Where actors of Hollywood gives their superb performance, actresses are not left behind. Today approximately 50% of the Hollywood revenue comes from these super talented women. Not just acting on television, they stun the world through their modelling and photoshoots. Some of the popular and talented actresses of Hollywood are Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson, Alexandria Daddario, etc.
Vanna White is yet another name when it comes to television actresses. She is super talented and quite famous among the people.
Vanna White is a popular television personality. She appeared on various American shows. She is best known for her role as a hostess and wheel turner in the long-running show “Wheel of fortune”. Currently, her net worth is $70 million. She is richer than her co-host Pat Sajak. Her additional source of income is from her first husband, who is a prosperous real estate developer.
Vanna White was born in Conway, South Carolina in the year 1957. During her birth, her parents get separated. Her mother got married to Herbert White. Vanna got her last name from him. Her mother moved to North Myrtle Beach, SC. Vanna completed her High school at North Myrtle Beach High School.
Later, she went to Atlanta for studying Fashion designing. She got enrolled at the Atlanta School of Fashion and Design. In 1978, she was a contestant in Miss Georgia USA. Later in 1979, she moved to Los Angeles to follow her passion for acting. She was also a contestant of “ The price is right” in June 1980.
Vanna got her first role in the film “Loker” in 1981. Later that year, she also appeared in the movie “Graduation Day”. In October 1982, she was chosen as a hostess in the show “Wheel of fortune”. Ever since she was chosen the hostess she was never terminated from that show. She remained the host forever. She continued to be the hostess with her co-host is Pat Sajak.
Although her contract will expire in 2022. She had never repeated a single dress during her tenure in the show. It’s reported that she had worn almost 6700 dresses in that show. The dressed were hired by the designers and were returned to them once the show gets over. Vanna holds many records on that show. She won the Guinness Book of World Record in the category of most frequent clapper with 3,480,864 claps in 30 seasons. .
She got her award on 24th May 2013, during that episode. Vanna and Sajak, we’re expected to shoot for 4 days in a month. Along with this show, she also starred in several TV shows like, “Just Shoot Me,” “Married With Children,” “The King of Queens,” and “The A-Team”.
Vanna went to Los Angeles to pursue her passion for acting with only $1000 in her hand. She used to give audition and do modelling during her college days in Atlanta. She used to look forward to seeking fame and fortune in Los Angeles. She started dating “ Playgirl” centrefold and Chippendales-dancer-turned-actor John Gibson, in the year 1980.
She decided to marry him, but Unfortunately, John met a tragic end. He got killed in a plane crash in 1986. Later in the 1980s, Vanna moved to South Carolina, with her mother, who was suffering from ovarian cancer. She lost her mother during this battle.
She got married to George Santo Pietro in 1990. George Santo Pietro was a restaurant owner and belonged to a wealthy family. He inaugurated his first restaurant in the 1980s. Later on, he opened up a sushi place and named it Sushi-Ko. The place became very popular among celebrities and high-class people. Vanna had two children, Nicolas (1994) and Giovanna (1997) also called Gigi.
Vanna got separated from her husband in the year 2002. Vanna had a hobby of crocheting. She learned it from her grandmother when she was five. She continued her hobby of crocheting, till she grew up. She revealed her hobby of crocheting in the show, “Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,”. After the show, she was offered to create her line of yarn by the manufacturing company Lion Brand yarns and named it “Vanna’s choice”.
She is also a patron at St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. She contributed $1.8 million to the hospital. She agreed on continuing her philanthropy even after she retires from “Wheel of Fortune”.
Vanna and George built a 15,000 square foot house in Beverly Park. They stayed together in that house until 2002 when they got divorced. After their separation, they kept their house on rent with a rent amount of $175,000 per month. In 2017, they sold their house for $47 million. They also had a house on the nearby lot, which was later sold for $22 million.
Vanna invests a part of her income in houses and buildings. She also bought a 10,000 house in Beverly Hills, California in 2000 for $3.4 million. The market value of her house is $10 million. In 2013, she got a house for $1.125 million in Sherman Oaks, CA. She rented that house for $20,000 million per month.
Vanna is still dedicated to her long running show, Wheel of Fortune. But it is reported she’ll finally retire from the show in 2022. Even after facing tragedies and bad fortune, Vanna never gave up on her dreams. She continued to grow and worked consistently for her show. This made her the most successful television personality in the world.