Sarah Jessica Parker, the American actress best known for her role as 'Carrie Bradshaw' in Sex and the City, was amongst the highest-earning actresses last year, according to Forbes Magazine. Parker earned an estimated $30 million in 2010, a figure matched only by Angelina Jolie.
While Angelina's fortune came from worldwide successes such as 'Salt' and 'The Tourist', which took a combined $580 million at the box-office, Parker made $18 million from her perfume line alone. She took home additional payments from reruns of 'Sex and the City' and from the second film adaptation of the acclaimed series. Dorothy Pomerantz of Forbes said, "People may be surprised to see Sarah Jessica Parker up there but they may not realize that in addition to acting, she earns big from her perfumes and endorsement deals". Just behind the top two earners were Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, who each made an estimated $28 million from their respective movie roles. Julia Roberts, ever-present in the highest earners lists, took home around $20 million, while the 'Twilight' star Kristen Stewart earned the same amount.
Sarah Jessica Parker recently completed work on two romantic-comedy movies - 'I Don't Know How She Does It', with Pierce Brosnan and Kelsey Grammer and the star-studded 'New Year's Eve' with ROBERT DE NIRO.