- Category : Beauty-Model
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Industry 1
American TV performer and hostess whose claim to fame is standing by a gambling wheel and smiling as it spins on the TV game show, "Wheel Of Fortune." In 1982, she was picked out of 200 applicants for the role of "Wheel's hostess, the most popular syndicated series ever. Slender, simple, well-dressed and coifed, she has caught the fancy of the public and press as a moving mannequin who makes $100 thousand a year.
As she works only twelve days out of the month on "Wheel," she also does ad endorsements, plus she receives $20,000 an hour to lecture. In 1982, she posed nude for Playboy; the pictures were published five years later, in 1987. That same year, she also played a topless role in a low-budget film entitled "Gypsy Angels," which was not released.
On 12/31/1990 she married LA restaurant owner, George Santo Pietro, 44. After two miscarriages, 1992 and early 1995, they had the first of two kids, Nicholas, on 6/11/1994 and three years later, Giovanna. The couple separated in mid-2001 and Vanna filed for divorce on 5/15/2002.