It’s common for those millionaire Hollywood celebrities to make enormous investments in houses, as treats for their hard work as well as symbols of wealth and taste. Take a peek at these mansions that no average person could ever afford.
Having had more than 50 best-selling albums in her music career, Dolly Parton was once ranked the wealthiest country-music star around. This 4,795 square-foot stucco-structured home she purchased in Nashville has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a walk-in wardrobe, a covered patio, and a carport that can house four vehicles. This house is now back on the market with a price tag of $1.2 million.
Jaclyn Smith is best known for her role as Kelly Garrett in "Charlies' Angels," and her career has brought her a net worth of $90 million. After she bought her house in the '90s, she restored it to a Georgian style family home with a tennis court, a swimming pool, and a spacious backyard. Although the actual price remains unknown to us, it certainly wouldn’t come cheap.
With a net worth of $10 million, the well-known actress Barbara Eden is most famous for her role of Jeannie in "I Dream of Jeannie." After the show, she moved to Chicago and lived in this 47th-floor condo at Water Tower Place, with a view of the skyline and Lake Michigan. The apartment is now on the market for around $2.6 million.
Coming up: Brad Pitt lives in the French castle owned by him and his ex-wife Angelina.
The American actor Kevin Costner, who has been honored with numerous awards, has a net worth of $250 million. With a fine view of the Santa Barbara mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the 10.25-acre mansion also has exclusive access to a riding path and a private beach. With a purchase price of $28.5 million in 2006, he listed the house for $60 million ten years later.
Brad Pitt’s numerous major film roles, countless awards, and enormous influence have brought him a $300 million net worth, which means he is able to buy pretty much any mansion without much thought. In 2008, Brad and Angelina bought this gorgeous $60-million French castle, where they tied the knot. However, after their divorce, what to do with the historical property Chateau Miraval has become one of their biggest issues.
The host of "Jeopardy!" Alex Trebek, with a net worth of $75 million, has recently put his lake house up for sale for $1.4 million. This 2,595-square-foot home has a marvelous view of Lake Nacimiento and features three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Alex and his family sold the house they’ve lived for over 20 years as a result of his fight against his cancer.
The retired American model Barbi Benton, with a net worth of $20 million, is known for appearing in "Playboy" magazine. Set in the mountains above Bel Air, this 11,608-square-foot abode she bought contains 4 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a front motor court, and a garage. Her well-decorated house was listed with an asking price of $11.9 million in 2012.
Read on to see Al Pacino’s former house in New York.
After making her name in "Fantastic Voyage" in 1966, the pop culture icon Raquel Welch, with a net worth of $30 million, moved to Beverly Hills. This 6,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style villa has 6 bedrooms, 2 walk-in closets, and a sitting area with a fireplace. She bought the house for $2 million in 1997, and it is now listed for $5.7 million.
A 20-year career in the entertainment industry brought the former French actress Brigitte Bardot a net worth of $65 million. In 1958, she moved into this 13th-century stone house. The 6,458-square-foot mansion has 8 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, and a formal dining room. An original Louis XIV fireplace, an outdoor kitchen, and an entertainment pavilion are the highlights.
Al Pacino has enjoyed an acting career of over 5 decades. His solid acting skills have won him an excellent reputation and a net worth of $120 million. His former Hudson River view compound is set in Palisades, and has three bedrooms and four bathrooms. He sold this house in 2012 with a price tag of around $3.3 million.
With a net worth of $250 million, Kenny Rogers is extremely popular among country music fans. The 12,730-square-foot Mediterranean-style mansion he purchased and renovated in Atlanta contains 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a spacious closet, a movie theater, a tennis court, and a pool. He bought this 1.5-acre estate for $1.5 million in 2012, and sold it for $2.38 million six years later.
Famous for the character Jennifer Marlowe on the sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati," Loni Anderson now has a net worth of $12 million. She customized her $1.9-million-worth Santa Barbara-style house in 2007. The five-bedroom home is highlighted by its three fireplaces, saltwater pool, and an oak tree-filled yard. The price of the house has already reached $2.4 million in 2014.
Coming up: Look inside Sophia Loren’s Mansion in Rome.
Seven decades of hard work in the film industry have paid Donald Sutherland off with a net worth of $60 million, which allowed him to afford a $3 million-worth Santa Monica beach house easily. This 1,484-square-foot Tudor-style townhouse has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room with an unobstructed ocean view, and a theater-style projection system to preview movies.
Robert Conrad, most famous for his role in "The Wild Wild West," has been in the entertainment industry for almost fifty years. In the 1980s, Conrad and his family bought this Bear Valley retreat, where they are able to see the full view of the mountains and Bear Lake. The scenic property with knotty pine walls includes a three-bedroom guesthouse, a patio, and a snowmobile garage.
After her many notable film appearances, including "the Pride and the Passion" and "Houseboat," the Italian actress Sophia Loren has earned her international reputation and a net worth of $75 million. The 13,000-square-foot Roman villa features five en-suite bedrooms, a library, and a sunroom. The fact that it’s only 10 minutes away from the Colosseum boosts the price up to $22 million.
People who are into comedy will remember the legendary comedian Drew Carey. His career has rewarded him with a net worth of $165 million and a beautiful home. This price-undisclosed house contains 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with a rustic wooden-textured decor. The pool in the backyard is a great place for Carey to relax in the summer.
Angela Lansbury’s self-built house is coming up.
The 1993 Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones is well known for his starring role in the "Men in Black" film series. He blew $4.62 million on two lots to build a polo farm in 2002. The 11,000-square-foot home has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, horse trails, barns, and a full-sized polo court. When the property hit the market, it was listed for $26.75 million.
Having a successful acting career and a net worth of $70 million, the Honorary Oscar winner Angela Lansbury desires nothing but a quiet countryside life. She decided to design and build a simple house in Ireland, her homeland. With the help of her friend, she now has an Irish traditional farmhouse in County Cork just like she wanted.
William Shatner has been active as an actor and author since 1951, and is best known for portraying Captain Kirk in the "Star Trek” series. Having a net worth of $100 million has enabled him to spend $3 million on this 4,016-square-foot residence in Studio City. This estate, built in 1925, has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a pool.
During her 70-year acting career, the Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno has appeared in more than 50 films, including "The King and I." With an impeccable sense of taste, she bought and designed this 5,500-square-foot house with homy and contemporary decoration. Although the price is unknown, it is certainly unachievable for average people.
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