Colombian beauty and actress Sofia Vergara has been named Forbes' best paid actress on television for the period of May 2011 to May 2012. Vergara earned $19 million, making her the top earning actress on U.S. television. Her ABC hit, "Modern Family," averaged 12 million viewers in its third season, a slew of endorsement and licensing deals keep paychecks fat, and LatinWE, the media company she co-founded in 1996.

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