Ever since the first Hollywood studio opened up in 1911, the LA area has been a hotbed of talent and beautiful people.

Since Santa Monica is one of the most beautiful parts of the region, it’s no surprise that it’s got its share of talent. You might be surprised however at just how easy it is to run into huge celebrities in Santa Monica.

Here are 4 or 5 celebrities to keep your eyes peeled for whether your eating at a cafe or walking along the beach.

1. Posh and Becks

If you’re a major Anglophile, in love with British culture and celebrities, you should be on the lookout for David and Victoria Beckham in Santa Monica. This beautiful British couple has a house in Santa Monica and can be seen cruising around town any given day.

British celebrity culture is even more intense than it is in the U.S. so even a friendly wave hello might be perfectly modest to them.

2. Bruno Mars

Whether you loved him from the beginning or are a recent fan of the “Uptown Funk” singer, Bruno Mars is here to stay. Here, being Santa Monica more specifically, you can see him driving around town and even dining at your favorite restaurant.

Whether you like ogling celebrities or not, this good-looking guy could be a nice surprise for sore eyes next time you’re sitting at a red light.

3. Tom Cruise

Whether you love Tom Cruise the action star of the “Mission: Impossible” series or the Tom Cruise from “Risky Business,” everybody has at least one favorite of his. He’s been around so long and has done so much work that it’s hard not to do a double take when you see him.

Other than the time he jumped up and down on Oprah’s couch, he’s fairly secretive and reclusive. While you might see him around, you’re more likely to drive past him without even knowing.

4. Ellen Degeneres

If you love this stand-up comedian turned daytime talk show host, you’re not alone. She’s known for being as kind and caring as she is a lover of juicy gossip. When she turned 60 this year, she gave away $1,000,000 to encourage people to do good.

You could do good by giving a kind nod to this lovely and funny lady if you see her around town. Since she lives in Santa Monica, she’s sure to be out having dinner at some of the best local spots in the city.

The Celebrities in Santa Monica are Some of the Best Around

If you’re easily starstruck, you might find you can’t stop looking around for celebrities in Santa Monica. The combination of the weather and all of the beachfront property makes it a great spot to feel like you’re on vacation all year round. With plenty of great food and drink all around, you’ll never run out of things to do and people to see.

If you want to make sure you look like a local next time you’re in Santa Monica, check out our guide for how to dress.

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