Roberts isn't the hit maker she used to be. Instead the actress is picking and choosing the films she wants to make like the upcoming "August: Osage County," which co-stars Meryl Streep. Roberts also gets paid for her endorsement work with Lancome.
Kunis debuts on our list this year thanks to two huge films. "Ted" and "Oz: The Great and Powerful" earned a combined $1 billion at the global box office. Kunis, who got her start on "That '70s Show" in 1998, is now firmly established as one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. Expect her quote, which is currently modest by Hollywood standards, to climb accordingly. Despite her busy movie schedule she still finds time to voice Meg on "Family Guy."
The Oscar winner is no stranger to big blockbuster movies. She played a huge role in the newer "Star Wars" films. Now, with "Thor," she's found another franchise she can profit from. The second movie hits theaters in November and sees Portman's character traveling to Thor's planet.
After taking some time out of the spot light, Bullock is back with "The Heat" and "Gravity." It will be tough for her to live up to 2009 though, when "The Blind Side" earned $309 million on a budget of $30 million and Bullock won an Oscar for Best Actress. But Bullock is still almost universally beloved. She's one of the few celebrities to get a perfect 100 E-Score from our partners at E-Poll Market Research, which makes her one of the most marketable celebrities around.
Theron likes to balance her work in smaller films, like 2011's "Young Adult," with bigger-budget fare like last year's "Snow White and the Huntsman." She also starred in "Prometheus," the kind-of prequel to "Aliens," which earned $403 million at the global box office. Theron supplements her movie money with high-paid endorsements for brands like Dior. She's now adding behind-the-scenes duties to her resume, executive producing a "Hatfields & McCoys" pilot for NBC.
Since she hit the big screen in 2007's "Superbad," Stone has steadily risen through the ranks to become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. In 2011 she helped turn "The Help" into one of the most profitable films of the year and in 2012 she made her big-budget debut in "The Amazing Spider-Man." Yes, she was playing the girlfriend role but Stone was arguably as much of a draw as Andrew Garfield, who played Peter Parker.
Thanks to "Friends," Aniston would be fine if she never worked another day in her life. Instead, she's mostly doing movies that appeal to her artistic side. The actress takes pay cuts to appear in films like "Horrible Bosses" and "We're the Millers." She still earns big from her deals with Vitamin Water and Aveeno skin care and she's never out of the press. Her recent engagement to actor Justin Theroux was one of the biggest tabloid stories of 2012.
The "Twilight" money is still rolling in, for now. Stewart topped our list of Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actresses last year and is third this year, but she likely won't be on it again for a while. While she helped make "Snow White and the Huntsman" a hit, a sequel is still a ways off and the actress doesn't seem terribly interested in doing more big-budget movies.
Hollywood's new It girl walked away from 2012 with an Oscar for Best Actress for "Silver Linings Playbook" and one of the top-grossing movies of the year with "The Hunger Games." Lawrence was paid under $1 million for the first Hunger Games movie but Lionsgate was happy to pay more to secure her for the second installment: "Catching Fire." As Katniss, Lawrence has shown that action heroes don't always have to be played by men for a film to turn a profit.
Never one to shy away from controversy, Jolie recently shared with the world that she had undergone a voluntary double mastectomy because she carries a gene that puts her at a high risk for breast cancer. Her revelation sparked plenty of debate and showed again why Jolie is one of the most powerful women in Hollywood. It also explained her recent time out of the limelight but she's back in full force now with a big payday under her belt for "Maleficent," Disney's new spin on the Sleeping Beauty story.