Eva Longoria and Tina Fey: Highest-paid TV actresses
September 29th, 2011
05:40 PM ET

Eva Longoria and Tina Fey: Highest-paid TV actresses

Would you have guessed “30 Rock” star Tina Fey and “Desperate Housewives” diva Eva Longoria are the highest-paid actresses working in TV? According to new Forbes rankings, they are.

Both Fey and Longoria raked in $13 million in the one-year period (May 2010 to May 2011) Forbes measured for its list.

Endorsement deals with companies like L'Oreal and LG helped Longoria, 36, land her top spot.

Fey, 41, saw extra income from her best-selling book “Bossypants,” plus she serves as head writer and executive producer on “30 Rock.”

As for the rest of the list, who knew those “Desperate Housewives” ladies made so much dough? Too bad the show's in its last season.

Here's the rest of the top 10:

3-5. Marcia Cross, Mariska Hargitay and Marg Helgenberger (tie), $10 million
6-7. Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman (tie), $9 million
8-9. Courteney Cox and Ellen Pompeo (tie) $7 million
10. Julianna Margulies, $6 million

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  1. All Partisans

    Shouldn't she fork over these new riches in the spirit of "fairness"?

    Isn't she just one of the "evil rich"? Isn't she one of the folks who the current administration deems "greedy" corporate jet-owners, etc?

    Isn't she adding to the "income gap" between the rich and the poor?

    Isn't she working for the very greedy corporations that the protesters on Wall Street are fighting?

    Isn't she the one of the folks that our President is saying do not pay their "fair share"?

    October 5, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Pebbles Flintstone

    I'm surprised that one of the women is Eva Longoria. I think she is overrated. She seems nice enough but I would not consider her a great actress. Interesting....
    Just my opinion.

    September 30, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. @peace

    yes you are. not much in the blog world either. just another p.i.t.a.

    September 30, 2011 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. Peace

    Dang, I'm in the wrong line of work!

    September 29, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TeXan

    Not bad for a girl from Corpus!

    September 29, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Anomic Office Drone

    Tina Fey really is the funniest, most talented person on TV right now. It's awesome to see her doing so well.

    September 29, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. YouGoGirl!

    That really surprises me, but congrats to them nonetheless

    September 29, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |

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