15Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) - $9 million
As the cruel, cold, and calculating Queen Cersei, Lena earns her $1.1 million per episode with every scowl and grit of her teeth. Born in Bermuda, she grew up in England as well, where she appeared in theatre productions before transitioning to film and television.
Some of her credits include Waterland,
in which she debuted in 1992, followed by The Brothers Grimm, 300, The Jungle Book, Ripley’s Game, and The Purge. She also played Sarah Connor in the spin-off TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Fun fact: it was Peter Dinklage who suggested Lena for the role of Cersei.