Back in December 2022, it was reported that Robbie got paid an impressive $12.5 million for her part as Stereotypical Barbie, the same amount that her co-star, Ryan Gosling, received (which, unfortunately, is still a rarity in Hollywood). According to a ranking released by Variety, this salary made Robbie the highest paid actress of 2022.
Right behind Robbie was Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown, who got an impressive $10 million from Netflix for Enola Holmes 2, the sequel to her 2020 mystery film about Sherlock Holmes's teenage sister. Brown was tied with Sandra Bullock (who starred in the rom-com The Lost City) and Zendaya (who stars in an upcoming Luca Guadagnino movie Challengers), who each also earned $10 million.
They were followed by Lady Gaga, who got $10M for signing on as Harley Quinn in Joker: Folie à Deux and Jennifer Lopez, who made $8.5M for Marry Me. Then, there's Gal Gadot, who earned $5M for Death on the Nile, followed by Emily Blunt, who received $4M for her part in Christopher Nolan's epic, Oppenheimer (which has also been doing quite well at the box office). Rounding out the list was Jamie Lee Curtis, who got $3.5M for Halloween Ends, and Anya-Taylor Joy, who was paid $1.8M for Furiosa.
However, according to Variety, the top-paid Hollywood actor of 2022 was Tom Cruise, who got a staggering $100 million for Top Gun: Maverick (and that doesn't even include what he made from box office sales). Second to Cruise was Will Smith, who received $35M for Emancipation, followed by Leonardo DiCaprio, who was given $30M for Killers of the Flower Moon.