Actress and tv personality best named the hostess and puzzle-board turner on Steering wheel of Lot of money. She began showing up on the display in 1982. She made an appearance on several video game shows, like the Price is Best. She was granted $403,000 after suing Samsung Consumer electronics for offering her likeness like a robot within an advertising campaign. She wedded George San Pietro in 1990, and collectively that they had two kids before divorcing in 2002. Merv Griffin developed the TV display that she actually is most broadly associated with, Steering wheel of Fortune.
Often described as the niece of actor Christopher George and Nick George, and thus also of Christopher's wife Lynda Day George. Vanna has said that, although Christopher was not a biological relation of hers, "my mother grew up with his family. Years later in L.A., he and his wife took me under their wing".
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.
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]
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!.
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".
Nicknamed "Vanna Banana" in High School.
Was a cheerleader in school.
Gets her Christmas shopping done VERY early in the year (Spring/Summer).