La La Land star Emma Stone has topped the Forbes‘ annual list of the world’s highest paid actresses. She raked in $26 million pretax in Forbes‘ 12-month scoring period. Jennifer Aniston ranks No. 2 on the list with an earning of $25.5 million.

The Hunger Games‘s protagonist, Jennifer Lawrence, has slipped down to the third spot on the list. She made $24 million this year. Lawrence had previously topped the list for two consecutive years. The actress made most of her money in the past year from the announcement of her upcoming movies Mother! and Red Sparrow. With an endorsement deal with Dior in hand, the multi-talented actress is giving tough competition to the toppers.

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Stone, who garnered huge success last year with the musical La La Land, bagging almost every award in the Oscars, is ranked as the highest paid actress.  La La Land has given her the significant attention for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress and continues to make money.

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Stone, who believes in equality in the industry, has been pretty loud about the gender pay disparity in Hollywood for the past few months. She lauded the fact that some of her male co-stars had decided to take pay cuts to ensure pay equality

“That’s something they do for me because they feel it’s what’s right and fair. That’s something that’s also not discussed, necessarily — that our getting equal pay is going to require people to selflessly say, ‘That’s what’s fair,'” Stone had said earlier. “If my male co-star, who has a higher quote than me but believes we are equal, takes a pay cut so that I can match him, that changes my quote in the future and changes my life,” she added.

No. 2 on the list, Jennifer Aniston made millions from playing vital roles in movies like The Yellow Birds. Her earnings were also boosted by endorsement deals with Emirates, Smartwater and Aveeno.

Jennifer Lawrence acts in Joy
Jennifer Lawrence

Harry Potter franchise’s feminist star Emma Watson, who is ranked 6th, has made it to the list for the first time. The 27-year-old made billions from her movie Beauty and the Beast this year. Disney’s movie-musical remake made $1.26 billion.

Melissa McCarthy ranks number 4 with $18 million, and Mila Kunis at No.5 with $15.5 million.

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