Date: 8th December 2004

Roberts and Diaz head Hollywood's top earning actresses

Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz have topped a list of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses with each commanding over £10 million a movie.

The 37-year-old Oscar winning Roberts is No. 1 on the Hollywood Reporter's list because Diaz's face was missing from the big screen in 2004 although her voice is featured in the animated movie Shrek 2.

Diaz is expected to replace Roberts next year after the Pretty Woman star said she plans to take time off to care for Hazel and Phinnaeus, the twins she gave birth to last month.

Nicole Kidman came third on the list earning £8 million a movie while Reese Witherspoon and Drew Barrymore are fourth and fifth respectively also earning £8 million a movie, but without the starpower of Kidman who also has an Oscar.

Sixth is Catwoman star Halle Berry who earns £7 million a movie, while Sandra Bullock is seventh commanding £6 million to £8 million a movie.

Angelina Jolie is eighth despite earning as much as Bullock, Bridget Jones star Renée Zellweger is ninth on a £6 million a movie salary while Jennifer Lopez is 10th also earning £6 million a movie.

Roberts has two movies opening in the UK early next year. Closer co-starring Jude Law opens on January 14 and Ocean's Twelve with George Clooney and Brad Pitt opens on February 4

Source: Press Release



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