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A Closer Look at the Best-paid Actresses of 2015

Naturally, every year some celebrities will make more money than others. Some will maintain a higher net worth over a extended period, but others are sure to make more cash in one year than in the next. If they haven’t been busy over one period of 12 months, they’re going to rake in less than a time when they were doing a lot.

We’ve already briefly covered a few of the best-paid actresses in 2015. But how have they been making their money this year? More importantly, how did the reach a point when they’re earning so much?

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence has been much more in the spotlight in the last few years. Most people would probably agree that The Hunger Games franchise was her big break. But she’s been working on other projects too. She made $52 million in 12 months, which is certainly a lot of money. However, compared to the sums that male actors reached, there’s a large gap. Robert Downey Jr. is her male counterpart, raking in $80 million over the same period.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson is most recognizable as Black Widow in the Avengers movies. However, she has been and is currently busy with a number of other projects, from The Jungle Book to Lucy. Some people might be surprised by how long Johansson has been acting. She started to gather more attention after starring in The Horse Whisperer in 1998. And now she’s earning $35.5 million a year, making her the second highest paid actress in the world.


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Melissa McCarthy

For some, Melissa McCarthy’s appearance on the list of highest paid actresses is a win for women. She isn’t stick-thin, and she’s in her mid-40s. Which means she’s too old to be a starlet but not old enough for legend status. A lot of the women you’ll find on lists of celebrity money makers are often young, slim and blonde. She has been busy this year, taking the lead in both Spy and Tammy, netting her $23 million. But although she’s a star of the big screen now, she began her performing career as a stand-up comedian. However, perhaps this isn’t so surprising, considering her comedy roles.

Bingbing Fan

Only one non-American actress made it onto the list of highest paid actresses for 2015. Bringing in $21 million, Bingbing Fan is one of the top five highest earning actresses in the world. But it’s still far below what many top male actors make. It’s not just her movies that have made her piles of cash, but endorsements from brands such as L’Oreal too.

Jennifer Aniston

It might have been 11 years since Friends ended, but Jennifer Aniston is probably the star most often seen on the big screen. However, like other actresses, she brings in a lot of her $16.5 million from brand endorsements. She works with the likes of Smartwater and Living Proof to make her money.

The world’s highest earning actresses for 2015 may make far below what male actors receive. However, you can’t deny that they’re still bringing in sums most people could only dream of.

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5 Celebrities Who Have Had Lip Enhancement

American reality TV celebrity Kylie Jenner recently became noted for her use of lip enhancement. In fact, the teenage girls trying to copy her became something of a joke. However, she certainly isn’t the only celebrity to ever have her lips enhanced.

Many of them do it, and often in such a way that you wouldn’t know unless someone told you. Some celebrities have had cosmetic procedures on their lips that have gone wrong. But many have has success. Dermal fillers don’t usually have any side effects or botched jobs. And they’re not permanent either. Here are some of the celebs who have had lip enhancement to give their lips a boost.

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Kylie Jenner

She’s probably now the first person who will come to people’s mind when they think of lip fillers. She isn’t the first celebrity to ever use them, but she has become known for it. She kept it hidden for a while and wasn’t willing to discuss it. But she eventually came clean and admitted that she had had temporary lip fillers. She referred to her lips as “an insecurity of mine” and opted to address this vulnerability with cosmetics.

Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne admits that she has had just about everything on her body altered. She has even been upfront about having very intimate surgery. So it’s no surprise that she’s one of the celebrities who has admitted to having lip enhancement. She hasn’t just used fillers on her lips but the rest of her face too, such as her cheeks. Many people were surprised by the beginning stages of her transformation. But the consensus now is usually that she looks great.

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson had lip fillers early on, before many others. She did it in 2005 when she was in her mid-20s. However, neither Jessica nor her fans were particularly happy with the results. She was relieved when they returned to their normal size. Recently, she seems to have been trying out some newer fillers ever now and then, indicating she’s happier with the results.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson didn’t use lip fillers for her personal life, but for a role. When she was shooting Dreamgirls, she had them to get rid of a dent in her lip. Apparently, it was affecting the lighting while they filmed, and it had to go. Although she didn’t want to do it, she did anyway. Now that’s dedication. She said that when she had it done, the doctor told her that people came to him to get lips like her natural ones.

Britney Spears

Britney Spears has had her Beverly Hills plastic surgeon give her lips fillers before. She says she’s also had other “fun stuff” from him, including a peptide-based overnight face mask. She’s often praised for her fantastic skin, and there doesn’t appear to be much sign of lines or wrinkles yet. However, she is still young.

There may be many other celebrities who have had lip fillers, but they might not be willing to admit it. But if we can’t tell, their cosmetic practitioner must be doing a great job.

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Jennifer Lawrence – world’s highest-paid actress

Jennifer Lawrence has every reason to look up with joy – she has raked in $52 billion pre-tax over 12 months, making the 25-year-old celebrity the best paid actress, followed by Scarlett Johansson with earnings of $35.5 million.

Melissa McCarthy, ranked third with $23 million, is the only other actress to bank over $20 million in the scoring period, says Natalie Robehmed of Forbes.

While McCarthy’s Spy and Tammy picked up a combined $335 million worldwide, the star has been busy in the fashion business with the launch of an all-sizes clothing line.

“I started to think if I could do anything to build women up rather than the constant tear down I’m going to do it,” McCarthy was quoted as saying by Forbes.

The world’s 18 highest-paid actresses earned a combined $281 million before taxes and fees–$660 million less than the 34 world’s highest-paid actors, who banked a cumulative $941 million, the Forbes report said.

Last year’s top-earning actress, Sandra Bullock, saw her payday drop to $8 million from $51 million after a lukewarm 12 months. Emma Stone ranked at the 16th spot with $6.5 million, while Kristen Stewart earned $12 million, lifting her to number 9.

Image courtesy: People.com.

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There’s Joy in the air for Jennifer Lawrence

Hollywood celebrity Jennifer Lawrence poses in Aviator sunglasses in the latest poster for Joy, a t drama where the Hunger Games star plays Joy Mangano, a real-life inventor and entrepreneur.

Written and directed by David O. Russell of Silver Linings Playbook (a 2012 flick which won Lawrence an Oscar) and American Hustle, the movie also stars Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.

The movie will follow the main character as she navigates her professional and personal lives.

“What’s it like to become a boss and the godmother of a family and dynasty, both emotionally and commercially? You go inside that person’s soul, and it’s alternately hilarious, horrifying, and sort of joyous,” Russell told EW.

The film will theaters in the US on December 25.

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Jennifer Aniston in $5m deal as face of Emirates Airlines

Hollywood celebrity Jennifer Aniston has landed a $5 million deal to be the face of Dubai-based Emirates Airlines, in an agreement apparently signed just before Aniston’s secret wedding to Justin Theroux.

According to the New York Post, the 46-year-old actor has already shot a campaign for the world’s biggest international airline. She will appear across TV and print ads worldwide.

Previous brand ambassadors for the Dubai airline include Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo.

The news comes on the heels of a similar deal between Nicole Kidman and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways, which signed with the Australian actress its brand ambassador in March.

Aniston is having a good week, having marrying her long-term partner, the screenwriter and actor Justin Theroux, in a secret ceremony at her Los Angeles mansion on August 5.

She is enjoying her honeymoon with Theroux in Bora Bora along with a posse of her famous friends including former ‘Friends’ co-star Courtney Cox and Jason Bateman.

Aniston, a comedy actress who earned several nominations for her dramatic work in last year’s independent film Cake, most recently appeared in Horrible Bosses 2. She is reportedly due to start filming Mean Moms, a spin-off of 2004’s successful Mean Girls, and plays an eccentric therapist in She’s Funny Like That, due in US cinemas later this month.

One of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, Aniston has a reported net worth of $150 million.

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