Katherine Heigl Follows Tyra Banks Closely On Forbes List Of Highest Paid Television Actresses

October 16th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
katherineOct. 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems that the some of the leading ladies in the television entertainment business is going places and how. One such name is that of actress Katherine Heigl. According to the Forbes, Heigl is among the top contenders for the spot of the highest paid female stars in the television industry.

She faced tough competition from only one person and that is the present Czarina of the television entertainment circuit, former supermodel Tyra Banks. Banks has clinched the number one spot and is followed by Heigl for the highest earning females in television. Banks’ took home an estimated $30 million from her various projects like that of “America’s Top Model” and “The Tyra Banks Show” and behind the camera work as well as numerous onscreen cameos.

Armed with an earning of nearly about $18 million from her various endeavors like “Grey’s Anatomy” as well as several movies like “The Ugly Truth” [which released this year], Heigl has taken up the second spot for the women who are raking in the moolah. From the looks of it, it seems that Katherine Heigl is slowly and steadily making her mark in the acting business, shifting between movies and television. If Forbes’ list is anything to go by, Heigl has already turned in to one of television’s most bankable actresses.

The Forbes top 10 list is rounded off by such other names as Marg Helgenberger ($9.5 million), Eva Longoria Parker ($9 million), Mariska Hargitay ($8.5 million), Julia Louis Dreyfus ($8 million), Maura Tierney ($8 million), Tina Fey ($7 million), Marcia Cross ($6.2 million), Jennifer Love Hewitt ($6 million) and Ellen Pompeo ($6 million), who follow the top two names.

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