Vanna White

Vanna White

Date Of Birth18 February 1957
Age61 years 1 months 3 days
Day of BirthMonday
Place Of BirthNorth Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, U.S.
Other Names Vanna Marie Angel , Vanna Marie Rosich

Personal Information
Sun Sign Aquarius
Body Features & Measurements
Height168 CM
1.68 M
5 Feet 6 Inches
66 Inches
Eye color Brown
Hair color Blonde
Weight55 KG
121 lbs
Shoe Size9 (US)
Figure Measurements 35-24-34
Figure Type Hourglass
Bra Size 32C
Family Information
Father Miguel Angel Rosich
Mother Joan Marie
Love, Romance, Marriage
Boyfriends Michael Kaye (Ex)
John Gibson (Ex)
John Donaldson
Ex Husband George Santo Pietro
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Naked Gun 331/3: The final insult
Debut (TV) The price is right
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Indulgence Eating ice cream
Social Networks, Web links
Wiki PageWiki Page
Facebook ProfileFacebook Profile
Twitter ProfileTwitter Profile
Instagram ProfileInstagram Profile


Personal life

White was born Vanna Marie Rosich, in Conway, South Carolin as the daughter of Joan Marie and Miguel Angel Rosich. Her parents were divorced when she was an infant, and White grew up to take the name of her stepfather, Herbert Stackley White Jr., a former real estate broker.

White dated Chippendales starrer John Gibson in the 1980s and they eventually got engaged. In 1986, Gibson was killed in a plane crash. White tied knots with restaurant owner George Santo Pietro in December 1990. White first became pregnant in September 1992 and actually it was the answer to a puzzle in Wheel of Fortune show. Through this Vanna let the entire world know that she was pregnant. She miscarried shortly after however. She later bore a son, Nicholas, born in 1994 and a daughter Giovanna (Gigi), born in 1997 from her marriage to Santo Pietro. The couple divorced in November 2002 sadly.

From 2004 to 2006, she was engaged to businessman Michael Kaye but the two never married.

Law suits

In 1993, White sued the Samsung Electronics corporation on account of its humorous ad featuring a robot turning letters on a game show where she alleged a violation of her personality rights.

Initially the lower court ruled in Samsung’s favor. United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed the hearing. The Ninth Circuit denied a rehearing; Judge Kozinski issued a dissent and The U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari. White was compensated with $403,000 in damages.

Facts and Trivia

  • Comic musician "Weird Al" Yankovic penned an original song, "Stuck in a Closet with Vanna White" featured on his hit album Even Worse.
  • In 1987, disc jockey David Kolin, credited as Dr. Dave, released a 12-inch single of a parody called "Vanna, Pick Me a Letter" to the song "The Letter" by The Box Tops.
  • White is a crochet and knitting enthusiast.
  • She has a line of yarns called ‘Vanna's Choice’ through Lion Brand Yarns.
  • She’s worn over six thousand gowns for 34 years. She has never worn the same one twice on the show(Wheel of Fortune).
  • Designers sent the clothes to the studio about 50 gowns and White and team would try them on and pick the top 12 because they do 6 shows a day two days in a row and that’s 12 shows in two days for Wheel of Fortune.
  • She was at a taping of a Merv Griffin Show and Janet Gretzky introduced her to Merv's.
  • She attended the audition to Merv Griffin Show among 200 other girls and she was the last one. She got the part.
  • When she had moved to Hollywood she was too embarrassed to ask her dad for money for rent so she did some lingerie shots for money.
  • She was 25 when she started shooting for Wheel of Fortune.
  • Got the role in Wheel of Fortune after the main host Susan Stafford quit it.
  • Before she hit the small screen Vanna White was a beauty pageant contestant who competed in the 1978 Miss Georgia pageant although her original career path was in modeling and professional acting. She was also no stranger to game shows having appeared on an episode of The Price is Right in 1980.
  • She doesn’t get to keep the costumes she wears on Wheel of Fortune.
  • Craziest fan experience: Someone came up to her to ask her to sign a yardstick.
  • Proudest accomplishment: Getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Funniest moment: It was a Christmas show and a package a Christmas gift got caught on her dress and she was carrying it back and forth and she didn't even know she was carrying it attached to her dress.
  • Craziest wheel of fortune guest: White says that in one show a girl won and she literally picked Pat up and carried him around jumping up and down.
  • Lunch with one person from history: Benjamin Franklin or Einstein
  • Several skin care product companies falsely made public that she endorsed their brand.


  • I want to travel all over the world I want to go everywhere see everything.
  • I deliberately don't wear green on St. Patrick's Day so I CAN get pinched. Just kidding! Truthfully, I just forget to.



TV series

  • Fresh Off the Boat(2017):She portrayed the role- Vanna White in this Comedy Series created by Detective Agency, Fierce Baby Productions, The, 20th Century Fox Television, Nahnatchka Khan , it features Hudson Yang, Constance Wu, Randall Park in the cast.
  • Celebrity Page(2017):Vanna White was Herself in the Series , cast includes Jaymes Vaughan, Sonia Isabelle, Arthur Kade . 
  • Game Changers(2017):She played Herself - Hostess, Wheel of Fortune in the Documentary directed by J. Craig Thompson created by J. Craig Thompson, Ballinran Entertainment , it features Alex Trebek, Ken Jennings, J.D. Roth in the cast.
  • Try Not to Smile or Laugh(2017):She played the role of Herself in the with actors- Carson Shoemaker, Tom Phelan, Labib Yasir playing the lead characters.
  • The Chew(2017):She acted as Herself in this TV Series produced by Chew Production with actors- Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall playing main roles.
  • Jeopardy!(2017):She played Herself in this TV Series with Johnny Gilbert, Alex Trebek, Jimmy McGuire in the lead.
  • Good Morning America(2017):She acted as Herself - Guest in the TV Series with Amy Robach, Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee in the lead.
  • Larry King Now(2016): She portrayed Herself - Guest in the Series , the series was created by Ora TV , it has Kathy Griffin, Larry King, Howard Bragman in the lead cast.
  • Home & Family(2016):She played HerselfHerself in the Series , it was produced by Woody Fraser Productions with the cast of Debbie Matenopoulos, Cristina Ferrare, Mark Steines .
  • Access Hollywood Live(2016):She played the character- Herself in the Series starring Kit Hoover, Natalie Morales, Billy Bush in the lead.
  • Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show(2016):She played Herself in the Series with stars- Jason Rooney, Brian Balthazar, Wendy Williams in the main roles.
  • The Insider(2016):She portrayed the role of Herself in this Series starring Louis Aguirre, Michael Yo, Keltie Knight in the lead.
  • Late Show with David Letterman(2015):She acted as Herself in the Comedy Series with Paul Shaffer, David Letterman, Alan Kalter in the lead.
  • One Question Interviews(2014):She played the role- Herself - Guest in the TV Series with actors- Rick Yaeger, Greg Grunberg, Amy Jo Johnson in the lead cast.
  • Katie(2013):She portrayed the character- Herself in this Series produced by Katie Couric starring Katie Couric, Jimmy Kimmel, Dionne Harmon in the lead.
  • The Interviews: An Oral History of Television(2010):She portrayed the character- Herself in the Series , it has Stephen J. Abramson, Jenni Matz, Karen Herman in the main roles.
  • Rachael Ray(2008):She played Herself in the Series with actors- Rachael Ray, Gretta Monahan, Mike Goral in the lead cast.
  • American Idol(2008):She portrayed Herself - Audience Member in the Musical TV Series , cast includes Ryan Seacrest, Mark Thompson, Randy Jackson .
  • Entertainment Tonight(2007):She portrayed Herself in the Series with the cast Kevin Frazier, Nancy O'Dell, Mark Steines .
  • Open Access(2006):She played Herself in the Adventure Series with stars- Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, James Blake playing important roles.
  • The Reichen Show(2005):She acted as Herself - Guest in the Series with the cast of Lesley DeBrier, Rosa Blasi, Reichen Lehmkuhl .
  • The Wayne Brady Show(2003):She acted as Herself in this Comedy TV Series produced by Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, Makin' It Up Productions, Enjoy the Ride Productions Ltd. with actors- Jarod Miller, Alex Al, Wayne Brady playing the lead characters.
  • The King of Queens(2001):Vanna appeared as Vanna White in the Comedy TV Series , cast included Jerry Stiller, Leah Remini, Kevin James .
  • Just Shoot Me!(2000):Vanna played Vanna White in the TV Series created by Universal Network Television, Steven Levitan, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, Columbia TriStar Domestic Television , cast includes Enrico Colantoni, Laura San Giacomo, George Segal .
  • Howard Stern(1999):She portrayed Herself in the Comedy Series created by Earth View Productions, E! Entertainment Television , it has Matt Sager, Robin Quivers, Howard Stern in the lead cast.
  • The Rosie O'Donnell Show(1999):Vanna played Herself in the Comedy Series , cast included Susan Lucci, Rosie O'Donnell, Caroline Rhea .
  • The Daily Show(1999):She played Herself in the Comedy Series created by Mad Cow Productions, Lizz Winstead, Comedy Central, Ark Angel Entertainment, Madeleine Smithberg with stars- Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert in the main roles.
  • Style & Substance(1998):She played Herself in this Comedy Series created by The, Touchstone Television, Cloudland Company, Peter Tolan , it has Heath Hyche, Jean Smart, Nancy McKeon in the lead cast.
  • Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1996):Vanna played Herself in the Musical Comedy Series , it has Conan O'Brien, Joel Godard, Andy Richter in the lead cast.
  • Married with Children(1995): She acted in the role of Coco / Helen GranowinnerCoco in the Comedy Series starring Christina Applegate, Ed O'Neill, Katey Sagal in the lead.
  • Maury(1994):Vanna was Herself in the Drama Series created by Paramount Television, MoPo Productions, Studios USA , it stars Kevin Bacon, Raphael B. Johnson, Maury Povich in the cast.
  • Full House(1994):She portrayed Herself in the Family Comedy Drama Series , cast included Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, John Stamos .
  • Sally Jessy Raphael(1994):Vanna White was Herself in the Series produced by Universal Television with the cast of Davy Jones, Myreah Moore, Sally Jessy Raphael .
  • CBS Schoolbreak Special(1992):She portrayed the character- Herself in this Family Drama TV Series created by CBS Schoolbreak Special Telefilm , it features Tammy Lauren, Nick Angotti, Monica Calhoun in the cast.
  • Captain Planet and the Planeteers(1992):Vanna was Laurie Saunders in the Series with stars- Kath Soucie, Joey Dedio, David Coburn playing important roles.
  • Northern Exposure(1991):She portrayed Herself in the Fantasy Comedy Drama Series produced by Cine-Nevada Productions, Falahey/Austin Street Productions, Joshua Brand, John Falsey, Universal Television with the cast of Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin .
  • The Howard Stern Show(1990):Vanna appeared as Herself in the TV Series created by MCA Broadcasting, WWOR featuring Jackie Martling, Howard Stern, Robin Quivers in the cast.
  • A. Law(1990):Vanna played Herself / Herself - Hostess in the Drama Series created by 20th Century Fox Television, Steven Bochco, Terry Louise Fisher , cast included Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins, Corbin Bernsen .
  • CBS This Morning(1989):She acted in the role of Herself in this Series starring Dolly Parton, Meryl Streep, Tom Selleck in the main roles.
  • The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!(1989):She played the role- Roxanne in this Series , the series was created by Nintendo of America, Dakota Pictures, DIC Entertainment , it stars Harvey Atkin, John Stocker, Lou Albano in the cast.
  • The Pat Sajak Show(1989):She played the role- Herself in the Series with the cast of Geoff Bolt, Dan Miller, Pat Sajak .
  • Live! with Kelly(1989):She portrayed the role- Herself / Herself - Guest in this Series with stars- Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, Regis Philbin in the main roles.
  • Santa Barbara(1988):She played the character- Vanna White in the Romantic Drama Series with the cast A Martinez, Nancy Lee Grahn, Marcy Walker .
  • Simon & Simon(1987):Vanna played Vanna White in the Mystery Drama Series , it features Jameson Parker, Gerald McRaney, Mary Carver in the cast.
  • It's Garry Shandling's Show.(1986):Vanna was Herself in the Comedy Series produced by Our Production Company, Alan Zweibel, Garry Shandling featuring Michael Tucci, Molly Cheek, Garry Shandling in the cast.
  • 227(1986):Vanna White was Vanna White in this Comedy TV Series , it features Marla Gibbs, Helen Martin, Hal Williams in the cast.
  • The A-Team(1986):She acted as Vanna White in the Adventure Crime Series , the series was created by Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Universal Television, Stephen J. Cannell, Frank Lupo starring Dwight Schultz, Mr. T, George Peppard in the lead.
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson(1986):Vanna was Herself - Guest / Herself in the Comedy TV Series , the series was created by Carson Productions, NBC Productions , cast included Johnny Carson, Doc Severinsen, Ed McMahon .
  • Woman to Woman(1984):She played the role- Herself in this Series with stars- Emily McLaughlin, Genie Francis, Pat Mitchell in the main roles.
  • This Is Your Life(1984):She portrayed the character- Herself in this Series , it was produced by Ralph Edwards Productions , cast includes Bill Bixby, Milt Josefsberg, Carol Arthur .
  • Late Night with David Letterman(1984):She played Herself in the Comedy TV Series with stars- David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Bill Wendell in the main roles.
  • Gimme a Break!(1984):Vanna White portrayed the character of Vanna White in the Comedy TV Series , it features Nell Carter, Lara Jill Miller, Kari Michaelsen in the cast.
  • Wheel of Fortune(1983):She played the character- Herself - Hostess / Herself - Contestant / Herself - Host in the Family Series with actors- Charlie O'Donnell, Pat Sajak, Vanna White playing main roles.
  • Wheel of Fortune(1982):Vanna played Herself - Hostess in this Family Series , it has Chuck Woolery, Charlie O'Donnell, Susan Stafford in the lead cast.
  • Star of the Family(1982):She played in the Comedy Series produced by with Brian Dennehy, Katherine Saltzberg, Michael Dudikoff in the lead cast.
  • The Price Is Right(1980):She played the character- Herself - Contestant in this Series , it was produced by starring in the lead.
  • Inside Edition(2017):Vanna played Herself in the Documentary TV series documentary starring Deborah Norville, Les Trent, Diane McInerney in the lead.
  • Marie(2013):She portrayed the character- in the TV series documentary produced by Associated Television International , cast includes Laura McKenzie, Kuk Harrell, Marie Osmond .
  • E! True Hollywood Story(2005):She played Herself in this Biographical Crime TV series documentary starring Chip Bolcik, Phil Crowley, Beng Spies in the main roles.
  • Intimate Portrait(1998):She played Herself in this Biographical Documentary TV series documentary with actors- Lisa Friedman, Linda Emond, Meredith Vieira playing main roles.
  • My Luchador(2015):She played in the Comedy Drama directed by Shea Sizemore created by Shea Sizemore with the cast Cedric Guthrie, Rachel Jeffreys, Aaron Chavis .
  • A Chess Player(2014):She portrayed the role of in this directed by Shea Sizemore created by Stack 3 Productions, Shea Sizemore, UnHeralded Films , cast included Tony Booker, Holly Murphy, Bryan Guidroz .
  • WWE Hall of Fame 2013(2013):She acted in the role of Herself in the TV program directed by Kevin Dunn created by Steve Oppenheim, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) with stars- John Travolta, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Cena in the main roles.
  • The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards(2011):She portrayed the role of Herself - Presenter in this TV program directed by Chris Donovan created by Associated Television International, Ken Shapiro featuring Brittany Allen, Kim Matula, Shemar Moore in the cast.
  • 2009 Game Show Awards(2009):She acted as Herself in the TV program directed by Ron de Moraes created by Michael Levitt Productions, Dave Boone, Jon Macks with stars- Howie Mandel, Amber Lancaster, Lanisha Cole in the main roles.
  • The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards(2003):She portrayed the role- Herself in the TV program directed by created by Lee Farber, ABC Productions, Wayne Brady with the cast Wayne Brady, Joy Behar, Tyson Beckford .
  • 65th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade(1996):Vanna was Herself in the Family TV program directed by created by with stars- Christopher Aber, Leeza Gibbons, Bob Eubanks in the main roles.
  • The 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards(1995):She played Herself in the TV program directed by Louis J. Horvitz created by Dick Clark Productions, Ken Shapiro, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Barry Adelman , it has John Aniston, Tatyana Ali, Jennifer Aniston playing in the lead.
  • WrestleMania IV(1988):She played the role- Herself in the Sports TV program directed by created by with stars- Randy Savage, Ted DiBiase, Hulk Hogan in the main roles.
  • Bob Hope with His Beautiful Easter Bunnies and Other Friends(1987):Vanna was Herself in this TV program directed by created by Fred S. Fox, Hope Enterprises, Martha Bolton , cast includes Stepfanie Kramer, Lynda Carter, Bob Hope .
  • The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards(1986):She portrayed the role- Herself - Audience Member in the TV program directed by Jeff Margolis created by Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS), Hildy Parks starring Harry Anderson, Steve Allen, Eve Arden in the lead.


  • Pearl Jam Twenty(2011):Vanna White was Herself (uncredited) in this Musical Historical Documentary directed by Cameron Crowe created by Tremolo Productions, Vinyl Films, Cameron Crowe , cast includes Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Eddie Vedder .
  • Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film(2006):Vanna played Herself in the Horror Documentary directed by created by Rachel Belofsky, Candy Heart Productions, J. Albert Bell, thinkfilm, Starz Entertainment , it has Ed Green, John Carpenter, Wes Craven in the main roles.
  • Wheel of Fortune(2010):She acted as Herself - Hostess in the directed by created by Pipeworks Software with stars- Pat Sajak, Charlie O'Donnell playing important roles.
  • Wheel of Fortune(1998):She acted as Herself - Hostess in the Family directed by created by Artech Digital Entertainment, Hasbro Interactive, Sharon Grish starring Charlie O'Donnell, David Elver, Gabrielle MacKenzie in the main roles.
  • Wheel of Fortune(1994):She played Herself - Assistant in the directed by created by Sony Imagesoft , cast included Pat Sajak.
  • WWE: Macho Madness - The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection(2009):She portrayed the character- Herself in the Video directed by Kevin Dunn created by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) , cast includes Rob Bartlett, André the Giant, Brian Adams .
  • Contact: Talking to the Dead(2002):She portrayed the role of Herself in the directed by Pete DeLasho with Jim Moret, Margerry Bakley, George Anderson in the lead.
  • Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years(1990):Vanna was Herself in the Family Comedy directed by Gary Smith , cast included Harry Anderson, Army Archerd, Allyce Beasley .
  • The Flintstones' 25th Anniversary Celebration(1986):She played the character- Herself in this Documentary directed by Robert Guenette , it stars Harvey Korman, Tim Conway in the cast.


  • Two Tickets to Paradise(2006):She played the role of Herself in this by D.B. Sweeney created by D.B. Sweeney, Scrudge LLC, Brian Hayes Currie starring Ned Bellamy, John C. McGinley, D.B. Sweeney in the lead.
  • Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult(1994):She acted in the role of Vanna White in this Crime movie directed by Peter Segal with the cast Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy .
  • Double Dragon(1994):She portrayed Vanna White in the Adventure Comedy movie directed by James Yukich with Mark Dacascos, Scott Wolf, Robert Patrick in the lead.
  • Looker(1981):She portrayed Reston Girl in the Thriller Drama movie directed by Michael Crichton , it features Albert Finney, James Coburn, Susan Dey in the cast.
  • Graduation Day(1981):She acted in the role of Doris in this movie directed by Herb Freed with actors- E. Danny Murphy, Christopher George, Patch Mackenzie playing main roles.
  • Gypsy Angels(1980):Vanna appeared as Mickey in this Drama movie , it was directed by Alan Smithee with actors- Gene Bicknell, Tige Andrews in the lead cast.
  • American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special(1992):She played the role of Herself in the by Barry Glazer created by Robert Arthur, Barry Adelman , it features Paula Abdul, Alabama, Gregg Allman in the cast.
  • Totally Minnie(1988):Vanna played Herself - Special Guest in the Musical Family by Scott Garen , it was created by Scott Garen, Walt Disney Company, The, Joie Albrecht, Garen/Albrecht Productions Inc., Walt Disney Television , it features Don Pardo, Robert Carradine, Suzanne Somers in the cast.
  • Goddess of Love(1988):She portrayed Venus in the Comedy by Jim Drake created by Don Segall, Phil Margo Entertainment, Phoenix Entertainment Group (PEG), New World Television, Phil Margo , it has David Leisure, David Naughton in the lead cast.
  • Playboy Mid Summer Night's Dream Party 1985(1985):She played the role- Herself in the directed by Michael Gottlieb with Tracy Vaccaro, Ed Begley Jr., Robert Demeo in the lead cast.
  • Midnight Offerings(1981):She acted as Devona in the Horror by Rod Holcomb created by Juanita Bartlett, Stephen J. Cannell Productions with the cast Patrick Cassidy, Mary Beth McDonough, Melissa Sue Anderson .


Vanna White: Photos, Pictures

Vanna White with brother Chip
Vanna White with brother Chip
Vanna White with daughter
Vanna White with daughter
Vanna White with son
Vanna White with son
Vanna White with her love
Vanna White with her love
Vanna White with Pat, Alex
Vanna White with Pat, Alex

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