If divorce looked this good, I’m sure women would be lining up to do it more often because according to Forbes, Longoria earned a reported $13 million thanks not only to her Desperate Housewives salary but also lucrative endorsement deals with cosmetic companies such as LG and L’Oreal.
Longoria is joined in the top spot by fellow actress Tina Fey who also pulled in a cool $13 million for her stint on 30 Rock, which despite a recent ratings dip, has been renewed for its sixth season.
Fellow Desperate Housewives Marcia Cross only lags slightly behind with earnings around $10 million which ties with popular Law & Order SVU investigator Mariska Hargitay, who also earned 10 million last year.
Also successful actress hitting the $10 million mark is CSI, Crime Investigator Marg Helgenberger, who plays Catherine Willows on the hit procedural.
According to Forbes, other actresses to make the list include Courteney Cox, who stars in the Abc’s sitcom Cougar Town and Emmy Award winner Julianna Marguiles, best known for her role in The Good Wife.
Longoria filed for divorce from her husband, Tony Parker, in November 2010. At that time, Longoria not only requested her maiden name be restored, but also sought spousal support in spite of a prenuptial agreement signed prior to the union. However, if things continue as they have for Ms. Longoria, I think she will be just fine…with or without Tony Parker’s money.