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Jolie, Aniston Top Forbes’ Actress List

Streep comes in third with hefty $24 million earned.

Brad Pitt is my hero.

Pitt’s current love, Angelina Jolie, occupies the top spot on Forbes’ highest-paid actress list.

And his ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston, comes in second.

Between June 2008 and June 2009, the magazine estimates that Jolie earned $27 million. Much of that apparently came from her share of the profits on the ’08 summer actioner "Wanted," but she also has apparently been paid a hefty sum for the upcoming spy thriller "Salt."

Aniston earned $25 million for "Marley & Me" and the upcoming comedy "The Baster." She still earns money from "Friends," and her endorsements include Glaceau’s SmartWater.

Meryl Streep ranks third on the list with $24 million earned during the time frame. Her upcoming film is Sony’s "Julie & Julia," opening in August.


Last month, Forbes lined up its top actors, with Harrison Ford landing on top with $65 million. The top 10 actors earned $393 million, while the top 10 actresses took home $183 million.


The list:

Angelina Jolie, $27 million
Jennifer Aniston, $25 million
Meryl Streep, $24 million
Sarah Jessica Parker, $23 million
Cameron Diaz, $20 million
Sandra Bullock, $15 million
Reese Witherspoon, $15 million
Nicole Kidman, $12 million
Drew Barrymore, $12 million
Renee Zellweger, $10 million
Cate Blanchett, $8 million
Anne Hathaway, $7 million
Halle Berry, $7 million
Scarlett Johansson, $5.5 million
Kate Winslet, $2 million