Entertainment Jennifer Lawrence ranked highest-paid actress but men still prevail Actress Jennifer Lawrence of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" attends an event in the Lionsgate press room during Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015 on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, Calif. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jason Merrit By REUTERS August 20, 2015 4:40 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email "Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence on Thursday topped a Forbes list of the world's highest-paid actresses, earning some $52 million in the past year but still far behind the best paid actor. Lawrence, who won an Oscar in 2013 for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook," also had income for being the face of French fashion and beauty company Dior but her combined earnings came nowhere close to the estimated $80 million of "Iron Man" star Robert Downey Jr. He topped Forbes list earlier in August of the highest paid male actors. Lawrence, 25, made headlines last year when hacked Sony Pictures emails revealed she earned a lower cut of profits from the movie "American Hustle" than her male counterparts. recommended reading 'Hunger Games' NYC exhibit takes fans into the film franchise Forbes noted that only four of the women on this year's highest-paid list, which takes into account earnings from movies, television, endorsements and other sources, made more than $20 million while 21 male actors reached that level. Lawrence towered above Scarlett Johansson, second on the actress list with an estimated $35.5 million, and "Mike & Molly" star Melissa McCarthy with $23 million, Forbes said. Actresses rounding out the top five on the Forbes list were China's Bingbing Fan who appeared in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" ($21 million), and former "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston ($16.5 million), who also earns money from promoting cosmetics and bottled water. Last year's top-earning actress, Sandra Bullock, saw her payday drop to $8 million from $51 million after a quiet 12 months. Forbes estimated earnings from June 1, 2014, to June 1, 2015, before subtracting management fees and taxes, based on data from Nielsen, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with agents, managers and lawyers. By REUTERS Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.