Keira Knightley laughs off earning estimate

September 4th, 2008 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS  

New York, Sep 3 (IANS) Keira Knightley has laughed off a magazine report that said she was the second highest-paid Hollywood actress in 2007.Knightley’s fortunes were dissected by editors at the American publication Forbes, placing her second to Cameron Diaz in a poll of the highest earning actresses of last year, reports contactmusic.com.

“According to the Forbes magazine, I earned $32 million last year. Unfortunately, it’s not true,” Knightley said.

The article said Knightley raked in $32 million in 2007 from her role in box office hits “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” and the romantic drama “Atonement”, as well as advertising endorsements for Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle perfume.

Diaz reportedly earned $50 million in 2007 for her roles in “Shrek 3” and “What Happens in Vegas”.

Knightley was the only British star to make to the Forbes top 10 but she insists the magazine’s figures are inaccurate.

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