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Vanilla Ice

Rapper Vanilla Ice
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Full Name: Robert Van Winkle
Profession: Rapper

United States of America

Biography: Vanilla Ice is a pop idol of the early 1990s who shot to fame as the first white rapper to top the pop singles chart with his hit "Ice Ice Baby."

His first album, which featured his most notable hit "Ice Ice Baby," was released in 1989. Although a huge success, his popularity was short-lived. Vanilla Ice continued with his music career, but also became involved in professional jet-skiing and reality TV shows in later years.

Born: October 31, 1967
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
Age: 54 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Scorpio

Married Life

  • 1997-03-30 American rapper Vanilla Ice (29) weds Laura Giarritta

Historical Events

  • 2001-01-04 Rapper Vanilla Ice spends night in jail after allegedly ripping out some of his wife's hair during a row

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