Sandra Bullock


If we were asked who we thought Hollywood's highest-earning actress was, we might say Angelina Jolie, or Jennifer Lawrence, or, perhaps Nicole Kidman.

Sandra Bullock, however, isn't the first female star that comes to mind. Yet, it is the Oscar-nominated Gravity actress that has topped Forbes list of the industry's highest paid actresses of 2014, with earnings amounting to a whopping $51 million between June 2013 - 2014.

However, our other guesses weren't too far off the mark: J-Law came in second place with an estimated $34 million in the bank over the last year, while Jennifer Aniston was named as the third highest-paid actress.

Despite a move away from films, Iron Man 3 meant Gwyneth Paltrow bagged fourth place, and Angelina Jolie came in joint fifth place with Cameron Diaz.

While you might think Sandra's got a hefty amount of cash in the bank, her male counterpart has a LOT more. Robert Downey Jr is the highest-earning actor (yep, we didn't see that one coming either), with this year's salary amounting to an estimated $75 million. Phew.

By Olivia Marks

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