In the No. 1 spot is Sofia Vergara of “Modern Family,” who will likely receive another Emmy Award nod when nominations are announced tomorrow. At No. 2 is Kim Kardashian who, um, probably won’t receive an Emmy nomination tomorrow.
Vergara rose to the top due to her $19 million in earnings, most of which were collected via product endorsement deals, as is the case for practically every lady mentioned here. Which kind of makes the list unfair since it doesn’t really tell us how much these people make from their TV jobs. But whatever. (I can practically hear Gloria shouting now, “ABC doesn’t pay me $19 meeeeel-yun. But I am WORTH it, Jay!”)
Speaking of not being fair, Kardashian — who is a TV star, but technically not an actress, which again renders this list confusing — brought in $18 million in the form of money from “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” her perfume, her clothing line and blah blah blah.
Also on the list, in no particular order: reality star Bethenny Frankel ($12 million); all four of the leads from the now departed “Desperate Housewives”; Zooey Deschanel; Melissa McCarthy; Khloe Kardashian Odom (No. 4 on the list); and Tina Fey (No. 5) who, thanks to her “30 Rock” syndication cash, made the same amount of dough as Khloe K.: $11 million.
Women who are not on this list but would be if the world were a just and fair place: Amy Poehler, Connie Britton, Lena Dunham, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks and Lisa Simpson.