It seems that Hollywood really does reflect real life as this article in Marie Claire reports.
The top 10 highest earning men in Hollywood out-earned their female counterparts by 2 to 1 in the last year. Publication of the Forbes list has raised the question of equal pay between the sexes. Will Smith topped the annual pay list, followed by Johnny Depp and Eddie Murphy in third place.
All of the tinseltown stars may get paid huge amounts and more than anyone really needs, but the inequality is stark and it really does reflect what goes on in ordinary people's lives.
In this country there is still a huge gap in what a man and woman will get paid in their working lives. Let's hope the recent equality legislation brought in by the government makes a start towards closing the gap for women here.