The highest paid actress of 2017 (video)

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Emma Stone has become the highest-paid female actor in the world. She has earned $26 million in the last 12 months, dethroning Jennifer Lawrence who was last year’s highest earner.

The 28-year-old made her way to the top of the Forbes list following her Oscar-winning role in “La La Land.”

The movie went on to gross $445.3 million worldwide and received 14 Academy Award nominations. The film won six Academy Awards including Stone’s Best Actress trophy.

Second on the list was Jennifer Aniston with $25.5 million. The 48-year-old earned most of her money from her endorsements with SmartWater and Emirates Airlines.

Lawrence came in third with $24 million, receiving a little help from her Dior endorsement.

Melissa McCarthy and Mila Kunis came in fourth and fifth. Emma Watson and Charlize Theron tied for sixth place.

One person who is not on the list but placed third on it last year is Scarlett Johnson. She garnered $25 million in 2016.

Forbes said the actress’ achievements are remarkable because women receive just 28.7 percent of speaking roles in movies, according to a study by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

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