Scarlett Johansson, Gal Gadot and Mila Kunis land on Forbes’ highest-paid actresses list


(JTA) — Scarlett Johansson had a great year, and the numbers prove it: The Jewish star is the highest-paid actress of 2018, according to Forbes.

She earned $40.5 million, before taxes, between June 2017 and this June, according to the report released Thursday. Johansson, who has a Jewish mother, did not make the Forbes list last year, but she ranked third in 2016. In the past year she has starred in films such as “Avengers: Infinity War” and the indie flick “Isle of Dogs.”

The Forbes list includes off-screen earnings, such as through advertising campaigns.

Mila Kunis, also Jewish, placed sixth on the list with earnings of $16 million. Last year, Kunis was No. 5 in the Forbes ranking.

Israeli star Gal Gadot made her first appearance on the list at No. 10, with $10 million in earnings. Gadot’s starring role in the megahit “Wonder Woman” has rocketed her to fame and acclaim around the world.

Other (non-Jewish) actresses on the list include Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lawrence and Reese Witherspoon.

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