Barbara Lazaroff is a famous American interior designer and restaurateur, and she also co-founded the brand, Wolfgang Puck restaurants and continues to play a key role in the business. She has been instrumental in their interior design. She is also well known as the ex-wife of famous Austrian-American chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck.
Early Life and Bio: Barbara Lazaroff
Barbara Ellen Lazaroff was born on August 13, 1953, in Bronx, New York. Any information regarding her parents and siblings is not known. She commenced her education in the Bronx and later moved to Los Angeles. Barbara enrolled in a theater set designing and lighting course and later she decided to move on to biochemistry and psychology, and work in the biomedical field. She is 69 years old.
Physical Appearance: Barbara Lazaroff
Barbara Ellen Lazaroff’s physical features and details are not known to us. She has not disclosed her height, weight and other body features details. We will update all the information once we get it.
Career: Barbara Lazaroff
In 1982, Barbara Lazaroff’s first restaurant design was the original Spago in West Hollywood, California. Barbara Lazaroff’s additional designs encompassed Wolfgang Puck Cafés in Canada, the United States, and Japan, having a signature restaurant plan with triangular shape fused glass made sconces and colorful and geometric mosaic walls and floors. Her other restaurant projects which she co-owned as Chinois Las Vegas, Spago Tokyo, and the Playboy Club Japan in Tokyo. Barbara is also the co-founder of FGI: Filmanthropic Group International with Jordan Roberts, a studio that works with causes, brands, and A-list talent to create mainstream film and media.
Barbara is also the film producer. She was the producer, of the 2013 released documentary with the name ‘Femme’, which included 100 interviews with important women from across the world. She along with Tricia LaVoice was the co-author of a book, which was named ‘Wishes For A Mother’s Heart’ and was included in ‘RenWomen: What Modern Renaissance Women Have To Teach Us About Living Rich Fulfilling Lives’.
Awards and Recognitions: Barbara Lazaroff
Barbara has won many awards such as; In 1994, she was awarded James Beard Humanitarian of the Year, the same year she won the Assopiastrelle Design Award and the Association of Ceramic Tile & Refractory Manufacturers. In 1995, she won the Hospitality Design Award and the Dupont Antron. Well, in 1996, she was awarded the Ray Bradbury Creativity Award, which was presented by Woodbury University Library Associates. In 2005, she won the Spirit of Beverly Hills Award and the Alliance for Housing & Healing’s Visionary Award. In 2011 and 2013, she was awarded the Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Greater Los Angeles Honoree, Innovation Award.
Currently, Barbara is married to John Hanwell and the couple has been married since 2004. Earlier Barbara was married to the great chef Wolfgang Puck. The first time they met at a club was in 1979 and started dating. Barbara and Wolfgang Puck got married in 1983. The couple was blessed with two beautiful sons. Unfortunately, after 20 years of happy marriage, they divorced in 2003.
Barbara supports many charities through the Puck-Lazaroff Charitable Foundation, which she founded along with her ex-husband Wolfgang Puck. Charities she supports include; Meals on Wheels America, American Cancer Society, Fulfillment Fund, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles, Zimmer Children’s Museum, Aviva Family & Children’s Services, Israel Cancer Research Fund, National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, Tower Cancer Research Foundation, Women’s Guild Cedars-Sinai, United Cerebral Palsy, Alliance for Housing & Healing, The Jeffrey Foundation, Jewish Life Television, and Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.
The net worth of Barbara Lazaroff is estimated to be $5 million. The amount of money Barbara Lazaroff earns every year is not known but she has multiple companies which gained her popularity. Her ex husband Wolfgang Puck is estimated to be worth around $120 million.
Barbara Lazaroff is not active on social media. Despite being such a famous personality she likes to stay away from media attention as much as possible.