2012 Highest Paid Actresses On TV

Who’s the highest paid actress on the silver screen? That award goes to Sofia Vergara, even if she lost the Emmy to her costar Julie Bowen. The Modern Family star took in $19 million in 2012, according to Forbes magazine, thanks to 3 movie roles, commercials for Cover Girl and Pepsi, her new clothing line at KMart, among other things. Coming in at a close second was Kim Kardashian with $18 million. Say what you will about Kim, but the girl knows how to milk her fame for all it’s worth. Her family signed a $30 million deal for 3 more seasons of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and her perfume made $6 million in sales in 2012. She also has the Kardashian Kollection for Sears and her DASH stores as other sources of income.

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Third on the list is Eva Longoria who wrapped up Desperate Housewives with a $375,000 an episode pay check and topped off her bank account with endorsement deals with L’Oreal and Pepsi. She’s also following in Ryan Seacrest’s footsteps by sitting in the producer’s chair with projects like Devious Maids for Lifetime and Ready For Love for NBC on the go.

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Here’s the rest of the Forbes list of the Highest Paid TV Actresses:

4. Bethenny Frankel, $12 million
5. Khloe Kardashian Odom, $11 million
5. Tina Fey, $11 milion
7. Mariska Hargitay, $10 million
8. Zooey Deschanel, $9 million
8. Felicity Huffman, $9 million
8. Ellen Pompeo, $9 million
11. Kate Walsh, $8 million
11. Teri Hatcher, $8 million
11. Marcia Cross, $8 millon
11. Kaley Cuoco, $8 million
15. Alyson Hannigan, $7 million
15. Marg Helgenberger, $7 million
17. Melissa McCarthy, $6 million
17. Julianna Margulies, $6 million
17. Kyra Sedgwick, $6 million
20. Courteney Cox, $5 million

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