Mischa Barton’s Home In Foreclosure, Career In DeclineBy: Val Powell - August 7, 2014
Once a bright, young star on one of the hottest TV series of the 2000s, actor Mischa Barton has seen a big decline in her career. The 28-year-old former star of The O.C. is now facing impending foreclosure of her Beverly Hills villa, which she bought in 2005 at the height of her show’s fame. Barton purchased her home during the real estate bubble for $6.4 million, taking out a loan of $4.2 million to pay for it. However, according to property records obtained by Today and People, she is now more than five months and $100,000 behind on payments.
Reportedly worth $8 million today, Barton’s Spanish-style home measures 7,607 square feet and has eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and a guest house measuring 3,000 square feet. Barton had supposedly been trying to sell the house but failed, now she has defaulted on her mortgage.
Barton played the lead character Marissa Cooper on The O.C. but left in 2006 to pursue a film career, which did not pick up. She has since appeared on TV series The Beautiful Life: TBL and Law and Order: SVU, but earned a notorious reputation for her decadent social life, erratic behavior and drunk driving. In 2009, she was committed to involuntary psychiatric hold for passing out while under the influence of a sedative. She currently models for e-cigarette company VAPESTICK.
People may think that she’d love to have the success of The O.C. back, but Barton said she probably would not do the show again if given the chance. “It’s something I came so close to not doing. I had a really great thing with film. People say, be grateful for what you have, but it certainly [was] not the kind of thing I was expecting it to be…I’ve kind of seen it all,” she said.
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