The financial publication placed Lawrence at the top of its Most Powerful Actresses list for 2013-2014, thanks to her multiple millions-earning franchises and her long list of award nominations -- and wins -- from her short career. Of her selection as Hollywood's biggest female power player, Forbes writes:
Lawrence, who snagged the Best Actress statuette for 2012's "Silver Linings Playbook," and two more Academy Award nominations for "Winter's Bone" (2010) and "American Hustle" (2013), landed in 12th place overall on Forbes's annual Celebrity 100 list for 2013-2014 with estimated earnings of $34 million. Robert Downey Jr. was the highest-ranking male actor, coming in at number 10 on the Celebrity 100 with $75 million in projected income.
Who says women can't be action heroes? Just 23 years old, Lawrence is proving that women can be as big a draw for blockbusters as men. "The Hunger Games" is the most successful young adult franchise since "Twilight" and her recent turn as Mystique in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" helped make the movie the highest-grossing of the franchise. Combine that box office prowess with three Oscar nominations and one win and you have the most powerful actresses in Hollywood.
Joining Lawrence in the Most Powerful Actresses club were, in order: Sandra Bullock ("The Heat," "Gravity"), Angelina Jolie ("Maleficent"), Scarlett Johansson ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier"), and Jennifer Aniston ("We're the Millers").
The Forbes Celebrity 100 list is determined by analyzing earnings and fame throughout a one-year period from June 1 to June 1.
[via Forbes, h/t The A.V. Club]
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