Forbes has unveiled its list of the highest-paid television actresses of 2016, and in a continuous run marking the fifth time in a row, Sophia Vergara, who plays the hilarious trophysecond-wife Gloria in Modern Family has topped the list. But while most of those included on the list have been featured previously like Vergara, there are some new entrants, most notable among whom is none other than Bolly-Holly babe Priyanka Chopra.
The magazine notes that many of the actresses featured on the list have made most of their earnings not only from their appearance on television shows but also from being commercial friendly for a number of products ranging from beauty to household items. The list-topper, Sophia Vergara, has seen a 66% boost in her annual income compared to last year, the chief reason for which is her endorsement deals for Head and Shoulders, and a line of furniture among others, as the magazine notes. Still, Vergara remains at the top with an income of $43 million over 12 months (till June).
Priyanka, who has made it to number 8 on the list, has also made her millions after a similar fashion according to the magazine. However, the Indian actresses career has been soaring in Hollywood, where she started off as the main lead in the hit ABC thriller series Quantico. Later on, Priyanka will also be seen alongside Hollywood biggies like Dwayne Johnson in next year’s release, Baywatch. Back in India, she starred in two big Bollywood films last year, Bajirao Mastani alongside Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, and the Prakash Jha crime drama film,Jai Gangaajal. At present, Priyanka is busy with Quantico Season 2. Besides her acting deals, Priyanka also happens to be big on the commercial front, and she has represented a host of product brands like Colgate and the soft drink brand, Appy. She has earned an accumulated total of $11 million.
Other actresses on the Forbes Highest-paid actresses of 2016 list include The Big Bang Theory actressKaley Cuoco with a total earning of $24.5 million, who has ranked second, and The Mindy Project actress and comedienne Mindy Kaling who has ranked in thethird position with a total earning of $15 million.