Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence on Thursday, August 20, topped a Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid actresses, earning some $52 million in the past year but still far behind the best paid actor.
Lawrence , who won an Oscar in 2013 for her role in Silver Linings Playbook , also had income for being the face of French fashion and beauty company Dior but her combined earnings came nowhere close to the estimated $80 million of Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. He topped Forbes list earlier in August of the highest paid male actors.
Lawrence , 25, made headlines last year when hacked Sony Pictures emails revealed she earned a lower cut of profits from the movie American Hustle than her male counterparts.
Forbes noted that only four of the women on this year’s highest-paid list, which takes into account earnings from movies, television, endorsements and other sources, made more than $20 million while 21 male actors reached that level.
Lawrence towered above Scarlett Johansson, second on the actress list with an estimated $35.5 million, and Mike & Molly star Melissa McCarthy with $23 million, Forbes said.
Actresses rounding out the top five on the Forbes list were China’s Bingbing Fan who appeared in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ ($21 million), and former ‘Friends’ star Jennifer Aniston ($16.5 million), who also earns money from promoting cosmetics and bottled water.