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Sandra Bullock is highest paid actress

It may have been a rough year for superstar Sandra Bullock on the personal front, but she has come out on top as she has become the highest paid actress in Hollywood.

entertainment Updated: Aug 05, 2010 18:38 IST

It may have been a rough year for superstar Sandra Bullock on the personal front, but she has come out on top as she has become the highest paid actress in Hollywood.



The Academy award winning actress saw off competition from Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz to top

Forbes

magazine's best-paid actress list, taking in $ 56 million between June 2009 and June 2010.



The

Miss Congeniality

star's career is at an all-time high despite her personal woes, she separated from husband of five years Jesse James after he confessed to cheating on her.



Securing Bullock's top spot were her roles in

The Proposal

and

The Blind Side

, which won the star her first Oscar last year (09), for best leading actress.



Witherspoon and Diaz followed, each earning $ 32 million.

The pair is followed by Jennifer Aniston in fourth place with $ 27 million and Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker, who ranks fifth on the list with $ 25 million.

Forbes editors looked at income from film roles in addition to money that stars might have earned from perfume deals, clothing lines and ad campaigns.