Belfast Telegraph

Hollywood pay gap grows even wider for female stars

By Sam Blewett

The gender pay gap between film stars has widened with the top 10 highest-earning men taking home nearly three times as much as females.

Estimates by Forbes magazine showed the men earned a collective $488.5m (£381m), topped by Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg who netted an individual $68m (£53m).

But the annual analysis showed the leading women earned $172.5m (£135m) during the same period, with La La Land's female star Emma Stone topping the list with $26m (£20m).

The highest ranked man who earned less than Stone was Ryan Reynolds, who in 15th place took home $21.5m (£17m), according to estimates of pre-tax profits in the 12-month period leading up to June.

The gap between the top men and women has grown since last year's analysis, which showed the actors taking home more 2.3 times the amount rather than this year's 2.8 times.

Stone (28) recently said she has only achieved "parity" with male co-stars when they take pay cuts because they consider it "right and fair" but she didn't name any names.

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