Scarlett Johansson is highest paid actress for 2018

Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston Among Top 5 Highest-Paid Actresses -- But Who Is No. 1?

Infinity War’s Scarlett Johansson is the Highest-Paid Actress of 2018

Scarlett, 33, made Dollars 40.5 million in pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2017, to June 1, 2018, quadrupling her income from the previous year.

The number quadruples her 2017 earnings as she starred in The Avengers: Infinity War and filmed Avengers 4 for Marvel.

Johansson, who plays Marvel's Black Widow, is keeping the money train running with another upcoming turn in the "Avengers" superhero series and a planned Black Widow spinoff.

Johansson's spot can be accredited to her role as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Following her MCU debut in Iron Man 2, Johansson went on to portray Black Widow in The Avengers before teaming up with Captain America in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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Angelina Jolie returned to the list, largely helped by an advance payment for her future role in Maleficent 2. Following Jolie is Jennifer Aniston with $19.5 million, Jennifer Lawrence (undisclosed amount), and Reese Witherspoon, who pulled in $16.5 million.

Johansson topped the magazine's annual list with $40.5 million in pretax earnings in the year that ended June 1. Her USD 18 million income was USD 6 million less than the prior year.

Last year's highest-paid actress, Oscar-winning "La La Land" star Emma Stone, fell out of the top 10. Rounding out the top three is the perennially bankable Jennifer Aniston, who may not have a big film role this year, but her endorsement contracts with Aveeno, Smartwater and Emirates airlines are incredibly lucrative.

The list also includes Cate Blanchett's $12.5 million (£11 million) fortune and Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot with $10 million (£9 million).

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