A new study found that actresses in their 20s earn more than their male counterparts, while older actors make more than their female colleagues, business and technology news website Business Insider reported.
The researchers reviewed earnings records for 265 actors and actresses between 1968 and 2008. The study revealed that actresses hit their salary peak at age 34, while actors make the most money per film at the average age of 51.
“There is still a discrepancy in earning power between men and women in Hollywood,” said actress Sarah Jessica Parker, 48. “Actresses are like football players. They have a small window of prime earning ability.”
According to Forbes’ annual earnings list, Hollywood’s 10 highest-paid actresses (with Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart at the top) earned $181 million collectively from June 2012 to June 2013.
Meanwhile, the highest-paid actors (Robert Downey Jr., Channing Tatum and Hugh Jackman) ranked a collective $465 million.
By Lee Shin-young, Intern reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org)