What's the secret to a woman's success in Hollywood? Being in an Oscar-winning action film seems to help.
"Gravity" star Sandra Bullock is the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, at least from between June 2013 and June 2014, according to Forbes.
Though women are making less than men, even in Hollywood, female-led action movies are making just as much as those starring men. But women have a long way to go. Forbes' most recent top 10 highest-paid actresses earned a combined total of $226 million, compared to the $419 million that the top men earned.
Here are the seven highest-paid actresses in Hollywood.
|Sandra Bullock, $51 million|
Bullock, 50, didn't win the Academy Award for "Best Actress" this year, but she still earned plenty of money from the film "Gravity."
|Jennifer Lawrence, $34 million|
Lawrence, 23, earned $34 million from her work, including "The Hunger Games" series and "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
|Jennifer Aniston, $31 million|
Not just your "Friends" star next door, Aniston, 45, earns her dough from film comedies such as "Horrible Bosses" and "We're the Millers," plus re-runs of the famous television sitcom and endorsement deals from Vitamin Water and Aveeno skincare.
|Gwyneth Paltrow, $19 million|
Paltrow, 41, has had an eventful year that includes splitting with her rocker husband Chris Martin and getting paid from Marvel Comics' "Iron Man 3" and deals with Max Factor and Hugo Boss. Marvel Comics and ABC News are both owned by the Walt Disney Company.
|Angelina Jolie, $18 million (tie)|
Jolie, 39, starred in another Disney film, "Maleficent," while advocating for the prosecution of war rape.
|Cameron Diaz, $18 million (tie)|
Diaz co-starred this year in the comedy "The Other Woman," which provided the 41-year-old actress a chunk of the $190 million global box office earnings.
|Scarlett Johansson, $17 million|
This year is the first that Johansson has made Forbes' Celebrity 100 list.
Johansson's sci-fi/action film "Lucy" was released after the time frame of Forbes' analysis, but there were plenty of gigs that contributed to the 29-year-old's income in the last year. She was the voice of a computer system named Samantha in "Her" and played the Black Widow in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."