Wilson was born in Gold Beach, Oregon, the daughter of Kathy and Dale Wilson. Her sister Tracey Wilson, is also an actress (as a child, Tracey made her debut in the movie Resurrection, which co-starred Ellen Burstyn). Bridgette was crowned Miss Teen USA in 1990 in Biloxi, Mississippi; she is the second contender from Oregon to win the crown.
After her reign as Miss Teen USA, Wilson became an actress and appeared in Santa Barbara, Saved By The Bell, The Last Action Hero, Billy Madison (playing Adam Sandler's teacher/girlfriend), Higher Learning, Mortal Kombat, Nixon, I Know What You Did Last Summer, House on Haunted Hill, Buying the Cow, The Suburbans, Love Stinks, Nevada, Sweet Evil (as a psychopathic surrogate mother), Extreme Ops 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 did not reprise her role as Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, the sequel to the first Mortal Kombat film; the part was played by Swiss actress Sandra Hess.
Wilson has starred in The Rocky Horror Show (off-Broadway). She 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, singing backup vocals on the song "What We're Gonna Do About It". This song reached #43 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in 2002.
She married tennis player Pete Sampras on September 30, 2000. They have two sons, Christian Charles Sampras (November 21, 2002) and Ryan Nikolaos Sampras (July 29, 2005).
- Saved by the Bell (1989) TV- Ginger (1992) 5 episodes
- Santa Barbara (1993) TV- Lisa Fenimore #2 (1992-1993)
- Last Action Hero (1993)- Whitney/Meredith
- Higher Learning (1995)- Nicole
- Billy Madison (1995)- Veronica Vaughn
- Mortal Kombat (1995)- Sonya Blade
- Nixon (1995)- Sandy
- Final Vendetta (1996)- Jennifer Clark
- Unhook the Stars (1996)- Jeannie Hawks
- Marina (1997)
- Nevada (1997)- June
- The Stepsister (1997) TV- Melinda Harrison
- The Real Blonde (1997)- Sahara
- I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)- Elsa Shivers
- Sweet Evil (1997)
- Host (1998) TV- Julit Spring
- Starstruck (1998)- Sandra
- The Suburbans (1999)- Lara
- Love Stinks (1999)- Chelsea Turner
- House on Haunted Hill (1999)- Melissa Margaret Marr
- Beautiful (2000)- Lorna Larkin, Miss Texas
- The $treet (2000) TV- Bridget Deshiel
- The Wedding Planner (2001)- Francine Donolly
- Just Visiting (2001)- Amber
- Buying the Cow (2002)- Sarah
- Extreme Ops (2002)- Chloe
- Frasier (1 episode, 2002)- Kris
- CSI: Miami (1 episode, 2003)- Gabriela Betancourt
- Shopgirl (2005)- Lisa Cramer
- Carpoolers (2008)- Dorrit
- Phantom Punch (2009)- Farah
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