NAOMI Watts is the world's most profitable actress.
The star of the movie International has topped Forbes.com's latest Best Actresses for the Buck list after she proved that movie bosses can make the most money from her.
The 41-year-old beauty - who has also starred in The Ring, King Kong and Eastern Promises - helped the box office rake in an estimated R327 for every R1,41 she was paid for her last three major films.
The list's top spots are notably filled by many actresses willing to accept a lower salary than A-list stars such as Angelina Jolie, who was named Hollywood's highest-earning actress by Forbes earlier this year.
Blood Diamond actress Jennifer Connelly, 38, who previously won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, British Academy of Film and Television Arts and Golden Globe for her role in the 2001 movie, A Beautiful Mind, took second place, making an average R304 per rand she was paid.
Meanwhile, 30-year-old beauty Rachel McAdams finished third by turning low-budget films like Red Eye and The Notebook into significant hits.
For every rand paid, McAdams makes movie bosses R222.
Other stars featured on the list include Meryl Streep at R200 and both beauties Jennifer Aniston and Halle Berry at R192. - Bang