Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, who is known for playing an FBI agent in the crime thriller “Quantico” became the first Indian actress to feature in Forbes 10 highest paid TV actresses coming in the eighth place.
With a total earning of $11 million between June 2015-June 2016, Chopra joined the list of the first time in the eighth place.
Earlier, her contemporary Deepika Padukone had featured in Forbes list of highest paid movie actresses.
A Miss World title winner in 2000, Chopra is one of the first Indian actresses to feature in Hollywood movies and TV series. After Quantico, she will be later seen alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the upcoming Baywatch movie.
The Forbes list of highest paid TV actresses was topped by Colombian-American actress Sofia Vergara for the fifth year in a row on Wednesday, earning a whopping $43 million dollars.
The 44-year-old "Modern Family" actress -- who made more money than any male star -- was followed on the list by Kaley Cuoco, 30, who plays Penny on "The Big Bang Theory" and earned $24.5 million in the 12 months to June.
Forbes said while Vergara`s role on the hit mockumentary helped propel her to the top of the best-paid list, endorsement and licensing deals have ensured she still commands the number one spot.
"In all, the 15 highest-paid female stars of the small screen made a combined $208.5 million between June 2015 and June 2016 -- $43.5 million more than last year`s combined total of $165 million," Forbes said.
The list of the world`s highest-paid TV actors will be published next week, Forbes said.
Rounding out the top 10 list for best paid TV actresses are:
3: Mindy Kaling ($15 million)
4: Ellen Pompeo ($14.5 million)
5: and Mariska Hargitay ($14.5 million)
6: Kerry Washington ($13.5 million)
7: Stana Katic ($12 million)
8: Priyanka Chopra ($11 million)
9: Julianna Margulies ($10.5)
10: Julie Bowen ($10 million)
With Agency Inputs