Sandra Bullock Named Hollywood’s Highest Paid Actress

The screen star has been awarded the title by Forbes after earning a total of $56 million in the past 12 months after starring in box office hits ‘The Proposal’ and ‘The Blind Side’.

Sandra – who won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in ‘The Blind Side’ – beat a host of big name actresses to the number one spot, including ‘Knight and Day’ star Cameron Diaz and ‘Water for Elephants’ actress Reese Witherspoon, who were tied in second place after raking in $32 million each in the last year.

Jennifer Aniston came fourth, netting a total of $27 million between June 2009 and June 2010, and ‘Sex and the City 2’ star Sarah Jessica Parker rounded off the top five with earnings of $25 million.

One notable absentee from the list was Angelina Jolie, who didn’t release any films during the period of time calculated by Forbes.

Forbes compiled the figures with the assistance of managers, talent agents, lawyers and producers and also took into consideration other revenues such as perfume, clothing lines and ad campaigns.

Hollywood’s highest paid actresses, according to Forbes:

1. Sandra Bullock ($56 million)

2. Reese Witherspoon ($32 million)

3. Cameron Diaz ($32 million)

4. Jennifer Aniston ($27 million)

5. Sarah Jessica Parker ($25 million)