8. MICHAEL DOUGLAS
Lending his name to the beloved park Douglas Family Preserve, Oscar-winning actor Douglas has a long history in S. Barbara. He first bought his Montecito villa in 1979, but the property was put up for sale (for $29 mi.) in 2010.
7. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
The Governator and his previous wife acquired a nearly $5 million ranch in Carpinteria, CA in 2008. The 25-acre house was occupied by Arnold and his then wife for a total of three years until it was listed for sale in 2012.
6. KEVIN COSTNER
Costner has long owned an equestrian mansion situated on a the edge of a bluff in Carpinteria, California. However, Costner put his Carpinteria mansion up for sale last year, asking $55 mi. for his estate.
5. JOHN CLEESE
Cleese, an award-winning screenwriter and film producer, purchased a Montecito home in 1998. The over 14-acre lot was sold for $16.5 million in 2008, an equestrian property overlooking the magnificent wine country in Santa Ynez.
4. KATY PERRY
The only one to actually having been born and raised in Santa Barbara, Perry certainly deserves her mentioning. And with large parts of the music video for “Teenage Dream” filmed in town, Katy Perry is a hometown girl we love to praise.
3. TOM CRUISE
Cruise and his former wife would often vacation at their holiday house in Montecito. The nearly 10,000 sq. ft. “palace.” After their divorce, Katie Holmes got the Montecito estate as their divorced got finalized.
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2. ELLEN DEGENERES
Last year, none other than Ellen DeGeneres decided to purchase a 6-acre Montecito mansion for approximately $7 mi. The house, which sits adjacent to Oprah Winfrey’s estate, offers unmatched ocean-views and is found within an exclusive gated community. Like an abundance of celebrities, Ellen owns a variety of houses throughout the country, and has also been a house-owner in Westlake Village.
1. OPRAH WINFREY
Although not a long-time resident of the region, the Queen of Talk Shows has for long found her home in Montecito. Most recently, the region gained international media coverage when Winfrey’s home was devastated by the gruesome mudslides of January 2018. Oprah later appeared with her next-door neighbor Ellen on the Ellen Show where she elaborated on the horrific consequences the local mudslides.
Steven Spielberg, Bruce Willis, Jennifer Lopez. We are fully aware that many have been left out. Nonetheless, these are our picks for top stars residing in Greater Santa Barbara.
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