Reality Check: Women, Work and Money

Here are the actual percentages of women in the high-level jobs that these TV vixens hold down and what they might be paid in a big city like New York, including bonuses but not free clothes

30% MAGAZINE PUBLISHER Ambitious publisher Mia is played by Lucy Liu in Cashmere Median salary: $184,000

20% CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Miranda Otto is a hotel exec in Cashmere

Median salary: $258,000

85% FASHION DESIGNER Income varies widely for the job Lindsay Price has in Lipstick

Median salary: $87,300

50% MAGAZINE EDITOR At fashion mags like Nico's (Kim Raver), there are more women

Median salary: $139,000

15% INVESTMENT BANKER Cashmere Mafia's Frances O'Connor is in a boys 'club

Median salary: $438,000

35% MOVIE EXECUTIVE Brooke Shields' Wendy balances a big studio job and a family in Lipstick

Median salary: $110,000

20% MARKETING...

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