This weekend The Mail on Sunday reveals Britain's top earners in its annual Rich List. The list of the 300 richest people in Britain includes 25 women - here we take a look at the top ten richest women in showbiz.
Women may be making fortunes out of showbusiness, but they have made significantly less than their male counterparts. However, like men, British actresses need to pay a visit to Hollywood before they hit the (financial) big time.
Brains as well as beauty are required to get into the rich list and wise investment and shrewd merchandising deals have helped to boost showbusiness earnings.
Kate Winslet, actress
Having lost weight, the movie star was back on the Hollywood gravy train last year. The 28-year-old actress made £1.2m from her singing role in Romance & Cigarettes, due out this year. She is now taking time off to have her second child - her first with new husband Sam Mendes. But she will receive a maternity leave bonus from the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind which she filmed last year. She was paid more than £250,000 but will receive another payment depending on its box office success. She recently tripled her initial investment when she sold her North London flat to move into a family home with Mendes. Despite not fully embracing Hollywood Winslet has still managed to personally amass £10m.