To say Anne’s career has been varied is something of an understatement! She trained in catering in France and went on to manage some of the country’s most prestigious restaurants. But starting a family changed things and, as her three boys grew up, Anne started a personal development company. She’s been interviewed by the BBC, spoken on the radio and given lectures. However, Anne has always loved entertaining and was overjoyed to be invited to join QVC.
Red, although come to think of it, I don’t actually wear it very often!
Pasta… any type, especially with seafood. Actually I love all food, but Italian is my favourite.
The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass (Age 37 1/4). It’s a very, very funny book.
Who’s your favourite actor?
Bette Davis was my icon. I idolised her and wanted to be an actress. She was sharp and intelligent and her fame wasn’t only based around her looks. I also like all Audrey Hepburn films.
Do you have any children?
Yes I’ve got three boys. The eldest is at college studying music, the middle one is around GCSE age and then there’s my youngest.
What do you enjoy doing?
Well I love reading, and I’m doing what’s probably the longest degree ever in Theology. I’m also studying Italian. In fact, I like learning generally, travelling and seeing other cultures.
What’s your idea of a perfect weekend?
Going off to Italy (we have a house there) for a weekend with my husband and the kids, or even on my own, as I’m happy with my own company. I’d potter around, shop and eat lovely meals. I love weekend city breaks too.
What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done?
When I was 20 I travelled to the South of France by myself to live with a family for a year. I didn’t speak the language, although I’m fluent now, and had no way of coming home. The first three months were hell, I cried everyday, but it ended up being a great experience.
What’s been your silliest moment at QVC?
I was doing an outdoor presentation with a windshield once and it just took off and blew away, and it was a windshield! I just laughed we had no product left to present.