It’s hard to pin down what makes a star writer, actor, musician or filmmaker want to shy away from the spotlight. Perhaps it’s the mental and emotional toll of living in public– the stress of being scrutinized for every word or action. Whatever the reason, here are 15 celebrities who have lived or still currently live in seclusion from the rest of the world.
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Despite being the author of one of the most beloved books in American history, Harper Lee has been labeled a “recluse” by the media. The Pulitzer prize winning author of To Kill A Mockingbird has refused interviews and public appearances for the majority of her life since her novel was published. She currently lives in an assisted living facility in her home state of Alabama.