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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
A-listers…

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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