The movie industry has been growing by leaps and bounds over the years. Even with Hollywood producing some of the highest grossing movies in the world, it is astonishing to note that it is not biggest movie industry in the planet. According to statista.com, Hollywood is the third largest film industry in the world after China and India.
There are more than 5,600 movie theaters in the United States. According to the same website, 13% of Americans go to the movie at least once a month. 13% might not seem like much but it translates into millions of dollars. The movie industry is estimated to be worth over $50 billion by 2020. Those involved at the top of the chain have been banking for a while. According to Maxim, Mark Wahlberg took home in excess of $65 million in 2017 and was the highest paid actor of that year. This is almost three times more than what the highest paid female actor, Emma Watson, took home in the same period.
There have been lobbies in Hollywood to normalize the pay gap between men and women. Despite the challenges, the women in Hollywood are still able to enjoy luxury lifestyles. There are those that are known to be spendthrifts and everything they buy has to be exotic, including their cars. There are also those who are not fascinated by the celebrity status. They live very normal lives driving ordinary cars.
19 Normal: Britney Spears - Mini Cooper
Britney Spears is one of those celebrities that found fame and success very early in life. According to Wikipedia, Britney Spears was the best-selling teenage artist to date when she released her hit singles in the late 90s. She is commonly referred as to the Queen of Pop and she helped make that genre a top seller during that decade. She is also one of the few artists who have more than ten singles that have reached number one on the US and the UK chart. She is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 100 million copies.
She is also an actress and has featured in a couple of movies. Her life has, however, not been without controversy. She is known to live a simple life despite being one of the most successful artists of her generation. She currently drives a Mini Cooper. The car has been on the assembly line since 2000 and there have been a couple of models over the years. Britney loves the car so much that she has been seen in two different ones, which could be an indication that she upgraded to a newer model. You can get a current model for as low as $24,800.
18 Normal: Jennifer Lawrence - Volkswagen EOS
Jennifer Lawrence is one of the few actresses who has been very successful in Hollywood at a young age. According to Wikipedia, the films that Jennifer Lawrence has featured in have grossed over five billion dollars. Jennifer started working on TV in her early years. Her first major role was in the Bill Engvall Show which aired from 2007 to 2009. Her popularity grew exponentially with her role in the Hunger Games movies.
Despite being young and successful, Jennifer Lawrence is known to live a modest lifestyle. She doesn't wear expensive clothes and her sense of style is informed primarily be her comfort.
According to hollywoodreporter.com, Jennifer Lawrence wore a Pizza stained dress to a Derby party. Her choice of car is also not conventional given her celebrity status. The Volkswagen EOS was on the assembly line from 2006 to 2015. According to Wikipedia, there were a limited number of base trims that still got sold in 2016. It has a 3.6-liter VR6 engine which can produce up to 260-HP. You can get a 2014 model for as low as $5,000. According to tmz.com, Jennifer Lawrence has been driving the car for close to three years and it is almost certain that you are never going to see her in a luxury car.
17 Normal: Selma Blair - Audi Q5
Selma Blair could be seen as a late bloomer as she started her acting career in 1995 with the breakthrough coming in 1999 when she was in her early twenties. According to Wikipedia, Selma Blair played in several supporting roles before she could get her breakthrough in the industry. She also worked as a professional model. Her coming of age and commercial success can be attributed to the movie Cruel Intentions.
Selma Blair is involved in charity and is also passionate about animals and the environment. Despite her success, Blair drives the Audi Q5. The Q5 was first launched for the mass market in 2008 as a compact luxury crossover. It is an affordable vehicle even for the middle-class folk.
The current model comes with a 3.2-liter V6 engine which can produce up to 402-HP. The US News wrote that ''The Macan has superior performance with responsive steering, athletic handling, and a robust lineup of turbocharged engines (including a brute V6 that makes 440 horsepower).'' The interior is also class-leading just as you'd expect in a modern compact Audi luxury SUV. The price starts at $40,000, which could be seen as pocket change for Selma Blair, who earns millions from her acting and TV roles.
16 Normal: Amber Rose - Jeep Wrangler
Amber Rose describes herself as a model and actress. She has featured in a couple of movies, although you wouldn't describe them as A-list. She has a thing for rappers and has dated Kanye-West, Wiz Khalifa, and most recently 21 Savage. She has a big following on social media and works as an influencer for big brands. Her acting career has been heavily criticized by some people saying she can't act. She has featured in Gang Of Roses, Sister Code, School Dance and What Happened Last Night.
Her Jeep Wrangler has undergone a couple of changes over the years. The car was just a normal Jeep when Amber Rose bought it. She then decided that a pink makeover would make it look more attractive. According to the newwheels.com, Amber Rose decided to use an additional pink chrome wrap. In 2017, she decided to change the face of the Jeep and went for army green hue. If nothing has changed under the hood, it means the car still has a 3.6-liter V6 engine which can produce 285-HP pulling 260 lb-ft. Going by her history, it won't be long before Amber Rose moves away from the green color for her Jeep.
15 Normal: Scheana Shay - 2016 Ford Explorer
Sheana Shay is known for her role in the reality TV show Vanderpump Rules which is said to be a spin-off of the Real House Wives of Beverly Hills. According to Wikipedia, Scheana began a career as an actor starring in Greek, Jonas, and 90210. She quickly transitioned into music and reality TV which she has been doing ever since. Her split with Robert Valletta has been a subject of the debate over the last couple of months.
Scheana Shay drives the 2016 Ford Explorer. You can get it for as low as $20,000. It has been given a 9.2 safety rating by usnews.com. The car offers a comfortable and smooth ride, but the infotainment system can be challenging if you are not tech-savvy.
There have also been complaints of the limited outward visibility of the vehicle. The car can comfortably seat a family of seven. The fuel economy is also decent as you can manage 19 MPG in the city and 28 on the highway. There was an availability of the EcoBoost for the 2016 model which gave the engine more power. The cost of ownership might not be that impressive but you wouldn't expect more from a Ford Explorer.
14 Normal: Kris Jenner - 1956 Ford Thunderbird
Kim might have brought fame to the Kardashian name but it is Kris Jenner who has been holding the fort ever since. She is an accomplished businesswoman and has made the best out of her daughters with reality TV. She has also aged gracefully and still looks good. She is known to stir controversy in the entertainment circles. The latest news is that she is currently using a dating app to look for a new assistant. You have the ability to match with her for the next two weeks. The Business Insider wrote, "While Bumble usually matches people with others in their geographic area, users around the country will be able to match with Jenner's verified profile over the next few weeks.''
The 1956 Ford Thunderbird was a gift from her daughters. It was fully restored and another one was also gifted to her mother during Christmas. The car was on the assembly line between 1955 to 1957. The car came standard with a V8 engine which was rare during its era. According to dailymail.co.uk, Kris Jenner's 1956 Ford Thunderbird was sold at auction for $57,000. Her mother is yet to sale hers as it was a special gift from the granddaughters.
13 Normal: Carmen Electra - Dodge Challenger
Carmen Electra is one of those celebrities that still look young despite approaching fifty. According to Wikipedia, her music career began when met Prince who produced her debut album. She took a back step in music and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting dream as they always say. She became popular for her role as Lani McKenzie in Baywatch. Her breakthrough, however, came in 1998 in the movie American Vampires. She has been featured in the Playboy Magazine and went on tour with the Pussycat Dolls as a dancer. It is hard to find women who love muscle cars. Carmen Electra owns the Dodge Challenger. There have been three generations of the Dodge Challenger ever since production started in the year 1970.
The 2018 model is also called the SRT Demon and was debuted at the New York Motor Show in 2017. Under the hood, you get a 6.2-liter V8 engine which can produce up to 808-HP. According to Wikipedia, the SRT Demon is the fastest production car ever to perform a wheelie. The car has a top speed of 168 mph and can go from zero to 30 in one second and finish the zero to 60 in 2.4 seconds.
12 Normal: Kate Moss - MG Midget Mk III
Kate Moss is known more for her modeling career, but what people don't know is she has starred in a couple of movies in leading roles. According to Wikipedia, Kate Moss began her modeling career when she was discovered by Storm Model Management at the age of 14.
She became famous in the 90s when she collaborated with Calvin Klein, which is one of the biggest fashion brands in the world.
She has been the subject of media scrutiny in the last decade with her party lifestyle and drug abuse coming into the limelight. She was dropped out of highly lucrative fashion campaigns as a result. Her latest role in acting is the movie Absolutely Fabulous which premiered in 2016. Kate Moss owns the MG Midget Mk III, which was in production from 1961 to 1980. The car had a 1.5-liter L4 engine. It had a top speed of 87.9 mph and could go from 0 to 60 in 18.3 seconds. The car might not be ideal for daily driving, but can be used during the weekend. It is also not something you'd sell unless you really needed the cash urgently when you are in a fix or you just want to get rid of it.
11 Normal: Lily Allen - Ford Focus
Lily Allen is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, TV presenter, and actress. Her father is a musician and comedian and the mother is an accomplished film producer. According to Wikipedia, Lily Allen left school at the age of 15 to pursue her music career. She uploaded her music on Myspace, which to her being featured on BBC Radio 1. Her first serious single made it to number 1 on the UK charts. She later went to sell 2.6 million copies and was even nominated for Grammies.
Despite her success, Lily Allen used to live in an apartment complex. Lily Allen had a stalker for more than seven years. “I just became incredibly isolated. I cut off from everybody. I was spending all of my time at home. I slept a lot, I cried a lot. I was going to the studio to work, but I think that all of my music has always been about my lived experiences,” Allen was quoted as saying in an interview with the independent.co.uk.
Lily Allen drives the Ford Focus which likes taking on the track. The Ford Focus was first introduced to consumers in 1998, and is one of the best selling cars in the UK.
10 Normal: Sarah Michelle Gellar - Toyota Prius
If you have been a fan of Scooby-Doo, then you definitely know Sarah Michelle Gellar, as she plays the role of Daphne in the film version and its sequel. She has had a successful acting career which goes all the way back to 1983. She has featured in so many movies and even worked with Robin Williams in the TV series The Crazy Ones.
She is also the co-founder of Foodstirs, an e-commerce platform for food subscriptions. She drives the Toyota Prius which is the best selling hybrid car, according to Wikipedia. The car become popular with Hollywood celebrities when it first launched and the hype is still there today.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Toyota Prius is the cleanest vehicle sold in the United States. The Prius has sold more than 6 million units worldwide as of 2017. This is more than 60% of the total 10 million hybrid vehicles that have been sold since 1997. The third generation was given a facelift with a more aerodynamic design and aesthetics. The fourth generation of the Prius has been criticized for the angular headlamps and the excessive creaks in the bodywork, which some people find unattractive.
9 Expensive: Halle Berry - Aston Martin Vantage
Halle Berry has been in the entertainment business for the last 30 years. According to Wikipedia, she started her career as a model. She was a runner-up in the 1986 Miss USA competition. Halle Berry moved to New York in 1989 to pursue an acting career. She ran out of money while she was in New York and had to live in a homeless shelter in order to survive. Her rise to fame came in early 2000 when she featured in X-Men.
Halle Berry was named number one on FHM's 50 most beautiful people in the world list in 2003. She is as well known for her looks as she is for her roles in the movies.
She owns a very rare vehicle in the name of Aston Martin Vantage. According to Wikipedia, the Aston Martin Vantage has been hand-built by the British car manufacturer. It was on the assembly line from 2005 to 2017 and there are talks of a 2019 model in the pipeline and you can always expect superior quality from the manufacturer. The car had a sticker price of $110,000 when it first launched. It came with a 4.8-liter V8 engine which produces up to 420-HP pulling 347 lb-ft.
8 Expensive: Jennifer Lopez - Bentley Continental GT Convertible
Jennifer Lopez is one of the few Hollywood entertainers that have made a fortune out of the industry. According to Wikipedia, Jennifer Lopez was said to be worth more than $300 million as of 2016. She has been in the news recently, featuring in a TV commercial where she is spraying a $1 million McLaren. She has achieved tremendous success both as a singer and an actress. Her 2001 album topped the charts on US Top 200 billboards. She has also featured in Gilgi, which is considered to be one of the worst movies ever made, and Jennifer Lopez was quick to acknowledge it was not one of her best moments.
Lopez is known to have an affinity for the finer things in life. She has a fleet of luxury cars, and one of them is a Bentley Continental GT Convertible. Car and Driver perfectly described it when they wrote ''As a favorite of rappers, superstar athletes, and million- and billionaires, the Continental GT has something for everyone, so long as they’re packing Louis Vuitton valises full of cash.'' Under the hood, you get a 6.0-liter w-12 engine which can produce up to 582-Hp. The car has a top speed of 188 mph and can go from zero to 60 in 3.9 seconds.
7 Expensive: Queen Latifah - Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé
Queen Latifah has been entertaining millions of people since 1988. She is known for her movie roles but she has also had a very successful music career. She released her first studio album in 1989 when she was signed by Tommy Boy Records. According to Wikipedia, Queen Latifah is seen as one of the pioneer hip hop female artists. Her work in the arts has earned her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has also received an Emmy, Grammy, and Golden Globe Award.
According to bankrate.com, Queen Latifah is estimated to be worth $60 million. She drives the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé, which costs $492,000 for a base model.
Car and Driver once described it by saying: ''As for driving it today, being at the helm of a three-ton, $570,000 beast as it lists like the Costa Concordia on Mulholland Drive’s notorious S-curves can be pretty terrifying. It’s all about the consequences: Put a wheel off in the Rolls and you’ll make the evening news. Or worse, TMZ.'' The new model comes with a 48-valve V12 engine which is able to produce up to 453-HP. It has a limited top speed of 148 mph and can go from zero to 60 in 5.5 seconds.
6 Expensive: Kim Kardashian - Ferrari 458 Italia
You can never talk about Hollywood without mentioning Kim Kardashian. Her rise to fame might have been unconventional but she has used it wisely to amass influence and wealth. The Kardashian name has been in the spotlight ever since her late father decided to be O.J. Simpson's attorney. She is currently married to music mogul Kanye West. Together, the two have one of the sickest collections of exotic cars in Hollywood.
Kim has always been an avid car collector. She loves cars mainly, although you can occasionally catch her driving the Cadillac Escalade or the customized Range Rover Sport. One of the exotics in her garage is the Ferrari 458 Italia.
The car was first launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009 and was meant to replace the Ferrari F430. It has a 4.5-liter V8 engine which can output up to 462-HP. According to autotrader.co.uk, the base price for a 2015 Ferrari 458 Italia costs approximately $230,000. The Ferrari 458 Italia has a top speed of 210 mph and can go from zero to 60 in 2.9 seconds. In an interview with eonline.com, Kim mentioned that the Ferrari 458 Italia was her favorite sports car despite having a couple of them in her garage.
5 Expensive: Nicki Minaj - Lamborghini Aventador
Nicki Minaj has had a very successful career as a female hip hop artist. She has received a total 11 BET awards and has had four of her songs reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. A lot of people might not know, but Nicki Minaj has featured in a couple of movies. Her breakthrough came in the movie Continental Drift that grossed $877 million. She also featured in The Barbershop alongside Ice Cub.
Nicki Minaj is commonly portrayed as a feminist icon. She loves bright colors, which is why she decided to paint her Lamborghini Aventador pink. This did not go over well with car enthusiasts.
The Lamborghini Aventador first hit the assembly line in 2011. It was designed to replace the Murcielago. According to Wikipedia, there were twelve units already sold before delivery could even start.
Under the hood, you get a 6.5-liter V12 engine which is able to produce up to 690-HP. There have been different models of the Lamborghini Aventador over the years. It has a top speed of 217 mph and can finish the 0 to 60 race in less than three seconds. Prices start at $400,000 for the 2017 model and can go as high as $500,000.
4 Expensive: Gwen Stefani - Rolls Royce Wraith
Gwen Stefani has been active in the entertainment industry for the last three decades. She is currently 48 years old, but she looks like she hasn't aged even a day since her 20s. She has won three Grammy Awards and several accolades as a solo artist. She has had mild success in film, which goes to show her talent and versatility. According to Wikipedia, Gwen Stefani auditioned for a role in the movie Mr. And Mrs. Smith, although she was not successful. She appeared in the 2004 movie The Aviator where she plays the role of Jean Harlow. In order to perfect her role, Gwen Stefani had to read two books and watch 18 films featuring the character.
She owns the Rolls-Royce Wraith as just one of her vehicles. The car has been in production since 2013 and is hand-made, just as you would expect of Rolls-Royce. Top Gear perfectly summarized the description whey they said, ''Rolls-Royce has determined that this is it’s quickest and most powerful car ever when you first get into it, it feels a bit like a Ghost – wafty, silent, easy. But once you get going, the Wraith really is different. It never really shrinks-to-fit, because it’s always just massive, but it certainly motivates itself with the kind of speed that makes continents small.''
3 Expensive: Nicole Scherzinger - Bentley Continental GT
Nicole Scherzinger is mainly popular because of being the leader of the once popular girl pop group the Pussycat Dolls. According to Wikipedia, the Pussycat Dolls were one of the best selling girl bands in the 2000s. Nicole Scherzinger joined the TV world when the group disbanded and went on to win the 10th season of Dancing With The Stars. As an actress, Nicole Scherzinger has featured in the movies Cats and Dirty Dancing. The musical movie grossed about $342 million, which is the best she has ever featured in.
Nicole likes living the glam life and that is why it is no surprise that she owns the Bentley Continental GT. This car is a favorite choice for many female celebrities. Another notable famous personality that drives it is Paris Hilton.
The Continental GT first appeared in 2003 even though the company had been acquired by Volkswagen in 1998. According to topgear.com, ''If a flat-footed chassis shared with the ill-fated VW Phaeton saloon hamstrung the old Continental GT, it is the fact that this fresh generation uses a platform common to only its VW Group sibling Porsche that gives us greatest hope.'' The well-disguised tech in the interior makes for a clean and ergonomic design.
2 Expensive: Angelina Jolie - Jaguar XJ
You simply can't hate on Angelina Jolie no matter how much you try. Angelina first made her acting debut in 1982 alongside her father Jon Voight who has won one Academy Award and nominated for four. Angelina Jolie, on the other hand, has received one Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards. According to Wikipedia, Angelina was among the highest paid actresses in the 2000s. Other than film, Angelina Jolie is known for her humanitarian work. Her passion for humanitarian work all started in Cambodia in 2001 when they were filming Tomb Rider. She, later on, returned to Cambodia and donated $1 million as a result of an emergency appeal by the UNHRC. According to her, that experience brought her to understand the world from a better angle which she hadn't before.
Angelina Jolie has been seen in the Jaguar XJ a couple of times. She looks like one of those people who doesn't regularly upgrade cars. The Jaguar XJ has been on the assembly line since 1968. The current generation has a 5.0-liter V8 engine which produces 340-HP. The 2017 model has a top speed of 155 mph and can go from zero to 60 in under six seconds.
1 Expensive: Anne Hathaway - Audi R8
According to Wikipedia, Anna Hathaway was one of the highest paid actors in 2015. All her films have grossed $6.4 billion. Her highest grossing film is The Dark Night Rises. She has also featured in Alice In Wonderland as the White Queen. Anna Hathaway is known to be passionate about charity. She is UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and is also on the board of the Lollipop Theatre Network. The organization takes films to sick children in hospitals.
Anne Hathaway has been spotted in the Audi R8 a couple of times. The Audi R8 was first launched in 2006 as a midsize sports car. It has been described by carandriver.com as "luscious R8 coupe and convertible are beautiful to behold, easy to live with, and simply marvelous to drive—everything you’d want in a sports car.'' Under the hood, you get a 5.2-liter V10 engine which produces 540-HP. The 2017 model has a base price of $157,000 and comes with a dual-clutch automatic with manual transmission mode. The car has a top speed of 199 mph and can go from 0 to 60 in under 3.5 seconds. The fuel economy is rated at 18 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway.
Sources: caranddriver.com, topspeed.com, wikipedia.org