Lisa Vanderpump

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Lisa Vanderpump
Lisa Vanderpump 2014.jpg
Vanderpump in 2013
Born (1960-09-15) 15 September 1960 (age 59)
Dulwich, London, England
OccupationRestaurateur, television personality, author
Years active1973–present
TelevisionThe Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Vanderpump Rules
Ken Todd (m. 1982)
RelativesWarren Todd (stepson)

Lisa Vanderpump (born 15 September 1960)[1] is a British restaurateur, television personality, author and former actress. She is known for her appearances on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Vanderpump Rules, and ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Vanderpump and her husband, Ken Todd, have owned 36 restaurants, bars and clubs in London and Los Angeles, including The Shadow Lounge, Bar Soho, SUR, Pump, Villa Blanca, Tom Tom and Lisa VanderPump's stone baked pizzeria.

Early life[edit]

Lisa Vanderpump was born and raised in London, England.[2] She was a full-time drama student by the age of nine.[3]



Vanderpump starred in numerous television shows and films as a child. She made her film debut in 1973's A Touch of Class, playing the daughter of Glenda Jackson's character,[4] and also appeared in the cult horror film Killer's Moon (1978). In the late 1970s she appeared in four episodes of the British series "Kids", a show about children taken into an assessment center in the UK. At this time she met a very young Naomi Campbell, who was also cast in the same show[5]. Throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, 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]

Vanderpump was featured in the 1980s music videos "Poison Arrow" and "Mantrap" by the band ABC[7] and also "(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.

Vanderpump debuted on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2010 and is an original cast member of the show. In 2019, she announced her departure from the show after nine seasons.[9] In 2011, she was part of CNN's coverage of the Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. In 2013, she was featured in a spin-off of the program, Vanderpump Rules, which focuses on the staff of her West Hollywood restaurants SUR, Pump, and TomTom.

Vanderpump competed on the 16th season of Dancing with the Stars, partnered with professional dancer Gleb Savchenko. [10][11] They were the second couple eliminated from the competition, leaving in tenth place.[12]


Before moving to the US, Vanderpump designed 26 of the London-based bars and restaurants that she co-owned with her husband. They own four 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 along with PUMP Restaurant Lounge and Tom Tom.[3][13] 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. Carrillo and Gruver claim the couple "unfairly snatched the West Hollywood venue" where they intended to open a gay sports bar called Bar Varsity.[14]

Vanderpump authored Simply Divine: A Guide to Easy, Elegant, and Affordable Entertaining in 2011. She is a monthly contributing writer and editor for Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine.[15] She released a line of homewares called The Vanderpump Beverly Hills Collection by Pop Culture Promotions on 6 November 2014.[16]

In 2015, Vanderpump and her husband launched a line of pet accessories, Vanderpump Pets.[17]

In October 2016, Vanderpump launched a line of emojis, titled Vandermojis. The collection, designed by Vanderpump, includes GIFs, stickers and audio messages.[18][19]

In March 2017, Vanderpump was named editor-in-chief of Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine.[20]


Together with her husband, Vanderpump supports Keep Memory Alive, founded by Larry Ruvo. The organization was established to bring awareness to neurological disorders including Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, and Parkinson's disease.

Vanderpump was a recipient of the Ally Leadership Award from Equality California, an LGBT rights organization, in 2015.[21]

In October 2015, Vanderpump organized a protest march against the Lychee and Dog Meat Festival.[22] The Vanderpump Dog Foundation hosted its first World Dog Day event.[23]

In June 2019, Lisa Vanderpump, longtime supporter of The Trevor Project, recorded a PSA to ensure that LGBTQ young people know they are loved, their lives have value, and are never alone.[24]

In July 2019, Vanderpump joined Richard Ayoub, Executive Director of Project Angel Food, to countdown to Project Angel Food’s 12-millionth meal in the Project Angel Food’s Hollywood kitchen.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Vanderpump had lived in London and Cheltenham before moving to Monaco. Later, Vanderpump, along with her husband Ken Todd and children, moved to Los Angeles, California, where they had lived briefly years before, buying a house in the gated community of Beverly Park.[26] In 2011, the couple sold their Beverly Park house for $18.8 million[27] and bought a $12 million house in the neighborhood of Benedict Canyon.[28][29][30] Vanderpump and Todd also own a house in Montecito, California.[31]

They have two children together, daughter Pandora (born 7 May 1986) and adopted son Max (born 7 December 1991).[32] In 1982, Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd became engaged six weeks after meeting, and married within three months.

In 2014, Vanderpump was honored with a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.[33]

Vanderpump is religious and bonded with castmate Teddi over their Christian beliefs.[34] [35]


Film and television[edit]

Vanderpump at the 2013 West Hollywood Pride Parade
Year Show Role Notes
1973 A Touch of Class Julia Allessio Uncredited
1974 John Halifax, Gentleman Ursula March Episode: "Episode #1.1"
1976 Katy Mary 2 episodes
1978 Killer's Moon Anne
1979 Kids Lucille Wyatt 4 episodes
1980 The Wildcats of St. Trinian's Ursula
1980 Leap in the Dark Jackie Episode: "Jack Be Nimble"
1981 Sunday Night Thriller Young Eliane Label Episode: "I Thought They Died Years Ago"
1982 Something in Disguise Sandra Mount 2 episodes
1983 ABC Mantrap Samantha
1990 Absolutely ABC Samantha Episode: "Poison Arrow"
1993 Silk Stalkings Coleen Osgood Episode: "Team Spirit"
1995 Separate Lives Heidi Porter
1995 Baywatch Nights Margo Curtis Episode: "Just a Gigolo"
2014 The Comeback Lisa Vanderpump Episode: "Valerie Makes a Pilot"

As herself[edit]

Year Show Notes
2010–2019 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 190 episodes (Seasons 1-9)
2010 Top Chef: Just Desserts 1 episode
2012 2012 Hero Dog Awards TV special
2012 Miss Universe 2012 Judge
2013–present Vanderpump Rules 144 episodes
2013 Dancing with the Stars Sixteenth season; 8 episodes
2013 Any Given Tuesday Short film
2014 Kitten Bowl Television film
2014 "G.U.Y. - An ARTPOP Film" Music video by Lady Gaga
2014 Miss Universe 2014 Judge
2016 Almost Royal Episode: "Work"
2017 The Road To Yulin And Beyond Documentary, also producer
2019 Family Feud Episode: "Chrissy Teigen & John Legend vs. Vanderpump Rules"

Published works[edit]

  • Vanderpump, Lisa (2011). Simply Divine: A Guide to Easy, Elegant, and Affordable Entertaining. Running Press. ISBN 978-0762449231.


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  6. ^ Curtis, Nick (19 August 2002). "Baywatch babe turns club queen". Daily Standard. Archived from the original on 18 January 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  7. ^ "'80s music video vixens: Where are they now?". Fox News. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  8. ^ Wetpaint Visitor. "Flashback! Lisa Vanderpump Stars in '80s Music Video By Naked Eyes". Retrieved 19 March 2013.[better source needed]
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  10. ^ "Dorothy Hamill and Andy Dick among 'Dancing' stars". New York Post. 26 February 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  11. ^ Oliverius, Jacquie (Correspondent) (19 March 2013). "'Dancing With the Stars': Season 16 begins with sweet surprises, plus a real stinker". San Jose Mercury News. California. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  12. ^ "Lisa Vanderpump eliminated from 'Dancing With the Stars'". Retrieved 23 February 2020.
  13. ^ "Vanderpump Rules The Feast". Bravo. 31 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Lisa Vanderpump, Ken Todd Named In Fraud Lawsuit Over Business Deal Gone Wrong". Huffington Post. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  15. ^ "Inspiration Awards USA - Nominess & Voting - Lisa Vanderpump". Archived from the original on 23 March 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  16. ^ "Is there anything she can't do? Lisa Vanderpump celebrates the launch of her new homewares collection with a soiree thrown at her latest hotspot PUMP". Daily Mail. London. 7 November 2014.
  17. ^ "About us". Vanderpump Pets. Archived from the original on 18 November 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  18. ^ "Vandermojis by Lisa Vanderpump". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  19. ^ Vanderpump, Lisa (25 October 2016). "Ok guys, are you ready for this? It's very funny!! #Vandermojis launch today !!!". Instagram. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
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  21. ^ "Equality California to Celebrate Civil Rights Champions at Palm Springs Equality Awards". Equality California. 9 August 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  22. ^ Larkin, Mike (5 October 2015). "Real Housewives unleashed! Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards lead way as ladies appear at Stop Yulin dog walk protest". Daily Mail. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  23. ^ Daryl, John. "Vanderpump Dogs :: Events". Archived from the original on 18 November 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  24. ^ Lisa Vanderpump supports The Trevor Project, retrieved 29 October 2019
  25. ^ "Lisa Vanderpump Delivers Project Angel Food's 12-Millionth Meal". Project Angel Food. 18 July 2019. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  26. ^ Curtis, Nick (19 August 2002). "Baywatch babe turns lub queen". London Evening Standard. UK. Archived from the original on 28 October 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  27. ^ McClain, James (5 June 2016). "This is replacing Lisa Vanderpump's Beverly Park manor".
  28. ^ Harrison, Olivia. "Here's How Much Lisa Vanderpump's Beverly Hills Mansion Costs".
  29. ^ Saperstein, Pat; Saperstein, Pat (12 June 2018). "Brush Fire Threatens Homes in Benedict Canyon Area".
  30. ^ "Lisa Vanderpump's New Beverly Hills Home". 22 September 2011.
  31. ^ Holder, Margaret (16 September 2011). "Everything Happens at Once for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Lisa Vanderpump". The Morton Report. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  32. ^ "When Did Lisa Vanderpump Adopt Max? You Asked, We Answer!". 18 February 2013.
  33. ^ Descant, Skip (30 July 2014). "Lisa Vanderpump joins Palm Springs Walk of Stars". The Desert Sun. Palm Springs, California: Gannett.
  34. ^ Housewives Accuse Lisa Vanderpump Of 'Leaking' Puppy Gate Story To TMZ | RHOBH After Show (S9 Ep12) on YouTube
  35. ^ "Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave: All These Warnings Don't Scare Me". Bravo TV Official Site. 2 January 2018.

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