Vanna White

Vanna White was born on February 18, 1957 in Conway, South Carolina. She is the daughter of Joan Marie and Miguel Angel Rosich, but was raised by her stepfather Herbert White who has also given her his last name. she moved to Atlanta to attend Atlanta School of Fashion. Then She moved to Los Angeles in 1979 to pursue career in acting. Cheerleader in high school was given a nickname "Vanna Banana". Her hobbies include crocheting, which she learned from her grandmother.

Married Life:

Vanna White was in a relationship with her longtime lover, John Gibson, but unfortunately he died in a plane crash in 1986.

She married George San Pietro, who is a restaurateur, on 31 December 1990, and got a chance to deliver two children. Her son’s name is  Nicholas Pietro (nickname: Nikko), born in 1994 and daughter’s name is Gigi Santo Pietro (nickname: Giovanna), born in 1997.

The couple divorced in November 2002. A couple of years later, Vanna got engaged to a finance mogul Michael Kaye, but the two never married.


Vanna White debuted one episode of The Price of Right on June 20, 1980. In 1982, she joined Wheel of Fortune as a host where the first letter that Vanna White turned on Wheel of Fortune was a "T". Her comments about the show “Wheel of Fortune” includes,

“It's not the most intellectual job in the world, but I do have to know the letters.”

Besides co-hosting Wheel of Fortune, Vanna has also tried her luck in acting as this is what her initial choice of career was. Her acting career includes:  Graduation Day, Goddess of Love, Simon and Simon, Full House and Naked Gun 33?.

She also wrote an autobiography entitled “Vanna Speaks!” in 1987.


Vanna White stands at the height 5' 6". Her blood type is AB+. She has a habbit of taking her computer with her wherever she goes and also a habbit of clapping. In 1992, The Guinness Book of World Records included Vanna as "Television's Most Frequent Clapper” with more than 600 claps per show.

Being a model she has excellent taste in fashion and style as she is always dressed up elegantly. She says,

“I think people think of me as this elegant person because they always see me dressed up.”

Love for crocheting has led Vanna to establish her own line of yarn, Lion Brand “Vanna's Choice”. Each year she donates a percentage of sales to St. Jude's Research Hospital and this reveals her inner beauty. To date, she has donated more than $1 million.

Net Worth:

Her estimated net worth is $15 Million, and estimated annual salary is $4 million in USD.

Social Media:

Vanna White can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. She has a large number of fan following. Her bio is available on wiki and IMDb as well.

Last Modified: Apr 8, 2020

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