Vanna Marie Rosich, born February 18, 1957, better known as Vanna White, is an American model, television personality, best known as the hostess of Wheel of Fortune since 1982. She was born in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the United States.
|Full Name:||John Donaldson|
|Date of Birth:||February 18, 1957|
|Place of Birth:||Horry County, South Carolina|
|State of Origin:||South Carolina|
|Net Worth:||$85 million|
Early Life and Education
Vanna Marie Rosich was born on February 18, 1957, to Joan Marie (Nicholas) and Miguel Angel Rosich, in the vicinity of North Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina.
She was raised by her mother Joan and stepfather Herbert White Jr. at North Myrtle Beach after her parents divorced when she was a little child.
White adopted her stepfather’s previous real estate dealer identity. On April 1, 2022, after he passed away.
She had her high school in South Carolina before she relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked as a model and attended The Atlanta School of Fashion and Design.
In order to pursue a career as an actress, she moved to Los Angeles in 1979.
Vanna White competed in the Miss Georgia USA 1978 pageant before making her television debut in 1980 and made her debut on a game show on The Price Is Right on June 20, 1980, where she was one of the initial four competitors.
She was unable to enter the stage, but the video of her sprinting to Contestants’ Row was replayed as part of The Price Is Right 25th Anniversary Special in August 1996.
White was featured on the special broadcast Game Show Moments as well as The Price Is Right Celebrates 50 Years in September 2021 in which she also made an appearance as a guest model during the show.
White appeared in an unfinished movie in 1980; the movie was later edited and published as Gypsy Angels in June 1990.
She had a small role in the 1981 movie Looker and played Doris in the horror flick Graduation Day, an American slasher film made by Troma Entertainment and directed by Herb Freed.
Vanna White Speaks!, her autobiography from 1987, was a best-seller. She appeared in a Playboy pictorial in 1987 as well, which included pictures of her taken prior to her appearance on Wheel of Fortune while she was wearing transparent underwear.
Vanna White Net Worth
Vanna White is an American actress, model, and television personality wan estimated net worth of $85 million.
In the 1980s, Vanna White dated actor and former Chippendales dancer John Gibson; the two finally got engaged.
Gibson later died in a plane accident in 1986. In December 1990, White married George Santo Pietro, the proprietor of a restaurant.
After her marriage to Santo Pietro, White gave birth to a boy named Nicholas (Niko) in 1994 and gave birth to her daughter named Giovanna (Gigi) in 1997. However the couple divorce was finalized in November 2002.
She was engaged to Southern California businessman Michael Kaye from 2004 to 2006. They never got married.
Vanna White is currently dating contractor John Donaldson. They began dating in 2012.
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