Angelina Jolie's $33M 'Vicious' Salary Makes Her Highest-Paid Female Actor of 2013 In addition to being a humanitarian,

Angelina Jolie is a talented actress and filmmaker. She is often recognized for her ability to embody complex female characters

who has a hard edge but a warm heart? One great example of such a character is her title role in Disney'

Maleficent in 2013, recognized by many as one of Jolie's most recognizable characters ever. Jolie reportedly took home a whopping $33 million payday

for bringing her star power to the role. The film, which also starred Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora, was a huge success.

has since starred in the 2019 sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and is currently in pre-production for the third Maleficent film.

Disney executives recognized that the star had the charisma and A-list appeal necessary to make the film a hit.

Angelina Jolie's $33 million salary for Maleficent made her the highest-paid female actress of 2013. Jolie was followed on the list that year by Jennifer Lawrence ($26 million),