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Naomi Watts named Australia’s highest earning actress

Updated: Dec 16, 2011, 08:48 AM IST

London: Hollywood star Naomi Watts has cemented her place on Australia`s rich list after she was named the country`s highest earning actress, ahead of her childhood friend Nicole Kidman.

The 43-year-old star, who was born in England before moving Down Under as a child, came in at number three on BRW magazine`s list of Australia`s wealthiest entertainers with earnings of USD 12 million, Daily Express reported.

The placing, behind Global Creatures - the group responsible for Walking with Dinosaurs, the Arena Spectacular and children`s entertainers The Wiggles, makes Watts

Australia`s highest earning actor ahead of her school friend Kidman, who is in fifth place with USD 11.8 million.