Hollywood’s highest paid actresses [SLIDESHOW]

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LOS ANGELES — Life can be hard for actresses in Hollywood. Good roles are few and far between, and their paychecks are usually smaller than their male co-stars’. It seems that no number of female-centric hits (like Mamma Mia and Sex and the City) can convince studios to treat the ladies better.

And if you’re a woman over 40, you might as well just play a grandma. The roles are even scarcer.

But last year Sandra Bullock bucked the trend in a big way. Between her earnings on The Proposal and The Blind Side, Sandra Bullock earned $56 million between June 2009 and June 2010, tops among Hollywood’s leading ladies. Add in a messy divorce that had her on the front of tabloids almost every week, the adoption of a baby that she will now raise on her own and her first Oscar, and Bullock had one hell of a year.

Full story: Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actresses – Forbes.com

Check out the other Hollywood ladies that made the cut: