Vanna White as a Young Girl — See Throwback Photos of ‘The Wheel of Fortune’ Star!


Everyone knows Vanna White as an iconic game show host — but have you ever seen her before her The Wheel of Fortune days?

Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up a few of the 59-year-old star’s cutest throwback photos of herself as a young girl!

Vanna was born Vanna Marie Rosich in Conway, SC in February 1957. She later took her stepfather Herbert Stackley White Jr.‘s last name when her biological dad, Miguel Angel Rosich, sadly left her mom during Vanna’s childhood.

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Last year, the star took to Instagram to share a sweet #TBT photo of herself as a little girl with her mother, Joan Marie, stepfather, Herbert, and younger brother, Chip White. “#FamilyFriday #FBF [to] 1961. Dad Herbert, mom Joan, brother Chip, and me. #FamilyPhoto #FamilyLove,” Vanna captioned the black and white image.

“Beautiful family, Vanna!” one of the game show host’s nearly 13,000 followers commented on the photo, with another adding, “Precious memories!”

Vanna recently shared another throwback pic of herself as a teenager in the early 1970s. “TBT [to] 1972 with my cat Cece and my new #PrincessPhone. #HoursOnThe Phone,” she captioned the pic.

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In her early 20s, Vanna once ironically helped test new game show ideas alongside Alex Trebeck prior to the two each finding their own TV gigs years later.

“TBT. When I first moved to LA, I helped out with some game show run throughs to test new ideas. Here’s one that #AlexTrebek was involved in long before we both got our jobs on [Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy]. #BeforeTheDay #GameShowHosts,” she once captioned a vintage pic of them on Instagram.

A few years later, Vanna appeared on television for the first time as a contestant on The Price is Right. Though she did not make it onstage during the June 1980 episode, she was filmed running to Contestants’ Row after being called down from the audience by host Bob Barker.

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By age 25, Vanna was selected as one of three substitute hostesses to appear on Wheel of Fortune after star Susan Stafford left the show in October 1982. She was named the program’s regular hostess after two months. And, the rest is history!

Click through the gallery below to see your favorite game show hosts then and now!