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Who Is Lori Anne Allison? Where Is She Now? Taking A Look At The First Ex-Wife of Johnny Depp

Who Is Lori Anne Allison? Where Is She Now? Taking A Look At The First Ex-Wife of Johnny Depp

Lori Anne Allison (known as ‘LD’ to those closest to her) is an American-based makeup artist, entrepreneur, and the former wife of the popular A-list Hollywood actor and musician – Johnny Depp. She is known in the industry for having her own unique style and an extensive resume of having worked with some of the most talented photographers and directors. She moved to the Golden State from her original home in Miami Florida to pursue her dream and, currently, is one of the renowned makeup artists with an estimated net worth of around $1 million.

Lori DEpp early days April 2024
Lori Anne Allison
Net Worthest. $1 million
OccupationMakeup artist and entrepreneur
Age66 years
Source of WealthCareer as a makeup artist and entrepreneur

Below we will be taking a closer look at Lori Anne Allison’s history, which will shed some light on her personal and professional life despite her tendency to keep the details shrouded in secrecy. Take a gander at what we were able to gather about her below.

Lori Anne Allison Developed Her Passion At a Very Young Age

Lori Anne Allison was born on September 6, 1957, in Miami Florida. As a kid, she was already interested in hairstyling and makeup and was honing her craft by placing eyeliner on her dolls and sketching various concepts on paper. Highly individual in personality and taste at such a young age, she was labelled a ‘freak’ by some of her classmates. 

Lori Anne AllisonWiki/Bio
Birth nameLori Anne Allison
Known asLori Depp
Date of birthSeptember 6, 1957
Age66 years
BirthplaceMiami, Florida
Famous AsFormer spouse of Johnny Depp
EducationAbbott High School
Miami Dade College
Zodiac signVirgo
Eye ColorGreen
Hair ColorDark brown
Father’s nameUndisclosed
Mother’s nameUndisclosed
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She Experienced Her First Professional Makeover At The Age Of 13

When Lori turned 13, she experienced what a professional makeup artist could do at a small boutique on Collins Avenue along Miami Beach. She had a full-face makeover, which paved the way for a decades long career as a professional makeup artist. She has credited David Bowie and fellow American makeup artist Way Bandy as her biggest professional inspirations.  Later on, she joined multiple art schools throughout her teen days and in her twenties, she moved to Los Angeles to start her career.

She Married Johnny Depp Back Before He Was A Prominent Movie Star

In 1983, Lori met Johnny Depp when he was still a musician in his Punk Rock band “The Kids.” Lori was the sister of the bassist and 5 years older than Johnny at the time at 25 years of age. They married in 1983 and remained married for two years before getting divorced in 1985 due to “irreconcilable differences.” Despite their divorce, the two remained close friends and Johnny has credited Lori for being a significant influence in his life and career. To this day, Lori publicly backs Johnny and was known to be one of his various supporters who stood up for him during the famed Amber Heard defamation trial

She was noted as saying:

“The Johnny that I know never lays a hand on a woman.”

Johnny and Lori wedding April 2024
Johnny and Lori at their wedding, 1983
Johnny Depp and the Kids April 2024
From left to right: Bruce Witkin, Joey Malone, and Johnny Depp (17)
Johnny and Lori early days April 2024
Johnny and Lori in the early days

While Staying At The Chelsea Hotel, Lori Continued Working As A Makeup Artist For Models

It is said that Lori also wanted to become a music producer alongside Johnny while he was a musician, but due to an accident that left her deaf in the left ear, she ended up staying in the cosmetic field.  She developed good friendships with musician Adam Ant and actor Christina Applegate. Both Adam and Christina are credited with making the connections for Lori to get her first gigs in Hollywood.

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She worked for multiple films as a makeup artist, and a lot of her work was credited in many movies in the decade known as the ‘Gangsta rap nineties’ including Sunset Heat, The Ultimate Lie, and Supreme Court of Comedy.

Recalculating (short)
makeup artist
The Muse (short)
hair stylist – makeup artist
Life is a Banquet
makeup artist
Supreme Court of Comedy (TV series)
key makeup artist
Stand Up to Cancer (TV special)
makeup artist
The Cold Reader (short)
makeup artist
Matters of Consequence
key makeup artist
Drop Dead Gorgeous (TV movie)
makeup artist

Rule of Three
key makeup artist
The Ultimate Lie (TV movie)
makeup artist
Venus Rising (Video)
makeup supervisor
Cyber Bandits
makeup artist
The State’s 43rd Annual All-Star Halloween Special (TV Special)
makeup artist
Acting on Impulse
makeup artist
Sunset Heat
makeup artist


Current Life

To date, Lori continues her career as an independent contractor makeup artist and continues to run her two businesses: the ‘Serendipity Lip Gloss’ product line (est. 2015) and her cupcake bakery ‘D’Cups.’

She is not publicly dating or known to have remarried and has no kids (but one fur baby according to her instagram).

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did Lori Anne Allison and Johnny Depp divorce?

Lori Anne Allison and Johnny Depp decided to call it quits due to irreconcilable differences after two years of marriage.

What happened to Lori Anne Allison?

She is currently alive and well in the greater Los Angeles area working as an independent contractor that gives private makeup lessons and also runs her two businesses; "Serendipity Lip Gloss" and "D'Cups" bakery

Who is Lori Anne Allison married to currently?

She is currently single with no kids

Summing Up!

Lori Anne Allison is a well respected talent in the industry as she has been a mainstay makeup artist for the past 3+ decades. Although she is mostly known as being the first ex of superstar Johnny Depp, she continues to live her childhood dream and even branch into entrepreneurship with a couple businesses of her own. She has skillfully crafted her version of the American dream and continues to live life on her terms – how many of us can say that? 

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