Dian Parkinson | Biography

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  • Full Name Dian Parkinson
  • Birth Date Nov 30, 1944
  • Age 79 Years, 4 Months
  • Ethnicity White
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • Occupation Former American Model and Actress
  • Relationship Status Single
  • Net Worth 1 Million Dollars
  • Past Relationship Status Divorced
  • Ex-Partner E. Duke Vincet
Former American Model and Actress

Dian Parkinson | Biography

First Runner-Up of the 1965 Miss World

Dian Parkinson is a Jacksonville native actress and former model. She has primarily gained fame for her longtime appearance as a model on the TV show, 'The Price is Right' (1975-1993).

Dian Parkinson is a Jacksonville native actress and former model. She has primarily gained fame for her longtime appearance as a model on the TV show, The Price is Right (1975-1993).

Who is Dian Parkinson?

Dian Parkinson is a former model and actress. She was born Dianne Lynn Batts on 30 November 1944 in Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA. Unfortunately, she has kept all information about her parents and siblings away from the media spotlight.

Parkinson first rose to the limelight when she competed in the 'Miss USA' Pageant in 1965. She ended the competition as a fourth runner-up. Immediately after that, she also participated in the International 'Miss World' competition in 1965, in which she became the first runner-up.

Furthermore, Parkinson has modeled for several modeling agencies and famous photographers. She worked for several years with photographer Bern Stern for Cosmopolitan Magazine and the clothing brand Blackglama Furs. Parkinson also traveled around the USA with actor and comedian Bob Hope, doing USO Shows for the US military personnel.

Dian Parkinson
A Throwback Picture of Former Model Dian Parkinson (Photo: Instagram)

Parkinson’s TV and Career

Following a successful modeling career, Parkinson stepped into the TV industry in 1966 as part of the Documentary series titled The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas Show. After that, in 1975, she landed the prize presenter and model role in the TV reality series, The Price is Right.

Parkinson appeared on The Price is Right for more than 18 years, making her the second longest appearing cast of the series. In total, she made appearances in 3,842 episodes of the show from 1975 to 1993.

Similarly, Parkinson’s other TV works include The New Hollywood Squares (1987), Late Show with David Letterman (1993), Playboy Celebrity Centerfold: Dian Parkinson (1993), Playboy: Celebrities (1998), etc.

Besides appearing as a model and guest celebrity, Parkinson also holds several credits as an actress. Her debut acting role was in the 1974 TV movie Jerry. It followed her appearances in the TV series The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1975) and Vega$ (1978-1980).

Is Dian Parkinson Married?

The former American model, Parkinson, has been married twice to date. However, she has divorced both her husbands and is currently unmarried.

Parkinson married her first husband, Robert E. Parkison, in 1967. He is renowned as the executive director of the 'Miss Universe Pageant' in 1977. Unfortunately, there is no information on the web about when she divorced him.

Following her separation from Robert, Parkinson then tied wedding knots to her second husband, E. Duke Vincent, on 30 July 1977. Vincent is a renowned American producer with 116 TV and film-producing credits. He is best known for producing popular TV shows like Beverly Hills, 90210 (1995-2000), Titans (2000-2001), 7th Heaven (1996-2006), etc.

Parkinson and Vincent stayed as a married couple for around five years and legally separated in 1982.

What is Parkinson’s 2022 Net Worth?

As per the data available on Celebrity Net Worth, Parkinson’s total monetary worth is valued at $1 million. All credits for such huge holdings go to her successful TV career of over five decades working as a TV presenter, model, guest celebrity, and actress.

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