Bridgette Wilson

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Bridgette Leann Wilson-Sampras
Born Bridgette Leann Wilson
(1973-09-25) September 25, 1973 (age 40)
Gold Beach, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer, model
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s) Pete Sampras (m. 2000)
Children Christian Charles Sampras (b. 2002)
Ryan Nikolaos Sampras (b. 2005)

Bridgette Leann Wilson-Sampras (born September 25, 1973) is an American actress, singer and model. A Miss Teen USA in 1990, Wilson holds several acting roles in television and movies, including the role of Veronica Vaughn in the movie Billy Madison, the role of Elsa Shivers in the movie I Know What You Did Last Summer, and the role of Sonya Blade in the movie Mortal Kombat.

Early life[edit]

Wilson was born in Gold Beach, Oregon, the daughter of Kathy and Dale Wilson.[1] Her sister Tracy Wilson, is also an actress (as a child, Tracy made her debut in the film Resurrection, which co-starred Ellen Burstyn). Bridgette was crowned Miss Teen USA in 1990 in Biloxi, Mississippi; she is the second contender from Oregon to win the crown.

Career[edit]

After her reign as Miss Teen USA, Wilson became an actress and appeared in Santa Barbara, Saved By The Bell, The Last Action Hero (as Jack Slater's daughter Whitney), Billy Madison (playing Adam Sandler's teacher/girlfriend Veronica Vaughan), Higher Learning (cameo as a university student), Mortal Kombat (playing Sonya Blade), Nixon (cameo as a nightclub performer), I Know What You Did Last Summer (as Sarah Michelle Gellar's ill-fated elder sister), House on Haunted Hill (as Melissa Marr), Buying the Cow, The Suburbans, Love Stinks, Nevada, Sweet Evil (as a psychopathic surrogate mother), Extreme Ops (as a world-champion snowboarder) and The Wedding Planner. Wilson also appeared on an episode of CSI Miami as a woman whose husband is killed by a package delivered to their house.

Wilson did not reprise her role as Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, the sequel to the first Mortal Kombat film; that part was played by Swiss actress Sandra Hess.

Wilson has starred in The Rocky Horror Show (off-Broadway). She was a judge on the 2006 Miss Universe competition. Wilson is also a singer, and was featured on Tommy Shane Steiner's debut album Then Came the Night, performing a spoken-word part in "What We're Gonna Do About It". This song reached number 43 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in 2002.

Personal life[edit]

She married former ATP professional tennis player Pete Sampras on September 30, 2000. They have two sons, Christian Charles Sampras (b. November 21, 2002) and Ryan Nikolaos Sampras (b. July 29, 2005).

Filmography[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details
I Only Wanna Be with You
Gimme a Kiss
  • Release date: 1996
  • Label: King Records

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak positions Album
US Country
2002 "What We're Gonna Do About It" Tommy Shane Steiner 43 Then Came the Night

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bridgette Wilson-Sampras Biography - Yahoo! Movies". Movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Catherine Dunnam
Miss Oregon Teen USA
1990
Succeeded by
Delilah Anderson