Fey, Longoria TV's Top Paid Actresses

By: From CBS News
By: From CBS News
All four of the departing "Desperate Housewives" have risen to the top of the Forbes list about television actresses salaries.

*** FILE *** Writer - actress Tina Fey makes an appearance on MTV's Total Request Live at MTV Studios, in this Tuesday, April 22, 2008 file photo in New York. Fey is "likely" to return to her former show, "Saturday Night Live," Saturday to play the Alaskan governor and Sen. John McCain's running mate, a person close to the show told The Associated Press on Friday night Sept. 12, 2008. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, FILE)

HOLLYWOOD (CBS) -- Tina Fey and Eva Longoria are among the actresses raking in big bucks on the small screen.

The "30 Rock" and "Desperate Housewives" stars tied for the top spot on Forbes' list of the highest paid TV actresses. Both women earned $13 million between May 2010 and May 2011.

Longoria wasn't the only "Desperate" actress to make the list - Marcia Cross came in third, bringing in $10 million, and Felicity Huffman and Teri Hatcher tied with $9 million each.

Mariska Hargitay of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and Marg Helgenberger of "CSI" tied with Cross for third place, also earning $10 million each.

Others who made the list include Courteney Cox ("Cougar Town"), Ellen Pompeo ("Grey's Anatomy") and Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife").

All 10 women on the list earned a combined total of $94 million between May 2010 and May 2011, Forbes reports. But that's small change compared to what their big screen counterparts make - just the top three women in movies earned $88 million combined during that same time period.

Read more about the list at Forbes.


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