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Sophia Vergara is TV’s top-paid actress for 2nd time

October 21st, 2013

For the second consecutive year, Sophia Vergara of “Modern Family” is TV’s best-paid actress, earning $30 million from June 2012 through June 2013.

Her salary is more than double the runner-up, but then again, the boxumy bombshell  commands an enviable list of endorsement deals — Diet Pepsi, Covergirl, Rooms to Go, plus sundry other Spanish deals, thanks to her international acclaim.


Clearly, she leads the pack and  leaves everyone else in the dust.

The Top 10 actresses, in descending order:

• Sofia Vergara, $30 million.

• Kaley Cuoco, $11 million.

• Mariska Hargitay, $11 million.

• Melissa McCarthy, $10 million.

• Betheny Frankel, $10 million.

• Ellen Pompao, $10 million.

• Tina Fey, $10 million.

• Kerry Washington, $10 million.

• Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, $10 million.

• Colbie Smulders, $9 million.

Interestingly, reality stars earned two slots.

Understandably, sitcom faves dominate, along with some  staples in drama.

But curiously, talk show icons Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Degeneres, folks who rightfully should be on the earnings radar, weren’t. Howcum?

Any reactions?

4 Responses to “Sophia Vergara is TV’s top-paid actress for 2nd time”

  1. AniMatsuri:

    Sounds like she makes more than anyone else on Modern Family.

    As I mentioned in a previous post, Kaley Couco should narrow the gap the next time this list is updated. Plus, she recently got endorsement deals of her own with Toyota & Priceline.

  2. sarah lynn:

    Maybe Oprah and Ellen aren't categorized as tv actresses for this list, although both are also actors. It's a messed up world, though, when the Kardashians are considered actresses.

  3. AniMatsuri:

    Oprah has her money losing OWN cable network. Ellen just isn't as big as Oprah was in her prime. When was the last time she game everyone their own car and a trip to Australia?

  4. AniMatsuri:


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