LOS ANGELES: Colombian superstar of hilarious sitcom Modern Family, Sofia Vergara, has been announced as the highest paid TV actress in the world for the sixth year in a row. Forbes’ annual list has declared the 45-year-old’s earnings at a staggering $41million during the last year.
The actress, who has played Gloria Pritchett in the American sitcom since 2009, earns $500,000 per episode but has topped up her earnings with a number of films, including the Emoji Movie, and a significant number of endorsement deals.
The Latin beauty is the spokesperson for Head & Shoulders and has been the star of adverts for Covergirl Cosmetics, gyms, furniture collections, supermarkets and restaurants.
Vergara’s nearest rival is Big Bang Theory star, Kaley Cuoco – who plays Penny in the geek-based sitcom – who has increased her earnings by $2 million in the past year to a total of $26,500,000, in spite of taking a $100,000 per episode pay cut, alongside her major Big Bang Theory co-stars, to ensure newer cast members Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik earned larger salaries.