20 Top Paid Actresses in the World Inspirational We all know that successful actors and actresses make quite a nice chunk of change. But whose hard work and talents have reaped the most benefits? Check out the current richest actresses in the world and find out: Dina Merrill Networth: $5.1 billion Richest Celebrities Dina Merrill was the darling of the 1950s and 1960s, intentionally marketed as a replacement for Grace Kelly. In addition to over 20 film credits, Merrill also appeared regularly as a guest star on numerous television series in the 1960s, notably as a villain, “Calamity Jan,” in two 1968 episodes of Batman. Along with inheriting the Post Cereals fortune, Merrill is the richest actress in the world.