Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson top the list of highest-paid actresses of 2015

The odds really were in Jennifer Lawrence's favor last year as she raked in $52 million, topping a ranking of the highest-paid actresses by a wide margin.

The Hunger Games star easily surpassed the $35.5 million second-place Scarlett Johansson earned over the past 12 months, according to Forbes magazine's annual estimates of the earnings of Hollywood's top female stars, released Thursday.

All told, four women made more than $20 million from their acting and endorsements, before taxes and fees, while 21 male actors did, underlining a lingering pay gap in Tinseltown.

Here are the top 10 highest-paid actresses:

 Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson top the list of highest-paid actresses of 2015

Scarlett-Johansson

Melissa-McCarthy

Bingbing-Fan

Jennifer-Aniston

Julia-Roberts

Angelia-Jolie

Reese-Witherspoon

Anne-Hathaway

Kristen-Stewart

The complete list included all the actresses Forbes estimated to have earned more than $6 million, including Cameron Diaz ($11 million), Gwyneth Paltrow ($9 million), Meryl Streep ($8 million), Amanda Seyfried ($8 million), Sandra Bullock ($8 million), Emma Stone ($6.5 million), Mila Kunis ($6.5 million) and Natalie Portman ($6 million).

You can read Forbes' explanation of its measurements and findings here.

With inputs from AFP.

Updated Date: Aug 21, 2015 16:00:12 IST