Lisa Vanderpump is an actress, designer, and business women who currently owns 2 restaurants, Villa Blanca a celebrity hangout, which has been described as "the sexiest restaurant" in Beverly Hills and Sur in West Hollywood, which she just recently redesigned.
Design is her passion, but she also writes a page each month for Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine and will be launching her first book in October 2011 entitled, Simply Divine, about simple, but gorgeous entertaining. In addition, she also has her own skin care line, "Epione."
Lisa Vanderpump was born and raised in London. Her father was an advertising executive from Kent. Her family has lived in in England for 6 generations and is of Dutch decent. She explains on her website “I had an unusual childhood attending a drama school full time from the age of nine! I loved acting in many children’s films and television series when I was growing up”.
Lisa met Ken Todd in 1982 when she was 21 and he was 37 at Corks bar; a nightclub he owned in Kensington. Ken has said, "She was like a breath of fresh air coming into my life," of their chance meeting. The feeling was mutual, and they married six weeks later. Ken Todd is a self-made millionaire, who despite his celebrity friends (he is "good mates" with Bill Wyman and was best man at Wyman's wedding to Suzanne Accosta), tends to stay low key. Together Lisa and Ken have 2 children; Pandora, 24 and Max, 19.
The jet set couple moved to Beverly Hills 6 years ago from the South of France but is not new to Beverly Hills. Lisa and Ken spent time in LA in the '80s and '90s when Lisa landed roles in Silk Stalking’s and Baywatch Nights. Lisa joined The Real Houswives of Beverly Hills
in 2010 and has become a favorite of many, myself included. Besides her business ventures Lisa supports various charities. She spends her free time spoiling her favorite pup, Giggy, a Pomeranian with his own Facebook page.
I've watch Real Housewives since 2006 and there is just something about Lisa that sets her apart from the others. Lisa Vanderpump has a classic elegance that very few have today and it's even harder to define but you know it when you see it. Whether it's her wit and sense of humor, her demeanor, or her the subtle way she carries herself. Lisa is the true definention of a classy women and I admire that.
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