Leanza Cornett late actress and singer who crowned Miss Florida in 1992 and Miss America the following year. Also, she was popular for her role in Entertainment Tonight (1981), the 2007 Camie Awards (2007), and On the Block (2006). 

Late American television personality, Leanza Cornett
Caption: Late American television personality, Leanza Cornett

Leanza Cornett Early Life

On 10th June 1971, Leanza Cornett was born in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, the United States under the birth sign Gemini. Raised by American parents in Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America. Her parents were teachers whose identity kept private.

Leanza belonged to a North American ethical background who had American nationality. She had an interest in modeling from an early age. From her childhood, she used to participate in many modeling competitions. 

Leanza studied at Terry Parker High School where she graduated in 1989 with good grades. In the year 2006, she was a member of the school’s Hall of Fame.

Leanza Cornett Cause of Death

On October 28th, 2020, Leanza Cornett died at the age of 49. Her cause of death, a head injury. She suffered a brain injury after an accident at home on October 12. 

Picture of Leanza Cornett
Caption: Picture of Leanza Cornett (Photo: iheart)

Susan Roberts who has been living with Cornett described the accident as a fall in the kitchen. She was  hospitalized after sustaining a blow to the back of the head, Susan said;

“Leanza had a bright, beautiful spirit and her laugh was infectious," the pageant organization said in its Instagram post. "We know she meant so much to so many, including all of you. We are devastated by this sudden loss in our Miss America family and we are deeply sorry for her family and close friends for their loss. At the moment, we do not have any further information regarding a service for Leanza and we ask that you respect her family during this difficult time. Hold on tight to those you love today. Time is certainly precious.”

Leanza Cornett Net Worth

She had earned a handsome sum of money from her professional career. Cornett's prime source of earnings came from her acting career.

Leanza Cornett posing for the picture while sitting in the car
Caption: Leanza Cornett posing for the picture while sitting in the car (Photo: espanol)

Leanza Cornett had a net worth of around $10 million at the time of her death. Also, she had earned a handsome sum of money working as an actress.

Leanza Cornett Husband; Her kids

No, Leanza Cornett wasn't married at the time of her death. She was living a single life after the divorce from her husband. Also, she was the mother of two kids. Previously, she was married to her husband  Mark Steines, an American broadcast journalist. 

Leanza Cornett with her ex-husband Mark Steines
Caption: Leanza Cornett with her ex-husband Mark Steines (Photo: cloudfront)

They got married in the year 1995 in the presence of their close friends and relatives. She became a mother of two kids from her marriage to her husband Mark. 

Leanza Cornett with her kids
Caption: Leanza Cornett with her kids (Photo: dailymail)

The duo blessed with their first son Kai Harper Steines born on February 19, 2002. In the year 2003, she welcomed her 2nd son Avery James Steines. But the couple relationship couldn't last long and divorced in the year 2013. Since then she lived single but now passed away. 

Leanza Cornett Rumors of Relationship After Divorce

Leanza was very much disappointed with love affairs after her divorce. She was single until her death. But there were rumors of her relationship with others. But no proof was found so it was just a rumor.

Leanza Cornett Height  

She had a height of 5 feet 2 inches tall. She had eyes with greenish-blue color and dark brown hair color.


Toward the start of her profession, she was granted as Miss Florida in 1992. Around then, she turned into the principal belle of the ball to embrace AIDS anticipation as the topic of her time of administration and declared it as 'Public Sweetheart'. From that point onward, she took an interest in many style shows. In like manner, she turned out to be exceptionally well known, and only one year after her accomplishment as Miss Florida, she became Miss America in 1993. 

Leanza Cornett posing for the picture
Caption: Leanza Cornett posing for the picture (Photo: amazon)

Other than her displaying vocation, she likewise showed up in a surprisingly realistic adaptation of Ariel as the character from 'The Little Mermaid', at the "Journey of The Little Mermaid" show at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in 1991. This was followed by her participation in Contemporary Christian Group delivering the collection 'One Big World'. 

Additionally, she likewise showed up as a host in Television shows, for example, Entertainment Tonight (1994–1995), New Attitudes (1998), and Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? (2000). There she showed up alongside some Television arrangements like Melrose Place, The Tick, and Fear Factor. 

Leanza Cornett posing for the picture
Caption: Leanza Cornett posing for the picture (Photo: hollywoodlife)

Aside from being a much-cherished Television character, she has likewise made her quality felt on the stage too. A portion of her credit with Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Barefoot to the recreation center, Godspell, Bye Birdie, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and so on