As 90s kids, we all have been in awe of game shows. One such show was “Wheel of fortune” that came in 1982. It was hosted by Vanna White, an extremely gorgeous young lady that swept every heart away. Vanna White has had a variety in career. She has been equally successful at both television and movies.
|Full Name:||Vanna Marie White|
|Stage Name:||Vanna White|
|Birthday:||18 February, 1957|
|Place Of Origin:||North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, U.S.|
|Age:||63 years old|
|Height:||5 feet 6 inches|
|Spouse:||George Santo Pietro (div. 2002)
John Donaldson (m. 2012)
|Total Net Worth:||$70 Million|
Born on the 18th February, 1957 in Horry County, Vanna Marie Rosich belonged to a family that was quite dysfunctional. Her father Joan Marie Nicholas and Miguel Angel Rosich separated when she was really small. Her mother got involved with another man who then adopted her Herbert White Jr, who was a real estate agent. She even inherited his surname. After she was done with her graduation, she attended the “Atlanta School of Fashion and Design”. She also pursued modelling during these days. To pursue acting, she headed to Los Angeles in 1979. She had to return to South Carolina to be with her mother who was suffering from ovarian cancer.
Vanna was raised a Roman catholic. In 1980, she started seeing John Gibson, who was a dancer and an actor by profession. The two dated for a while and then exchanged rings. In 1886, John died in a plane crash. In 1990, she got hitched to George Santo Pietro. She got pregnant with his child in 1992 but suffered a miscarriage. She then gave birth to their son in 1994 and daughter in 1997. The couple separated in the last months of 2002. For almost two years (2004 – 2006) she dated Michael Kaye. The two even exchanged rings soon after they started dating. She soon met John Donaldson through some mutual friends, fell in love and married him.
This beautiful lady is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 105 pounds.
In 1978, during the starting of her career, Vanna participated in a beauty pageant called “Miss Georgia US”. In 1980, she contested a game show for the first time, that was “The price is right”. Despite the fact that she could not make it to the stage (amongst the main contestants), she featured in a special clip that was called “Game show moments gone Bananas”.
In the same year, she even featured in a movie called “Gypsy angels”. The movie was unfinished, so it’s makers edited some parts of it and released it. In 1981, she became a part of two movies, “Looker” and “Graduation Day”. In “Graduation day”, she played the character of “Doris”. The movie was directed by Herb Freed and was produced by “Troma Entertainment”.
She released her autobiography in 1987 by the name “Vanna speaks”. In the same year, she featured in the playboy magazine, in a see through “lingerie”. However, the pictures were taken much before the starting of her career as a game show host. She featured as “Venus”, in the movie “Goddess of love”, that co-starred Betsy Palmer, who played the character of “Juno”. White had a cameo in “Married…With Children”. She was also a part of “Wrestle Mania 4”.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
In 2006, on 20th April, she bagged a star at the “Hollywood Walk of Fame”. Her voice was used in “The real story of twinkle twinkle little star” and “Captain Planet and the Planeteers”. In 1982, White bagged the position of the permanent host on the show “Wheel of fortune”. She hosted the same show with Pat Sajak on “ABC”. She is extremely interested in Real estate and has various times shared about her love for “flipping houses’. In 2017, the actress named her house in Beverly hills for $47.5 Million. She was also a part of shows like “L.A. Law”, “Super Mario Bros. Super Show”, “227”, “Simon and Simon”, “Full House” and “The King of Queens”.
She featured in films like “Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult” that came in the year 1994 and Double Dragon that was released in the year 1994.
She was presented with a star in the “Hollywood Walk of Fame”, to which she was accompanied by Pat Sajak, Merv Griffin, and Alex Trebek.
With her success in both film and the television industry, she accounts for a total net worth of $70 Million.
She has always come out in front of her fans in her most uncensored ways. Talking about her life at home, she said “I’m a mom, a full-time mom when I’m not taping. I do the carpool thing, and bake the cookies, and do the homework.” Her heart never fails to restore our trust in humanity. Throwing some light on her gestures of humanity and plans ahead in life, she asserted, “I will say that when I retire, I will probably do something to help others. I don’t know what it will be… probably I’ll get involved in some charity.”
Like anybody else, she too desired to make her parents proud. She asserted in a media interaction, “I remember my parents telling me, at the age of 10, ‘You can do anything you want.’ Dad, we did it!”
She teaches us to be as modest and down to earth as she is. Talking about her job, she said, “It is what it is, and it’s a crazy job – I literally touch letters and wear pretty clothes, and how do you describe that job? It’s weird, but I’ve been doing it for a long time, and I’ll be first to make fun of it – I really will – but I wouldn’t trade it for anything else in the world.” Her determination to keep going is commendable.