Mon, 06 Aug 2012 07:31:00 GMT | By Chloe Goody
2012 Highest Paid TV Actresses

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay (© GETTY IMAGES/Jim Spellman)
  • Sofía Vergara (© REUTERS/DANNY MOLOSHOK)
  • Kim Kardashian (© REUTERS/DANNY MOLOSHOK)
  • Eva Longoria (© REUTERS/FRED PROUSER)
  • Bethenny Frankel (© REUTERS/JASON SZENES)
  • Khloe Kardashian Odom (© REUTERS/Larry Busacca/E)
  • Tina Fey (© GETTY IMAGES/Steve Granitz)
  • Mariska Hargitay (© GETTY IMAGES/Jim Spellman)
  • Zooey Deschanel (© REUTERS/DANNY MOLOSHOK)
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Averaging an estimated 53 million views a week, including original episodes and syndication, Hargitay has 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' for her earning her a place on the list this year! She may be in a backseat role in the cast at the moment, but she's making easy money in her role as sex crime detective Olivia Benson. Total earnings: $10 million.