For the most part, Hollywood is still an old boys club, but there are plenty of women in the industry working hard to change that. On Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter released its 21st annual list of the most powerful women in the entertainment industry, and the majority of the list is women you've probably never heard of.
Fame doesn't necessarily equal power in Hollywood and only five actresses made this year's list. Tina Fey ranks at No. 42 on the list, making her THR's most powerful actress in 2012. Though "30 Rock" is ending, we're poised to see much more of Fey in the new year, as THR notes that she signed an impressive four-year deal with Universal Television to create and potentially star in projects.
Also on the list because their star power translates at the box office are, Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart and Meryl Streep, who all clocked in at No. 50. According to THR, Lawrence, 22, commanded an estimated $10 million salary for the second installment in "The Hunger Games" series, which hits theaters next year. The first film opened to $152.2 million, and ultimately grossed $686.5 million worldwide.
While Stewart, 22, is a polarizing figure and her acting abilities have been debated, according to THR she has green-light power. Stewart has proved to be a box office queen, as all five "Twilight" films have now grossed more than $3.1 billion worldwide, and "Snow White and the Huntsman," earned $400.3 million worldwide.
There's no denying Streep's talents, but it's the 51 films she's starred in over the years, grossing upward of $3.67 billion worldwide that prove the 63-year-old's power in Hollywood.
The final actress to make THR's list, No. 100, is Lena Dunham, 26. Undeniably the "it" girl of 2012 as the creator/writer/director/star of HBO's hit series "Girls," she received three Emmy nominations, and landed a $3.6 million book deal with Random House.
Click over to The Hollywood Reporter for the entire list of the most powerful women in entertainment 2012.