Sofia Vergara Once Again Tops Forbes' List of Highest-Paid TV Actresses

With $37 million in earnings between June 2013 to June 2014, the 'Modern Family' star lands on the top spot for a third year in a row.

AceShowbiz - %cSofia Vergara% is still the top earning TV actress, according to Forbes. The magazine has released the list of The Highest-Paid TV Actresses of 2014 and the Colombia-born star holds tight to the top spot for a third straight year with about $37 million in earnings this past year.

The "Modern Family" star earns $325,000 per episode on the hit ABC show, but she makes more money from lucrative endorsement deals with the likes of Diet Pepsi, CoverGirl, At&T, Head & Shoulders and the medication Synthroid. She's also the co-founder of Latin World Entertainment, a talent management and entertainment-marketing firm.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" star %cMariska Hargitay% is still No. 2 on the list with $13 million, up $2 million from her earnings in the year before. %cKaley Cuoco%-Sweeting takes the third spot with $11 million, but the number is expected to rise significantly with her recently-signed deal for "The Big Bang Theory", which is reportedly worth as much as $1 million per episode.

Emmy winner %cJulianna Margulies%, "Grey's Anatomy" longtime cast member %cEllen Pompeo% and "How I Met Your Mother" vet %cCobie Smulders% are tied in the fourth place with $10 million each. Smulders' former co-star %cAlyson Hannigan% rounds up the Top 5 with $9.5 million.

The Top 10 actresses on the list this year earned a total of $140 million between June 2013 to June 2014, which is far below the combined $214 million earnings of the Top 10 highest-paid actors this year. The top earning actor %cAshton Kutcher%, however, didn't earn as much as Vergara with $26 million.

  1. %cSofia Vergara% - $37 million
  2. %cMariska Hargitay% - $13 million
  3. %cKaley Cuoco%-Sweeting - $11 million
  4. %cJulianna Margulies%, %cEllen Pompeo%, %cCobie Smulders% (tie) - $10 million each
  5. %cAlyson Hannigan% - $9.5 million
  6. %cAmy Poehler% - $7 million
  7. %cMindy Kaling% - $6.5 million
  8. %cKerry Washington%, %cZooey Deschanel%, %cCourteney Cox% (tie) - $6 million each
  9. %cClaire Danes% - $5 million
  10. %cLena Dunham% - $3.5 million

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