|Mary Berry Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||March 24, 1935|
|Spouse||Paul John March Hunnings|
Mary Berry is an English food writer, chef, baker, and TV presenter who has published more than 75 cookery books that have sold more than 5 million copies combined, worldwide. She has also hosted/presented numerous cooking/bakery-based TV series and had served as a judge on the popular reality TV show The Great British Bake Off from 2010 until 2016. She was appointed ‘Commander of the Order of the British Empire’ (CBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours for her services to the culinary arts. She was appointed ‘Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire’ (DBE) in the 2020 Birthday Honours for her services to broadcasting, the culinary arts, and charity.
Mary Rosa Alleyne Berry
Queen of Cakes
Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
England, United Kingdom
Mary had attended the Royal High School, an independent day and boarding school for girls in her hometown of Bath. While there, she had also attended domestic science classes where a teacher was particularly encouraging of her cooking abilities.
She had later joined the Bath College of Domestic Science where she had studied catering and shipping management. When she was 22 years old, she had moved to France to study at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school.
Food Writer, Chef, Baker, TV Presenter
- Father – Alleyne William Steward Berry (Surveyor, Planner, Politician, Administrator) (d. 1989)
- Mother – Margaret ‘Marjorie’ Berry (née Wilson) (d. 2011)
- Siblings – William Berry (Brother), Roger Berry (Brother)
- Others – Robert Houghton (Paternal Great Great Grandfather) (Master Baker in the 1860s)
Mary Berry’s net worth had been $25 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
58 kg or 128 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Mary has dated –
- Paul John March Hunnings (1966-Present) – Mary had married businessman and retired antique bookseller Paul John March Hunnings in 1966. They had 3 children together – 2 sons named Thomas Alleyne March (b. 1968) and William John March (b. 1969) (d. January 1989), and a daughter named Annabel Mary March (b. 1970). William had succumbed to injuries that he had sustained in a car accident in 1989, aged 19.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of British descent.
- Slender frame
- Neck-length hair
- Cheerful smile
- Gleaming face
Mary Berry Facts
- Mary’s father, a surveyor, had served as the mayor of the city of Bath in 1952. He was also closely involved in establishing the University of Bath.
- When she was 13 years old, she had contracted polio and had to spend about 3 months in a hospital. She was left with a twisted spine, a weaker left hand, and a thinner left arm.
- In June 2009, she was honored with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by the Guild of Food Writers.
- In March 2013, she was ranked 2nd in a list of the ’50 Best-Dressed over 50′ that was compiled by The Guardian. Later that year, her autobiography titled Recipe for Life was published.
- In June 2014, she was awarded the ‘Freedom of the City’ of Bath. In November 2014, she was awarded the ‘Freedom of the City’ of London.
- In September 2014, her recipes were compiled and packaged into an interactive mobile app named Mary Berry: In Mary We Trust.
Featured Image by Mary Berry / Instagram