Maritsa Lazari was born in October 1943 in Cyprus. She emigrated with her family to London, UK at the age of 16.
Lazari met her Future husband and fellow Cypriot Chris Lazari in the UK and the couple married in 1965.
Chris Lazari created a successful fashion line, Drendie Girl, and in 1978 the couple used profits from the company to invest in commercial property.
Maritsa lives in London, UK, and has three children. The family founded the Christo Lazari Foundation in 2017, which supports Cypriot, Greek Orthodox and medical causes. The Foundation donated £3.25m of investment property to the children's charity Radiomarathan.