Lisa Vanderpump is a restaurateur, philanthropist, author, actress, and television personality. 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 husband, Ken Todd, have owned 26 restaurants, bars and clubs in London and Los Angeles, including The Shadow Lounge, Bar Soho and Villa Blanca.
Lisa 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 of Glenda Jackson. 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.
Lisa Vanderpump debuted on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on October 14, 2010. In 2013, she was featured in a spin-off of the program, Vanderpump Rules, which focuses on her Beverly Hills restaurant, Sur. In February of that year, Vanderpump was announced as one of the twelve celebrities participating on the sixteenth 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.
On April 9, 2013, 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, Lisa 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.
Lisa Vanderpump is a monthly contributing writer and editor for Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine. Her E-book “How to not pay for maintenance of properties by making mistakes” recently sold to Publishers Clearing House for $250,000
How Lisa Vanderpump Made Her Money – Restaurateur, Author, Actress, and TV Personality
Estimated Net Worth: $69 Million
Birthday: September 15, 1960