2012 might just be Sophia Vergara’s year!
The 40-year-old newly engaged Modern Family actress ranked #1 in Forbes’ 2012 list of highest-paid TV actresses, earning a total of a whopping $19 million in the past 12 months alone. Adding to her contract on ABC, the brunette beauty appeared in four big flicks: The Smurfs, New Year’s Eve, Happy Feet Two and The Three Stooges.
Also, the Colombian native has big, lucrative endorsement deals with Pepsi, CoverGirl, and K-Mart. Adding up to all of the above, she is also co-running a media company, Latin World Entertainment, which she cofounded in 1996.
Socialite and reality star Kim Kardashian, 31, finished in second place with reported earnings of $18 million from May 2011 to May 2012. Well, it isn’t really surprising that she earned that much, considering that she posed for more than 63 magazine covers and signed a $30 million deal with E! to appear in three more seasons of her family’s reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Adding to her whopping fortune is her namesake fragrance, her own clothing line, and a specialty store in Las Vegas’ Mirage Hotel.
The following are the rest of the female celebrities in the top 10:
- Eva Longoria ($15 million)
- Bethany Frankel ($12 million)
- Khloe Kardashian ($11 million)
- Tina Fey ($11 million)
- Mariska Hargitay ($10 million)
- Zooey Deschanel, Felicity Huffman, and Ellen Pompeo ($9 million each)
It looks like among these women, it’s all about the chaching-chaching.