Vanna White (birth name Vanna Marie Rosich) was born on 18, February 1957 in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA. She is an American television personality who became famous after being the hostess and puzzle board operator on the long-running game show Wheel of Fortune.
Biography and Career :
In June, 1980 she participated at "The Price is Right". After two years she went to an audition for "Wheel of Fortune" and won it. She wrote her biography in 1987, "Vanna Speaks!", and it turned to be a best-seller. In the same year she appeared in Playboy. Her next role was as Venus in "Goddess of Love" in 1989, but the critics didn't appreciate her acting too much.
After that, she received roles in movies like "Married... with Children", "Full House" and "The Naked Gun 33". In 1
992, "The Guinness Book of World Records" accorded her the record of "Television's Most Frequent Clapper."
She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame since April 20, 2006. In 1993 she sued Samsung Electronics for using a humorous ad featuring a robot turning letters on a game show and she won the case. On December 31, 1990, she married George Santopietro. They have two children, but they divorced on May 15, 2002.
Why do we like Vanna White?
Vanna White is one of those celebs that the average American canít help but adore. She's a blonde-haired pretty face that knows how to make people feel comfortable even when standing in front of an audience of 3.000.
Why is Vanna White famous?
Although Vanna White has had her share of TV appearances, cinematographic attempts and business involvements, it is because for the "Wheel of Fortune" that America knows and loves her. She has been the one constant on the show since the day she was cast and until its cancellation.
Name: Vanna White (born Vanna Marie Rosich)
Birth place: North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
Birth date: February 18, 1957
Parents: Joan Marie and Miguel Angel Rosich; stepfather: Herbert Stackley White Jr.
Husband: George Santo Pietro (1991-2002)
Children: Nicholas (born 1994) and Giovanna (born 1997)
Occupation: Game show co-host
- She is best known from the show 'Wheel of Fortune'.
- Height: 168 cm
- She has Croatian, English, Italian, Spanish, German and Greek origins.
- Her children's names are Nicholas Pietro and Giovanna Pietro.
- Christopher George, a famous actor, is her uncle.
- "I enjoy getting dressed as a Barbie doll."
- "Overprotecting intellectual property is as harmful as underprotecting it. Creativity is impossible without a rich public domain. Nothing today, likely nothing since we tamed fire, is genuinely new: Culture, like science and technology, grows by accretion, each new creator building on the works of those who came before. Overprotection stifles the very creative forces it's supposed to nurture."
- "As a child, when I was having that alphabet soup, I never thought that it would pay off."
- "I chipped a nail on a large letter -- I think it was a 'W'."
- Double Dragon (1994)
- Married with Children (1 episode, 1993)
- Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990) TV Series (unknown episodes)
- The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (1 episode, 1989)
- Goddess of Love (1988) (TV)
- Totally Minnie (1987) (TV)
- Looker (1981)
- Graduation Day (1981)
- Midnight Offerings (1981) (TV)
- Gypsy Angels (1980).
Self Filmography :
- Dirt Nap (2006/II)
- "Wheel of Fortune" (1 episode, 1982-2006)
- Open Access (1 episode, 2006)
- The Wayne Brady Show (1 episode, 2003)
- Contact: Talking to the Dead (2002) (TV)
- The King of Queens (1 episode, 2001)
- Just Shoot Me! (1 episode, 2000)
- Howard Stern (1 episode, 1999)
- The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1 episode, 1999)
- Wheel of Fortune (1998) (VG)
- Style and Substance (1 episode, 1998)
- Intimate Portrait (1 episode, 1998)
- Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
- Full House (1 episode, 1994)
- L.A. Law (2 episodes, 1990)
- The Howard Stern Show (1 episode, 1990)
- Wrestlemania IV (1988) (V)
- Simon & Simon (1 episode, 1987)
- 227 (1 episode, 1986)
- It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1 episode, 1986)
- The Flintstones' 25th Anniversary Celebration (1986) (TV)
- The A-Team (1 episode, 1986)
- This Is Your Life (1 episode, 1984)
- Gimme a Break! (1 episode, 1984).
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