Susie Coelho

Susie Coelho is an American television personality, author, and businesswoman.

Susie Coelho
Susan Coelho

December 7, 1953
Cuckfield, Sussex, England
Alma materAmerican University
Home townBethesda, Maryland

Early lifeEdit

Susie Coelho was born in Cuckfield, Sussex, England on December 7, 1953[1] to George and Rani Coelho.[2][3] She is of Indian heritage[4] and grew up in Bethesda, Maryland.[5] She attended the American University in Washington DC, and early in her career, worked as a model[6] signed to Ford Models,[7] an actress, and entertainment reporter. In 1982 she played the role of an art teacher in the film Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. In 1983, as a journalist, she travelled to India to interview Phoolan Devi, known as “The Bandit Queen” of Central India, while she was a fugitive from justice.[4] She also co-founded the restaurant Bono's in Hollywood, in addition to the fashion boutique A Star is Worn.[8]

Later careerEdit

In 1997, Susie Coelho created Susie Coelho Enterprises, Inc.[9] She was an on-air contributor to The View[8] and the Today Show.[10] She was the host of the HGTV television series Surprise Gardener[11] and Outer Spaces. She has also authored four lifestyle books, Everyday Styling (Simon & Schuster 2002), Styling for Entertaining (Simon & Schuster 2004),[12] Secrets of a Style Diva: A Get-Inspired Guide to Your Creative Side (Thomas Nelson 2006),[13][14] and Style Your Dream Wedding (Thomas Nelson 2008).[15] She was awarded the Women in Film & Video-DC Women of Vision Awards in 2007.[16]


In 2019 Coelho founded House of Sussex, a fashion accessories brand focusing on collaborations with artists, creating backpacks using former street and tattoo artists designs, and also jewelry.[17] In addition to being for sale, her pieces have been displayed in museums.[17] She has also designed furnishings and accessories for retail: Mervyn's with “Susie Coelho Style”, Grandin Road[18] through a Signature Collection, and QVC with “Susie Coelho Home”.[19]

Personal lifeEdit

Coelho was married to Sonny Bono from 1981 to 1984,[20] having been in a relationship with him since the mid-1970s.[21][22] She was then married to Robert Rounds with whom she shares two children.[5] She is now married to Michael A. Peel, whom she married in 2017.[20]


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  3. ^ "Susie Coehlo Mixes Art, Fashion in Pop-up at D Gallery Palm Desert". Palm Springs Life. 2019-04-10. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
  4. ^ a b "Scott's World;NEWLN:Susie Bono went calling on India's bandit queen". UPI.
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  6. ^ Communications, Emmis (March 3, 2008). "Cincinnati Magazine". Emmis Communications – via Google Books.
  7. ^ Team, Page Six (May 17, 2017). "Sonny Bono's ex ties the knot with Yale man".
  8. ^ a b Stories, Local. "Meet Susie Coelho of House of Sussex - Voyage LA Magazine | LA City Guide".
  9. ^ Coelho, Susie; consultant, a California lifestyle; Maven, Entertainment. "American Excess: Imagine Thanksgiving Without It".
  10. ^ Communications, Emmis (January 3, 2003). "Indianapolis Monthly". Emmis Communications – via Google Books.
  11. ^ Jackson, Sara (February 18, 2011). "Personal Space".
  12. ^ Ettus, Samantha (December 7, 2011). "The Experts' Guide to Life at Home". Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale – via Google Books.
  13. ^ Wilkinson, Donna (May 15, 2008). "The Only 127 Things You Need: A Guide To Life's Essentials". Penguin – via Google Books.
  14. ^ "Make sense of scents: Where, when to light your fire". December 23, 2006.
  15. ^ Publishing, Emmis (January 3, 2008). "Cincinnati Wedding". Emmis Publishing – via Google Books.
  16. ^ "Women of Vision Awards | Women in Film and Video of Washington, DC".
  17. ^ a b "Susie Coehlo Mixes Art, Fashion in Pop-up at D Gallery Palm Desert". Palm Springs Life. April 10, 2019.
  18. ^ "Entertaining with Susie Coelho". Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier.
  19. ^ "Enchanted garden". silive. May 6, 2010.
  20. ^ a b Keil, Jennifer Gould (January 3, 2019). "Susie Coelho trying to unload Chelsea home again".
  21. ^ Foster, David (December 1, 2009). "Hitman: Forty Years Making Music, Topping the Charts, and Winning Grammys". Simon and Schuster – via Google Books.
  22. ^ "Please Don't Begrudge Sonny Bono His Due". Los Angeles Times. January 19, 1998.