Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton splashed a cool $6.25million on a lavish English manor named Highwell House in 2016.
But beneath the glamour of Cate’s sprawling estate is a chilling history she’d likely rather forget.
Previously known as Potters Manor or Steep Park, the Victorian manor was once a squalid drug den frequented by criminal, pagans and drifters.
It was originally built in 1890, but began to fall into disrepair in the early 2000s before finally being extensively refurbished in 2015.
Instagram images prior to the renovations show the property as a dilapidated squat house with building debris, broken furniture, smashed glass and drug paraphernalia.
Pentagram symbols, often used as part of Wiccan and pagan ceremonies, were drawn on the ground, while the word ‘Liar’ was spray-painted onto a wall in large black letters.