Forbes' highest-paid actresses of 2018: Scarlett Johansson dethrones Emma Stone

Johansson is followed by Jolie, Aniston, Jennifer Lawrence, Mila Kunis and several other A-listers of Hollywood.

                            Forbes' highest-paid actresses of 2018: Scarlett Johansson dethrones Emma Stone
Scarlett Johansson (Source:Getty Images)

Scarlett Johansson may have been garnering spotlight for all the wrong reasons, but she has had the last laugh! The 'Avengers' star has managed to land the top spot on the Forbes list of the world's highest-paid actresses of 2018.

For Scarlett, who became quite the object of scrutiny under the public eye, this feat doesn't come easy, as according to the site's own records, Johansson has almost quadrupled her 2017 earnings, which has allowed her to rank in at $40.5 million this year thanks - all courtesy her role as Black Widow in the Avengers films.

Scarlett Johansson dethroned Emma Stone and surpassed Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Anniston to become the highest-paid actresses this year.

Emma Stone, last years top earner on Forbes' list of highest paid actresses, couldn't even make it to the list of top ten this year. Source: Getty images.


Emma was unable to hold a single spot on the list of the top ten earning actresses in the showbiz industry. The results are bittersweet indeed!

Ranking at the second position on the Forbes list this year is Angelina Jolie, with a staggering $28 million - a vast majority of which has stemmed from her role in the upcoming sequel of the Disney classic, Maleficent, titled Maleficent 2.

Angelina Jolie (L) ranked at second on the Forbes' list of highest paid actresses, 2018, while Jennifer Aniston came in third. Source: Getty images.


And as fate would have it - Jolie is followed by Jennifer Aniston, whose earning $19.5 million landed her at the third spot on the Forbes list. The former 'FRIENDS' star owes most of her earnings from several endorsements deals with Smartwater, Aveeno, and Emirates airlines. Aniston is followed by Jennifer Lawrence - coming in a close fourth on the list, earning $18 million.

On number five is 'Legally Blonde' actress Reese Witherspoon with $16.5 million, but it's no surprise that she would have scored a spot in the top ten rankings of this list considering her extremely successful show, 'Big Little Lies.' The show is set to return for a second season, and at the same time, her film 'A Wrinkle in Time' did quite well at the box office too.

Jennifer Lawrence (L) stood fourth on the Forbes' list of highest paid actresses in 2018, followed by Reese Witherspoon (middle) at fifth, and Mila Kunis (R) scoring he sixth position. Source: Getty images.

Mila Kunis stands at the sixth position with her $16 million earnings. She is followed by stellar A-listers, like Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, Melissa McCarthy and Gal Gadot who also scored spots among the top ten rankings on the Forbes list.

For the rest of the list of the top-earning women in Hollywood, check out the official Forbes website here.