Lisa Jane Vanderpump (born 15 September 1960) is a British restaurateur, philanthropist, author, actress, and television personality. She is known for her appearances on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly HillsVanderpump Rules, and ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Vanderpump and husband, Ken Todd, have owned 26 restaurants, bars and clubs in London and Los Angeles, including The Shadow Lounge, Bar Soho, SUR, and Villa Blanca.


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Personal life[edit]Edit

Lisa Vanderpump was born [1] in London, England. Vanderpump resided in London before moving to Monaco. Vanderpump also lived in Cheltenham, England prior to moving to Monaco. After residing in France, Vanderpump along with her husband and children moved to Beverly Hills, where they had lived briefly years before.[2]Vanderpump and Husband own a home in Montecito, California.[3] In 1982, she married Ken Todd six weeks after meeting him; she was 21, while he was 37, and at the time owned his first bar. They have two children together, daughter Pandora (born 1986) and an adopted son Max (born 1992).[citation needed]

Together with her husband, she supports Keep Memory Alive, founded by Larry Ruvo of Nevada. The organization was established to bring awareness to various neurological disorders, including Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer's diseaseHuntington's disease, and Parkinson's disease. Vanderpump and her husband financially support the organization in an effort to develop treatments and thereby prevent and eradicate all types of neurological disorders.[4]

Professional background[edit]Edit


Vanderpump was a full-time drama student by the age of nine and starred in numerous television shows and films as a child. She made her film debut in the 1973 dramedy A Touch of Class, playing the daughter ofGlenda Jackson.[5] Throughout the 70s, 80s, and 90s, Vanderpump had small roles in various episodic television programs. She appeared on the television series Silk Stalkings and as Margo Curtis on Baywatch Nights.[6][7]


She was featured prominently in '80s music videos "Poison Arrow" by the band ABC; and "(What) In The Name of Love" by the duo Naked Eyes.[8] She was featured in the Lady Gaga music video for "G.U.Y." in March 2014.

Reality television[edit]Edit

She debuted on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2010. In 2013, she was featured in a spin-off of the program, Vanderpump Rules, which focuses on her Beverly Hills restaurant, SUR (sexy unique restaurant). In February of that year, Vanderpump was announced as one of the twelve celebrities participating on the sixteenth season of Dancing with the Stars.[9] Her professional partner was ballroom dancer Gleb Savchenko, who has appeared on a season of the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars.[10] She and Savchenko became the second couple to be eliminated from the show. During training for the fourth week, Vanderpump passed out and was rushed to a hospital by her partner, where she found out that she had an early flu virus. Despite being in poor health, she decided to continue with the dance fifteen minutes prior to appearing on the floor. During her post-dance interview, she stated, "It's not how many times you fall, but how many times you get up."


Before moving to the US, Vanderpump designed 26 of the London-based bars and restaurants that she co-owned with her husband. They own two new restaurants in California. Villa Blanca is based in Beverly Hills, while Sur, the focus of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills spin-off, Vanderpump Rules is based in West Hollywood.[11] In August 2013, entrepreneurs Ryan Allen Carrillo and Andrew Gruver filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, naming Vanderpump and her husband as defendants and alleging breach of fiduciary duty, constructive fraud, breach of contract, and misrepresentation and deceit, according to court documents obtained by Carrillo and Gruver claim the couple "unfairly snatched the West Hollywood venue" where they intended to open a gay sports bar called Bar Varsity.[12]


She is a monthly contributing writer and editor for Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine.[13]


Film and television[edit]Edit

Year Show Role Notes
1973 A Touch of Class Julia Allessio
1976 Katy Mary 2 episodes
1978 Killer's Moon Anne
1979 Kids Lucille Wyatt 4 episodes
1980 Leap in the Dark Jackie 1 episode, "Jack Be Nimble"


Sunday Night Thriller

The Wildcats of St. Trinian's

Young Eliane Label


1 episode, "I Thought They Died Years Ago"

1 episode

1982 Something in Disguise Sandra Mount 2 episodes
1983 ABC Mantrap Samantha Major role
1990 Absolutely ABC Samantha 1 episode, "Poison Arrow"
1993 Silk Stalkings Coleen Osgood 1 episode, "Team Spirit"
1995 Separate Lives Heidi Porter Small Movie
1995 Baywatch Nights Margo Curtis 1 episode, "Just a Gigolo"

As herself[edit]Edit

Year Show Notes
2010–present The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 76 episodes
2010 Top Chef: Just Desserts 1 episode
2012 2012 Hero Dog Awards TV special
2013–present Vanderpump Rules 24 episodes
2013 Dancing with the Stars Sixteenth season; 4 episodes
2014 Kitten Bowl TV special
2014 "G.U.Y. - An ARTPOP Film" Music video by Lady Gaga
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