Looks like the “Housewives” are not only desperate but also pretty darn wealthy.
Forbes has released a list of the highest-paid TV actresses for the 12 months ending May 2011. Four of the women from Wisteria Lane ended up in the Top 10.
Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman each ended up on the list that was topped by their “Desperate Housewives” co-star Eva Longoria and “30 Rock” actress Tina Fey. These two women each pulled down $13 million during that period.
In an interesting side note, none of the women are from cable programs and only two, Fey and Courtney Cox from “Cougar Town” are from 30-minute sitcoms. Also, the youngest on the list is Longoria who is 36.
Here’s the full list…
Tina Fey – $13 million
Eva Longoria – $13 million
Marcia Cross – $10 million
Mariska Hargitay – $10 million
Marg Helgenberger – $10 million
Teri Hatcher – $9 million
Felicity Huffman – $9 million
Courteney Cox – $7 million
Ellen Pompeo – $7 million
Julianna Margulies – $6 million