The lifestyles of the rich and famous seem to include all the finest things - especially fast, sexy cars. There was a time back in the Golden Age of early cinema when no Hollywood star would be seen in anything less the the most over-the-top luxury car imaginable. A rolling palace of gold and ivory, fit for a king - if he could afford it.
But these days, cars have become as much a political and ideological statement as anything else. Today's chic car might not be the most expensive out there, and setting trends isn't always about who can spend the most money anymore. Then there's the anonymity factor; in a town where paparazzi pop out of manholes and garbage piles like New York City rats, it often pays to play it a little low-key when daily drivers are concerned.That's not to say ultra-high-dollar cars are exactly out of style in Hollywood - we're sure that every star owns at least one. But you might be surprised at these real-life celebrity cars that have been purchased over the years. Vote up the snazziest celebrity car below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.
This one's for the anti-Prius crowd - big ballers who care a lot more about making an impression than reducing their carbon footprint. The market for these babies seems largely limited to rappers-turned-actors, starlets, and pop stars small enough to fit in the G-Class' glove compartment. Sylvester Stallone is one of the proud owners of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, which starts at about $110,000 and goes up to $140,000 for the hugely popular AMG G63.
The Range Rover fills what would have been the Cadillac Escalade's spot on this list, had it been written in 2003. Capable of being subtle and understated or ridiculously outlandish, it's kind of the Mercedes S-Class of SUVs in Hollywood. Prices start at about $85,000, and go up to $130,000 for top-of-the line supercharged models.
Porsches have been hugely popular among movie stars since James Dean's day, and none are (or ever have been) more popular than the 911. In various trims, it goes for anywhere from $60,000 to $130,000 for the GT3 shown above.
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This car is one part style, one part environmentalism, and one part home-town pride. The California-man Tesla Model S is the current reigning king of style in Los Angeles. The list of stars who own one of these under-$100,000 electrics is practically endless. Name a current or former A-lister in Hollywood, and there's definitely a chance that they own at least one Tesla.
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