Dian Parkinson is a former model and actress known for her long-standing career as a model on the popular TV show “The Price Is Right.”
Born November 30, 1944, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, Dian gained recognition as a beauty pageant contestant and was crowned Miss District of Columbia USA in 1965.
She represented the United States in the Miss World 1965 pageant, finishing as the first runner-up. Parkinson’s career took off when she joined “The Price Is Right” as a model, where she worked for an impressive 18 years.
- Full Name: Dian Parkinson
- Date of Birth: November 30, 1944
- Age: 79 years old
- Gender: Female
- Place of Birth: Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA
- Nationality: American
- Profession: Retired Model and TV Personality
- Height: 5ft 7ins (1.70m)
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- Spouse: Robert E. Parkinson (1967)
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- Relationship Status: Complicated
- Net Worth: Estimated at $3 million
Early Life & Education
Dian Parkinson, currently at 79, was born on November 30, 1944, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA. She grew up in Falls Church, Virginia, where her parents relocated when she was four.
Although, her parent’s and sibling’s identity has not been confirmed.
Raised in a strict Catholic family with a military background, Dian felt the urge to break free from the constraints and religious beliefs imposed on her.
When she turned 18, she ventured into beauty pageants and developed a fondness for the bikini catwalks showcasing her beauty.
Dian Parkinson was married to Robert E. Parkinson, the executive director of the Miss Universe Pageant show, in 1967.
However, their marriage ended in divorce after a few years. Later, on July 30, 1977, she tied the knot with E. Duke Vincent, a renowned Hollywood producer known for his work on popular TV series like “Beverly Hills, 90210″ and “Charmed.”
The couple eventually divorced. Dian has been rumored to have had relationships with other TV show producers, including an alleged marriage to Robert C. Gardener in 2000.
Additionally, she has been linked to photographer Bert Stern during her exclusive modeling work for Cosmopolitan Magazine and Blackglama Furs.
Dian Parkinson began her professional modeling career in 1965 after winning the Miss District of Columbia USA title.
That year, she represented DC in the Miss USA pageant, securing fourth place. She also participated in the Miss World pageant in the same year, earning the runner-up position.
During her early years in the modeling industry, Dian had the opportunity to work alongside actor and comedian Bob Hope.
She traveled with his crew for the USO Show and appeared as a model and entertainer in the Bob Hope British Classic golf tournament.
Dian debuted in the television industry in 1974, starring in Hal Cooper’s movie “Jerry.” Her television career took off in 1975 when she appeared as a guest star in an episode of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
Throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, she landed various roles in popular TV shows like “Vega$” and “The Price Is Right.”
However, her role as a model in “The Price Is Right” from 1975 to 1993 solidified Dian’s fame. She became the second longest-serving model on the show, quitting after an impressive 18-year tenure.
Alongside her appearances on “The Price Is Right,” Dian made guest appearances on other game and talk shows such as “The Maury Povich Show,” “The New Hollywood Squares,” and “The Joan Rivers Show.”
She also featured in multiple episodes of “Regis and Kathie Lee Show” with her fellow model Janice Pennington.
Dian Parkinson’s net worth is around $3 million.
She has accumulated substantial wealth throughout her successful career as a model and TV personality.
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- The Mary Tyler Moore Show
- The Price Is Right