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CW Network queen Tyra Banks tops Forbes' list of Primetime’s Top-Earning Women, earning $30 million between June 1, 2008 and June 1, 2009.
Banks’ television resume for the last year is impressive to say the least. Along with hosting The Tyra Show and America’s Next Top Model, Banks served as executive producer of the reality competition series Stylista and ABC’s True Beauty.
In a distant second is Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl with an estimated $18 million. When she wasn’t scrubbing in as Dr. Izzie Stevens, Heigl was on the big screen in The Ugly Truth.
A surprise third is Marg Helgenberger of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation with $9.5 million. Helgenberger has been a staple on the CBS crime drama since 2000 as Catherine Willows. Eva Longoria Parker ($9 million) and Mariska Hargitay ($8.5 million) came in fourth and fifth, respectively.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ($8 million), Maura Tierney ($8 million), Tina Fey ($7 million), Marcia Cross ($6.2 million), and Jennifer Love Hewitt ($6 million) round out the top 10.
One common theme with a majority of the women on this list is having multiple projects in the works. From book deals to Proactiv commercials, today’s actresses are multi-talented!
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