Vanna White Throwback Photos

The longtime Wheel of Fortune star turns 66 on Feb. 18, 2023

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Vanna White on Wheel of Fortune

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Vanna White smiles for a promotional Wheel of Fortune snap ahead of the show's 10th season in the 1980s. White — who turns 66 on Feb. 18, 2023 — joined the show in 1982.

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Vanna White in 1985

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White — who began her career as a model — poses at home in 1985.

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Vanna White and Johnny Carson

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White sits down for a chat with Tonight Show host Johnny Carson in 1986.

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Vanna White in New York City

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What a doll! White celebrates a fashion doll in her likeness at Lionel Kiddee City in New York City in 1992.

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Vanna White's Hollywood Star

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White dresses in her namesake color while receiving her star on the Hollywod Walk of Fame in 2006.

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Vanna White and Pat Sajak

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White and Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak celebrate the show's 25th anniversary with quite the cake in 2007.

"I think when [series creator] Merv Griffin chose both of us ... years ago, he saw something between us — a brother/sister-type relationship," White recently told PEOPLE. "He saw that we would be able to get along, I think. And we do. We are like a brother and sister team."

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Vanna White in 2007

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It's all sparkle for a Wheel of Fortune taping in N.Y.C. in 2007.

In her tenure, she's worn upwards of 7,800 different looks — none of which she's gotten to take home for keeps. "What happens is, the designers send their clothes to the studio, I wear them, and then they take them back, because most of them are samples," she told PEOPLE, adding that the shoes and earrings are her own.

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Vanna White in 2013

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White goes appropriately glittery for a taping in Las Vegas in 2013.

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Vanna White and Pat Sajak

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White and Sajak get all dressed up for a promotional photo.

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Vanna White in 2022

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H-A-P-P-Y B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y, V-A-N-N-A!

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