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  • Was the fourth runner-up in the 1978 Miss Georgia Universe Beauty Pageant.
  • Was a leading model in Atlanta before moving to L.A. in 1980.
  • Replaced Susan Stafford in 1982 as cohost on Wheel of Fortune.
  • Published her autobiography, Vanna Speaks, in 1987.
  • Listed in the 1992 Guiness Book of World Records as TV's most frequent clapper.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006.
  • Crochets in her spare time and has her own line of yarns called Vanna's Choice.


  • Joan Marie Rosich — Mother
  • Nicholas Santo Pietro — Son
  • George Santo Pietro — Ex-husband
  • Christopher George — Uncle
  • Giovanna Santo Pietro — Daughter
  • Miguel Angel Rosich — Father
  • Herbert S. White Jr. — Stepfather


  • Attended Atlanta School of Fashion, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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  • Birth Name: Vanna Marie Rosich
  • Birth Place: North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Game-show hostess

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