There remains a massive divide in salaries across gender lines, with women still making cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts. While this may not be surprising to the half of the population for whom this is the reality, what many don’t realize is that this discriminatory trend even exists in an industry as visible as the film and television industry.
Even the biggest A-list actresses who are responsible for bringing crowds into the latest blockbuster films don’t make nearly as much as their male costars. Sometimes that discrepancy is one or two percent, and other times it’s a difference in millions of dollars. Read on to see examples of famous actresses who were paid less for the same amount of–or even more– work.