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K.Stew is No. 1 on Forbes' List of Highest Paid Actresses

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Kristen Stewart makes a lot of money.

Not surprisingly, the "Twilight" star has emerged at the top of Forbes' list of the highest earning actresses of the past year, beating out such competitors (and veteran stars) as Cameron Diaz (#2), Sandra Bullock (#3), Angelina Jolie (#4) and her "Snow White and the Huntsman" co-star, Charlize Theron (#5).

As K.Stew has become an indispensable part of the "Twilight" franchise, she's been able to demand a paycheck of $12.5 million plus a share of the profits for the last two installments in the series. Summit knows the fans would revolt if they tried to bring in a much less expensive actress to play Bella Swan at this point, so they're more than willing to pay up - and, thanks to the profits of the "Twilight" films and related merchandise, they can certainly afford it.

K.Stew's bank account also got a nice deposit this past year from "Snow White and the Huntsman," for which she earned between $15-$20 million, depending on what report you read. She took a considerable pay cut for her appearance in "On the Road," however, as big stars often do for personal little films that they "believe in."

We'll have to see if Kristen stays on top next year as "Twilight" comes to conclusion with the release of "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" on Nov. 16. Until then, she's sitting atop a pile of cash, wondering, "Who's 'Julia Roberts'?"

You can see the complete list (and gallery!) of the highest earning actresses at Forbes' Official Site.

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