Nicole Kidman most overpaid actress

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  • Nicole Kidman tops Forbes Magazine's list of Hollywood's most overpaid stars

    As an Oscar winner and member of the Hollywood elite, Nicole Kidman is well used to receiving awards.

    But the 41-year-old actress may be less than pleased with her latest accolade: that of being Tinseltown’s most overpaid actress.

    A string of recent box office flops has sent the Australian to the top of Forbes magazine’s list of bad value stars.

    According to the magazine, Kidman made just £1 in profit for every £1 she was paid.

    In 2007 she was rated third on the list, but films including The Invasion and Margot At The Wedding, which did less well than expected, saw her jumping to number one.

    Her most heavily publicised film, the fantasy adventure The Golden Compass, was made on a budget of £115 million but grossed only £15 million during its first week of release, the Daily Mail reported.

    Researchers at Forbes examined worldwide box-office returns for each of the stars’ last three films and DVD sales.

    Forbes said: ‘Despite winning an Oscar for her performance in 2002’s The Hours, Kidman has become the most overpaid celebrity in Hollywood.’

    Actress Jennifer Garner and Kidman’s former husband, Tom Cruise, were also high on the overpaid list.


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