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Tuesday, 3 December, 2002, 09:27 GMT
Julia Roberts tops actress power list
Julia Roberts heads actress list in power list
Julia Roberts commands over $20m a film
Julia Roberts has emerged as the most highly-paid film actress in a list of the 100 most powerful women in entertainment.

The Women In Entertainment Power 100 list features what it calls the most important women working in the movie, music, TV and entertainment industries.

The list, put together by US trade journal Hollywood Reporter, put the 32-year-old actress at number 12 overall on their list.

The actress, who won an Oscar in 2001 for her role in Erin Brockovich, can now command $20m (£13m) a film.

Despite her rising fortunes, however, she was listed at number three in the poll last year. Her only film role this year, in Steven Soderburgh's Full Frontal, was a flop in the US.

The second most powerful actress is Cameron Diaz, who can also earn $20m for a film role. She appears in the upcoming Martin Scorsese epic Gangs Of New York.
Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz gets as much as $20m a film

Drew Barrymore, Reese Witherspoon and Jodie Foster all made the top 10 actresses' list, earning $10m (£6.6m) a film. The actress' list is based entirely on how much they earn for films.

Sandra Bullock, who earns $8m to $10m a film, is at number six, and Jennifer Lopez is at number nine with $8m (£5.3m).

The overall list is topped by Sherry Lansing, the chairman of Paramount Pictures.

Amy Pascal, chairman of Columbia Pictures, is at number three after producing Spiderman, which was one of the biggest films of 2002.

Universal Pictures Chairman Stacey Snider takes second place.

Madonna, who has moved to the UK with husband Guy Ritchie, is at number 60 on the list, with Harry Potter author JK Rowling at number 64.

The list is to be celebrated with a gala breakfast at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Tuesday morning.

Speakers will include the writer of the hit film My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Nia Vardolas, actress Salma Hayek and Rita Wilson, the wife of Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks.

The list shows that 45% of Hollywood studios are now run by women, and that four of the top six US TV networks - CBS, Fox, ABC and UPN - also have women in charge.

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