Live Like a Pop Diva

The term "diva" is derived from the Italian word for "goddess" and was originally used to refer to divinely talented and fanatically celebrated female opera stars. The term is now more widely used to describe gifted women performers in all forms of music as well as theater and cinema.

"Diva" has also acquired some negative connotations, being used to suggest a star is difficult or has an inflated opinion of herself -- but that really misses the celebratory spirit of the term. What might be fairly -- said about a diva is that she has high expectations -- for herself and of the people and things she surrounds herself with, and a taste for the finer things in life. So when a diva moves house, the properties they leave behind will fit even the most discriminating tastes.

Here are some famous divas' former homes, ready to give anyone with the cash a taste of the lifestyles of the rich and famous:

Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera, a four-time Grammy Award-winning singer, is unloading her ultra-mod 1960 vintage L.A. home. Listed for $6 million, it's a property fit for a young diva.

The mansion is in the swanky neighborhood of West Hollywood in an area known as the "Bird Streets" because, you guessed it, most of the streets are named after birds. The location is an enclave for the rich and famous with easy access to all things Los Angeles as well as great views of the city, canyon, and ocean.

The home's more than 6,500 square feet are enclosed by glass walls that open onto a large pool, 12-person spa and outdoor fireplace.

The former Star Search contestant and Mickey Mouse Club member is also a mom who just recently split from her husband, music producer Jordan Bratman. Surely wanting to work while staying at home with her family, she equipped the home with a screening room and music studio.

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