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Jennifer Lawrence named highest-paid actress

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Jennifer Lawrence named highest-paid actress

Jennifer LAwrence is the world's highest paid actress.

The 'Hunger Games' actress has topped Forbes magazine's annual list after generating an estimated $52 million in pre-tax earnings between June 2014-June 2015.

As well as her roles in the 'Hunger Games' and 'X-Men' franchises, Jennifer also has a lucrative modelling contract with Dior, which helped boost her earnings.

Her staggering wage is far more than second-placed Scarlett Johansson, who earned $35 million, and 'Bridesmaids' actress Melissa McCarthy, who brought home $23 million, largely thanks to her new clothing line.

This year marked the first time Forbes considered actresses from around the globe, ensuing a new entry in fourth place.

Chinese actress Bingbing Fan - who can be seen alongside Jennifer in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' - earned $21 million, while Jennifer Aniston rounded out the top five with $16.5 million.

The 'Cake' actress earned just $500,000 more than the sixth-placed star, Julia Roberts.

Actress-turned-director Angelina Jolie brought in $15 million, just ahead of eighth placed Reese Witherspoon.

Anne Hathaway and Kristen Stewart completed the top placings on the list, tying for ninth spot with $12 million each.

Forbes' World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2015:

1. Jennifer Lawrence, $52 million

2. Scarlett Johansson, $35.5 million

3. Melissa McCarthy, $23 million

4. Bingbing Fan, $21 million

5. Jennifer Aniston, $16.5 million

6. Julia Roberts, $16 million

7. Angelina Jolie, $15 million

8. Reese Witherspoon, $15 million

9= Anne Hathaway, $12 million

9= Kristen Stewart, $12 million