Celebrity graves are the burial places of famous personalities who have left their mark on history, culture or politics. Many famous personalities are buried in world celebrity graves, including Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Napoleon Bonaparte, John F. Kennedy, and many others.
There are many such graves all over the world. Some of them are tourist attractions and attract visitors with their historical significance. And for some, they may be places of remembrance and honoring of idols.
Find such graves today can be found on the Internet. Information can be found both in general sources and on specialized resources, where burial records include full family relative listings of celebrities and ordinary people.
In our material we have selected a list of famous personalities to broaden your horizons.
Bruce and Brandon Lee (Seattle, USA)
Brandon Lee is buried next to his father Bruce Lee at Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle, Washington. The double memorial consists of two headstones, a bench, and lots of little things left by fans. The grave constantly has to be weeded because visitors trample it down very quickly.
Oscar Wilde (Paris, France)
Oscar Wilde has been dead for over a hundred years, but people still come to see him at Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Wilde died in poverty, and after his death he became one of mankind’s favorite writers. His tombstone was covered with thousands of kisses until the cemetery authorities decided to glaze it.
Princess Diana (Northamptonshire, England)
After her death, Princess Diana ruled a small secluded island on the Althorp Estate in Northamptonshire, England. The name DIANA is engraved in large letters on the memorial, and many people come to this tomb every year. Anyone can approach the tomb of the princess, but no one is allowed to wander around her island.
Mark Twain (Elmira, USA)
Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, receives between two and three thousand visitors a year in Elmira, NY. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery-a beautiful place steeped in history. Many visitors leave offerings of cigars on his grave. And on his birthday, it is customary to leave a penny at his tombstone as a token of respect.
Elvis Presley (Memphis, USA)
The King of Rock and Roll is buried at Graceland Manor, Memphis, Tennessee. The grave is located in a beautiful garden, open to visitors all year round. You can only approach the burial site on Elvis’ birthday, January eighth. Each year, more than half a million people head to Graceland on that day.
Marilyn Monroe (Hollywood, USA)
Marilyn Monroe, the famous American actress and sex symbol, is buried alongside other celebrities at Hollywood Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles. Marilyn is one of the most popular individuals in the cemetery, so she dictates the prices. Fans constantly flock to her grave and leave gifts (like coins). The crypt near her was sold for 4.6 million dollars.
Jim Morrison (Paris, France)
Jim Morrison was the legendary lead singer of The Doors. His grave is located in one of the most famous cemeteries in the world, Père Lachaise Cemetery. Today it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Paris.
The headstone of his grave had to be replaced more than once due to theft or vandalism. In the 70s, Paris installed a headstone on his grave, but it was soon stolen. A bust was then made, but the sculpture also had to be removed, having been damaged by vandals.
Today the tombstone was re-installed and guards were posted at the grave. There are always flowers, pictures, empty liquor bottles and other offerings on the grave. People come here every day.
James Joyce (Zurich, Switzerland)
The grave of Irish writer James Joyce is also incredibly popular. The memorial is surrounded by a neat hedge, with a statue on the grave and several of Joyce’s sayings embossed on it. He is buried far from his native Ireland, in the Fluntern Cemetery in Zurich, Switzerland. After his burial, his wife tried to have his body removed and reburied in Ireland, but the authorities refused. The statue bears an uncanny resemblance to the writer, and that makes it a little creepy.
Shakespeare (Warwickshire, England)
To visit the grave of William Shakespeare, one must travel to the county of Warwickshire in England. The poet is buried in the Church of the Holy Trinity in Stratford. He died in 1616, but people still come to his grave to place flowers. You can also see a full-color bust of Shakespeare in the church, and it was in this church that he was baptized. You can also approach the burial ground there.
Frank Sinatra (Palm Springs, USA)
Frank Sinatra’s grave is listed on several travel websites as a popular attraction. The musician is buried in Memorial Park in Palm Springs, California. The inscription on his gravestone reads: all the best is ahead. Sinatra was buried with a bottle of Jack Daniels and a pack of Camel.Some fans consider it their duty to bring him another bottle of his favorite booze and a pack of cigarettes.
Martin Luther King (Atlanta, USA)
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist preacher who gained fame as a spokesman and leader of the black civil rights movement in the United States. His grave is located in his hometown of Atlanta.
King was fatally shot by a sniper while standing on a balcony at Memphis’ Lorraine Motel.