It’s no secret that women get the short end of the stick when it comes to equality in the working world. Surprisingly, that holds especially true in Hollywood where the gender pay gap has become a hot point of debate in recent years. But thanks to a handful of A-list actresses, the landscape is beginning to change for the better.
Scarlett Johansson is without a doubt one of the most powerful women in Hollywood. Her name alone can get a movie made and push it to surprising box office heights (see: Lucy‘s $469 million worldwide). She’s leveraged her beauty and talent into major bucks in the acting world. In 2016, Johansson was the third-highest earning actress at $25 million. Her salary for Ghost in the Shell is said to be an impressive $17.5 million. Between her, Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Watson, the pay scale is coming closer to the sweet spot.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt Johansson’s earning potential that she is ridiculously gorgeous. She was named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive in 2013 and, well, it’s easy to see why.