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Law of 'Gravity': Sandra Bullock tops highest-paid actress list

It's good to obey the law of "Gravity." Sandra Bullock, who starred in the 2013 Oscar-winning space drama, soared into orbit and topped Forbes' annual list of highest-paid actresses, earning an estimated $51 million between June 2013 and 2014.

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    Actress-producer-philanthropist has played a feisty FBI agent, smart but lovelorn women and more in her career.

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    Veteran of hotness -

    Sandra Bullock seems to have it all: Beauty, brains and, according to the Guys Choice Awards in June 2014, a decade's worth of hotness. Matthew McConaughey, Keanu Reeves and Hugh Grant presented her with the prize in Culver City, California.

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    Prize winner -

    Sandra Bullock dazzled on the red carpet at the March 2014 Oscar ceremony. She was nominated for her role in "Gravity," but did not win.

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    Colorful pose -

    Bullock was one of the nominees at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on Jan. 12, 2014. She was nominated for her lead actress role in "Gravity" but went home empty-handed.

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    Critical favorite -

    Bullock's turn in "Gravity" had critics sitting up and taking notice, most notably on Jan. 16, 2014, when she picked up a best actress prize at the 19th annual Critics Choice Movie Awards in Santa Monica, California.

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    Arm in arm -

    They love her, they really love her! Bullock walked away from the 40th annual People's Choice Awards on Jan. 8, 2014, in Los Angeles with three prizes for her work on "Gravity" and "The Heat": favorite movie actress, favorite dramatic movie actress and favorite comedic movie actress.

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    'Gravity' -

    In 2013's "Gravity," Bullock plays an astronaut stranded in space and has to find a way to get home, all while coping with the recent death of her daughter. Bullock was alone on screen for most of the movie, and delivered a bravura performance lauded by critics and viewers alike.

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    Dynamic duo -

    "Gravity" co-stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney made a powerful team in the movie. Here, at a special screening for members of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Oct. 2, 2013, in New York, they also found ways to crack everyone up.

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    Getting her hands dirty -

    Bullock's hand and feet prints were immortalized in concrete in front of the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, on Sept. 25, 2013.

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    'The Heat' -

    Bullock and Melissa McCarthy broke ground in 2013 when they starred in "The Heat." The film was the first buddy cop comedy to feature two women in lead roles.

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    For a good cause -

    Bullock arrives at amfAR's Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. The Gala benefits AIDS research worldwide.

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    Loyal friend -

    Bullock accompanies friend and former co-star Ryan Reynolds to the premiere of his film, "The Change-Up," at the Regency Village Theatre on August 1, 2011 in Los Angeles.

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    Lady in red -

    Bullock was a vision in red on the red carpet at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011.

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    Golden -

    Bullock arrives at the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, January 16, 2011.

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    Mother and sun -

    Bullock tries to shield her son Louis from the photographers on January 6, 2011 in New York.

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    Lending a hand -

    Sandra Bullock was on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony for a health clinic at the Warren Easton Charter School in New Orleans on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010. She was joined by (from left) Billy Hatchett, Warren Easton Foundation President, Alexina Medley, Principal, Sandra Bullock and school nurse Cassondra Ferrand. The Kellogg Foundation and the San Francisco 49ers Foundation were the main financial contributors of the $700,000 facility.

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    Getting her back into it -

    Sandra Bullock, left, gets down with "The Proposal" co-star Betty White during the 2010 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre, in Universal City, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010.

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    Copies of People magazine featuring Sandra Bullock and her newly adopted son Louis Bardo Bullock are show on sale in New York on Wednesday, April 28. The actress announced that she was divorcing her husband Jesse James and that she had secretly adopted the boy in January.

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    Blindsided? -

    Bullock and James celebrated after she won the best actress Oscar on March 7, 2010, for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in the football drama, "The Blind Side." The couple looked happy, but rumors that the marriage was in trouble circulated later in the month, when Bullock abruptly pulled out of participating in the movie's London premiere.

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    One from her peers -

    Bullock poses with the Screen Actors Guild Award for female actor in a leading role for her work in "The Blind Side" at the 16th annual event at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Jan. 23, 2010.

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    'Monster' man -

    Bullock and her husband, "Monster Garage" host Jesse James, arrive at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 23, 2010.

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    On a roll -

    Bullock poses with her award for best performance by an actress in a motion picture -- drama for "The Blind Side" at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 17, 2010.

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    In the game -

    In 2009's "The Blind Side," based on a true story, Bullock plays Leigh Anne Tuohy, the mother of a family that takes in Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home. They help him fulfill his potential and with the help of his coaches and adopted family, he becomes an All-American football player.

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    'All About' Sandra -

    Bradley Cooper and Bullock arrive at the premiere of Twentieth Century Fox's "All About Steve" held at Mann's Chinese Theater on Wednesday, Aug. 26 in Los Angeles. The film tells the story of a woman who becomes obsessed with a man she's only been on one date with and ends up following him across the country. Bullock later won the Razzie award for worst actress for her role in the film--but it came just one day before she won her best actress Oscar for "The Blind Side."

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    Giving back -

    Bullock talks to high school junior LaShanta Williams on Friday, May 15, 2009, before being inducted into the Warren Easton High School Hall of Fame in New Orleans for her help rebuilding the school after Hurricane Katrina.

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    Decent 'Proposal' -

    In 2009's "The Proposal," Bullock plays a pushy boss who forces her young assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada. Bullock told the TODAY show that the film is not a romantic comedy, but simply a comedy. She's no longer a fan of the rom-com, saying, "They're not comedy and they're not romantic."

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    Future shock -

    In 2007's "Premonition, Bullock finds out that her husband was in a car crash, but when she sees him the next day, she realizes that she had a premonition and will do anything she can to keep it from coming true. Bullock told the TODAY show that the film's bleak outlook played into her natural impulses. "I worry and I expect the worst out of everything," she said.

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    Reunited -

    ‘Speed’ co-stars Reeves and Bullock reteamed for 2006’s “The Lake House.” In the film, they play a couple who fall in love despite the fact they live in different years. They bond over the house they both live in and trade letters by using the mailbox. "I was a little nervous," Bullock told the TODAY show about reuniting with Reeves.

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    True love -

    Bullock married motorcycle builder and "Monster Garage" host Jesse James on July 16, 2005. They met when Bullock arranged for her 10-year-old godson to meet James as a Christmas present. She's the stepmother to James' son Jesse Jr. and his daughters Chandler and Sunny. “Thankfully I married someone who loves me just the way I am – and all the nuttiness that goes into me,” Bullock told InStyle magazine.

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    Surprise winners -

    The cast of "Crash," including Bullock, Matt Dillon and Terence Howard celebrates after the movie beat out favorite "Brokeback Mountain" for the best picture Oscar at 78th Academy Awards on March 5, 2006.

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    Secretly charitable -

    Glamour magazine awarded Bullock the “Undercover Activist” award at the its “Women of the Year” Awards in 2006. The actress was celebrated for quietly donating millions to the Red Cross after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the 2004 tsunami without trying to get publicity for her charitable actions.

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    Stardom! -

    Bullock was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of fame on March 24, 2005 in Hollywood, Calif.

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    Rom-com fever -

    Hugh Grant plays a billionaire who can't get along without the help of his attorney (Bullock) in 2002's "Two Weeks Notice." But when she gets fed up and decides to quit, Grant realizes that he may be in love with her.

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    Armed and dangerous -

    Bullock got serious for 2002's "Murder By Numbers," in which she plays a crime scene specialist on the trail of two students (Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt) accused of murder. Bullock briefly dated co-star Gosling.

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    Ya Ya! -

    In 2002's "The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood," Bullock plays Siddalee, a New York playwright who gets into a fight with her mother (Ellen Burstyn) after she's quoted in Time magazine. It's up to her mother's friends (Fionnula Flanagan, right, Maggie Smith, second from right, and Shirley Knight, left) to explain her mother's history to Siddalee in order to patch up their rift.

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    Playing to her strengths -

    In 2000's "Miss Congeniality," Bullock plays an FBI agent who goes undercover as a beauty pageant contestant in order to catch a terrorist. But the tomboy agent has to undergo a complete makeover in order to play a believable contestant. "The one thing me and this latest character have in common is we're both slobs," Bullock said.

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    Here's to Bullock -

    Bullock played an alcoholic who reluctantly gets the help she needs in the 2000 film, "28 Days." The film received mixed reviews.

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    Showing a sultrier side -

    Bullock walks onto the stage in a bright orange dress at the VH-1/Vogue Fashion Awards on Dec. 5, 1999 in New York. She introduced singer Beck.

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    'Nature' calls -

    In 1999's "Force of Nature," Ben Affleck plays a man who must get from New York to Savannah, Ga., for his wedding but finds himself sidetracked by an eccentric woman (Bullock).

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    'Magic' time -

    In 1998, Bullock and Nicole Kidman starred as women with witch-like powers in "Practical Magic." But their gifts come with a curse -- any man who falls in love with them is doomed to an untimely death.

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    People's Choice -

    Bullock was named the favorite motion picture actress for her work in "Hope Floats" at the People's Choice Awards on Jan. 10, 1999.

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    Staying 'Hope'-ful -

    In the 1998 film "Hope Floats," Bullock stars as a recently divorced woman who returns with her daughter to her Texas hometown to stay with her mom, played by Gena Rowlands. As she tries to get her life back together, she strikes up an attraction with an old friend, played by Harry Connick Jr.

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    Sinking sensation -

    Bullock reprised her "Speed" role for the ill-fated 1997 film, "Speed 2: Cruise Control." Jason Patric took over for Keanu Reeves in this story about a cruise ship that becomes the target of a computer hacker. Scoring just 2 percent "fresh" on RottenTomatoes.com, the USA Today critic called the film, "A waterlogged sequel that'll soon be bottom-feeding with 'Beyond the Poseidon Adventure.'"

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    Hemingway's lady -

    In 1996's "In Love and War," Bullock plays a nurse who cares for Ernest Hemingway, played by Chris O'Donnell, during World War I. The film marked a dramatic departure for Bullock, but didn't light up the box office, earning only around $14 million.

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    'Sleeping' beauty -

    Bullock won hearts playing a lovelorn subway token taker in 1995's "While You Were Sleeping." She played Lucy, a woman who has a crush on a man she doesn't know and then saves life. He goes into a coma and through a series of misunderstandings his family comes to believe that she is his fiancée. Demi Moore was originally supposed to play Bullock's role.

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    'Speed'-y road to success -

    Bullock's breakthrough role came in 1994's "Speed." In it, she played a feisty passenger on a city bus who finds herself at the center of a mad bomber's plot to blow up the vehicle if its speed drops below 50 miles per hour.

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    The 'Potion' worked -

    Bullock starred opposite Tate Donovan in the 1992 film, "Love Potion No. 9." The film tells the story of an elixir that makes people of the opposite sex fall love with each other. The potion must have worked for Donovan and Bullock because the couple dated for four years after meeting on the set.

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    'Working' for a living -

    One of Sandra Bullock's early roles was on the short-lived series, "Working Girl," the small screen version of the film that starred Melanie Griffith and Harrison Ford. The series only lasted for 12 episodes.

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Jennifer Lawrence nabbed the No. 2 spot on this year's list thanks to her archery prowess as Katniss in "The Hunger Games" franchise and for her work as blue-skinned mutant Mystique in the latest "X-Men" movie. While Lawrence's $34 million paycheck was substantially smaller than Bullock's, she's less than half Bullock's age. (For the record, we'd happily take it.)

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    Jennifer Lawrence

    The young actress has quickly risen to become a film and fashion icon, with an Academy Award already under her belt.

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    Here's to the winners -

    Jennifer Lawrence, right, has been a regular on the red carpet since breaking through with "Winter's Bone" in 2010. Here she poses with "American Hustle" co-stars Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper. The film won the best motion picture -- comedy or musical award at the 2014 Golden Globes.

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    Do the 'Hustle' -

    In "American Hustle," a drama based on the ABSCAM scandal of the early 1980s, Lawrence plays Rosalyn Rosenfeld, a fictionalized version of Marie Weinberg, the wife of one of the scandal's main figures.

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    May the odds be ever in your favor -

    Lawrence plays heroine Katniss Everdeen in the "Hunger Games" films, including the 2013 hit "Catching Fire."

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    Daring design -

    Lawrence is flanked by Liam Hemsworth, left, and Josh Hutcherson at the "Catching Fire" premiere on Nov. 18, 2013.

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    Short style -

    Lawrence shows off a short haircut while posing for photographers in Spain in 2013.

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    Cover girl -

    Lawrence graced the cover of the September 2013 issue of Vogue magazine, telling writer Jonathan Van Meter that she always knew she'd be famous, even if she wasn't sure how she'd achieve that goal.

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    Shining 'Silver' -

    Lawrence starred with Bradley Cooper in the 2012 film "Silver Linings Playbook." Both were nominated for lead acting Oscars, and Lawrence won the best actress award.

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    Gown of renown -

    Lawrence's billowing Dior ballgown at the 2013 Oscars tripped her up when she headed onstage to accept her best actress statue. She laughed it off, saying to the applauding audience, "You guys are only standing up because I fell and you feel bad."

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    Lady in red -

    Before her 2013 Oscar win, Lawrence won the Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture comedy or musical for "Silver Linings Playbook."

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    Back in black -

    An elegant Lawrence arrives at the 2013 Critics' Choice awards.

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    Katniss and Effie -

    Lawrence starred as "The Hunger Games" famed Katniss alongside Elizabeth Banks' flamboyant Effie Trinket.

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    All at the mall -

    Lawrence and "Hunger Games" co-stars Alexander Ludwig (Cato) and Amandla Stenberg (Rue) chat with fans at the Broward Mall in Plantation, Fla., in 2012.

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    The People's favorite -

    Lawrence accepts the award for favorite movie for "The Hunger Games" at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 9, 2013.

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    Golden girl -

    Lawrence attends the premiere of "The Hunger Games" at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on March 12, 2012.

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    Katniss and Gale -

    Lawrence and "Hunger Games" co-star Liam Hemsworth speak onstage at the 2012 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles.

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    'X' marks her spot -

    Lawrence joined the gang as Mystique for "X-Men: First Class" in 2011 alongside Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Caleb Landry Jones, Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till.

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    Ready for her closeup -

    Lawrence dazzles in red on the red carpet at the 83rd Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on Feb. 27, 2011. She was nominated for best actress for her role in "Winter's Bone."

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    Find him on Facebook -

    Lawrence and "The Social Network" star Jesse Eisenberg pose in front of the winners boards during the Orange British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House in London on Feb. 13, 2011.

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    Popular pose -

    Lawrence did it first! The actress showed off her leg on the red carpet at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 30, 2011. Jolie famously showed off her leg at the 2012 Oscars.

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    'Winter's' big star -

    Nominated again for "Winter's Bone," Lawrence arrives for the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 16, 2011.

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    Breakout role -

    Lawrence stars as Ree Dolly in 2010's "Winter's Bone," about a young girl's struggle to fend for and protect her poor family in the rural Ozarks.

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    Hooray for Hollywood -

    Lawrence attends the 14th annual Hollywood Awards Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Oct. 25, 2010.

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    Loved in Venice -

    Lawrence poses with her Marcello Mastroianni prize for her role in "The Burning Plain" during the closing ceremony of the 65th Venice International Film Festival on Sept. 6, 2008.

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    In 'Plain' sight -

    Lawrence stars as Mariana and J.D. Pardo stars as Young Santiago in the 2008 film "The Burning Plain." The film also starred Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger.

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    Small-screen start -

    Lawrence, center, started her acting career on the TBS comedy "The Bill Engvall Show," in which she played eldest daughter Lauren Pearson alongside Syler Gisondo, left, and Graham Patrick Martin. The series premiered in 2007 and lasted three seasons.

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    Playing her cards right -

    Lawrence won the Los Angeles Film Festival award for outstanding performance for her role as Agnes in the 2008 film "The Poker House."

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    Young model -

    Lawrence poses during a fashion shoot with photographer Chris Kaufman when she was 15. By the time she was 23, she was the face of Dior.

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    Future star -

    Lawrence in eighth grade in 2005 at Kammerer Middle School in Louisville, Ky. The actress was born on Aug. 15, 1990.

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So no one told Jennifer Aniston life was gonna be this way — that is, pretty darn lucrative. The former "Friends" star landed the third spot on the list, taking home $31 million for films such as "We're the Millers," plus endorsement deals for numerous products. Those "Friends" reruns didn't hurt, either.

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    Premiere Of Lifetime's "Call Me Crazy: A Five Film" - Arrivals

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    The former “Friends” star rises from sitcom sweetheart to tabloid fixture and big screen star.

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    Jennifer Aniston, perhaps most famous for her role on the 1990s hit show "Friends," has continued to have an active acting career, and is a staple in celebrity tabloids.

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    Main course -

    Jennifer Aniston, right, and Justin Theroux arrive at the New York premiere of HBO's "The Leftovers," in which he stars as a small town cop, on June 23, 2014.

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    "Life of Crime" -

    Aniston stars as a kidnapped socialite whose husband refuses to pay ransom in the new 20014 film "Life of Crime."

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    Blue by you -

    Aniston was the center of attention on the red carpet at the "Life of Crime" premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 14, 2013 in Toronto.

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    'We're the Millers' -

    In the 2013 comedy "We're the Millers," Jason Sudeikis plays a drug dealer who must assemble a fake family to fool authorities and smuggle stolen marijuana into the country. Aniston plays a stripper who agrees to pretend to be his wife.

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    Aniston roasted pal Jimmy Kimmel during Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards on June 8, 2013. She presented the comedian and host with the "Funniest M.F. Award." Aniston cracked, "Jimmy, you've got a lot going on in your life. Like me, you got engaged this year, unlike me, nobody cares."

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    Wedding bells, but when? -

    Aniston and actor Justin Theroux became engaged in 2012, but have been cagey about a wedding date. They're seen here at the 2013 Academy Awards.

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    Aniston won the Favorite Comedic Movie Actress award for her role in the 2012 comedy "Wanderlust" at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles.

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  • 2012 MTV Movie Awards - Show

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    Thanks, I think -

    Aniston won Best On-Screen Dirtbag award at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards on June 3, 2012 in Universal City, Calif. She claimed the "honor" for her role as jerky dentist Julia Harris in the 2011 movie "Horrible Bosses."

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    Aniston touches her newly unveiled Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on February 22, 2012 in Hollywood, Calif. She received the 2,462nd Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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    Jennifer Aniston arrives at the premiere of "Horrible Bosses," at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on June 30, 2011.

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    Charlie Day, left, and Aniston are shown in a scene from "Horrible Bosses." Aniston stars as a sex-craving dentist who is repeatedly sexually harassing her assistant, played by Day, who plots to kill her.

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    Perfect 10 years -

    Aniston accepts the award for Decade of Hotness at the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards in Culver City, Calif., on June 4, 2011.

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    Aniston poses for during a news conference for the launch of her fragrance, Jennifer Aniston, in Mexico City on March 10, 2011.

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    Super star -

    Aniston takes part in a pre-game NFL broadcast prior to Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas, on Feb. 6, 2011.

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    Aniston announces Adam Sandler as winner for favorite comedic star at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, in Los Angeles. Sandler sported a black eye that he got while playing basketball. The two star in the 2011 comedy "Just Go With It."

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    Charmed, I'm sure -

    In "Just Go With It," Adam Sandler convinces his assistant, played by Aniston, to pretend she's his soon-to-be-ex-wife while introducing her to his new love, played by Brooklyn Decker.

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    Who's your daddy? -

    In 2010's "The Switch," Aniston (with Thomas Robinson) plays a woman who finds out that the sperm donation that helped create her young son was actually provided by her best friend.

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    Scent of a woman -

    Aniston poses with her self-named fragrance during its launch at Harrods in London on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. The perfume marks Aniston's first venture into beauty products. She said it took her two years to come up with the right mixture of scents and smells.

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    'Hunter' gathering -

    Aniston and co-star Gerard Butler arrive for the premiere of their new film "The Bounty Hunter" in London on March 11, 2010. During filming, the Scottish actor became the latest rumored love interest for the actress.

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    Down-on-his-luck bounty hunter Milo Boyd (Butler) gets his dream job when he is assigned to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife Nicole Hurly (Aniston) in the action comedy "The Bounty Hunter." The assignment turns out to be anything but easy.

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    Call to action -

    Aniston, left, and Daniel Craig work the phone bank at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" telethon in Los Angeles on Jan. 22, 2010.

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    She makes the cut -

    Aniston poses on the red carpet in a slit-to-here dress that turned heads at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 17, 2010.

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    Flower power -

    Aniston and Aaron Eckhart star in the 2009 film "Love Happens." When a self-help author (Eckhart) arrives in Seattle to teach a sold-out seminar, he unexpectedly meets the one person (Aniston) who might finally be able to help him help himself.

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    What's not to 'Love'? -

    Aniston attends the premiere for her film "Love Happens" at Mann's Village Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on Sept. 15, 2009.

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  • Women In Film's 2009 Crystal And Lucy Awards - Arrivals

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    Honored guest -

    Aniston arrives at Women In Film's 2009 Crystal and Lucy Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City, Calif., on June 12, 2009.

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    The one ... for now -

    Aniston and singer John Mayer work the red carpet at the 2009 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood, Calif., on Feb. 22, 2009. The on-again, off-again couple were a tabloid fixture for more than a year.

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    Compliments of 'Management' -

    Steve Zahn stars with Aniston in a scene from 2009's "Management." Mike Cranshaw (Zahn) and Sue Claussen (Aniston) have a chance encounter when Sue checks into the roadside motel owned by Mike's parents in Arizona. What starts with a bottle of wine "compliments of management" soon evolves into a multi-layered, cross-country journey of two people looking for a sense of purpose.

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  • Premiere Of Warner Bros. "He's Just Not That Into You" - Arrivals

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    Beautiful lineup -

    Actresses, from left, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Aniston, Ginnifer Goodwin and Scarlett Johansson arrive at the premiere of "He's Just Not That Into You" in Hollywood, Calif., on Feb. 2. 2009.

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    Aniston famously posed in nothing but a necktie for the cover of the January 2009 GQ. The actress gave the tie to David Letterman during a guest spot on his show.

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    Dating games -

    Aniston and Ben Affleck are shown in a scene from "He's Just Not That Into You." The film tells the story of a group of interconnected, Baltimore-based twenty- and thirtysomethings navigating their various relationships from the shallow end of the dating pool through the deep, murky waters of married life. They try to read the signs of the opposite sex -- and hope to be the exceptions to the "no-exceptions" rule.

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    Aniston and Owen Wilson star in 2008's "Marley and Me." Ambitious young reporter John Grogan (Wilson) and his wife, Jenny (Aniston), also a reporter, move to a Florida, buy a house and adopt a Labrador puppy they name Marley. Marley quickly becomes a rollicking force of nature in their lives.

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    Aniston co-starred with Vince Vaughn in the 2006 comedy, "The Break-Up." The two, who became friendly during the shoot, spent months ducking rumors of their involvement before finally going semi-official in early 2006.

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    Hardly a picture from Park City's 2006 blowout could be seen without a radiant Aniston smiling for the camera. She, along with Joan Cusack, left, were there to promote their latest indie film effort, "Friends With Money." Unlike her role on TV's "Friends," this features Aniston as an amiable pothead who cleans houses.

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  • Actress Jennifer Aniston named first ever GQ magazine Woman of the Year

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    Baring her soul -

    In December 2005, GQ named Aniston its first "Woman of the Year," and celebrated by offering this topless cover photo. GQ picked her for her poise, grace and good humor during her breakup with Brad Pitt, a sort of sweet payback for enduring a frequent portrayal as being responsible for their split.

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  • ANISTON WINFREY

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    Cheers from Oprah -

    For her first major interview after splitting from Brad Pitt in 2005, Aniston chose perhaps the most visible of stages: an appearance on Oprah. She not only told Winfrey that she was ready to start dating again, but fought back against rumors that the marriage dissolved because she didn't want children. "Do I want babies?" Jen told Oprah. "Yes I do."

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  • Berlin: "Along Came Polly" Photocall

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    Dream girl? -

    Aniston starred with Ben Stiller in 2004's "Along Came Polly." Again playing against type, she took on the title role -- a carefree wanderer who ends up involved with her very uptight former classmate.

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  • File image of Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston separate

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    So long, Brad -

    Pitt and Aniston separated in January 2005 after 4 1/2 years. At first the two said they would remain 'committed and caring friends,' but after Pitt connected with Angelina Jolie, the parting seemed far less amicable. They divorced in October 2005.

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  • 'The Good Girl' Movie Stills

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    'Good' to be bad -

    Aniston played a store clerk who has an affair with Jake Gyllenhaal's stock boy in 2002's "The Good Girl." The dark comedy was a sign to many that Aniston had serious dramatic abilities to show off on the big screen.

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  • Friends Gets 11 Emmy Nominations

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    Ross and Rachel -

    At times it seemed as though the "Friends" story line between Aniston's Rachel and David Schwimmer's Ross would spiral out of control. The arrival of Rachel's baby in 2002, with Ross at her side, marked a starting point for the two to (inevitably) end up together. It just took another couple seasons.

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    Golden girl -

    Aniston holds her Emmy for outstanding actress in a comedy for her role in "Friends" at the 2002 awards ceremony in Los Angeles. She was nominated each year from 2000 to 2004, but won just once.

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    Kissing up -

    As "Friends" wore on, the endless romantic tension between Aniston's Rachel and David Schwimmer's Ross Geller became a focal point. But in a 2001 episode, Aniston got to kiss someone else: guest star Winona Ryder, who played one of Rachel's old sorority sisters.

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    Rock out -

    It was definitely a change of pace -- and hairstyle -- when Aniston co-starred in 2001's "Rock Star" with Mark Wahlberg.

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    Top of the A list -

    By the time Aniston connected with Pitt, both were household names. The then-happy couple, seen here at the Emmys in Sept. 1999, were married in 2000 after dating for more than two years.

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  • Waitress Jennifer Aniston Does Not Enjoy Her Last Talk With Her Boss In A Scene Of Twentieth Centur

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    Where's your flair? -

    Aniston had a brief but memorable turn in 1999's "Office Space," playing a disillusioned waitress who's taken to task for not showing enough enthusiasm -- as measured by the number of buttons on her uniform. From that moment on, it was clear: She did not need 37 pieces of flair to express herself.

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  • Jennifer Aniston Stars In The Movie Til There Was You

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    She oughta be in pictures -

    Though Aniston had scored a few bit parts in movies (including 1993's "Leprechaun") her first major role came in 1997's "Til There Was You," filmed in between her "Friends" duties.

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    Hair and there -

    Did we mention the hair? As Aniston's 'do went, so went the nation's. Great for visibility as an actress, not so hot for people paying attention to the acting.

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  • 1996 THE CAST OF THE TV HIT SERIES "FRIENDS"

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    With benefits? -

    It all seemed so innocent back in 1996 when "Friends" picked up momentum, on its way to becoming the cornerstone of NBC's Thursday night comedy powerhouse. Before long, the whole country would know Joey, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, Ross -- and of course Rachel, played by Aniston, whose persona (and hair) would become a source of endless chatter.

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  • The Cast Of The 'Ferris Bueller' Television Show

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    Life before 'Friends' -

    "Friends" actually did not provide Jennifer Aniston with her first sitcom role. In the very short-lived TV version of "Ferris Bueller," Aniston (first row, right) tried to fill the shoes of another Jennifer (Grey) by playing Ferris' eternally grumpy sister Jeannie.

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Gwyneth Paltrow has made more headlines this year for her conscious uncoupling from husband Chris Martin of Coldplay than for her film work, but she came in at No. 4 on the list with $19 million. In addition to playing Iron Man's girlfriend and assistant, Pepper Potts, in that blockbuster franchise, Paltrow too has plenty of endorsements.

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    The Oscar-winning actress is also a singer, cookbook author, and mom of two.

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    Pepper Paltrow -

    Actress Gwyneth Paltrow poses with Robert Downey Jr. to promote "Iron Man 3" in Munich. She returns to the role of Pepper Potts in the movie, which opens May 3, 2013.

    Paltrow was named the World's Most Beautiful Woman by People magazine on April 24, 2013.

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    Eating well -

    Paltrow signs her new book 'It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great' at Barnes & Noble bookstore in Los Angeles on April 3, 2013. The cookbook was inspired by doctor's orders that she clean up her diet to restore her health. It is her second cookbook.

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    For a friend -

    Paltrow attended the opening of the Tracy Anderson flagship studio in 2013 to support her trainer and longtime pal.

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    Grammy girl -

    Paltrow joined singer Cee Lo Green on stage at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in 2011.

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    On a 2010 episode of "Glee," guest star Paltrow performed to "Singing in the Rain" and "Umbrella."

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    In 2010, Paltrow starred as country singer Kelly Canter, a recovering alcoholic, in "Country Strong."

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    Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. star in the blockbuster "Iron Man" movie series, and are seen here in a scene from 2010's "Iron Man 2." Paltrow plays Pepper Potts, Iron Man's assistant and love interest.

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    Baby, I'm a star -

    Paltrow was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Dec. 13, 2010, in Hollywood.

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    Red carpet -

    Paltrow attends the German premiere for the original "Iron Man" at the Cinemaxx on April 22, 2008, in Berlin.

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  • Food Bank For New York City's 5th Annual Can-Do Awards - Dinner and Auction

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    Mom and daughter -

    Paltrow and her mother, actress Blythe Danner, attend the a hunger relief event on April 7, 2008, in New York.

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    Out for a stroll -

    Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay rocker Chris Martin have two children. Daughter Apple was born in 2004 and son Moses in 2006. Of Apple's unusual name, Paltrow said, "apples are so sweet and they're wholesome and it's biblical."

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    The scent of success -

    In 2007, Paltrow released Pleasures Delight, her limited edition fragrance for Estee Lauder.

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    Look! Up in the sky... -

    Paltrow rejoined her "Talented Mr. Ripley" co-star, Jude Law," for 2004's "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow."

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    Music man -

    In 2003, Paltrow married musician Chris Martin of Coldplay.

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    Fashion forward -

    Wearing a gown by Alexander McQueen, Paltrow made a memorable appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2002.

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    Paltrow played sister to co-star Luke Wilson in "The Royal Tenenbaums" in 2001.

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    Paltrow was made to look overweight for the 2001 movie "Shallow Hal," but smitten Hal (Jack Black) saw her as thin.

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    Paltrow starred alongside actor Joseph Fiennes while delivering her Oscar-winning performance in 1998's "Shakespeare In Love."

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    Golden girl is pretty in pink -

    In 1999, Paltrow won the best actress Oscar for her role in "Shakespeare in Love."

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    Paltrow, seen here with co-stars Matt Damon and Jude Law, starred in 1999's "The Talented Mr. Ripley."

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  • The 68th Annual Academy Awards

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    Super couple -

    Before marrying Martin, Paltrow was engaged to Brad Pitt. They're seen here at the 1996 Oscars.

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    Paltrow is seen attending the 1995 premiere of "Se7en," in which her character comes to a creepy end.

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Two stars — Angelina Jolie and Cameron Diaz — tie for fifth on the list, with both listed as having earned $18 million over the past 12 months. Jolie won raves for her work as the creepy "Sleeping Beauty" villain in "Maleficent," and Diaz's latest was the comedy "The Other Woman." It was a drop in the rankings for Jolie, who topped Forbes' 2012-2013 list with $33 million.

Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Natalie Portman and Kristen Stewart round out the top 10.

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