Celebrity wage gaps where women are paid shockingly less than men

Women reportedly make as little as $0.30 to the dollar compared to their male counterparts

Jennifer Berry, FLARE
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Charlize Theron

As if we needed another reason to think Charlize Theron was the ultimate badass. Theron reportedly negotiated to make as much money as Chris Hemsworth in Snow White and the Huntsman after learning that she was going to make less than him, saying this in a June 2015 interview with Elle U.K.: “That’s the message: that we just need to put our foot down. This is a good time for us to bring this to a place of fairness, and girls need to know that being a feminist is a good thing. It doesn’t mean that you hate men. It means equal rights. If you’re doing the same job, you should be compensated and treated in the same way.” The negotiation was reportedly successful, earning Theron parity with Hemsworth, amounting to a reported $10 million salary bump.

In the interview, Theron added that she was pissed when the 2014 Sony hack revealed that Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence had been paid way less for their roles in American Hustle than their male co-stars, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner. “They’re just as good as any of the guys on there,” she said. “Yeah, that pissed me off!” Same, girl, same.

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Disclaimer: major Hollywood stars and women in entertainment already make an exorbitant amount of money. But like every other industry—handsomely compensated or not—even women in film or beyond are still paid much less than their male counterparts. According to Statistics Canada, the stats up north are pretty dismal too: women earn less than men in every single field. In fact, a report published in June 2017 indicates that women earn $0.87 for every dollar earned by men, while in the U.S., a similar 2016 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has the discrepancy at around $0.82 to the dollar.

While the disparity is around $0.80 to the dollar in Hollywood, women have been reported to make as little as $0.30 to the dollar on average compared to their male counterparts on some projects.

Here, we keep tabs on the biggest celebrity wage gaps where women are paid shockingly less than their male colleagues in comparable positions—and have spoken out about it.

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