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Vanna White Biography

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

Fast Facts

  • 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


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