fame, glory, influence and most of all untold wealth. The silver screen can reward someone extremely well if one have the wits, courage and talent to survive in this industry. Below are the richest actresses in the world.
Dina Merrill who was born on December 29 1923 is an actress and an heiress to a rich empire. She was the daughter Wall Street stockbroker Edward Francis Hutton and Marjorie Merriweather Post. Her mother was the heiress of Post Cereals. In the late 1950s she was proclaimed as the replacement of Grace Kelly. She has acted in 22 motion pictures. Merrill has been married 3 times and her net worth is estimated to be around $5 Billion.
Jennifer Lopez began her career as adancer, appearing in stage musicals and music videos. She also acted in a few movies. Her first big break was a role in “Selena” a biopic of the Tejano pop singer Selena Quintillana Perez. She earned widespread praise for her performance, including a Golden Globe nomination. The 'On the Floor' hit maker is determined to be in great shape when she returns to the 'American Idol' judging panel in January and has been working with a health coach to overhaul her eating problems.
Julia Roberts started off her career as a guest appearance on the television series “Crime Story". Her most iconic role was in “Pretty Woman” with actor Richard Gere and she received an Academy Award nomination for best actress. From there on she rose step by step to become one of the richest actress in the world. She has been selected to be among the "50 most beautiful people in the world" by People magazine.
Gisele has been a Brazilian model, film actress and producer. Her record breaking 25 million dollar contract with Victoria's Secret helped her gain widespread recognition beyond the fashion industry. Lately she had become an in-demand model, gracing the covers of Vogue and other fashion magazines around the world. As an actress she has also appeared in the films The Devil Wears Prada and Taxi.
Demi Moore the American actress is well known for her versatility in the movies of the 80’s and 90’s. She faced a troublesome childhood, dropped out of school and worked as a debt collector and tried modeling. She was also interested in acting but was never recognized until her performance in “St. Elmo's Fire” (1985). Later in life she turned to film productions.
Angelina Jolie is an American actress known worldwide for her role in Tomb Raider. She began her screen career as a child along with her father and later became a film director, screenwriter and author. She worked as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR and has often been cited as the world's "most beautiful" woman. Jolie is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. She made her directorial debut with the wartime drama In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011).
Drew Barrymore was born in Los Angeles, California. She belongs to a family where each and every person had an acting career. As an infant, she first appeared in a television commercial for Puppy Choice dog food before she was 1 year old. Barrymore had a troubled childhood and a wild reputation that impacted her career for many years. However, she regained success and made a comeback as a talented actress, model and producer.
Paltrow is no stranger to the world of Hollywood as she is the daughter of Tony Award-winning actress Blythe Danner and television producer Bruce Paltrow. As a teenager Paltrow decided to abandon her art history studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara to pursue acting full time. Apart from acting she is also a singer and food writer. She is well known as "Pepper Potts" in the movie Iron Man. With the success of Iron Man, its not a surprise that Gwyneth is one of the richest actresses in Hollywood.
Reese Witherspoon is a Hollywood actress and producer. She began pursuing acting career after graduating from Stanford University. She starred in her first feature film “The Man in the Moon” at just 14 years old. She won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for her singing and acting in the film “Walk the Line”. She established herself as a talented actress in films like Overnight Delivery, Pleasantville, Twilight, Legally Blonde and Sweet Home Alabama.
Coming at no.10 of out list of richest actresses is Jennifer Joanna Aniston. The talented actress is also a film director and producer. After a lot of struggle she was graced with success in “Friends” in which she played the role of Rachel and with this her career gained reputation and recognition. According to the Guinness World Book of Records (2005), Aniston became the highest paid TV actress of all time with her $1 million-per-episode paycheck. She is the co-founder of the production company Echo Films.
Kristen Stewart gained popularity with her leading role as Bella Swan in Twilight series. Kristen was born to a family where all the members worked behind the camera. She never wanted to be the “centre of attraction” hence adopting acting as a career was never a wish. Stewart's acting career beign a the age of eight after her performance in a grade school Christmas play caught the eye of a talent scout. Shortly after that, she landed a role on the Disney Channel TV movie “The Thirteenth Year” (1999). Since then she never looked back.
Cameron Diaz is an actress and model. She started of her career with modeling at the early age of 16 and some of her famous ad campaigns were for Calvin Klein and Coca Cola. Even with no prior acting experience her acting was very much appreciated in the blockbuster action comedy “The Mask”. Despite her undeniable box office appeal, Diaz continues to appear in relatively low-budget independent film.
Sandra Bullock was born to a father who was American Voice Teacher and mother who was an opera singer. She often performed as a chorus singer with other children, which developed her love for the stage. She later studied acting and started pursuing a career as a stage performer, which eventually gave her space on television and feature films. She achieved stardom after her performance in the movie “Speed”. She currently is a successful Hollywood actress and producer and of the richest actress in Hollywood.
The question is are rich actresses rich because they are pretty. Or does the money that they make enables them to be prettier? Well just like the proverbial chicken and egg question we might never know the true answer. But one thing is certain, having good looks and rich parents certainly does make it easier for one to become the richest actresses in Hollywood.