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Also Known As: Bridgette Wilson Sampras, Bridgette Wilson Died:
Born: September 25, 1973 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Gold Beach, Oregon, USA Profession: actor, beauty contestant

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Five foot nine inch former teen volleyball star Bridgette Wilson used her 1990 title as Miss Teen USA as a springboard to an acting career. Soon after relocating to Los Angeles in her Miss Teen USA Mercury Tracer, the blonde Oregon native landed a ten-month stint on the daytime serial "Santa Barbara" (NBC, 1991-92) and then made her feature debut as the pistol-toting daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger in "The Last Action Hero" (1993). 1995 saw her in small parts in the movies "Nixon" and "Higher Learning" and in higher profile roles as a tough drug task-force leader in "Mortal Kombat" (her bad ass quotient went through the roof) and as Adam Sandler's love interest in "Billy Madison". Wilson made an indelible impression as a woman in jeopardy in "I Know What You Did Last Summer" (1997) and received perhaps her best notices to date for her turn as prize model Sahara, the self-effacing bottle-blonde given to holding forth on the "deeply spiritual" essence of "The Little Mermaid" in Tom DiCillo's "The Real Blonde" (1998). Her TV work has included the thriller "The Stepsister" (USA, 1997) and "Virtual Obsession" (ABC, 1998).

Five foot nine inch former teen volleyball star Bridgette Wilson used her 1990 title as Miss Teen USA as a springboard to an acting career. Soon after relocating to Los Angeles in her Miss Teen USA Mercury Tracer, the blonde Oregon native landed a ten-month stint on the daytime serial "Santa Barbara" (NBC, 1991-92) and then made her feature debut as the pistol-toting daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger in "The Last Action Hero" (1993). 1995 saw her in small parts in the movies "Nixon" and "Higher Learning" and in higher profile roles as a tough drug task-force leader in "Mortal Kombat" (her bad ass quotient went through the roof) and as Adam Sandler's love interest in "Billy Madison". Wilson made an indelible impression as a woman in jeopardy in "I Know What You Did Last Summer" (1997) and received perhaps her best notices to date for her turn as prize model Sahara, the self-effacing bottle-blonde given to holding forth on the "deeply spiritual" essence of "The Little Mermaid" in Tom DiCillo's "The Real Blonde" (1998). Her TV work has included the thriller "The Stepsister" (USA, 1997) and "Virtual Obsession" (ABC, 1998).

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Phantom Punch (2008)
2.
 Shopgirl (2005)
3.
 Extreme Ops (2002) Chloe
4.
 Just Visiting (2001) Amber
5.
 Wedding Planner, The (2001) Fran Donolly
6.
 Beautiful (2000) Lorna--Miss Texas
7.
 House on Haunted Hill (1999) Melissa Marr
8.
 Suburbans, The (1999) Lara
9.
 Love Stinks (1999) Chelsea Turner
10.
 Sweet Evil (1998)
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in Oregon
1990:
Crowned Miss Teen USA
:
Relocated to Los Angeles
1991:
Played recurring character on NBC daytime series "Santa Barbara"
1993:
Feature film debut as Arnold Schwarzenegger's pistol-toting daughter in "The Last Action Hero"
1995:
Acted in John Singleton's "Higher Learning"
1995:
Played Adam Sandler's love interest in "Billy Madison"
1995:
Portrayed a tough drug task-force leader who winds up chained to a pillar in a hopelessly silly dress in "Mortal Kombat"
1995:
Cast as a vixen in Oliver Stone's "Nixon"
:
Signed to a Japanese recording contract
1996:
Appeared as Gena Rowland's prim daughter-in-law in "Unhook the Stars"
1997:
Made indelible impression as teenager in jeopardy in "I Know What You Did Last Summer"
1997:
Starred in USA Network cable movie "The Stepsister"
1997:
Had featured role as prize model Sahara, a self-effacing bottle-blonde given to holding forth on the "deeply spiritual" essence of "The Little Mermaid", in Tom DiCillo's "The Real Blonde"
1998:
Seduced Peter Gallagher's renowned scientist with an eye on computerized imortality in ABC movie "Virtual Obsession"
2000:
Cast as a beauty pageant contestant in "Beautiful"
2000:
Co-starred in the fall Fox drama series "The $treet"
2001:
Played a San Francisco businesswoman and bride-to-be who hires Jennifer Lopez in "The Wedding Planner"
2002:
Co-starred in the action thriller "Extreme Ops"
2005:
Cast in "Shopgirl" starring Claire Danes and Steve Martin; adapted by Martin from his novella
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Notes

"I grew up in a family where everyone was encouraged to learn, so at a young age I taught myself to read music and play the piano." --Bridgette Wilson to MOVIELINE, July 1995

Companions close complete companion listing

husband:
Pete Sampras. Professional tennis player. Announced engagement in June 2000; married on September 30, 2000.

Family close complete family listing

mother:
Kathy Wilson.
sister:
Tracy Wilson. Actor. Older.
son:
Christian Charles Sampras. Born November 21, 2002; father is Pete Sampras.

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