Sofia Vergara named highest paid woman in television

Updated: Jul 20, 2012, 10:06 AM IST

London: Actress Sofia Vergara has been named the highest earning woman in television, taking in $19 million in just 12 months.

The 40-year-old took the No.1 spot thanks to her Emmy-winning role in the hugely popular sitcom ‘Modern Family’ and numerous partnership and endorsement deals, reports a website.

Vergara, who broke into mainstream television relatively late in her career, beat Kim Kardashian to the top spot.

In third position came Eva Longoria, whose long-running role in ‘Desperate Housewives’ coupled with a successful cookbook and two fragrances saw her pull a not too shabby in $15 mn.