Highest-Paid Television Actresses 2012

Colombian actress, model and Modern Family star, Sofia Vergara has been named television top earner, according to figures compiled by Forbes magazine. The prime time TV reigning queen out-earned reality star Kim Kardashian and Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria with $19 million between May 2011 and May 2012, all thanks to her role on the ABC Modern Family, endorsement and licensing deals; including a clothing line at KMart advertising campaigns for Diet Pepsi, Burger King and income from her media company LatinWE. Kim Kardashian in second place with $18 million, $7 million more than her sister Khloe Kardashian, who placed fifth.

Reality TV stars dominated the top five with Kim, Khloe Kardashian Odom and Skinnygirl Bethenny Frankel. See who made the top-20:

1. Sofia Vergara ($19 million)

2. Kim Kardashian ($18 million)

3. Eva Longoria ($15 million)

4. Bethenny Frankel ($12 million)

5. Khloe Kardashian ($11 million)

6. Tina Fey ($11 million)

7. Mariska Hargitay ($10 million)

8. Zooey Deschanel ($9 million)

9. Felicity Huffman ($9 million)

10. Ellen Pompeo ($9 million)

11. Kate Walsh ($8 million)

12. Teri Hatcher ($8 million)

13. Marcia Cross ($8 million)

14. Kaley Cuoco ($8 million)

15. Alyson Hannigan ($7 million)

16. Marg Helgenberger ($7 million)

17. Melissa McCarthy ($6 million)

18. Julianna Margulies ($6 million)

19. Kyra Sedgwick ($6 million)

20. Courteney Cox ($5 million)

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