Tyra Banks tops Forbes' 'US Prime-Time TV's Top Earning Women' list

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Melbourne, Sept 5 : Supermodel Tyra Banks has been named the 'Top-Earning Woman on US prime-time TV' by Forbes.com.

Putting her modelling career on hold and in the meantime invading the silver screen with her daytime talk show, 'The Tyra Banks Show', and serving as producer and judge on 'America's Next Top Model,' the beauty banked around 23 million dollars from June 1, 2007 to June 1, 2008.

Catwalk queen Heidi Klum comes second on the list, raking in 14 million dollars from her role as host of 'Project Runway,' her renewed Victoria's Secret contract, designing deals and a number of advertising campaigns.

'Grey's Anatomy' star Katherine Heigl came third after earning 13 million dollars, reports News.com.au

The majority of her fortune was generated from films including 'Knocked Up' and '27 Dresses' as well as from lucrative endorsement deals.

'Desperate Housewives' star Eva Longoria landed the fourth spot, raking in 9 million dollars.

The 33-year-old beauty's high ranking was partly thanks to her being the face of L'Oreal shampoo and Bebe Sport's athletic wear.

ER star Maura Tierney rounded off the top five, with 7.5 million dollars.

Forbes.com Prime-Time TV's five Top-Earning Women 2008:

1. Tyra Banks - $US23 million

2. Heidi Klum - $US14 million

3. Katherine Heigl - $US13 million

4. Eva Longoria - $US9 million

5. Maura Tierney - $US7.5 million

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