8/4/10

Kristen Stewart: Youngest Performer on Forbe's List of Highest Paid Actresses in Hollywood

Written by: Carly Crawford

TWILIGHT star Kristen Stewart is officially one of Hollywood's top female earners, banking $US12 million last year alone.

At just 20 years of age, she is by far the youngest performer on Forbes magazine's list of the highest paid actresses in Tinseltown.

Thanks to her role in the blockbuster vampire series, Stewart vaulted into 10th spot behind the most established names in showbusiness.

Veteran movie star and serial Oscar contender Meryl Streep, who starred in two hit comedies year, made one million dollars more than Stewart.

Stewart, whose mother Julie if from Queensland's Sunshine Coast, plays Bella in the Twilight Saga which has so far made more than $US1.6 billion from the three films released since 2008. The fourth, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, is due out in November 2011.

It was announced yesterday that the fifth and final instalment in the series, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 will be released in November 2012.

Read the full article at The Daily Telegraph