In a face-off with Kim Kardashian for the title of best-paid TV actress this year, it's Sofia Vergara for the win.
Forbes magazine has named the "Modern Family" star and comedic fan favorite this year's highest-paid actress on the tube, thanks to her estimated earnings of $19 million between May 2011 and May 2012.
That total bumped Kardashian into second place with her estimated wealth of $18 million earned in that same time period.
But Kardashian's only trailing Vergara by a cool $1 million, and Forbes notes that she actually has a few things in common with the Emmy-nominated actress. They both have budget-friendly clothing lines with national retailers (Vergara's is available at Kmart, while Kardashian's is sold at Sears); both boast significant endorsement deals; and they're also both celebrity magazine cover darlings.
Not far behind Kardashian is Eva Longoria, who's made an estimated $15 million between May 2011 and May 2012. Forbes points to a high per-episode salary for the former "Desperate Housewives" actress, who has also benefited from cookbook sales, small movie roles, two fragrances, and a selection of endorsement deals of her own.
Rounding out the top five are Bethenny Frankel with $12 million, and Kim's younger sister Khloe Kardashian Odom with $11 million, who's tied with the No. 6 entry on Forbes' list, Tina Fey.
To estimate the earnings for these actresses between May 2011 and 2012, Forbes calculated their upfront pay, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.
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as soon as a guy sees you in pumps, makeup, showers and washes her hair everyday, all of a sudden she needs attention. lolol.
She's got more talent under her chin than Kim K has in her whole body!
don't want brag here... prospers well yet can cause a dizzy spell from the neck up. lmao
If Indian Guy would have not consistently "rubbed into her" they would have been buying smackers by the case for about 5 years now. talk about about a slow poke. lol
She needs to do a movie and bare her breasts for posterity!
I hope she bares her posterity!
u wanna see her breasts ( . )( . ) and posterity )( so you can whack off ~ ~ ~<====3
gotta have a little trust in the knucklehead first before the prosperity becomes visible.
I use to rub into her all the time several years ago. She is a wonderful lady who really appreciates her fan base.
folks start to get back to the real world:
just head home and screw who your crazy about and not somebody he or she can pay the bills and move your career along.
sophia? i think she earned that 9m the right way.
highest paid is a little amazing, but hey she did it! lol
guys love her...what can ya do! LOLOL
see now isn't this like old times on blogs.. talking dirty and having fun!..
lets face it ladies she is a georgous gal...but she does need to take an english class to polish up a bit.
Now if she could only learn to speak English so we could understand her. She's very pretty, and I guess talented but very hard to understand. And frankly I find that annoying. Just me I guess, but I'd like actors and actresses to be able to speak so we know what they're saying.
She exaggerates her accent. Look it up.
How embarrassing for Forbes that they think any Kardashian is an actress.
I was thinking the exact same thing as I read this
Wow...seriously depressing that this kind of money is being thrown around for so little in return.
So little? You obviously do not know about brand recognition. THAT is why these people get the big bucks – not because they are particularly talented (although Varga is hilarious on Modern Family), but because people buy into them. Period.
YES, David1958 it DOES matter! Language is powerful, it shapes how we view the world, so it matters.
Actor. Ac *TOR*. Step to the 21st century plz. kthnxbye.
Is it really that big of deal, that you felt it necessary to make a comment about it?
Spohia Viagra is HOT....................................Lemme see. 19 MIll, that's $9.5 Mil per br3ast. Pretty good! Anybody have her number?????????
that sofia vergara is annoying. I j ust dont like her.
thought she only acted in commercials.
she's repulsive, big deal she has boobs and ass, she's just another tramp who got lucky
What! Judge Judy makes $30 million a year. The others are not even close.
Gosh, i had never heard of her. Must be a starting pro quarterback to make that kind of money.
If you count Judge Judy as an actress, less glamorous, but far more prolific and syndicated – Vergara is still at roughly 30% of Judge Judy's annual haul.
JJ is ugly and abrasive – kinda like rush fatbaugh
Fascinating article...I think I'll go out to the front yard and take a dump now.
why the fk did u read it? stop whining and change those diapers – they stink!
The article doesn't say all of them are actresses. Read people!!!!
Why is Kim Kardashian considered an actress? Sofia is definitely more talented. Writing about the both of them, all I can think is sandwich.
She deserves it.
Man i'd put my penis in between her ta-tas (.)(.) wooooo!
....it would disappear.
There's a better place to put it while you're holding on to her tatas.
...check out those payments!
i don't usually post unless i'm in the first 20 or so, but i came up with something so funny I had to record it:
You're kidding me, right? That is so not funny to the point I'm actually lost for words which doesn't happen very often. You failed...try agin.
Yea you suck,corny as firstname.lastname@example.org
Mildly amusing in that it has multiple meanings if you get my drift ;) 1 star.
speak english or get out of my country b1tch – but before you go, actually show us those cans you keep teasing us with you talentless hack
Shes got two things going for her and acting aint one on them. But Those two assits she has are very talented and easy on da eyes. I'd pay her too.
big fan of Modern Family and Sofia. never will i understand how on earth the Kardashans or whatever u can them, are actresses? what the?
Kim Kardashian is an actress? LOL I've never heard of Sofia Vergara. I'm excited about the second seasons of Grimm and Once Upon a Time, those are tv shows, not these goofy reality shows.
I wonder why my pooh has a greenish hue?
Because, my friend, you are a lizard.
yep, but I'm a lizard that can type. Not very common.
I do stool testing daily. Greenish is fine, white or black ain't!
Kardashian's an actress?
Yeah, she was in a movie with Ray-J....
Funny, Sofia is worth twice what she's paid and Kardashian is worth half of nothing.
are you on drugs ?
thinking the same peonu good one
Kim Kardashian was paid $18 million... no wonder people hate Americans.
This article speaks volumes about our society.
T.V. actress with the most garbage on T.V...... Any & All Kardashian & Jenner...............
She looks like another tranny to me.
The article spelled a last name wrong.
Should be via.
"Actresses." lol Tina Fey, I get. But Chloe Kardashian?
I guess I live in a hole. Never heard of her. I watch 2 – 3 hours of TV each day.
She hasn't heard from you either...
What's astounding to me is that someone's referring to Kim Kardashian as "an actress".
My sentiments exactly. Since when is Kim Kardashian an actress? Although, she did hit the #2 spot for "15 Actors and Actresses who shouldn't quit their day jobs...."
OK – point taken about Kim being an actress – butr is si still being paid a lot of money for basically no talent at all.
She is one of the moms on Modern Family – a show that features, among other things, a male couple with an adopted baby. The fact that Kim K makes that much money for being an arrogant airhead is beyond comprehension though.....
Thanks for info. I've heard the name, but, I didn't know who she was. In fact, I've never watched that show before. 1 thing tho, I like her dress, that's cute! Oh yeah, I agree w/ya about KK, too.
The fact that Tina Fey isn't #1 shows just how stupid the TV audience is. Boobs over brilliance every time.
I dunno, those boobs are pretty brilliant.
Sophia Who? Never heard of her!!!
U go sophia!Kim acts all innocent but she sure gets around I dont watch nothing about her.
What kind of English is that?
i love her and kim kard. also. what lovely bodies they have
Sofia is the Latin-style Fran Drescher – just as annoying and laughing that awful laugh all the way to the bank.
speaking Spanish while i clean out her pink taco
Viva Colombian Women!
Good for you Sofia how being a bit humble and stop be a prima donna/Diva on your commercial sets and treating the people who look up to you like trash since at the end where all on your side and support your success.
Check the meaning of "verga" in Spanish...
That is not her name.
...and Latinas, much more!!!
Hmm...., Sofia Viagra?
If you need Viagra to get turned on by her, I really feel sorry for you.
She has the same effect <======3
Way to go Sofia! Your people are very proud of you!
She owns slaves?
Kim is the best actress on TV. She does an excellent job of pretending her show is real while having various sub plots like mariage, divorce, dating West. There is no way that show can be real. Hence, her acting is excellent.
Wait, Kim Kardashian is an actress? She has a skill? Silly people, she has no skills. Well...that can be shown in public that is.
The Kardashians are famous because....they are famous....pack of twits if you ask me....
Exactly. To call Kim Kardashian an actress is an insult to those of us who actually have talent and have spent years honing the craft. She is famous for being on a realty TV show – that does not make her an actress!
Ah name a movie any Kardashian has been in. Their father who help O.J. get away with murder wasn't a reality TV program back then that was before TV decided it's cheaper to let no talent idiot morons walk around proving the point.
For a split second I misread the last name as Viagra. It would certianly be appopriate. I think she could even make silly string stiff!
Never even heard of her....
So? Who really cares Biggster! Your name surely doesn't fit your demeanor. Smallster might fit you better.
Finally a woman worthy of her pay and should be considered one of the most beautiful in the world. So glad it isnt some dumb blonde dingbat s l u t.
Pretty woman,..but who is she?
2 to 4 times a week, my disabled husband and I skip meals, usually dinner
so our kids can eat. Working 2 jobs to feed and care for disabled husband
and 2 kids and still cant eat 3 meals a day. Why dont you share your wealth
with folks trying to survive ?
But you pay for internet & a computer. You could buy lots of ramen noodles for that.
It just galls me when losers who haven't planned ahead, think it's OK to even suggest that successful people owe them anything! Get off your lazy azz and actually DO something to better yourself besides demeaning yourself and your entire family by begging!
sorry about your disabled husband. what makes you think she doesn't share her income, besides the higher taxes she pays?
Thank God, talent wins over hype!!!!!
Big boobs won over everything. Her voice is so annoying it reminds me of a Seinfeld episode...
You can always just put duct tape over her mouth and just stare at her bo obs
Sofia has been in the business for more than 20 years, and finally she has come to the top, proof that she actually worked her way to the top with talent. Good for her.
She can be on the top, or on the bottom, whichever one she wants is fine with me.
When did Kim Kardashian become an actress and not just a porn star with a taste for dark meat?
Exactly what business is it of yours?? You do your thing, nobody cares. Is THAT your problem?
Won't last forever? Sofia has been in TV for 20 years, she as close as lasting forever for a beatiful actress that you would see.
They forgot to mention that one of them has talent, while the other simply has a big ass.
.... and some people have a small brain. Yours comes to mind.
How odd that Kim K is being called an actress.
Kim K is a terrific actress. Look at how well she pretends to be an actual living human with a brain instead of a manufactured plastic doll with nothing between her, I mean "its", ears.
Sofia is stunning, especially for a women with a kid in college. I bet Kim's 15 seconds of fame don't last into her 30s, much less 40s.
She is already 31.
Flaunt it while you've got it, honey. It won't last forever.
The only _actresses_ mentioned here are Sofia, Eva and Tina. Reality stars are not; that's supposed to be the whole point.
OCCUPY HOLYWOOD. At least Bankers and CEO's have a real job and contribute something to society.
Your jealousy REEKS!!!
OCCUPY is dumb, there is no leadership, arguments are weak with no support for changing legislation. go smoke another one bro...
Why don't you OCCUPY a job and contribute instead of mucking things up for everyone else?
She look more down to earth and real instead Kim K. Definitely prettier and has a better body. Kim ars€ is all used up and abused.
she gets paid alot when somtimes u cant understand a damn world she says
funny that you mention about her pronunciation and you spelled wrong.
She has lines?
"she gets paid alot when somtimes u cant understand a damn world she says."
I bet she does not speak English as poorly as you write it. Apparently, English has too many big “worlds.”
Sofia actually has talent unlike that big-reared nothing.
For all of you saying you don't know who Sophia is, read the damn article. It tells you who she is.
Pretty lady, but who is she?
still, i've never heard of her
she looks like a king charles spaniel
Sofia's been a little overexposed, but she's funny and down-to-earth. I'd rather see her face in any TV commercial a thousand times a day than even 10 seconds of a Kardashian!
She was great in Four Brothers. She is easily more than just another pretty face. But good GOD she is hot!
Kardashian earns $18 mill?!? What is wrong with this country?
I know! What does she do?
I don't know which is the bigger mystery – how Kim K "earns" that much money and how there can still be anyone in this country who doesn't think that George W. Bush was the single worst President in the history of the country. I guess it is true – no one ever went broke underestimating the taste or the intelligence of the Americna people.
I don't know which is the bigger mystery – how Kim K "earns" that much money and how there can still be anyone in this country who doesn't think that George W. Bush was the single worst President in the history of the country. I guess it is true – no one ever went broke underestimating the taste or the intelligence of the American people.
Sofia is an actress, Kim is not, so the headline is a bit misleading. And btw, for all you fathers who told your daughters, "Good looks won't make you money," Kimmy ruined that one for ya! Cause that's all she's got going for her.
I'd do her.
I did her
NO IDEA who this woman is.
and you are here because...
Rome had Nero fiddling while Rome burned.
We have Kim Kardashian making $18 a year for doing nothing.
Well I hope that Sofia made more cause she actually works hard for her money...and not screwing her way to the top!
how do you know sofia didn't screw her way to the top?
$18m for Kim Kardashian? That's about $18m of waste right there.
I often wonder what makes someone worth 15$ a year.
For once, I undersand and agree...
Good for you girl!
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