Bridgette Wilson
Wilson in September 2006
Bridgette Leann Wilson

(1973-09-25) September 25, 1973 (age 49)
  • Actress
  • singer
  • model
Years active
  • 1990–2008
  • 2020
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
(m. 2000)

Bridgette Leann Wilson Sampras (born September 25, 1973)[1] is an American former actress, singer, model, and Miss Teen USA award winner. Wilson began her career as an actress after being crowned Miss Teen USA in 1990, playing the character of Lisa Fenimore on the soap opera Santa Barbara from April 1992 to January 1993.[1][2]

She appeared in a number of films, including Last Action Hero (1993) in her movie debut, Higher Learning (1995), Mortal Kombat (1995), and Billy Madison (1995). She later had roles in I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), House on Haunted Hill (1999), The Wedding Planner (2001), and Shopgirl (2005).

Early life

Wilson was born and raised in the small coastal town of Gold Beach, Oregon, United States, the daughter of Kathy and Dale Wilson.[3] While in high school, she competed on the school's volleyball team.[4] She was crowned Miss Teen USA in 1990 at the age of 17 in Biloxi, Mississippi, and was the second contender from Oregon to win the crown. She graduated from Gold Beach High School in 1991.[5]


After her reign as Miss Teen USA, Wilson became an actress and appeared in Santa Barbara, Ginger on Saved By The Bell, Last Action Hero (as Jack Slater's daughter Whitney), Higher Learning (cameo as a university student), Billy Madison (playing Adam Sandler's character's teacher/girlfriend Veronica Vaughn), Mortal Kombat (playing Sonya Blade),[6] Nixon (a 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 skier), 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’s last film role before retiring from acting would be Phantom Punch (2008).

Wilson has starred in The Rocky Horror Show (off-Broadway) and 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

Wilson married professional tennis player, Pete Sampras on September 30, 2000 after dating for nine months.[7][8] On November 21, 2002, their son, Christian Charles Sampras, was born.[9] On July 29, 2005, the couple had their second son, Ryan Nikolaos Sampras.[10] The family resides in Lake Sherwood, California.[11]


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Last Action Hero Whitney Slater/Meredith Caprice
1995 Higher Learning Nicole (cameo)
1995 Billy Madison Veronica Vaughn
1995 Mortal Kombat Sonya Blade
1995 Nixon Sandy
1996 Final Vendetta Jennifer Clark Also known as Sweet Evil.
1996 Unhook the Stars Jeannie Hawks
1997 Nevada June
1997 The Stepsister Melinda Harrison TV film
1997 The Real Blonde Sahara
1997 I Know What You Did Last Summer Elsa Shivers
1997 Marina Short film
1998 Host Juliet Spring TV film
1998 Starstruck Sandra
1999 The Suburbans Lara
1999 Love Stinks Chelsea Turner
1999 House on Haunted Hill Melissa Margaret Marr
2000 Beautiful Lorna Larkin, Miss Texas
2001 The Wedding Planner Fran Donolly
2001 Just Visiting Amber
2002 Buying the Cow Sarah
2002 Extreme Ops Chloe
2005 Shopgirl Lisa Cramer
2008 Phantom Punch Farah
Year Title Role Notes
1992–1993 Santa Barbara Lisa Fenimore 20 episodes
1992 Saved by the Bell Ginger 5 episodes
1993 Murder, She Wrote Emily Griffith Episode: "A Killing in Cork"
2000–2001 The $treet Bridget Deshiel 11 episodes
2002 Frasier Kris Episode: "Three Blind Dates"
2003 CSI: Miami Gabriela Betancourt Episode: "Dead Zone"
2004 Beyond the Glory Herself Episode: "Pete Sampras"
2005 Jake in Progress Chloe Episode: "Ubusy?"
2008 Carpoolers Dorrit Episode: "The Seminar"
2008 Signature Series Herself Episode: "Pete Sampras"
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2020 Mortal Kombat 11 Sonya Blade (Klassic MK Movie Skin Pack) Voice-over and likeness based on her role in the 1995 live action film[12]



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

Guest singles

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


  1. ^ a b "Bridgette Wilson Biography". Oregon Herald. Archived from the original on July 2, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "Lisa Fenimore". (in French). Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Bridgette Wilson-Sampras Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved October 23, 2012.
  4. ^ Sarah Sloboda (2015). "Bridgette Wilson Sampras". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on February 14, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  5. ^ "High School Alumni in Gold Beach, Oregon". Class Finders. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  6. ^ "Mortal Kombat Comes to the Big Screen". Black Belt (October ed.). 1995. p. 67.
  7. ^ "Why Hollywood Won't Cast Bridgette Wilson-Sampras". June 3, 2020.
  8. ^ "Actress Brigette is Sampras love match". CNN. Associated Press. October 2, 2000. Archived from the original on May 26, 2006. Retrieved May 20, 2007.
  9. ^ "Sampras Adds New Title: Father". The New York Times. November 26, 2002. Archived from the original on December 10, 2008. Retrieved May 20, 2007.
  10. ^ "Review 2005: Celebrity births, marriages and deaths". Manchester Evening News. December 12, 2005. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved May 20, 2007.
  11. ^ "Pete Sampras' House in Lake Sherwood". March 21, 2010. Archived from the original on July 6, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  12. ^ @MortalKombat (November 23, 2020). "MKUltimate" (Tweet) – via Twitter.