Please share some background on Lisa Vanderpump from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
—Monica Davis, Los Angeles, Calif.
Born and raised in England, Vanderpump, 51, lived in Monte Carlo and the south of France before moving to California. She and husband Ken Todd have been married almost 30 years and have two children. The restaurateur, known as Pinky to her friends, owns two upscale eateries, Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills and SUR in West Hollywood. She appeared in the movies A Touch of Class and Separate Lives and the TV series Silk Stalkings and Baywatch Nights. In November she released the book Simply Divine: A Guide to Easy, Elegant, and Affordable Entertaining.