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Vanna White Bio, Age, Net Worth, Husband, Kids & Wiki

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About Vanna White

Vanna White (born on February 18, 1957) is a popular American TV personality and movie star. Her profound appearances as a hostess on one of the most successful game shows, Wheel of Fortune, since 1982, have brought her the major acclaim. She has been a letter turner for over 3 decades on the game show. Vanna has also been featured in several magazines such as San Diego, Playboy, Esquire, and People. She was born on February 18, 1957, to Miguel Angel and Joan Marie Rosich. Her first appearance on television came in 1980 as a participant in a game show The Price Is Right. Read in detail about Vanna White Bio, Age, Salary, Net Worth, Husband, Kids & Wiki.

Vanna’s career breakthrough came in 1982 when she became a hostess on the game show Wheel of Fortune. In addition to being a host, she has also done plenty of work as an actress, appearing in several television shows and movies so far. Coming towards her personal life, Vanna White remained married to restaurant owner George Santo Pietro from 1990 to 2002. While she has also dated actor John Gibson, businessman Michael Kaye, and John Donaldson.

Bio/Wiki

Full Name Vanna Marie Rosich
Nick Name Vanna White
Age Vanna White is currently 65 according to her birthdate February 18, 1957
Famous For Hosting Merv Griffin’s game show, Wheel of Fortune, for more than 3 decades
Starring in several films such as Looker (1981), Midnight Offerings (1981), and Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994)
First Film She made her debut film appearance as Mickey in the drama movie, Gypsy Angels, in 1980.
First TV Show Vanna made her first TV show appearance in the game show The Price Is Right in 1980.
Religion Christian
Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Birth Place Conway, South Carolina, USA
Date of Birth 18 February 1957
Nationality American
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Home Town Conway, South Carolina, USA
Hobbies Not Known

Physical  Stats

Height (Approx.) in centimeters-168 cm
in meters:1.68 m
in feet inches: 5′ 6″
Weight (Approx.) in kilograms-53 kg
in pounds:117 lbs
Personal Trainer In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep her skin radiant, Vanna eats a lot of fruits including prunes. She does not believe in having a strict diet to lose weight and prefers to stay away from unhealthy food. She works out at home, goes for a run, and also works out with 10-pound dumbbells which she usually keeps in her dressing room.

Figure Measurements

Breast Size 35
Hips Size 35
Waist Size 28

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / Ethnicity White (Puerto Rican, German and Italian)
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Blonde
S*xual Orientation Straight
Dress Size Not Known
Shoe Size  7(US)
Distinctive Features High cheekbones
Wide smile
Controversies Not Known

Vanna White, born on February 18, 1957, in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, worked as a professional model before joining the game show Wheel of Fortune in 1982 as co-host. She’s responsible for uncovering the letters on the show’s large puzzle board and modeling an ever-changing line of designs. White is the mother of two and, as an avid crocheter, has her own yarn line called Vanna’s Choice.

Family

Mother’s Name Joan Marie Rosich
Father’s Name Miguel Angel Rosich
Others Herbert Stackley White Jr (Stepfather)
Siblings Herbert “Chip” (Younger Brother)
Husband/Spouse George Santo Pietro (m. 1990-2002)
Partner John Gibson (1981-1986)
Children Gigi Santo Pietro (Daughter) (b. 1997), Niko Santo Pietro (Son) (b. 1994)

Personal Life

School Not Known
College/University Not Known
Educational Qualification Vanna attended the North Myrtle Beach High School. She was also a high school cheerleader. Later, she went on to study at Atlanta School of Fashion.
Profession Actress, TV Personality, Model
Brands Endorsed Vanna has endorsed various brands like –

Stove Top Stuffing (1986)
Choice Hotels (1991)
Cybersonic2 (Power Flosser) (1991)
Vanna’s Choice Knitters (2007-2008)

Awards

N/A

Relationship & more

Affairs/Boyfriends Not Known

Favorite Things

N/A

Career

While reminiscing about her times as an actress, model, and American TV fixture, White has mentioned that one of the biggest things she regrets doing in her career was posing for a lingerie shoot in 1987. This shoot caused her to land on the controversial men’s magazine, Playboy. White has spoken about these racy photos in several interviews, claiming that they almost caused her to lose her job on the show. White sued both Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and the magazine itself, hoping that the shoot won’t leave a damaging impact on her wholesome image. Both sides eventually dropped the lawsuits.

Money Factor

Estimated Net Worth in 2022 $70 mіllіоn (as in 2022)
Previous Year’s Net Worth (2021) Under Review
Annual Salary Under Review
Income Source Actress, TV Personality, Model

Vanna White is an American television personality, model, and actress best known as the hostess and puzzle-board turner of Wheel of Fortune. Vanna White has a net worth of $70 million dollars. Interestingly, that actually makes her slightly richer than her Wheel co-host Pat Sajak. Her additional net worth came from her previous marriage to a highly successful real estate developer/restaurateur named George Santo Pietro.

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In 1993, Vanna successfully sued the Samsung Electronics corporation over a commercial after the company aired a commercial that featured a smiling robot that turned letters on a game show. White asserted that the company was using her likeness without permission. Incredibly, Vanna ended up winning the lawsuit after several appeals and was awarded $403,000 in damages.

Some unknown facts about

  • Vanna was very young when her biological father left her mother. Later, her mother married a former real estate broker, Herbert White, and Vanna was raised by her stepfather.
  • In the past, she had been given the honor of carrying an Olympic Torch.
  • She is well-known among her friends for possessing the skills to play billiards.
  • She is afraid of spiders.
  • Vanna and her co-host Pat Sajak have the same blood group i.e. AB positive.
  • In 1982, Vanna’s prospectives modeling career and talent earned her the spot as the hostess on the show, Wheel of Fortune, against 200 applicants who were there for the auditions.
  • In 1978, she competed at the Miss Georgia pageant.
  • The surname “White” was taken by Vanna from her stepfather’s last name.
  • White was one of the first 4 contestants to audition on the game show The Price is Right on June 20, 1980, but unfortunately, she didn’t make it past the contestant’s row.
  • It is believed that the popular game, Super Mario, has a character named “Vanna T” which is named after her.
  • She had lent her voice to animated television series The Real Story of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
  • Vanna and Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner, were friends until Hugh used one of her pictures, despite her constant pleading against doing so, on the cover of the Playboy magazine’s May 1987 edition. After that, she never returned to the mansion.
  • She won a spot in the Guinness World Records as the “most frequent clapper” in 1992.
  • In 2013, she made an appearance on the WWE Hall of Fame show alongside several celebrities including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Donald Trump, and John Travolta.
  • In 1998, Vanna received $403,000 from Samsung electronics after she filed a lawsuit against them for having caused damage to her image through a print ad that showcased a robot spinning letters.
  • In 1987, DJ David Kolin released a parody titled Vanna, Pick Me a Letter in sync with the song The Letter by the band, The Box Tops. Later, in 1988 comedy, singer “Weird Al” Yankovic also released an original song titled Stuck in a Closet with Vanna White.
  • In 1987, she published an autobiography titled Vanna Speaks!
  • In 2013, she has honored a place in the Guinness World Records for having clapped for an estimated 3,480,864 times in 30 seasons, which was a whopping 606 claps per episode during 5,744 episodes that she had appeared in.
  • In 2006, she earned a spot at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • It is believed that until 2017, Vanna had worn more than 6500 dresses over the span of 35 years that she had spent on the show and has never worn the same dress twice.
  • She frequently donates parts of her profit from her yarn line called Vanna’s Choice to the St. ­Jude Children’s Hospital.

 

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