The “sec­ond-class” mil­lion­aires

The Australian Women's Weekly - - In The News... -

Their an­nual in­comes might fea­ture more ze­roes than ours, but Hol­ly­wood ac­tresses are strug­gling with the same gen­der pay gap as women every­where, ac­cord­ing to Forbes Mag­a­zine’s an­nual in­come list. Emma Stone, the high­est paid ac­tress, earned $33 mil­lion last year – not bad un­til you re­alise it’s $52 mil­lion less than Mark Wahlberg, the high­est paid ac­tor. Women’s roles ac­counted for roughly a quar­ter of all speak­ing parts in movies and just 7 per cent of direc­tors were fe­male. Os­car win­ner Geena Davis says most films are still made by men about men, “per­pet­u­at­ing the idea women are sec­ond-class cit­i­zens.”

Amy Adams 14m $ Emma Stone 33m $ Jen­nifer Anis­ton Jen­nifer Lawrence Melissa McCarthy Emma Wat­son Ju­lia Roberts Cate Blanchett 32m 30m 18 15 15 22m $ $ $m $m $m $

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