Vanna White Biography
Vanna White (Vanna Marie Rosich) is an American television personality and film actress, best known as the hostess of Wheel of Fortune since 1982.
Before Vanna appeared on TV in 1980, she was a contestant in the Miss Georgia 1978 pageant. Her first appearance in a game show was on the June 20, 1980, episode of The Price Is Right, in which she was among the first four contestants.
White did not make it onstage, but the clip of her running to Contestants’ Row was rebroadcast as part of The Price Is Right 25th Anniversary Special in August 1996 and also was featured on the special broadcast Game Show Moments Gone Bananas.
After Wheel of Fortune hostess Susan Stafford left in October 1982, White was selected as one of three substitute hostesses along with Summer Bartholomew and Vicki McCarty to co-host the show. On December 13, 1982, she became the regular hostess. Her 1987 autobiography, Vanna Speaks!, was a best-seller.
In 1987, she was featured in a Playboy pictorial, showing photos taken of her by her boyfriend (before her career on Wheel of Fortune) wearing see-through lingerie.
In 1988, White appeared in the NBC television film Goddess of Love, in which she played Venus; Betsy Palmer co-starred as Juno.
White has made cameo appearances on television shows such as 227, L.A. Law, Simon and Simon, Super Mario Bros. Super Show, Full House and The King of Queens. She has appeared in films such as Double Dragon (1994) and Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994).
In 1992, White was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as “television’s most frequent clapper”. In 1996, White was the main narrator and singer in the CD release of Leslie Bricusse’s “Santa’s Last Ride”.
On April 20, 2006, White was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with Merv Griffin, Pat Sajak, and Alex Trebek as key witnesses.
She lent her voice to the Canadian animated television special Twinkle Little Star, The Real Story of Twinkle and the American animated television series Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
White is a crochet and knitting enthusiast and has a line of yarns called “Vanna’s Choice” through Lion Brand Yarns.
Is Vanna White Leaving Wheel Of Fortune | How Long Has Vanna White Been On Wheel Of Fortune
White is signed as a hostess of Wheel of Fortune until 2022.
Vanna White Age | How Old Is Vanna White
She was born on February 18, 1957 in Conway, South Carolina, United States. She is 61 years old as of 2018.
Vanna White Height | How Tall Is Vanna White
She stands at a height of 1.67 m.
Vanna White Family
White is the daughter of Joan Marie and Miguel Angel Rosich who divorced when she was an infant. White took the name of her stepfather, Herbert Stackley White Jr., a former real estate broker in what is now North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Vanna White Husband
In 1990, White married restaurant owner George Santo Pietro in December. White became pregnant in September 1992, and announced her pregnancy on an episode of Wheel of Fortune where “Vanna’s pregnant” was the answer to a puzzle. She miscarried shortly after the episode’s taping. The couple divorced in November 2002.
She previously dated Playgirl centerfold/Chippendales-dancer-turned-actor John Gibson in the 1980s, and they eventually became engaged. In 1986, Gibson was killed in a plane crash.
From 2004 to 2006, White was engaged to businessman Michael Kaye, senior partner in a large leveraged buyout fund based in southern California. The two never wed.
Vanna White Children | Vanna White Kids
She later had a son, Nicholas, born in 1994 and a daughter, Giovanna (Gigi), born in 1997, from her marriage to Santo Pietro.
Vanna White Salary | How Much Does Vanna White Make
Vanna earns an annual salary of $8 Million which is a result of what her annual salary was on Wheel Of Fortune.
Vanna White Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $50 million dollars which she has earned through her acting career.
Vanna White Dead
As of January 2019, White is not dead she is still alive and kicking.
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