Sofia Vergara Tops Forbes List of Highest Paid Television Actresses

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Sofia Vergara is having one hell of a month. Not only did she turn 40 looking better than people do their entire lives, she's also reportedly engaged to her boyfriend Nick Loeb, a man she nursed back to health following a car crash. Adding an expensive layer of icing to this incredibly curvy cake is Forbes' list of highest paid television actresses, which finds Vergara sitting at the very top. Toss in a $7 million advance from K-Mart for her clothing line and a TV show that continuously brings in high ratings and you've got a woman who's having the best year ever.

Also on the list is Kim Kardashian, the reality TV star many people love to hate. Despite what you may think of the Kardashian clan and their dysfunctional lifestyle, they've managed to transform their peculiar behavior into a well-oiled empire. Although it's a little insane to consider Kim an "actress" -- after all, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" is barely a TV show -- you cannot deny the impact she's had on popular culture, for better or for worse.

In addition to Kardashian, other non-acting television celebrities who made the list include Bethenny Frankel and Khloe Kardashian Odom, both of whom are positioned towards the top of the heap. However, don't get down in the dumps just yet; talented actresses such as Tina Fey, Mariska Hargitay, Zooey Deschanel, and a number of "Desperate Housewives" stars also made quite a bit of money from their various endeavors over the past twelve months.

If you're curious to see the Top 20 highest paid actresses on television and how much they've made, take a look at the list below. Regardless of whether or not you like those who made the cut, you cannot deny that they've made the most of their respective careers. And be sure to swing by Forbes for a breakdown of how each lady made their dough. It's an entertaining read.

Sofia Vergara - $19 million
Kim Kardashian - $18 million
Eva Longoria - $15 million
Bethenny Frankel - $12 million
Khloe Kardashian Odom - $11 million
Tina Fey - $11 million
Mariska Hargitay - $10 million
Zooey Deschanel - $9 million
Felicity Huffman - $9 million
Ellen Pompeo - $9 million
Kate Walsh - $8 million
Teri Hatcher - $8 million
Marcia Cross - $8 million
Kaley Cuoco - $8 million
Alyson Hannigan - $7 million
Marg Helgenberger - $7 million
Melissa McCarthy - $6 million
Julianna Margulies - $6 million
Kyra Sedgwick - $6 million
Courteney Cox - $5 million

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