B-Listers are those stars who just aren’t quite considered to be the very best or at the top of the heap. They might be new faces who are hitting it big and are on their way to eventually making the A-List, or they might be people who have had their time on the A-List but now don’t command as much power or respect in the industry. There are even people on the B-List who have been around forever and who have a really good and solid body of work—people recognized and liked by everyone—but who just haven’t had that success that pushes them over the top.
Some B-Listers understand that fame and fortune is tenuous. They tend to stay out of the news except for their acting jobs. Others seem to feel that the ride will last forever, and these are the names often associated with lavish and extravagant lifestyles. Travel is a big component of that lifestyle, and that’s why we so often see these B-List celebrities jet-setting around the world, taking vacations at exotic resorts and destinations. Here’s a list of B-Listers who have garnered attention for their travel habits. As for whether they can really afford the lifestyle, only time will tell.
25 Kit Harington Is Ruler Of The Dragons
It’s not unreasonable to suggest that Kit Harington owes his career to dragons. His voice appears in How to Train Your Dragon, and he has a juicy role in the Game of Thrones.
But he might need to really find a dragon’s hoard of gold after a recent getaway to an exclusive private retreat in the country.
The Mirror says he spent time at the luxury destination in a sort of final fling before tying the knot with fellow Game of Thrones star Rose Leslie.
24 Sebastian Stan Soldiers On
The Marvel Universe, like the Game of Thrones, has quite a few B-Listers among its ranks. In this case, it’s Sebastian Stan, who played Captain America’s pal Bucky Barnes and who later became an adversary in the form of the Winter Soldier.
However, as noted by Sebastian Stan Updates via Twitter, these large-scale productions make it possible for their stars to indulge in a bit of world traveling, such as S. Stan, says the source, spends his vacation time in Athens, Greece, to enjoy both the history and the beach.
23 It’s A Small World After All For Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez is one of the success stories of the Disney machine. From the Wizards of Waverly Place to a wildly successful career in entertainment, she is one of the brighter of the stars on the B-List.
But a lot of her resources are also put into travel, according to Travel+Leisure.
It’s reported that she is running all over the globe, to some ten different destinations in Europe, North America and South America. The reason given is that she’s following her significant other’s band tour.
22 Jason Momoa Is No Fish Out Of Water
An argument could be made that Jason Momoa’s star is rising fast enough that he’ll be an A-Lister before you know it, but for now, he’s still on the cusp. Game of Thrones and the DC superhero films in which he plays Aquaman have done well by him, and he uses some of that fame and fortune on travel.
He told Outlook Traveler that he enjoys rock climbing throughout the US western states and surfing in Australia and that one of his favorite travel destinations is Newfoundland.
21 Isla Fisher no longer in the limelight
A mainstay of the industry, actress and writer Isla Fisher has most recently been on the public’s radar for her work on Arrested Development. Here’s hoping that her long career of steady gigs paid well because the Telegraph’s interview with Fisher reads like a list of pure luxury.
Her vacations have included travel across New Zealand, the French Riviera by yacht, and swimming with dolphins in Australia.
When she’s not traveling the world, it sounds as if she’s traveling L.A. for shopping and dining experiences.
20 Which Witch Is Elizabeth Olsen?
Elizabeth Olsen might not be known to everyone, but her character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe—the Scarlet Witch—should be familiar to a good portion of the movie-going population.
Further evidence that she has yet to ascend into the ranks of the A-Listers is that she’s known as the sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, rather than the other way around.
But this doesn’t seem to impact her travel habits, and she brings along extras such as cooking spices, according to Bon Appetit.
19 School’s Out For Gabrielle Union
She got her start portraying a high school student and continued on in that theme, playing a cheerleader. But Gabrielle Union is far past all of that kind of kid stuff when it comes to visiting other parts of the world.
Forbes Travel Guide describes her as a globe-trotter who doesn’t have to worry too much about traveling light; if it looks as if her luggage might be bulky, she takes the overflow items—such as dirty laundry—and pays to have them shipped on ahead.
18 Ansel Elgort Babies His Career
Popular films such as The Fault in Our Stars and Baby Driver have put Ansel Elgort on the path to the big time. He is involved in a number of different entertainment endeavors, which means that he spends a lot of time in airports and on airplanes.
GQ notes that Elgort splurges for stylish, comfortable travel clothing—brand-name pajamas—on these frequent trips and offers style suggestions for anyone else who likes the look but doesn’t have the wherewithal to pull it off.
17 The Captain And Emily VanCamp
The most high-profile appearances for Emily VanCamp may be in the Captain America movies of the Marvel film franchise, but she has had several runs in television under her belt as well, including Revenge—which lasted until 2015—and her current show, The Resident.
In between, however, time off for celebrations such as an engagement can mean a vacation trip to the Mediterranean, according to Hello!Magazine.
She celebrated with her fiancée and former co-star by flying off and spending a week on Corsica.
16 Around The Globe With Bella Thorne
Bella Thorne certainly is active in the industry; she has a resume chock-full of acting jobs, from movies to shorts to television series to voice-overs. She’s all over the place.
According to Teen Vogue, she even unexpectedly traveled to Cannes with Scott Disick.
The travel itself wouldn’t raise many eyebrows, but some of the wild and outrageous behavior that accompanies her excursions are what makes it seem that this B-Lister might burn out before making it onto the A-List.
15 Alexandra Daddario Is Going To The Dogs
Early in her career, Alexandra Daddario acted in the soaps, and since then has built a solid career in television, movies and other acting gigs.
According to Men’s Journal, when she’s not working, she spends a lot of her time helping dogs find good homes.
She also apparently spends a lot of time traveling because her list of vacation spots almost rivals her list of acting roles, including New Orleans, the US South, Italy, and Japan, with Iceland and China on her to-do list.
14 The Light Of Day For Sarah Michelle Gellar
She’s done quite of bit of acting, but she will always be best known to the world as Buffy the Vampire Hunter. Sarah Michelle Gellar’s supernatural television show became a cult favorite, far outpacing the film upon which it was based.
But in real life, instead of searching for the undead, she travels in pursuit of something a little less creepy, according to Travel+Leisure.
She goes around the world looking for products for her organic food company and gets to play tourist at the same time.
13 A Modern Vacation For Ariel Winter
She’s been a television staple for more than a decade, much of it on the blockbuster series Modern Family. But everyone likes to get away from the family now and then, and Ariel Winter makes the most of her vacation time by getting out and about to an astounding number of destinations.
Revelist documents her travel to a variety of locations such as Bora Bora, Canada, Tahoe, the Bahamas and more. Most of the time, she seems to be living the beach life on her excursions.
12 The Stark Reality of Maisie Williams
Another Game of Thrones cast member to join the list is Maisie Williams, but she also had a run on Doctor Who and will be seen in the future in an X-Men film.
She plays characters who travel through time and who live in exotic locations, and she seems to want to replicate that sense of adventure in her real life as well.
As reported in Hello Giggles, Williams loves to travel, and one vacation took her to Venice, Berlin, Athens, Amsterdam and more.
11 A Forced Vacation For Daisy Ridley
Star Wars is one of the largest and most successful entertainment franchises of all time. So, when Daisy Ridley became a part of the galaxy far, far away as the character Rey, it meant giving up a certain amount of privacy.
She has to be a little covert about it if she wants a quiet vacation these days.
The Daily Mail reports that she managed to do just that when she snuck off to Australia to visit her sister in what they called a secret trip.
10 Lily James Is Out Of The Abbey
Downton Abbey, Baby Driver, the Mama Mia! sequel and much more are all on Lily James’s resume. She’s done a lot of good, solid B-List work and has shown a wide range of talent. Now, she says she wants a break.
She’s announced her desire for a few months off in order to do nothing but travel, according to the Irish Examiner.
Her wish list also includes buying a new house, so it might be interesting to see how long the work break really lasts.
9 Screams Of Delight For Keke Palmer
The television series Scream is just the latest entry in the list of work for Keke Palmer, who has a long history of solid performances—solid enough and successful enough that she can indulge in an interest in world travel. So much so, in fact, that Travel+Leisure interviewed her for travel tips.
The reasoning was that if she spends so much of her time traveling to and from L.A., Atlanta and New York, she must have some information worth passing along to their readers.
8 Mariska Hargitay Lays Down The Law
A lot of police drama—as well as other staples of US television such as doctor shows and evening soaps—have firmly ensconced Mariska Hargitay into the realm of the B-List stars. Her travel habits definitely reflect her success.
In a Travel+Leisure interview, she noted that when her shooting schedule allows, she tries to pack all of her travel vacationing into that time, with Italy on the top of her list. Other favorites for the actress include Hawaii, and she’s got Bali on her to-do list.
7 No Singing The Blues For Mandy Moore
From pop-music princess to Disney princess, Mandy Moore has enjoyed a strong career—including the television show This is Us—that shows no sign of slowing down. Her travel and vacation life doesn’t show signs of slowing down either.
As reported by Travel+Leisure, her excursions include a trip to Tanzania for a crack at the famous Mount Kilimanjaro, something that she’s always wanted to do. In fact, trips like this play such a part of her life that she’s appeared in Travel+Leisure more than once.
6 Emma Roberts Is A Woman About Town
Emma Roberts is scorching at the moment for her role in American Horror Story. But what might be even scarier yet is the amount of time she seems to have spent in hotels around the world.
She’s such an authority on high-end hotels that Conde Nast Traveler turned to her for the inside scoop on a list of her favorite resorts and lodgings.
Visitors to New Orleans, London, New York, and other major cities can check to see if their hotels get the thumbs up from this starlet.