Hilary Duff rose to prominence for her role as Lizzy McGuire in the Disney teen comedy of the same name. She got established as a teen idol and had several huge commercial successes to her name. Being a multi-talented personality, she took to singing and very soon achieved chart-topping status. Today, she has a No.1 movie, No.1 album and a No.1 TV show and that pretty much sums her up.
The teen sensation has multiple sources of wealth. Starting off with her amazing success as an actress, she has won film credits in at least 20 titles, many of which are very popular and huge commercial successes. Her list of TV credits extends to more than a dozen. Add to this, her success as a pop singer which has resulted in a discography of more than half a dozen. Three of them have been chart toppers. She has also done a bit of modeling, appearing on many covers as a result of her movement from a teen sensation to almost a sex symbol!
Having hit high notes as a teenager itself, it is not surprising that Hilary biught herself with an awesome 9,000-square feet house at Toluca Lake and more recently, one at Beverly Hills. She owns many luxury cars - Range Rover Sport, Aston Martin DB9, Volvo S60R and Mercedes-Benz G500. She also owns a private jet and electric boat. She has invested in two clothing lines - one via Target and the other in collaboration with DKNY Jeans. Elizabeth Arden has released a perfume line from Ms.Duff. 'Authoress Duff' is another angle to her spending with the novel, Elixir. She has been big time on charitable acts too donating $250,000 to Hurricane Katrina victims in addition to donating over 2.5 million meals for the same cause. She is an active member and supporter of many causes and charities involving children and animal rights.
Even by the time she turned 6, she and her sister Haylie knew that they wanted to be singers and actresses. They joined the the Cechetti Ballet in its tour and made screen debut in 1997 via True Women. Casper Meets Wendy gave her the first lead role and The Soul Collector gave her a Young Artist Award. 2001 saw her starring as Lizzie McGuire which became a ravishing hit among teens and pre-teens. Riding on that wave, she made her pop debut via Metamorphosis in 2003. By then, she was commanding more than a million dollars per movie. And then, came the roles in Agent Cody Banks, Cheaper by the Dozen, A Cinderella Story, Raise your Voice and The Perfect Man. She underwent a personal metamorphosis from a cute girl to a sexy woman by the time she arrived with Dignity in 2007 which debuted as #3 in US charts. With amazing looks, awesome appeal and teen success, it is not a surprise that she has heavily dated and has also been stalked. She is currently married to NHL player, Mike Comrie, and has a son Luca, born in March 2012.
Toluca Lake Home
The quasi Mediterranean-styled first house of Hilary Duff has been listed with Hilton & Hyland for a cool $7 million. The American actress, songwriter, singer and entrepreneur got herself a new crib in Beverly Hills and, in October 2010, put up the gated and secured property for sale. She had picked it up in 2004 for $3.5 million.
Location: The house is located almost along Toluca Lake in California.
Accommodation: The mansion is almost colossal in size with a living space that measures more than 9,500 square feet. Much of the area is occupied by the 6 large bedrooms and the 6.5 bathrooms. There is a separate boat-storage shed which houses the 8-seater electric boat of the actress.
Features: One thing that stands apart in this house is that the interior spaces are really well done. The antique French oak floors, furniture matching the ambiance and theme of the different spaces, a substantial amount of wonderful artwork, patterned paintings and paneled doors ensure that the interiors exude an intimate yet grand and glorious. The dining room is large and arrives with a built-in wet bar and a grand Danish dining table. There is a separate breakfast room with Mexican-paver tiled floor, taupe-colored walls and wicker furniture. The bathrooms are havens of luxury, comfort and relaxation while the halls and living room exude an old-world glory without appearing opulent. That apart, the house boasts of a wine cellar, a game room, walk-in closets, gifts-wrapping room, a covered pergola, outdoor fireplace and a well-equipped private gym. The exteriors hold a large and inviting pool which welcomes the owner for a summer splash. A private 6-acre lake is also part of the house where one can enjoy in the electric boat which the actress is offering as a free extra!
Neighborhood: Those desiring to pick up this house will have some famous neighbors. Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bob Hope, Forrest Tucker and Denzel Washington are a random 5 names among the nearly 100 celebrities living in this plush neighborhood.
Fireplace in the living hall
The Family room
The master bedroom
The master bath
Patio at backyard
Another living hall
The dining area
Infinite swimming pool
The Range Rover has been one of the favorite cars of the singer, actress and entrepreneur, Hilary Duff for more than a couple of years now and she has been seen driving around the 4x4 on many occasions. A harmonious blend of a hard-core, off-road vehicle and a semi-luxury vehicle, it is the first SUV in the world to make use of n ultra-light aluminium chassis. That coupled with its twin-turbo 4.4-litre diesel V8 engine capable of 334 bhp power rushes it from 0-100 km/h under 9 seconds. The petrol variant with 503 bhp power performs even better. The luxury SUV comes with all the interior comforts and safety features along with sound system and central console.
This off-roader from Mercedes naturally fits into the garage of Hilar Duff who is known to be a buff for SUVs. Its unique design looks like a happy marriage of the old world and the new while its interiors exude the luxury and charm of any highly rated vehicle. KNown as the Geländewagen, the specialty of this SUV lies in its robust build and exclusivity which makes it a strong competitor for the Hummers and Range Rovers. It holds a 5-Liter, 292 HP V8 engine which carries it to 100 km/h in a decent 9.6 seconds. The huge vehicle is a natural gas guzzler but Ms.Hilary doesn't seem to be complaining though.
Hilary Duff married her long term partner, Hockey star Mike Comrie in a fairytale wedding held on 14th August 2010 in the Californian city of Santa Barbara. The much in love couple got engaged in Hawaii in an extravagant affair. Mike gifted Hillary a $1 million engagement ring. The couple tied the knot at the romantic 'San Ysidro Ranch', the same location where former U.S president John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline honeymooned together.
The romantic sunset wedding ceremony was held at a Mediterranean Villa under an arch of white roses in front of 100 guests which included the pair’s family members and close friends. The young couple held each other’s hands while exchanging their marriage vows. Reportedly the beautiful bride wore a gorgeous long white strapless Vera Wang gown with her golden locks tied neatly into a bun along with an elegant attached veil while the groom donned a classic black tuxedo.
Hilary enlisted celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss to help her plan the grand occasion. After the wedding the newlyweds jetted off to their undisclosed honeymoon destination after hosting a lavish brunch for their guests. The couple has since been blessed with their first child named Luca on March 2012.
Gorgeous American actress, singer, and the new mother Hilary Duff who gave birth to an adorable child in March was spotted with her mom and sisters, enjoying a family vacation in the Mexico city. It was June 26th, 2012 when the actress was spotted with her parents Susan and Robert Duff, and sister Haylie in Mexico City.
Location: The city is located amidst the Valley/Basin of Mexico in south-central part of Mexico. The Mexico city is surrounded by volcanoes and mountains that reach a total elevation point of nearly 5000 meters.
Accommodation: A beautiful valley resort, Mexico city is perfect to soothe up the mind for those short breaks. The natural green surroundings are surely a treat to the eyes. It is a historic city and enjoys strong tourist presence mostly during the summer season.
In fact, Mexico is one of the most popular travelling destinations in the world. Be it the capital Mexico City or coastal resorts like Tulum and Los Cabos, these places enjoy enormous popularity among travelers from all over the world.
Accommodation is not a problem when travelling to this part of America. Both budget accommodation as well luxury hotels are available in this part of the world. The small inns and motels have a certain enigmatic appearance of their own. It's entirely a different experience spending a night or two in these places.
Main Attractions: Be it the capital Mexico City or other parts, Mexico is filled with surprises and numerous attractions. The rise of Mayan civilization took its toll on the valleys of Mexico during the 2nd century BC. The exact location is Teotihuacán where travelers will observe the huge Pyramid of Sun built during the 100 century AD.
Then, head towards Chichen Itza, another archaeological site. It used to be a pre-columbian city during the days of Mayan prominence. The city was built by Mayans during 60 AD. Here, the largest of Mayan pyramids can be observed - Temple-Pyramid of El Castillo. For some ocean and beach activities, definitely visit Cancun, Los Cabos, and Tulum. Oh yes, scuba divers will love Cozumel, located very close to the Yucatan peninsula. Acapulco is also a coastal resort that attracts mostly the riches.
Finally, there is also something for hill lovers. Take the train route and explore Copper Canyon while going through 86 tunnels and 37 bridges.
On family vacation
Hilary Duff and Haylie Duff
Outside of the resort
Hilary Duff chose the exotic beach resort of the Bahamas as her holiday destination when she decided to take six days off during the last week of January 2009. The actress utilized her vacation to bond with her then boyfriend, NHL star Mike Comrie. Duff spent a lot of time tanning her body donning a two piece bikini and also didn’t miss out on the opportunity to gorge on the exotic seafood available in town.
Location: The Atlantic Ocean archipelago of the Bahamas is situated on the southeast quadrant of Florida.
Accommodation: The Bahamas offers a range of over a hundred luxury hotels to pick and choose a comfortable accommodation. Catching hold of a suite for a night during the peak holiday season in elite hotels of the likes of “Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort and Offshore Island”, “February Point Resort” and “The Cove Atlantis” can cost as much as $6,000.
Main Attractions: World class seaside resorts of the likes of Cabbage Beach, Paradise Beach and Xanadu Beach constitute the central tourist attraction of the Bahamas. The Out Islands of Exuma and Andros boasts of top notch infrastructure for aquatic sports like snorkeling and scuba diving. Paradise Island is a big hit with visitors owing to its outdoor aquarium which offers the chance to view exotic marine species like giant grouper, piranhas, sea urchins and many varieties of sharks. The touch tanks in the aquarium contains exhibits like starfishes that tourists are allowed to touch and feel.
Vacation in Bahamas
Swimming with dolphins
Hilary Duff spent five days on vacation in the exotic holiday destination of Capri in July 2011. The actress was provided perfect company by her NFL star husband Mike Comrie for the entire duration of her vacation. Duff greatly enjoyed her time off and was photographed splashing around in the sea water clad in a black two piece bikini. Hillary also tried her hand at photography and took several pictures of the holiday spot with her high end SLR camera.
Location: The island of Capri is situated off the Tyrrhenian Sea and is a part of the Naples province in Italy.
Accommodation: Capri possesses a little more than a dozen luxury hotels. Five star places of stay like the Hotel Punta Tragara, Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri Tiberio Palace Resort and Spa and La Scalinatella usually charge around $1,200 to let out a suite for 24 hours during the prime tourist season.
Main Attractions: Capri contains several tourist attractions that are guaranteed to appeal to tourists with differing tastes. The ancient port of Marina Grande welcomes visitors to town with its charming combination of old cafes and restaurants. A ride on the funicular railway connecting Marine Grande to the main town is not to be missed. The “Piazzetta” is the main square of Capri town and contains many heritage buildings. The “Torre Dell Orologio” is a medieval clock tower dating back to the 17th century and is one of the most visited landmarks in Capri.
Aid Still Required
Duff has donated a lot of funds to support this charity which helps the victims of natural disasters. The NGO champions the forgotten issues for people left unattended after natural crises. The non-profit organization is supported by 15 celebrities and helps affected people by providing medical aid, health care needs, education and tsunami warning devices.
Kids Wish Network
The actress has campaigned a lot for this charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for children. This charitable organization supported by 54 international celebrities supports the families and their children through programs honoring children going through difficult phase of their life.
The singer takes an active involvement in supporting the charity helping to change the outlook of American youth towards teen pregnancy. The NGO supported by 18 Hollywood celebrities’ raises awareness to motivate teenagers by encouraging them to postpone pregnancy by exposing the harsh realities of being a teen parent.
IRO Ashville Leather Biker Jacket
Wearing an olive leather, vintage wash biker jacket, Hilary Duff was seen carrying her little baby while walking alongside husband Mike Comrie. The jacket with front pockets, lapels, snap-fastening epaulettes and zip-fastening sleeves arrives from IRO which has been inspired by assertive and cool women. The brand is vintage-inspired and rock-chic.
Giuseppe Zanotti Fall 2012 Gold Heel Pumps
Giuseppe Zanoti is known to have something for every fashionista and shoe-fanatic. And so, it is not surprising that Hilary Duff chose the gold heel pumps from the brand to cover her heels at the Celebration Of Babies of the March Of Dimes in Beverly Hills. The pumps are made from 100% calfskin and come with 100mm heels and leather insoles.
Rag & Bone Anders Booties
Walking out of Neiman Marcus, carrying her baby, Ms.Duff's feet were covered in booties from Rag & Bone. Though the brand is known for making jeans that hip youngsters would love to wear, it also has come up with this sleek, suede booties that has been roughed up having a leather strap and exposed zip. It is made in Italy from cowhide.
Ray-Ban 3025 Aviator Sunglasses
The Aviator sunglasses from RayBan has been the sought-after choice of many celebrities including Hilary Duff. Also called pilot shades, these 'cool'ing sunglasses come in a size that is thrice of the eye-socket area. They are also polarised and held in metal frames.