Forbes' List of the Highest Paid Television Actresses May Make You Wonder Why You Even Bother Getting Up in the Morning
Maybe I'm being a little harsh with the headline; I wrote it after only having seen the top five. The rest of the list includes plenty of women who do not make a living by allowing cameras to follow them around while they shop. I am somewhat surprised at who is at the top of the list, and I have to assume that some of the money came from Sofia Vergara's role in The Three Stooges and her prolific commercial work (Julie Bowen, who I assume makes a comparable salary on "Modern Family" is not on the list at all). It is kind of neat about Vergara, too, as she was a former farmer's daughter from Colombia. AMERICAN DREAM (by way of Colombia).
Otherwise, the list includes the foursome from "Desperate Housewives," and several others who earned their salaries by virtue of longevity: Their shows have been on for many years, and the syndication money has started to roll in (Tina Fey, of course, earns that money as star, creator, and writer of "30 Rock.")
I do wonder why Alyson Hannigan is on the list, but Cobie Smulders is not?
Poor Kourtney Kardashian. You think she has to borrow money from her sisters?
Here's the complete list, per Forbes.
Sofia Vergara -- $19 million
Kim Kardashian -- $18 million
Eva Longoria -- $15 million
Bethany Frankel -- $12 million
Khloe Kardashian Odom -- $11 million
Tina Fey -- $11 million
Mariska Hargitay -- $10 million
Zooey Deschanel -- $9 million
Felicity Huffman -- $9 million
Ellen Pompeo -- $9 million
Kate Walsh -- $8 million
Teri Hatcher -- $8 million
Marcia Cross -- $8 million
Kaley Cuoco -- $8 million
Alyson Hannigan -- $7 million
Marg Helgenberger -- $7 million
Melissa McCarthy -- $6 million
Julianna Margulies -- $6 million
Kyra Sedgwick -- $6 million
Courteney Cox -- $5 million