Russian Heiress Anna Anissimova’s Insider Guide to LA

Anna Anissimova
Anna Anissimova

Photo Credit: Rowan Daly

As the daughter of Russian billionaire Vassily Anisimov—one of the richest men in the world—Anna Anissimova knows a thing or two about the good life. This Russian-American heiress is known just as much for her love of real estate—she dropped $23 million on Diane Von Furstenberg’s Manhattan property and has a $15 pad in the Time Warner Center as well as a home in The Hamptons—as she is her burgeoning film career; she is an actress and producer, best known for movies like The Whistleblower, Father of Invention and Flutter. The heiress and producer husband Peter Schafer recently purchased a nearly $10 million home in Pacific Palisades, which means she is well versed in most luxurious hot spots in Los Angeles. Here is the stunning star’s insider’s guide to the City of Angels.

Anna Anissimova
Anna Anissimova

Photo Credit: Rowan Daly

Where were you born: Moscow, Russia

 How long in LA:  6 years

 Neighborhood: Hancock Park, moving to the Pacific Palisades

 Occupation: Actress

 Favorite Restaurant: The Larchmont

 Best Sushi: Sushi Sushi

 Best Italian: Giorgio Baldi

 Best dessert: Belgium Chocolate Mousse Addiction in Il Piccolino

 Best place for a romantic date: JAR

 Best Sunday brunch: The Four Seasons

 Best place for a power business meeting: Soho House

 If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Beverly Hills Hotel

 Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Satine

 Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: XIV Karats

 Best Spa: Montage Hotel

 Favorite Charity Event: Hearts of Los Angeles

 Favorite Cultural Institution: LACMA

 Best Steakhouse: Cut

 Best Pizza: Lucifers

 Best Lunch: Il Pastaio

 Best Gym/Athletic Facility: My house with my trainer Amanda Blank

 Best Massage: Ryan Manning

 Best Limousine/Driving Service: Uber!!

 Best Museum/Exhibit: Stanley Kubrick at LACMA

 Describe your city in three words: Sunny, Eclectic, Easygoing

 Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Griffith Observatory

 All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: My home

 Best aspect of Los Angeles: The weather