If more of yesterday's child stars were alive today, they'd sound like yesteryear's professional athletes, whose salaries were peanuts.

Macaulay Culkin, the 10-year-old star of the super hit, "Home Alone, " will get a reported $1 million for "I Am Woman" and undoubtedly even more for any "Home Alone" sequels.Even Shirley Temple - the biggest child star of all time, and with more than one starring vehicle behind her to prove it - never dreamed of anything comparable.

Nor did Roddy McDowall, Margaret O'Brien, Eddie Hodges or even the later-arriving Hayley Mills. And only Elizabeth Taylor reached that pay plateau as an adult.