Nigella Lawson



  • Birth Name: Nigella Lucy Lawson
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/06/1960, Capricorn
  • Profession: Chef; cookbook author; journalist
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Nigella Lawson Fast Facts:
  • Her father was Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and her mother was an heiress to the Lyons Corner House empire.
  • Began her career as a book editor and restaurant reviewer.
  • Became deputy literary editor of London's Sunday Times in 1986.
  • Embarked on a freelance career and wrote for several newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times and British Vogue.
  • Published her first cookbook, How to Eat, in 1998. 
  • Hosted her first TV cooking show, Nigella Bites, in 1999.
  • Was named British Book Awards Author of the Year in 2001 for her second book, How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking.
  • Was listed as one of People's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2002.
  • Introduced the Living Kitchen line of products in 2003.
  • Known for her voluptuousness and flirty manner, she's been dubbed "the queen of food porn."
  • Nigella Lawson Relationships:
  • John Diamond - Husband (deceased)
  • Nigel Lawson - Father
  • Thomasina Hill - Sister
  • Bruno - Son
  • Cosima - Daughter
  • Dominic Lawson - Brother
  • Horatia Lawson - Sister
  • Charles Saatchi - Husband (separated)
  • Vanessa Salmon - Mother
  • College:
  • University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall College, Oxford, England (BA in Medieval and Modern Languages)


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