Hollywood Actors Salaries Peak at 51

But actresses reach their top earning potential at a sprightly 34-years-old, then watch their salaries decrease from there.

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.The average age of this year’s Academy Awards Best Actress nominees is 55, but a study by the Journal of Management Inquiry found that the salaries of Hollywood’s elite actors and actresses grows larger with age.

If movies are indeed a reflection of society, we have a lot to learn about age-equality and gender-equality.