While Pilar’s passion is art, she is also a notable author having published several books including her autobiography “John Wayne - My Life with The Duke” and two well received cookbooks. Pilar’s accomplishments as a restaurateur brought ...as the former owner of the popular Fernleaf Cafe in Newport Beach, CA. And among her many other talents, Pilar is also a skilled interior designer.
On the personal side, Pilar is a dynamic, spiritual, and elegant lady who confronts each day with a joyful outlook and infectious positive attitude. She has strong convictions in her approach on life and loves to tour the lecture halls with her engaging talks on the world of art and it’s benefits for the soul.
Pilar and John Wayne shared 27 years and were blessed with three children, Aissa, Ethan, and Marisa.