Top ten celebrity expats living in Switzerland
When was the last time you saw packs of photographers door-stepping the Swiss home of a star or politician? The answer is probably never. Welcome to Switzerland – the land where the rich and famous can walk down a busy street without anyone so much as batting an eyelid. Here, even the very notion of celebrity seems foreign. It’s no surprise, then, that increasing numbers of global celebrities are choosing the Swiss mountains over the Hollywood hills. For all you nosy neighbours out there, The Local has compiled a list of the top ten celebrity expats.
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Shania Twain. The Canadian queen of country pop currently lives in the town of Corseaux, overlooking Lake Geneva, near Vevey in the canton of Vaud. According to media reports, she shares her home with her husband Frédéric Thiébaud, a Nestlé business executive, who happens to be her ex-husband’s mistress’s ex-husband (yes, you read that correctly). On top of that, Thiébaud’s ex-wife used to look after Twain’s 46-room 19th century chateau in Montreux, which she sold in 2006.
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