Lisa Jane Vanderpump (born 15 September 1960) 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 husband, Ken Todd, have owned 26 restaurants, bars and clubs in London and Los Angeles, including Shadow Lounge, Bar Soho, SUR, Pump, and Villa Blanca.
Lisa Vanderpump was born and raised in London, England. She was a full-time drama student by the age of nine.
Vanderpump 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 of Vicky Allessio played by Glenda Jackson, and also appeared in the cult horror film Killer's Moon (1978). 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.
Vanderpump was featured prominently in '80s music videos "Poison Arrow" and "Mantrap" by the band ABC and also "(What) In The Name of Love" by the duo Naked Eyes. 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. In 2013, she was featured in a spin-off of the program, Vanderpump Rules, which focuses on her West Hollywood restaurant, SUR. In February of that year, Vanderpump was announced as one of the twelve celebrities participating on the 16th season of Dancing with the Stars. Her professional partner was ballroom dancer Gleb Savchenko, who has appeared on a season of the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars and the 2015 UK version "Strictly Come Dancing".
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. 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 RadarOnline.com. Carrillo and Gruver claim the couple "unfairly snatched the West Hollywood venue" where they intended to open a gay sports bar called Bar Varsity.
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.
Vanderpump released a line of homewares called The Vanderpump Beverly Hills Collection by Pop Culture Promotions on 6 November 2014.
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 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.
Vanderpump had resided in both London and Cheltenham prior to moving to Monaco. Later, Vanderpump, along with her husband and children, moved to Beverly Hills, California, where they had lived briefly years before. Vanderpump and Todd own a home in Montecito, California. In 1982, she married Ken Todd six weeks after meeting him; she was 21, while he was 36. They have two children together, daughter Pandora (born 1986) and adopted son Max (born 7 December 1991). London property developer Warren Todd is Ken's son and Lisa's step son.
Film and television
|1973||A Touch of Class||Julia Allessio|
|1979||Kids||Lucille Wyatt||4 episodes|
|1980||The Wildcats of St. Trinian's||Ursula||Small role|
|1980||Leap in the Dark||Jackie||1 episode, "Jack Be Nimble"|
|1981||Sunday Night Thriller||Young Eliane Label||1 episode, "I Thought They Died Years Ago"|
|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"|
|2010–present||The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills||101 episodes|
|2010||Top Chef: Just Desserts||1 episode|
|2012||2012 Hero Dog Awards||TV special|
|2013–present||Vanderpump Rules||44 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|
|2016||Almost Royal||1 episode|