Home to some of the world’s most rich, famous and influential people, New York is a spectacular holiday destination, as well as a playground for elite. With apartments and townhouses on sale for millions of dollars, luxury boats lined up at the harbour, and private helicopter pads on top of every major building, the big apple really is an iconic city, not just for tourists but for businessmen and investors alike. Many of the world’s major industries have headquarters in New Work, and from music to fashion, food to sports, there’s so many great attractions to experience when vacationing here. Let’s take a look at some of the most recognised celebrities to have ever emerged from the streets of New York, including the small screen, big screen, sportsmen and musicians.

Scarlett Johansson

Not only is she one of the most beautiful faces in the world, but she also one of the most talented. With films like Lost in Translation and the Avengers under her belt, there’s no doubt that Scarlett Johansson is one of Hollywood’s greatest movie stars right now, however she certainly came from humble beginnings in New York City.

Sylvester Stallone

There isn’t enough time in the day to list all the films Sylvester Stallone has been in, but seeing that he’s a household name across the globe, you can guess that they’ve all been pretty successful. Not only is Stallone an actor, but he’s also a screenwriter and director. Furthermore, he’s had to undergo lots of physical training for many of his movie roles, most notably the Rocky films, Predator and The Expendables. For over 30 years, movie fans have been flocking to their cinemas to see Sly’s pictures, and having been born and bred in New York, there’s no doubt that he’s one of the city’s greatest accomplishments.

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde has been on our screens for a good few years, however she’s only recently made it to worldwide stardom. Born in New York but raised in Washington DC, Wilde was only 4 years old when she starred in her first commercial. One of her biggest parts was in the hit TV show ‘House’, working alongside America’s highest paid actor (and legendary Brit) Hugh Laurie.

Robert Downey Jr.

Not only is this guy a heartthrob, but he certainly knows how to party too! Easily one of New York’s most famous movie stars, Robert Downey Jr. has appeared in some of the biggest blockbusters of all time, most notably the Iron Man trilogy, the Avengers and Sherlock Homes! If you happen to be thinking of pursuing an acting career of your own in NYC, until the riches start rolling in, we’d recommend checking out http://www.cheapflights.co.uk/flights/New-York/. Known for his battles with drug and alcohol abuse in his early days as an actor, Downey has been back to his best for years, and has a number of great movies on their way to the big screen.

Clare Danes

Maybe not the most famous actress on this list, however as the star of hit TV show ‘Homeland’, she’s certainly in demand! Born and bred in NYC, Danes has been in a number of films including Temple Grandin, and with season 3 of ‘Homeland’ just hitting our screens last month, there’s plenty more to come from this amazing talent.


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Phoebe is a tech writer by profession who has the luxury of doing two of the things she love at the same time -- traveling and writing. She believes in never ending discoveries and learnings along with her mission to trot around the globe.

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