Famous People

Laguna Beach has been home to many famous Hollywood stars over the years.

Past and present residents include:

• Hobie Alter, surfboard and sailboat designer
• Casey Reinhardt, Owner of Casey's Cupcakes; Winner of Food Network's Cupcake Wars; Star on the MTV reality show, "Laguna Beach, The Real Orange County
• John Steinbeck wrote "Tortilla Flats" while living in Laguna at 504 Park Avenue.
• Timothy Leary, psychologist and LSD advocate
• Greg MacGillivray, filmmaker
• Lee Rocker, bassist, The Stray Cats
• Lindsay Davenport, tennis player
• Janet Evans, swimmer
• Roger Kuntz, painter
• Edgar Alwin Payne, muralist and founder of Laguna Beach Art Association
• Robert Englund
• Rock Hudson
• Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Nelson
• Edgar Payne, artist
• Charlie Chaplin, comic actor
• Bette Davis, actress
• Judy Garland, singer and actress
• Mary Pickford, actress
• Mickey Rooney, actor
• Rudolph Valentino, actor
• Diane Keaton, actress
• Victor Mature, actor
• Heather Locklear, actress
• Richie Sambora, musician
• Bette Midler, actress
• Wyland, artist
• Taco Bell CEO sells Laguna Beach home for $3.375 million in July 2015


• Last week Justin Bieber stayed at Montage Laguna Beach and was spotted at Treasure Island Beach.
• Avicii tweeted about his stay at Montage Laguna Beach in April 2014 - He rested and prepared for his second album.
• Whitney Port of 'The Hills' stayed at The Inn at Laguna Beach last year and Instagrammed her adventure.
• Film star Val Kilmer played "Citizen Twain" at The Laguna Playhouse in November 2013.
• Keanu Reeves was spotted dining at the former Cottage Restaurant about 3-4 years ago.
• The former stars of the MTV reality show, "Laguna Beach, The Real Orange County," continue to frequent Laguna Beach.


• In 2009, Sports Illustrated selected Laguna Beach as the only domestic location to shoot their swimsuit issue. 

Check out the 2018 Official Laguna Beach Visitors Guide and start planning your trip today!

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