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Thursday 24 July 2014

Jolie continues her Hollywood reign

Angelina Jolie is the top earning actress in Hollywood

Angelina Jolie has remained the queen of the film industry, as she tops a list of Hollywood's most powerful women.

Despite not starring on the big screen for the past three years, the actress-turned-director usurped last year's number one - Twilight star Kristen Stewart - to become Hollywood's top earning actress on the list, compiled by Forbes.com.

Angelina's directorial debut In The Land Of Blood And Honey and her decision to open up about her double mastectomy ensured she is still in the spotlight and she made an estimated 33 million US dollars in the past 12 months, thus beating new Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence into second spot and Kristen in third place.

The mother-of-six, who is engaged to Brad Pitt, has reportedly commanded around 15 million US dollars for her next film, Maleficent, which would be her first big-screen role since 2010's Salt and The Tourist.

While Jennifer - who won an Oscar for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook - and Twilight star Kristen remain hot property in Hollywood, former Friends actress Jennifer Aniston and Emma Stone aren't too far away, taking the fourth and fifth places.

Charlize Theron, Sandra Bullock, Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Julia Roberts make up the top 10 on the list, which is compiled by estimated earnings over the past year.

Forbes.com reporter Dorothy Pomerantz said: "Hollywood hasn't shied away from Jolie. Her revelation sparked plenty of debate and showed again why she is one of the most powerful women in Hollywood."

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