Vanna White is a popular American television 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. Before her appearance on TV in 1980, White was a contestant in the Miss Georgia USA 1978 pageant.
Vanna Marie Rosich
Actress, TV Personality, Model
Birthday / Date of Birth
Vanna White was born on the 18th of February 1957, in Los Angeles, California, United States.
She’s currently 65 years old.
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.
- Father – Miguel Angel Rosich
- Mother – Joan Marie
- Relatives – Herbert Stackley White Jr. (Stepfather) (Former Real Estate Broker), Christopher George (Uncle) (Actor), Carlos Miguel Benigne Tomás Rosich Y Pasarell (Paternal Grandfather), Gloria Maria García (Paternal Grandmother)
Boyfriend / Spouse
Vanna White has dated –
- John Gibson (1982-1986) – White 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.
- George Santo Pietro (1990-2002) – In 1990, Vanna started dating restaurant owner, George Santo Pietro, whom she met coincidentally while dining at Studio City. They got married the same year and later Vanna suffered a miscarriage. Then, she gave birth to a boy named Nicholas (b. 1994) and a girl named Giovanna (b. 1997). Their relationship, however, ended in November 2002.
- Michael Kaye (2004-2006) – White was engaged to Southern California businessman Michael Kaye. The two never wed.
- John Donaldson (2012-Present) – White is in a relationship with contractor John Donaldson.
- In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
- In centimeters – 167 cm
- In meters – 1.67 m
- In Kilograms – 58 kg
- In Pounds – 128 lbs
- Measurements – 34-24-35
- Bust – 34 inches
- Waist – 24 inches
- Hip – 35 inches
- Bra Size – 33B
She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 5 (US).
White became known after appearing as the hostess of Wheel of Fortune (1982). However, she did her best in several films such as Looker (1981), Midnight Offerings (1981), and Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994).
In 1980, Vanna had her first film onscreen role in the movie Gypsy Angels as Mickey.
In 1980, Vanna landed her first role in television series The Price Is Right.
White has done endorsement work for several brands such as Stove Top Stuffing, Choice Hotels, Cybersonic2, Vanna’s Choice Knitters.
Vanna White Net worth
Vanna White has an estimated net worth of $85 million dollars as of 2022.
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Some Lesser Known Facts About Vanna White
- Vanna spent the summer of 1980 back in South Carolina with her mother, who was dying of ovarian cancer.
- In 1980, White acted in a film that was not completed; the film was subsequently edited and released in June 1990 as Gypsy Angels.
- In 1981, she got a bit part in the film Looker and also appeared as Doris in the horror movie Graduation Day, an American slasher film directed by Herb Freed and produced by Troma Entertainment.
- In 1988, White appeared in the NBC television film Goddess of Love, in which she played Venus; Betsy Palmer co-starred as Juno; it scored 12% of the Audience Vote on Rotten Tomatoes.
- In 2006, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with Pat Sajak, Merv Griffin, and Alex Trebek as key witnesses.
- White was presented with a Guinness World Record certificate for most frequent clapper.
- Her favorite actor are Tom Hanks.
- White is a patron of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, donating $1.8 million to the program and plans to continue her philanthropic works after her retirement from television.
- Vanna uses her income to invest in apartment buildings, and she likes flipping houses. In 2017, she listed her Beverly Hills some for $47.5 million.
- In 2021, White hosted Celebrity Wheel of Fortune on ABC. Later in the year it was announced that both Sajak and White have been signed on to continue as hosts of Wheel of Fortune through the 2023–24 season.
- In 2022, White appeared as a special guest in the seventh season of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars where the contestants did a runway in tribute to her past looks.