Four of the Top Ten Highest Paid TV Actresses are on Desperate Housewives

Posted on October 1, 2011

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Talk about total television domination. Forbes has compiled a list of the top ten highest-paid tv actresses. Four of the top ten are on Desperate Housewives.

Of the Desperate Housewives stars, Eva Longoria makes the most at $13 million. Eva Longoria tied with Tina Fey as the highest paid tv actresses. They each made $13 million between May 2010 and May 2011 according to Forbes. The other Desperate Housewives stars on the list are Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman. The salaries for the Desperate Housewives stars are pretty close together. We hope it because they are teaming up at the bargaining table.

Here is the top ten list:
  1. Tina Fey (30 Rock): $13 million
  2. Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives): $13 million
  3. Marcia Cross (Desperate Housewives): $10 million
  4. Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU): $10 million
  5. Marg Helgenberger (CSI): $10 million
  6. Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives): $9 million
  7. Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives): $9 million
  8. Courteney Cox (Cougar Town): $7 million
  9. Ellen Pompeo (Grey's Anatomy): $7 million
  10. Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife): $6 million
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