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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 18 February 1957North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
Birth NameVanna Marie Rosich
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Vanna White was born in Conway, South Carolina, not North Myrtle Beach as stated on the site. Her mother and stepfather, Herbert White raised her in North Myrtle Beach. This is shown on several other sites, including promotional sites from the cities of both Conway and North Myrtle Beach. I am 59 and had used White Realty which was run by her stepfather, Herbert White to rent beach houses all my life. Conway is inland from North Myrtle Beach by about 15 miles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Caterfour

Spouse (1)

George Santo Pietro (31 December 1990 - 15 May 2002) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (18)

Her first car was a VW "Bug".
Takes her computer with her "wherever she goes".
Gets her Christmas shopping done VERY early in the year (Spring/Summer).
Was a cheerleader in school.
Nicknamed "Vanna Banana" in High School.
Used to list her occupation on Wheel of Fortune (1983) as "Letter Turner" (prior to the touch-sensitive game-board); now identifies herself as "TV Performer".
In 1992, she was recognized in "The Guinness Book of World Records" as "Television's Most Frequent Clapper." Averaging 720 claps per episode, she puts her hands together more than 28,800 times per season!.
Son Niko Santo Pietro (Nicholas), born 1994.
Daughter Gigi Santo Pietro (Giovanna), born 1997.
White files for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court from restaurateur George Santo Pietro, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple separated in November. White is seeking joint custody of their two children. [May 2002]
Vanna was immortalized in a 'Weird Al' Yankovic song called "Stuck In A Closet With Vanna White" on his Even Worse Album. They later had a scene together in Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994).
Was one of the first four contestants on a 1980 episode of The Price Is Right (1972). She did not get out of Contestant's Row.
Niece of Greek-American actor Christopher George.
Her blood type is AB+ (coincidentally, the same as her Wheel of Fortune (1983) co-host, Pat Sajak).
She was raised by her mother, Joan White, and her stepfather, Herbert White.
Vanna once owned two Learjet 35's.
Is of Puerto Rican, Italian and German descent.
5,000th episode of Wheel of Fortune (1983), with her and host Pat Sajak, aired Saturday, 28 February 2009.

Personal Quotes (3)

I enjoy getting dressed as a Barbie doll.
(on her job on "Wheel") It's not the most intellectual job in the world, but I do have to know the letters.
I smoked some pot with the two wilder girls and came home with such an intense case of the munchies that I ate an entire meatloaf.

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