1966: Buying a Tahitian paradise


Falling in love with the South Pacific, Brando bought Tetiaroa, a 27-square-mile island in 1966 and owned it for the rest of his life. He dreamed of forward-thinking plans for his property like installing solar power, building habitats for wildlife, making algae into a food supplement, and creating a getaway for artists and thinkers. Tetiaroa was badly damaged by a hurricane in 1983. Today, the island is the site of a high-end ecologically minded resort.