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Angelina Jolie tops Forbes highest paid actress list

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Story by Jack Foley

ANGELINA Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker were the highest-paid Hollywood actresses last year, according to Forbes.com.

Both stars earned $30m (£18.7m) – the former thanks to the combined global box office success of her films Salt and The Tourist and the latter because of repeats of her TV show Sex & The City and its big screen sequel

Parker also also raked in $18m (£11.2m) from her beauty and fashion lines, enabling her to jump to the top of the list from her fifth position last year.

Forbes compiled the annual list by talking to producers, agents and Hollywood insiders to estimate earnings.

Elsewhere on the list, Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon were joint third, with an estimated $28m (£17.5m) each between May 2010 and May 2011, while Julia Roberts and Kristen Stewart were joint fifth.

Last year’s top earner, Oscar winner Sandra Bullock, dropped to number nine with earnings of $15m (£9.4m) after a self-imposed 12-month movie hiatus.

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