Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive to attend the premiere of the film
'A Mighty Heart' in New York in this file photo from June 13, 2007.[Reuters]
Smile Brad and Angelina, you're on not-so-candid camera, with a photo of the Hollywood star couple with baby Shiloh topping a list of the most expensive celebrity photos.
Financial website Forbes.com has posted a list of top 10 most pricey celebrity photos led by a June 2006 shot of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie hovering over baby Shiloh at No. 1 with a pricetag of $US4.1 million paid by People magazine.
The picture of the two proud parents was followed by wedding photos taken of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore at No. 2 that fetched $US3 million in October 2005 from OK! magazine.
Brad and Angie landed in four of the top 10 positions while deceased Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith and people in her life captured another three.
Forbes.com said all the photos were published by one of four celebrity magazines - People, OK!, In Touch Weekly and US Weekly - and it quotes one magazine editor as saying the qualities that make the pictures costly are surprise, news and emotion.
Forbes.com said it surveyed the top-priced sales in the United States over the past 10 years, and its estimates are not adjusted for inflation. The site said it relied on published reports for its information.
Following is the list:
1. Shiloh Nouvel, Jolie-Pitt baby, $4.1 million - People.
2. Moore, Kutcher wedding, $3 million - OK!.
3. TIE: - Eva Longoria, Tony Parker wedding, $2 million - OK!;
4. Larry Birkhead & baby Danielynn, $2 million - OK!;
5. Pax Thien, Jolie adopted baby, $2 million - People.
6. Anna Nicole Smith/Howard Stern wedding, $1 mln - People.
7. Tie: Sean P Federline, Britney Spears and Kevin Federline's baby, $US500,000 - People; 8. Jolie & Pitt, 1st couple photos, $US500,000 - US Weekly;
9. Jolie 1st pregnant photos, $US500,000 - People.
10. Anna Nicole Smith & son Daniel, $US400,000 - In Touch Weekly.