America's Next Sweetheart
Julia Roberts took Hollywood by storm, notching nine $100 million-earning movies in a decade. No one has followed in her footsteps since that 1990-to-2000 run. Actresses are on their ways, though -- Jessica Biel and Jennifer Garner from Valentine's Day immediately come to mind. Who's in the top 10 and who really has the chance to take the mantle of America's Sweetheart from Julia Roberts?
1990's Pretty Woman,
Roberts' hits include Sleeping with the Enemy, Hook, The Pelican Brief, Conspiracy Theory, Stepmom, Notting Hill, Runaway Bride and Erin Brockovich. All earned more than $100 million.
Here, SheKnows Entertainment takes a look to see who's in Julia's rearview:
10. Emma Roberts
Emma Roberts looks a lot like her aunt, and she packs the same acting talent and megawatt smile. In fact, she appears in Valentine's Day as well. Although she has yet to open a film in the same manner as her A-list relative, Emma Roberts will prove over time to be a force in film.
Here's to hoping that the pint-sized Julia gets another chance to play the teenaged sleuth; she deserves it. If not, there are millions of other projects that will enthrone this young talent beside her top-tier Hollywood actress aunt.
9. Naomi Watts
Based solely on the fact that Forbes has her in its top actors who make the most money for their studio feature, she is on this list.
Naomi Watts still has the potential to run a string of blockbusters together. The King Kong star was no. 5 on Forbes' list, just below Brad Pitt at No. 4 and
-- you guessed it -- Julia Roberts at No. 3.
Up next...the potential next Julia Roberts search rings a Bell, twice.