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Naomi Watts voted as world's most profitable actress

india Updated: Oct 06, 2009 21:44 IST
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Naomi WattsThe International star has topped Forbes.com’s latest Best Actresses for the Buck list after proving movie bosses can make the most money from her.

The 41-year-old beauty – who has also starred in The Ring , King Kong and Eastern Promises – helped the box office rake in an estimated $44 for every $1 she was paid for her last three major films.

The list’s top spots are notably filled by many actresses willing to accept a lower salary than A-list stars like Angelina Jolie – who was named Hollywood’s highest-earning actress by Forbes earlier this year.

Blood Diamond actress Jennifer Connelly, 38 - who previously won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe for her role in 2001’s A Beautiful Mind- took second place making an average $41 per dollar she was paid.

Meanwhile, 30-year-old beauty Rachel McAdams finished third by turning low-budget films like Red Eye and The Notebook into significant hits.

For every dollar she is paid, the 30-year-old actress makes movie bosses an average $30.

Other stars featured on the list include Natalie Portman, who earned $28 per dollar, Meryl Streep at $27 and Jennifer Aniston at $26.

However, most actresses on the list didn’t carry their films alone and were often joined by a host of famous co-stars.

Jennifer’s appearance in He’s Just Not That Into You – where she starred alongside Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore, Bradley Cooper and Scarlett Johansson - raked in $177 million at the box office, while Naomi was joined by British actor Clive Owen in 2008’s ‘The International’.

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