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Famous Marbella Residents

As I am sure you know it is difficult to go very far in Marbella without spotting a famous face or two, but did you know just how many stars of the stage and screen actually own property in Marbella? Here are a select few famous Marbella residents….

* Julio Iglesias has owned property in Ojén for many years and now lives a quiet life in his 68th year with his beautiful Dutch wife Miranda
* Anthony Worrall Thompson has an avocado farm just a stones-throw from Marbella in the hills above Mijas
* Antonio Banderas has homes in both Marbella and Málaga, and spends as much time in the area as his work will allow
* Simon Cowell rents his palatial pad in Marbella for 15,000€ a day according to rumours…
* James Hewitt, Princess Diana’s ex, lives in Marbella, where he has been involved in various business ventures
* Hugh Grant has a place in La Zagaleta, just above San Pedro – said to be one of the most exclusive housing estates in the world
* Robert Kilroy Silk, the TV presenter and former MEP has a large country property in the hills near Casares
* Rick Parfitt of rock band Status Quo bought property in Marbella as early as the seventies; he now lives a more sedate life in his luxury villa in the hills above Marbella
* Joan Collins regularly enjoys her Marbella holiday home, where she enjoys the Spanish sun in total privacy
* Dolph Lundgren lives part time at his beautiful villa in Marbella and part time at his pad in London
* George Clooney bought a stylish Sierra Blanca villa some years ago, leading the way for other Hollywood

Many Spanish and international football players, pop stars and TV personalities also call Marbella home

Other recent visitors and prospective home seekers in Marbella include:

* Michelle Obama
* Lady Gaga
* David Cameron
* Katie Price
* Joey Essex
* Tom Jones
* Bruce Willis
* Shakira
* Niall Horan
* Brigette Nielson
* The entire cast of T.O.W.I.E!

The list goes on and on, so if you are into rubbing shoulders with the stars, or indeed you are a star yourself, you will be in stellar company in beautiful, star-studded Marbella. Over the years we at Marbella Direct have helped our share of celebrities find their perfect Marbella property – but we’re not spilling the beans!

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