Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is preparing to take a financial hit as she tries to offload her Hollywood mansion for $545,000 (£340,625) less than she paid for it in 2006.

The Help star and her actor husband Seth Gabel have called the 1931 Mediterranean-style villa home for the past seven years, but they have since decided to move on from the four-bedroom pad, which boasts a gourmet kitchen, sauna, wine cellar and canyon views.

However, as a result of the economic downturn in recent years, Howard and Gabel are set to lose money on the house, which is now on the market for $2.3 million (£1.44 million), according to

They aren't the only celebrities to be left out of pocket by property sales - Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey and Colin Farrell have all had to swallow losses in the past year.