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LEADING LADY Sofia Vergara Top-Paid TV Actress Jon Kopaloff, FilmMagic / Getty Images

Sofia Vergara Top-Paid TV Actress

Ahead of a probable Emmy Award nomination, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara has topped Forbes’s list of highest-paid TV actresses, earning an estimated $19 million over the past 12 months. Vergara, 40, beat out Kim Kardashian, who earned $18 million and is one of three Reality TV stars Forbes lists in its top five rundown. In addition to the salary she earned from her Emmy-winning sitcom, the Colombian actress pocketed cash from product endorsement deals in both English and Spanish. Forbes also reported that Kmart paid her a $7 million advance for her clothing line. Also on the list was reality star Bethenny Frankel and Tina Fey, who was tied in the number five spot with Khloe Kardashian.

July 18, 2012 8:29 PM