Lorraine Pascale

Lorraine Pascale is a British television chef and former top model who sold nearly one million books in the United Kingdom alone. Her television programs are broadcast in more than 70 countries throughout the world. For several seasons, she hosted her cookery show on the BBC. From 2007 to 2012, she owned Ella's Bakehouse, a bakery in London named after her daughter that sold baked products. She is the Fostering and Adoption Ambassador for the United Kingdom Government and an emotional health advocate.


Lorraine Pascale was born on November 17, 1972, in London, England. Her parents are from West India, and she was orphaned when she took birth. Pascale was, however, taken by a couple some months later who became her foster parents. She grew up in Oxfordshire in a family of white parents. Her parents, however, divorced when she was just three years old, and she was again sent to the orphanage as her mother couldn't take care of her after getting ill. She was then given to another foster parent but returned to her first foster mother when she was seven. She learned about her biological parents; she didn't go to them and wants to stay away from them.

She went to a local school in her childhood, although she had to change her school many times as she was taken from place to place. When she was just 16, she was spotted by an agent who took her to a modeling company. The very same agents had searched the famous model Naomi Campbell. She was then taken to New York for a modeling career, where she started gaining fame. She soon after gaining contact, she was featured on the front page of Elle. In 1998 she featured on the front of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. She was then cast as Bond Girl in the music videos Millenium.


Pascale hosted a BBC television bakery program, Baking Made Easy, in January 2011 and released a bakery book based on the series. In September and October of that year, a second series, Home Cooking Made Easy, was televised. On December 22, 2011, BBC Two broadcasted a Last Minute Christmas special. In 2012, a third book was released, and a BBC Two series, called Fast, Fresh & Easy Food, was broadcast in August and September of that year.

Pascale has been co-hosting and judging the UK edition of My Kitchen Rules with Jason Atherton on Sky Living since January 2014. Pascale was set to host a new six-part television series called Lorraine Pascale: How to Be a Better Cook, which was set to premiere later that year on BBC Two. She and the Hairy Bikers co-hosted The Nation's Favourite Food in March 2015. On BBC Two, the show aired for one episode.

Lorraine is also a coach on Food Network's Worst Bakers in America and a judge on the Holiday Baking Championship and Spring Baking Championship.

She was a judge on two episodes of Bakers vs. Fakers in the first season before taking over as host for Season 2.

Personal Life

She married count Kaz balinski-jundzill in 1995. The couple gave birth to a daughter, Ella, and later divorced as the relationship wasn't working correctly. She is currently single and dedicates most of her time to work and her daughter. She is still friends with her husband. She is also a very famous writer and has sold more than a million copies worldwide. She is known to endure great pain to reach where she is today as she has a very rough childhood. A childhood that no one child can even imagine. She has earned a lot of money through hard work and dedication. Het net worth is estimated to be around $30 million. On June 26, 2021, she married businessman Dennis O'Brien at Chelsea Old Town Hall in London.

Last Modified: Aug 26, 2021

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