Natalie Portman named most bankable star by Forbes

Natalie Portman named most bankable star by Forbes

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LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 25: Actress Natalie Portman attends the Nevada Women Vote 2012 Summit on August 25, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event focused on rallying support for President Obama's re-election. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

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Posted on December 27, 2012 at 7:36 AM

Natalie Portman and Kristen Stewart are among Hollywood's most bankable stars.

According to Forbes, Portman topped the list of best actors for the buck, bringing in about $42.70 for every dollar she earns.

"Compare that to Eddie Murphy, our most overpaid star, who returns $2.30 for every dollar he gets paid," Forbes.com explained, noting that Portman "doesn't demand a giant payday (yet), she's a fantastic investment."

Take her 2010 film, "Black Swan," for example. It cost an estimated $13 million to make, but grossed a whopping $329 million at the box office worldwide, reports Forbes.

Forbes' second most bankable star was Stewart. The actress, who also leads the magazine's 2012 list of highest-earning actresses, rakes in $40.60 for every dollar she makes.

Other "Twilight" stars made the list, too, including Robert Pattinson, who came in at fourth and Taylor Lautner in sixth place.

Take a look at the complete list here.

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