Emma Stone is highest paid actress of 2017

HOLYWOOD – Emma Stone has topped the Forbes list of highest paid actresses.

The La La Land star earned $26m (around £20m) over a 12-month period from June 2016 to June 2017, mainly due to the success of the Hollywood musical.

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Jennifer Aniston took second place with earnings of $25.5m (£20m), mainly from her endorsements for Smartwater, skincare brand Aveeno and airline Emirates.

Jennifer Lawrence, who topped the list in 2016, came third with earnings of $24m (£19m).

Ms. Lawrence has topped the Forbes list for the past two years, mainly because of her earnings from the Hunger Games franchise.

In 2016 she made $46m (£36m), after the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the last in the series.

This year, the 10 top paid actresses made $172.5m (£134m) between them, before fees and taxes.

All the actresses made more than $11.5m (£9m) each.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson topped last year’s male Hollywood rich list making $64.5m (£50m) between June 2015 and June 2016.

This year’s male Hollywood rich list is out later this month.