Kristen Stewart Tops Forbes’ List as Highest Paid Actress

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Adelle Platon / June 20, 2012

Kristen Stewart better thank the fantasy characters she brought to life for her fat checks as Forbes magazine just crowned her the highest paid actress of the year.

As the face of the popular “Twilight” novel-turned-film series, Stewart got billed $12.5 million (plus profits) for each of the four installments that she played vampire beau Bella Swan in. Though her two male co-stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner were cut an equal slice, it was this summer’s release of “Snow White and the Huntsmen” that catapulted her paper.

According to Forbes, the fiery-headed actress earned $34.5 million between May 2011 and May 2012.

At a mere 22-years-old, she is the youngest on the list of lucrative leading ladies.