Today Forbes magazine released its annual list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses. Here at Bel Air Jewelry, we were not surprised that Hunger Games heroine Jennifer Lawrence has earned number one, raking in $52 million pre-tax over twelve months. Even though Lawrence is well ahead of her peers—she earned $16.5 million more than runner-up Scarlett Johansson. For the third time in a row, Iron Man lead Robert Downey, Jr. was Hollywood’s highest earner, $80 million, despite only appearing in three films since 2014.
Unequal pay is as much of a problem in Hollywood as it is anywhere else. And this year, Lawrence isn’t taking it sitting down. In June, she signed to star in the film Passengers alongside Chris Pratt. Sources say the Jurassic World star is reportedly set to take home $12 million, while Lawrence will reportedly earn almost double Pratt’s salary. One small step for Hollywood, one giant step for women!