If the names Fan Bingbing and Deepika Padukone don't ring a bell, they should, because the Asian stars featured in the latest ranking of the world's best-paid actresses.
Chinese starlet Fan took fifth place on the Forbes' The World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2016 list, based on her earnings from June 2015 to June 2016, down from fourth spot last year. Her $17 million 2016 paycheck came from roles in local Chinese films such as"Skiptrace" and "Lady of the Dynasty."
"Last year was the first time we actually looked outside of just the U.S., so last year Fan Bingbing was the only foreign actress to make the list. This year she's joined by Charlize Theron and Deepika Padukone," said Natalie Robehmed, a staff writer at Forbes, told CNBC's "Squawk Box."