Vanna White Biography
|Celebrity Name:||Vanna White|
|Birth Name:||Vanna Marie Rosich|
|Birth Date:||February 18, 1957|
|Age:||63 years old|
|Birth Place:||Conway, South Carolina, United States|
|Profession:||TV hostess ; Actress|
|Spouse (Name):||John Gibson (1980 – 1986) ; Santo Pietro (1990 – 2002)|
|Children:||Nicholas ; Giovanna|
|Net Worth:||$70 million|
|Last Updated :||March, 2020|
Popularly, Vanna White is known to be the hostess, co-host and puzzle-board turner of the American game show “Wheel of Fortune”. Vanna White is an American TV personality and an actress. She is currently 63 years old and her physical statistics are: height – 5ft 6in, and weight – 58kg (105 pounds). In this article, we will be sharing with you; Vanna White net worth, her biography TV personality career and many more.
Vanna White Biography
Vanna White’s birth name is Vanna Marie Rosich. She was born on the 18th of February, 1957 in Conway, South Carolina, United States. Her parents are Joan Marie Nicholas and Miguel Angel Rosich. While Vanna White was yet a baby, her parents got divorced which led to her being raised by her mother and her stepfather, Herbert White Jr., a former real estate broker, in North Myrtle Beach. As a result, Vanna adopted the surname of her stepfather “White”.
For her education, Vanna White relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, where she enrolled at The Atlanta School of Fashion and Design, after graduating from high school. There, she worked as a model.
Vanna White Career Life
In 1979, Vanna White went to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film acting. However, prior to her appearance on TV screen in 1980, Vanna White contested in the Miss Georgia USA 1978 pageant. Vanna White first appeared in a TV game show when she featured as a contestant on June 20, 1980. Later in the same year, Vanna White was involved in the production of an incomplete movie; which was finally edited and released as Gypsy Angels, ten years later in June 1990. Vanna White also published her autobiography “Vanna Speaks”, in 1987. The American TV personality has also featured in various TV shows via cameos in: The King of Queens, Super Mario Bros. Super Show, Full House, L.A Law, Simon and Simon, and 227. In addition, she has also made cameo appearances in films such as Double Dragon (1994) and Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994). Through the course of her career, she has featured as guest timekeeper and backstage interviewer for WrestleMania IV. Vanna White began her career as a TV hostess on Wheel of Fortune game show in 1982 after the previous show’s hostess, Susan Stafford left in October 1982. It is safe to say that Wheel of Fortune will continue to be a stable contribution to Vanna White net worth and income as her contract as the hostess of Wheel of Fortune will last till 2022.
Over the course of her career, Vanna White has worn over 6,500 dresses on the TV shows and she never wore the same cloth twice. An interesting fact about Vanna White is that she has clapped at least 3,480,864 times across the show’s 30 seasons. Also, she has appeared in all but 10 of Wheel of Fortune’s 5,754 episodes which began on September 19, 1983. Vanna White has also lent her voice to two different animated programs: the Canadian animated television special The Real Story of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, and the American animated TV series – Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
Vanna White Personal Life and Relationships
In the 1980’s, Vanna White was in a relationship with John Gibson. However, few years later, John Gibson died in a plane crash. Thereafter, White got married to George Santo Pietro in December 1990. Later in September 1992, she announced that she was pregnant, but however, lost the baby in a miscarriage. In 1994, she gave birth to her first child for Santo Pietro; a son whom they named Nicholas. In 1997, she again gave birth to another child, a daughter named Giovanna (Gigi). Vanna White’s marriage to Santo Pietro was dissolved by a divorce in November 2002. Thereafter, she got engaged to Michael Kaye, a businessman, from 2004 – 2006.
Vanna White Awards and Recognitions
One of the notable accolades accredited to Vanna White’s name is the prestigious occasion of being honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 20, 2006 at 7018 Hollywood Blvd. Also, Vanna White has a Guinness World Record certificate for most frequent clapper, which was presented to her on the 24th of May, 2013.
Vanna White Net Worth
Vanna White net worth is currently estimated to be $70 million. She earns an annual salary of $10 million from her career as a hostess on Wheel of Fortune. In addition, part of the source of her net worth comes from her previous marriage to very wealthy real estate developer/restaurateur, George Santo Pietro. Also, Vanna White’s Samsung lawsuit can not be ignored. In 1993, she successfully sued the Samsung Electronics Company over a commercial that featured a smiling robot turning letters on a game show. She claimed that the company was copying her likeness without her authorized permission. In the end, the case ended up in Vanna White’s favor with the payment of $403,000 in damages. In addition to her net worth, Vanna White has her own line of yarns called “Vanna’s Choice” through Lion Brand Yarns. She also invests in apartment buildings. In all, Vanna White’s book “Vanna Speaks” records high sales and is listed as another source of White’s income.
These are the necessary details about Vanna White net worth and her biography. She has proven to be one of the best hostesses, when it comes to television shows. Despite being in her 60’s, she is not showing any sign of a retirement even we speak now. We can expect more beautiful appearances from this renowned TV hostess and actress.