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Forbes Highest Paid Women on Prime Time TV in 2007

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Movie stars aren't the only celebrities taking in the huge paychecks. Your favorite women of prime time TV are also pretty big earners according to Forbes. The magazine put together its annual list of the top 20 earning women on prime time TV. They gathered up the info from June 2007 to June 2008 and these are your top 5:

  1. Tyra Banks - $23 Million

    Between creating and producing the highly successful show, America's Next Top Model, and hosting The Tyra Banks Show, Tyra proves that she is more than just a pretty face. Despite rumors, she's never had any plastic surgery. Year after year, she inspires women of all ages and sizes to want more for themselves and to be proud of who they are.

  2. Heidi Klum - $14 Million

    Last year, Heidi produced another season of Project Runway and hosted America's Next Top Model in Germany and designed exclusive lines for Mouawad and Jordache. Heidi also signed endorsement deals with Diet Coke, McDonald's, VW and Bella Fontanis water. And she did all of this while raising three young children and maintaining her Victoria's Secret contract.

  3. Katherine Heigl - $13 Million

    Last year, Katherine made headlines for her less than humble attitude. She played the role of Izzie Stevens on Grey's Anatomy but refused to be considered for a Emmy. The new bride of Josh Kelly also had the lead role in 27 Dresses and Knocked Up. In addition to her acting work, she also endorses Nautica fragrances and a line of medical scrubs.

  4. Eva Longoria - $9 Million

    For years, Eva Longoria played the role of sexy vixen, Gabrielle Solis, on Desperate Housewives. Last year, she reprised her role but in a kinder, gentler way and with a more casual wardrobe. The newlywed (she married Tony Parker in July 2007) also found time to endorse L'Oréal Paris and Bebe Sport.

  5. Maura Tierney - $7.5 Million

    As Abby Lockhart on ER, Maura Tierney has gone from nurse to doctor on NBC's mega hit drama. The Emmy-nominated actress also found her way around the big screen last year with roles in Will Ferrell's Semi-Pro as well as Tina Fey's Baby Mama.

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