She is the widow of actor, singer, and dancer Patrick Swayze. They were married for 34 years, from until his death in Elisabeth Anne Haapaniemi was born in Houston, Texas , the only daughter of six children born to Edmond Haapaniemi — , then Director of Water Safety Services at the Red Cross , and registered nurse Karin Haapaniemi —  Niemi has said her father and her mother's profession were her inspiration and encouragement. Niemi said, "It was basically based on our experiences as concert dancers in New York, and it affected people a lot.
Lisa Niemi’s one regret about her marriage to Patrick Swayze - Woman Magazine
Lisa Niemi, who was married to the late Hollywood star for 34 years, is selling dozens of his items including his famous leather jacket from Dirty Dancing. They really hold a life. Lisa said a portion of the money raised from the auction will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. By Associated Press Reporter A third man has been arrested and charged with drug offences in connection with the overdose death of rapper Mac Miller.
Lisa Niemi’s one regret about her marriage to Patrick Swayze
Australian Women's Weekly. It marks the beginning of a joyous new chapter for the year-old former dancer and choreographer who nursed Patrick through his devastating illness with pancreatic cancer. Lisa wore a custom-designed Oscar de la Renta gown as she married year-old jeweller Albert DePrisco in a celebration attended by about 50 guests in Palm Beach, Florida. The Mar-a-Largo Club was decorated with white roses and green and white hydrangeas and DePrisco wore an Ermenegildo Zegna dinner jacket with custom slacks.
It's hard to imagine that September 14 will mark 10 years since the world said goodbye to renowned actor Patrick Swayze. The Dirty Dancing and Ghost star died in after battling pancreatic cancer for 20 months. While fighting the disease, his wife of 34 years, Lisa Niemi , was by his side. As she penned in her memoir, Worth Fighting For , the actor spoke his final words to her Friday evening and died the following Monday morning. After I brought him home, things went very fast," she wrote.