Kristen Stewart, one of the best actresses in modern cinema was once the highest paid actress in Hollywood. When she was only 22 years old she was already an international acclaimed star with lots of different films to portrait as her achievements.
In 2012 she was selected by Forbes magazine as the highest-paid Hollywood actress thanks to her appearances in movies like ‘Twilight’, ‘Snow White and The Huntsman’ and many other roles she had already won. With an annual income of 34 million dollars, Kristen Stewart was put in the top of the highest paid movie actresses. In 2013 she was again one of the better-paid actresses alongside Jennifer Lawrence that was also making her road among other great actresses in the industry.
Kristen Stewart surpassed the mark of other actresses like Cameron Diaz, Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie and even Jennifer Aniston who were all having a great year and immense amount of incomes with the latter winning about 20 million in only one year.
However, at only 22, Kristen Stewart is the youngest actress to top this list, in 2012 the youngest actress to be on the list followed by Kristen Wiig who was 38 years old at the time.
But she was not only the youngest, she had an income of 25 million dollars just for embodying the role of Bella Swan in the first two Twilight movies of the saga, both directed by Bill Condon.
With this, Stewart won a big place among the best and better-paid actresses in Hollywood like Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Charlize Theron and Cameron Díaz, who all won more than 15 million in that year.
The analysis of her success says that she became an essential asset of the Twilight saga. Being very young at the first movie, she could win a big fan base and become the most important asset in the movie alongside Robert Pattinson who was both the lead actors in the movie. Thanks to her likability and indispensability to the movie, how important she was to the movie made her a successful actress.
Cameron Díaz – The second Highest Paid Artist in 2012
The second on the list was Cameron Díaz. Thanks, above all, to the surprising success of the comedy ‘Bad Teacher’ that could make more than 200 million dollars in the box office with a budget of less than 20 million.
That year, the actress had a contract clause which affirmed that she would get part of the movie’s entire incomes. She also had other great movies in which she made a big amount of money like ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ and ‘The Green Hornet’. According to Forbes, she made around 34 million dollars in 2012, a successful year in overall.
Sandra Bullock – The Third Highest Paid Artist in 2012
In the third place of the list, you could find Sandra Bullock, an actress who for the last few years has made more than 100 million and hasn’t stopped since. Due to the incomes she got for ‘The Blind Side’ and ‘Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close’ who were movies that made around 40 million dollars in total.
According to Forbes, between Mayo 2011 and May of 2012, the actress has had a gross income of 25 million dollars, something that was helped by her recent collaboration in ‘Gravity’ a movie she was the lead actress and protagonist that was released in 2013; making her the third actress in the top list of the best-paid actresses in Hollywood.
The fourth and fifth places were for Angeline Jolie who made around 20 million dollars with her movie ‘Maleficent’ and Charlize Theron with 18 million dollars of incomes with her roles in ‘Young Adult’, ‘Snow White and The Huntsman’ and ‘Prometheus’.
This list was completed with actresses like Julia Roberts who made 16 million, Sarah Jessica Parker that made around 15 million dollars, Meryl Streep and Kristen Wiig with 12 million and Jennifer Aniston who made around 11 million.
Forbes calculated these incomes basing on the paychecks of every actress, the percentage of benefits for the movies, marketing incomes, and brand terms.
Nonetheless, Kristen Stewart was still the highest paid actress of the year. To accomplish such a big success in only one year and at a very young age was a completely wonderful achievement that not many actresses have the pleasure to enjoy.
After all this awesome success, she was involved in many public gossip magazines after the ending of her relationship with Robert Pattinson who was, according to her a ‘marketing strategy for the Twilight saga’ and was not a real love relationship between the two actors. She was seen kissing with the director of the movie ‘Snow White and The Huntsman’ Rupert Sanders and made a big scandalous news in the whole world.
Kristen Stewart a Priceless ‘Asset’ in Hollywood
However, after all, these years she’s still one of the best and most important woman assets in Hollywood. She’s being taking great parts in movies like ‘Camp X-Ray’, ‘Still Alice’, ‘American Ultra’, ‘Café Society’ and the newest Ang Lee movie ‘Billy Lynn’s Halftime Walk’ making her not only a successful actress but one of the best.