Who is Bridgette Wilson?
Bridgette Wilson is a retired American actress, model, beauty pageant winner, and the wife of the famous tennis player Pete Sampras. She has built fame on her own, primarily by winning the Miss Teen USA pageant in 1990, and then as Sonya Blade in the fantasy action film “Mortal Kombat” in 1995.
Bridgette Wilson’ Untold Truth- Age, Childhood, and Education
Born Bridgette Lean Wilson on the 25th September 1973, in Gold Beach, Oregon USA, she is the daughter of Dale Wilson and his wife Kathy.
She grew up in the small coastal town, but while in high school, through her friends she became aware of her stunningly good looks, and so decided to try out in beauty contests. She signed up for the Miss Teen USA pageant in 1990, and was eventually named the. For the next 12 months, Bridgette toured the US in her position as Miss Teen USA, and after her stint ended and she finished high school, took perhaps the obvious step of trying herself out as an actress.
Bridgette’s acting career started in 1992, when she was selected for the role of Ginger in the TV series “Saved by the Bell”.
After this, she was chosen to portray Lisa Fenimore in the daytime drama “Santa Barbara” (1992-1993), appearing in 40 episodes of the award-winning series, so putting her acting talents at full display. Her next role came later in 1993 as Whitney in the action-adventure film “Last Action Hero”, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, and Art Carney, then throughout the late ‘90s Bridgette built her fame with minor roles, but the films were more than successful. In 1995 she was Nicole in the crime-thriller film “Higher Learning”, starring Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson and Michael Rapaport, and also starred as Sonya Blade in the film “Mortal Kombat”, alongside Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.
Rise to Stardom
The same year, Bridgette had her second starring role, as Veronica Vaughn in the comedy film “Billy Madison”, co-starring Adam Sandler and Darren McGavin. Bridgette was becoming more popular with every role, and before the end of the decade, appeared in the multiple Academy Award-nominated biopic “Nixon” (1995), starring Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen and Powers Boothe, then starred in the thriller film “Sweet Evil” (1996), with Seiko Matsuda and Peter Boyle, while in the same year she had a notable role in the romantic drama film “Unhook the Stars”.
The next year she starred in the thriller film “The Stepsister”, with Rena Sofer and Richard Joseph Paul, and also featured in the horror film “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Anne Heche, and finished the decade with a role in William Malone’s horror film “House on a Haunted Hill”, while she also starred in the comedy film “Love Stinks”, with French Stewart and Bill Bellamy, both in 1999.
Career Decline and Retirement
With the start of the new millennium, Bridgette’s career declined somewhat, but before retiring in 2008, she featured in a couple of guest-starring roles in TV series, and minor roles in B-production films.
She started in the comedy film “Beautiful” (2000), and then co-starred in the romantic comedy film “The Wedding Planner”, next to Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey. She also had a prominent role in the sci-fi comedy film “Just Visiting”, alongside Christina Applegate, Jean Reno and Christian Clavier. Afterward, she guest-starred in the TV series “CSI: Miami” (2003), and then had a supporting role in the romantic drama film “Shopgirl” (2003), starring Steve Martin, Claire Danes, and Jason Schwartzman.
She ended her career with the role of Farah in the sports biopic about Sonny Liston, the controversial heavyweight boxing champion of the world, entitled “Phantom Punch” (2008).
Since retiring, Bridgette has been focused on her family, raising her children, and enjoying a peaceful life away from the media.
Bridgette Wilson Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
Bridgette, although the wife of a tennis legend, has earned a name and place for herself in showbusiness. Although her career ended 12 years ago, she earned a decent amount with the success of projects on which she worked, and according to sources, Bridgette Wilson’s net worth is as high as $8 million, as of mid- 2020.
Bridgette stands at 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, while she weighs approximately 128lbs ~ 58kgs, and her vital statistics are 34-25-33ins. She has blonde hair and brown eyes.
Bridgette Wilson Personal Life, Dating, Marriage, Children
In one of many interviews, Bridgette stated that she had desired to become a homemaker since 1993, however, she waited for around 10 years to accomplish her dreams. She married Pete Sampras on the 30th of September 2000, and they have two sons together, Christian Charles and Ryan Nikolaos. The family resides in Bel Air, California, where they bought a house in 2014.
Bridgette’s husband was born as Petros Sampras on the 12th August 1971, in Washington, D.C. USA and is of Greek, Jewish and Polish ancestry. He played tennis professionally from 1988 until 2003, winning 14 Grand Slam singles titles, including seven Wimbledon titles and five US Open Titles. His fiercest rival was Andre Agassi, winning 20 matches out of 34 played.
Pete Sampras’ net worth is estimated at over $160 million, as of mid- 2020.