Vanna White is a celebrity known by both older and younger generations alike. That’s what happens when you’re a co-host on one of America’s most popular game shows, Wheel of Fortune, for 35 years. While Vanna has been responsible for uncovering the letters on the classic series for over three decades, what do we really know about the woman behind the beaming smile and glamorous dresses? Vanna has been through a number of ups and downs, such as multiple failed engagements, the death of a fiancé and, of course, family drama. But she never loses that gameshow smile. Read on to learn little-known secrets of the life of Vanna White. It’s sure to surprise you!
Vanna White was born on February 18, 1957, in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She started working as a professional model after high school while attending the Atlanta School of Fashion. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting and after a number of small roles in some unknown films, Vanna landed the job that would change her life. She became the co-host and “letter-turner” on NBC’s hit game show, Wheel of Fortune. Without even having any scripted lines, she quickly became a megastar, even an iconic figure, in the 1980’s American pop culture.
Vanna had a lot of competition for the role on Wheel of Fortune…