Orange County, brings up images of lush beaches, amazing views and a city filled with vibrant history and culture. This city has been in the limelight in plenty from the TV show “The OC” to many others, who can’t get enough of the gorgeous space. Orange County is home to many famous athletes. musicians, actors and writers, this area has brought the most creative minds to Americans and is known for the surprising number of celebs who live here. Here are some celebrities who have called Orange County home.
Gwen Stefani, singer, fashion designer, and songwriter. Her eclectic fashion sense and her soulful voice have shaped the American music scene. She has won prestigious awards for her tremendous work, and she still continues to charm audiences and bring pride to her hometown.
Marlon Brando, the prestigious actor whose name is well known all over the world. He has acted in evergreen classics such as “The Godfather”, “Apocalypse Now”. His magnetism coupled with his stellar acting brought him fans across the globe. He continues to be remembered as an icon for bringing to the screen his raw charisma and his impressive performances.
Kobe Bryant, the star basketball player who every other player aspires to be. His time at the Los Angeles Lakers showed off his astounding skills on court. He brought his team many laurels during his tenure and he is still fondly thought of as one of the greats. LA Lakers has strong ties with Orange County, with the pros often mentioning about Anaheim.
Will Ferrell, the famed SNL alum who revealed that his time growing up in Orange County honed his comedy chops. He credits his hometown for giving him his unique outlook and hissardonic sense of humor.
Walt Disney, spent most of his time in the splendor of Orange County. This proved to fuel his creativity and resulting in the era of the Disney Classics. He opened the very first Disneyland at Anaheim, California. This is the only park that has the distinction of being built under the direct guidance of Walt Disney.
Michelle Pfeiffer, did you know that this famous actress was named Miss Orange County in 1978. This flawless beauty is a long-time resident of Orange County. She is well-known for her work in the 80’s classics, “Tequila Sunrise”, “Scarface” and “Witches of Eastwick”.
Whitney Houston, the quintessential face of music in 1990’s to early 2000’s. Her music continuesto inspire fans all over. She was an icon of feminism, standing proud as one of the few African American artists whose outspokenness made audiences far and wide take interest in pertinent global issues.
Steve Martin, the comedic genius who brought the laughs in his classics “Roxanne” and “Father of the Bride”. He worked for years in Disneyland before he got famous. His slapstick humor and on point comic timing continues entertaining fans over allages. His movies remain eternally witty and bring a smile with every rewatch.
These are just some of the famous residents of Orange County. There is no surprise that more talented folks from here will continue to dazzle the world and bring fame to their home county.