I looked up the word 'recluse'
Some famous recluses are named as:
A recluse is someone in isolation who hides away from the attention of the public, a person who lives in solitude, i.e. seclusion from intercourse with the world. The word is from the Latin recludere, which means "shut up" or "sequester".
A person may become a recluse for many reasons: a celebrity may seek to escape the attentions of his or her fans; a misanthrope may be unable to tolerate human society; a survivalist may be practicing self-sufficiency; and a criminal might hide away from people to avoid detection by police. It can also be due to psychological reasons, like: apathy, an autism spectrum disorder, a phobia, schizoid personality type, or due to avoidant personality disorder. A recluse can also be considered as a loner.
Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd guitarist. From his departure from Pink Floyd up to his death he kept a low profile, recording only two solo albums, granting no interviews and doing no live shows.
John Drew Barrymore, American actor and father of famous actress Drew Barrymore.
Marlon Brando, famous method actor, described as very reclusive - especially after his son murdered his daughter's boyfriend, and his daughter committed suicide five years later.
Julie Christie, British Actress and Academy Award Winner
John Deacon, English bassist with the rock band Queen.
Doris Duke, philanthropist.
Bob Dylan, musician who went into a 20-month seclusion after a motorcycle accident.
Agnetha Fältskog, Fomer Singer of ABBA.
Bobby Fischer, the former world chess champion.
Greta Garbo, actress, finished her life as a recluse in New York City, refusing interviews or photographs.
George Harrison, songwriter who went on hiatus several times during his life, particularly during the '90s until his death in 2001.
Howard Hughes, movie producer and aircraft entrepreneur, who suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder.
The band Kraftwerk, influental German electronic music group. Their legendary Düsseldorf studio, Kling Klang, has no telephone, no fax machine, no receptionist and returns all mail unopened. They have not attended a photo shoot since 1978.
Stanley Kubrick, film-maker. He rarely gave interviews, or was ever seen in public, although close friends and family all regarded him as a fairly normal person, contrary to the public myths surrounding him.
Van Morrison, musician.
Morrissey, former lead singer of The Smiths.
Danielle Steel, writer. Rarely gives interviews or public appearances out of desire to protect her family.
Sly Stone, funk musician. Made almost no public appearances and did little recording from 1987-2007.
Patrick Süskind, German author of Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.
John Swartzwelder, most prolific writer of The Simpsons. He has been credited with over 60 episodes, most of which are classics.
Jan-Michael Vincent , American actor who was last seen in public at 2004. He is currently said to be retired from acting and lives a very secluded life in Warren County without contact with the local residents.
Scott Walker, musician.
Donna Wilkes, actress best known for sitcom Hello Larry and film Angel. Has not acted since 1991; whereabouts unknown.
Brian Wilson, singer and songwriter for The Beach Boys.
Don't see Doris on the list anywhere!