Toyota Prius, $25K
Julia Roberts played an environmental activist in Erin Brockovich. The Oscar-winning role came a decade after her starring performance in Pretty Woman. But Roberts didn’t just play an environmental activist on the big screen; she cares about the environment in real life. The A-lister has often been seen driving the Toyota Prius, one of the best alternatives to gas engines.
She’s one among many celebs who choose the moderately-priced eco-vehicle for around-town commuting, while in the garage are the luxury performance beasts. These include a Cadillac Escalade and a Mercedes GL-class. But the Prius seems to be her favorite.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Bentley Continental GTC, $218K
From Kids Incorporated to Disney TV star, to I Know What You Did Last Summer, and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Jennifer Love Hewitt has grown up a star. Now 40 years old, Hewitt’s been singing and acting since she was a young child. Today, she’s got kids and this Bentley Continental GTC to shuttle them around in. This fine luxury automobile is equipped with a twin-turbocharged engine and a lavish interior finished with the finest wood and leather upholstery. It cost her about $218,000, but it’s a favorite of hers. She also owns a Smart car.
Another alternative for cruising this car-lover to the shops is a Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG. This workhorse is equipped with a supercharged V8 with high-capacity torque. Not to be forgotten is a silver Mercedes-Benz CLS. The sleek and trendy ride is not just pretty from the inside. It’s fully loaded with the “crème de la crème” of tech. After taking a hiatus to care for her children, Hewitt was happy to return to TV on FOX’s medical drama 9-1-1.
When Jason Momoa is not playing burly characters like Khal Drogo of GoT, you might find him cruising around in one of his preferred rides. And that would be his prized 1955 Cadillac, which he calls Bernadette. He’s had it for over fifteen years. Pink is one of his favorite colors. He told Herald-Mail it tones down testosterone levels. He’s so virile he needs coping strategies!
On light days, he might get a boost by hopping on his Harley-Davidson for a spin. Alternatively, when he needs to take it down a notch, he might ride his e-bike, the slick Valkree Drifter. Just for family transport, he’s got a White Range Rover, classy. Also near and dear to his heart is a black Land Rover Defender Series 3. He calls it his truck.
Maybach 57S, $500K
Post-Marvel, it might be hard to remember Samuel Jackson was already a Hollywood legend. His iconic work with Quentin Tarantino is also something to appreciate. But now, it’s only Nick Fury we see when we look at his face. For ordinary-life class, Jackson steps into his ultra-luxury line Maybach by Mercedes-Benz. Jackson traveled to the vehicle’s native Germany to pick out his glossy-white 2007 Maybach 57S.
The car that has everything, including in-cabin refrigeration, champagne glasses, and folding tables, has a price tag of $500,000. The Maybach houses speed and performance, but it only gets 10-16 mpg. The rooftop solar panels are a luxury feature that powers the vehicle’s indoor climate control and other off-engine features. His customized model has all the available tech plus bullet-proof windows. Perfect for action-movie filmmaking flashbacks! On conventional days he sports a Toyota Camry.
Chrysler 300, $40K
Denzel Washington is known for subverting our assumptions about American history with iconic films like Malcolm X and The Hurricane, but at heart, he’s a family guy who’s in love with his wife of 30-plus years. “She puts up with me,” he says. Sharply contrasting many of his rap and hip-hop brethren, Washington owns only a few sensibly luxurious rides and doesn’t like to flaunt his hefty $220 net worth. He lives like a role model with intention. Though he’s known to be low-key, dressing in clothing given out on the sets of the films he makes, for his 50th birthday in 2004, he treated himself to a Rolls Royce Phantom.
The $300,000 ultra-luxury machine is first-class inside and out. When Denzel got in one, he had to have it. “I took a Phantom on a test drive, and I thought, ‘Why not? Stop cheating yourself. This is your life. Get what you want,’” he said. This is according to the Irish Examiner. Prior to the Phantom, he picked up his black Chrysler 300 for about $40,000. This modest luxury vehicle had been his main ride for the bulk of his years in Hollywood.