Popular neighbors you can have in Marbella
Marbella is a great place where celebrities from various genres meet and live. A good number of them are born in this area while others live here permanently or come for a holiday. If you live in this place, you are likely to bump into the famous from time to time. Here are seven such celebrities.
The current president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, owns a large home in La Zagaleta, a luxurious housing project at the edge of Marbella. He bought the house in 2012 for $15 million. However, he was not happy with the home and pulled it down to build a luxurious mansion. His mansion is one of the most expansive and glamorous homes in the area.
Cowell is a reality television judge but also works as a record and film producer. He owns a large home in Sierra Blanca. He is said to welcome his x-factor players to the home along with other film celebrities. Rumour has it that One Direction was created at this home. His home has a large lawn where he spends time basking with friends and close relatives.
Garcia is a renowned Michelin Chef star who was born and raised in Marbella. He then opened a restaurant in Ronda where he got the celebrated Michelin Star. Dani earned his second star at Calima, which is another of his restaurants in 2011. Today, he owns a home in Marbella where he visits from time to time and even entertains friends.
Rod Stewart was a musician who came to the limelight in the ’70s. He lived in Spain when he was young but was deported from the country for being a vagrant before his career took off. He came back in the early 2000’s and lives in La Zagaleta, the same housing development as Putin. Rod is rumoured to live in a $10 million mansion in the luxurious location.
Lord Alan has hosted the Apprentice and is also a popular business magnate. You are likely to see him cycling around the city as he goes about his errands. He also spends lots of time at Marbella’s stunning beaches. Recently, Lord Alan was under fire for a racist tweet to some football players he had seen at Marbella.
Sean is a Scottish who has acted in James Bond videos. For a long time, he has been living in Marbella. Although he sold his principal house, Sean never stopped coming back to Marbella as he is said to have bought another villa in the location and frequents most of the golf courses in the neighbourhood. You might bump on him as he goes about his errands.
Melanie Griffith is an American television actress and a renowned film producer. She was married for 18 years to Banderas but the pair separated in 2014. Even though she moved on, she owns a villa in the area and still supports Banderas foundations, which are based in Marbella. She is a popular figure in the area and enjoys taking casual walks here from time to time.