Los Angeles - Modern Family
star Sofia Vergara is the highest-paid US TV actress for the third year in a row, earning some $37m, according to a 2014 list published Wednesday.
The 42-year-old earned significantly more than the top paid actor, Ashton Kutcher, who made some $26m, according to Forbes magazine, known for celebrity and other rich lists.
The Colombian-born actress who literally stood on a pedestal at this year's Emmy awards reportedly makes $325 000 an episode for Modern Family
, but earns much more from endorsements including being the face of Diet Pepsi.
She is also the co-founder of multi-million dollar talent management and marketing firm Latin World Entertainment, while earlier this year she launched her own perfume.
In second place is Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
star Mariska Hargitay, whose estimated earnings total $13m, while Kaley Cuoco of The Big Bang Theory
took home an estimated $11m for third place.
Tied in fourth spot were The Good Wife
star Julianna Margulies who earned $10m, as did Ellen Pompeo of Grey's Anatomy
and Cobie Smulders of How I Met Your Mother
Smulders' co-star on How I Met Your Mother
"Alyson Hannigan came in fifth with $9.5m, followed by comediennes Amy Poehler at $7m and Mindy Kaling at $6.5m.
Eighth was also tied, with Scandal
star Kerry Washington, The New Girl's
Zooey Deschanel and Courteney Cox of Friends
all taking home an estimated $6m.
Claire Danes of Homeland
earned $5m, while Girls
star Lena Dunham rounded out the top 10 with earnings of $3.5m.