Anna Nicole Smith
Model and actress
Anna Nicole Smith
Vickie Lynn Marshall, known by her moniker Anna Nicole Smith, was an American model, actress and television personality. Smith first gained popularity in Playboy, becoming the 1993 Playmate of the Year. She modeled for clothing companies, including Guess jeans and Lane Bryant. Smith dropped out of high school and was married in 1985. Her highly publicized second marriage to oil business mogul J.
Biography
Anna Nicole Smith's personal information overview.
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Photo Albums
Popular photos of Anna Nicole Smith
July 28, 2013
Larry Birkhead & Dannielynn Marshall (daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith) at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Smurfs 2" at the Regency Village Theatre, Westwood. July 28, 2013 Los Angeles, CA Picture: Paul Smith / Featureflash
September 17, 2011
Larry Birkhead and his daughter Dannielynn, whose mother is Anna Nicole Smith, Jayneoni Moore's Pre-Emmy baby product gifting suite
August 01, 2011
FILE: The home where Anna Nicole Smith filmed her reality TV show is on the market - for $1.75 mil.
May 10, 2010
Birkhead selling off Smith's possessions Anna Nicole Smith former boyfriend Larry Birkhead is selling off the late model's possessions to raise money to secure their daughter Dannielynn 's future. Before she died in 2007, Smith launched a legal battle to
December 31, 2008
Anna Nicole Smith mugshot after being arrested on a DUI charge Texas, USA - 1979 This is a PR photo. WENN does not claim any ownership including but not limited to Copyright or License in the attached material. Fees charged by WENN are for WENN's services
December 13, 2008
Anna Nicole Smith new grave of the late Anna Nicole Smith at the Lakeview Cemetery depicting images of herself and her son Daniel Wayne Smith who died at the age of 20
November 27, 2008
Anna Nicole Smith THESE PICTURES ARE RUBBISH! Artist Jason Mecier has created a gallery of striking portraits of celebrities...using their own personal junk The artworks are created from unwanted items given to Jason by his chosen subjects - including bro
October 21, 2008
Rock of Love star, Heather Chadwell and Bobby Trendy, designer for the late Anna Nicole Smith shopping in Mac on Robertson Boulevard
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News abour Anna Nicole Smith from around the web
WATCH: 20/20 02/10/17: Anna Nicole Smith: Beauty Lost
ABC News - 11 days
Larry Birkhead on Anna Nicole Smith, Daughter Dannielynn Today; Anna Nicole Smith's Legal Battle for Her Late Husband's Money.
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WATCH: ARCHIVAL VIDEO: Anna Nicole Smith Talks About Her Reality Show
ABC News - 12 days
Aug. 6, 2002: Anna Nicole Smith on her new reality show.
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Step Right Up To Joe Coleman's Painted Freak Show
Huffington Post - about 1 year
When artist Joe Coleman lost his mother, he honored her legacy with what he referred to in an interview as a "pretty intense funeral ritual."  The performance, inspired by sideshow tradition, took place at an art theater, the Boston Film and Video Arts Foundation. Audience members stared at a paper screen plastered with projections of old 1950s pornographic films and images. "Projected on that screen were porno images of the sexual act -- the act that created me," Coleman explained. "So it was sort of like the big bang, theory of creation." Even bigger of a bang occurred moments later, when Coleman burst through the screen, hanging upside down on a harness, and then exploded himself in mid-air above the audience. "The harness is like the umbilical cord. My wife at the time cut the harness, which is what the wife does, with the connection to the mother." To conclude the ritual, there were rats. "I bit the heads off these two mice that were named mommy and daddy. Mommy's head ...
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The Most Famous Blondes Of All Time
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Since Hollywood's Golden Era, blondes have been held in high regard. The striking and sexy hair color helped to propel the careers of famous (but not true) blondes such as Marilyn Monroe and Jean Harlow. And it's become the signature look for today's hottest actresses and entertainers, including Beyoncé, Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Lawrence. Even Kim Kardashian experimented with a short-lived bleach blonde hairdo.  We asked our Facebook and Twitter followers to nominate their picks for the most famous blondes of all time -- both natural and faux. Ms. Monroe was an obvious choice, but we got all nostalgic when style icons like Dolly Parton and Anna Nicole Smith were name-dropped. Check out our list below, and tell us if we've missed anyone in the comments section.  Also On HuffPost: (function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=518751391&height=&width=100&sid=577&origin=SOLR&videoGroupID=155847&relatedNumOfResults= ...
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Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn Birkhead at Kentucky Derby
Fox News - almost 2 years
Dannielynn Birkhead is growing up gorgeous.The daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead made an appearance at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday in Louisville, Ky. -- an annual tradition for the father and daughter -- looking quite the little lady.
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Times Past
Hometown Source - almost 2 years
25 Years Ago Thurs, May 2, 1990 • A Big Attraction – Milaca Police Chief Dennis Johnson had a lot to smile about at Sunday’s Expo IV when his booth promoted the Hooked on Fishing and DARE anti-drug programs drew a large response from the crowd. Hooked on Fishing is geared to elementary students while DARE is for fifth graders. • Amnesty Days Bring Tires Rolling In By The Thousands – The first of two tire amnesty weekends held this past Friday and Saturday apparently was successful as it is estimated between 12,000 and 15,000 tires were brought to the Mille Lacs County Highway Department office in Milaca. Two semi-trailers were loaded and the rest of the tires were put in the parking lot. • Davis Death Remains Under Investigation – The Mille Lacs County investigation into the death of Shirley Davis of rural Onamia, in March, continues as the sheriff’s department waits for lab results to be completed. “We’re still waiting for all the lab results from the medical examiner,” said Under ...
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Justin Bieber and Rob Ford Walk Into a Canadian Bar
Huffington Post - about 3 years
"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference." - Elie Wiesel Personally, I'm not a big fan of either -- Bieber and Ford that is. Don't get me wrong, I'm not judging them or gossiping about them or condemning them. That's not Canadian. I just don't care about them. Although I don't actually know them personally, everything I've seen and read leads me to simply write these two off. I have no problem doing that. After all, I don't judge, I don't gossip, and I certainly don't condemn. That's just not Canadian. But when I completely lose respect for someone -- BOOM -- they don't exist anymore. We Canadians pride ourselves on not being as easily wound up as our big brother to the South. So maybe it's a Canadian thing -- writing people off. Maybe the pejorative, hipster phrase "whatever" was originally "whatever eh"? You see, Canadians have a long history of national pridelessness. We're content with bronze. (Unless it's hockey!) We don't take ourselves too seriously and we cer ...
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Courtney Stodden Talks About Sex With Doug Hutchison, And It's Totally TMI
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Courtney Stodden offered up a bit too much information when she delved into details about her former sex life with estranged husband Doug Hutchison. "Our sex was good," Stodden told TooFab about her intimate moments with Hutchison, 53, whom she married in 2011 when she was just 16 years old. "I’m not going to lie, but I’m a young girl who wants to experience sex of all kinds and he’s an older man and he’s slowing down a little bit. I just wanted more sex." The 19-year-old split from the former "Lost" actor earlier this month -- after two and a half years together, some bizarre interviews and a stint on VH1's "Couples Therapy." Their wedded bliss ended when she went across the pond to join the "Celebrity Big Brother U.K." house and realized her feelings for her hubby had changed. "I was missing him, but not intimately," she told E! News in a recent interview. "I couldn't neglect my desires and wanting to embrace my independence and my freedom. ... I am happy and I am excited. ...
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Priyanka Chopra, The New Guess Girl, 'Honored' To Be Brand's First Indian Model
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Say hello to the new Guess girl: Priyanka Chopra. The Bollywood star and former Miss World has been tapped by the brand to front its Holiday 2013 campaign, making Chopra the first Indian Guess girl. "I'm like their first brown model," Chopra told Women's Wear Daily. "For a global fashion brand, for them to move their campaign into a global space, for me it's an honor." The stunning black-and-white photos, shot by Bryan Adams, feature Chopra sporting Guess' signature teased hair, cat eyeliner and sexy clothes in a Mediterranean villa. Translation: The campaign is an instant classic, bringing to mind the ads of Claudia Schiffer and Anna Nicole Smith, Chopra's predecessors. Chopra said she was hand-selected by Paul Marciano, Guess' president, after he met her and immediately dubbed her the new Sophia Loren. Since Marciano's last model of choice, Kate Upton, has become the poster child for glamorous bombshell beauty, we have no doubt that Chopra will be the name on everybody's lips c ...
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Where there’s a will, there’s drama
Financial Post - over 3 years
How We Die Now: “Death renders all equal,” wrote Claudian. How each one of us relates to death, however, is individual, and always changing — as we mature; as we contemplate life, and death, around us; and as society changes. In this special series in the National Post, we present stories and columns looking at the different ways we see, and prepare for, the Great Equalizer. To read the complete series, click here. Celebrity estate battles play out like bad reality television. Here are a few notable ones: James Gandolfini’s will is a tax “disaster,” an estate lawyer told the New York Daily News. Mr. Gandolfini, known for his role as tough but conflicted mobster Tony Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos, died at 51, leaving most of his estimated $70-million estate to his 13-year-old son and infant daughter. This means a large portion could be subject to estate taxes; taxes would not be due if he had transferred his estate to his spouse. Mr. Gandolfini’s son, Michael, is to ...
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New York City Opera: Final curtains
The Economist - over 3 years
“I WANT to blow you all. Blow you all. A kiss,” trilled Sarah Joy Miller (pictured, in a pink confection), who played the title role in “Anna Nicole”, a New York City Opera production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The opera depicted the life of Anna Nicole Smith, a Playboy model who, at the age of 26, married a Texan oil billionaire of 89. She went on to become a reality-show diva and tabloid queen. The bawdy comic libretto (she ordered her plastic surgeon to “Supersize me”) gave way in the second half to a dark verismo. The final aria, during which she dies, was as wrenching as the death of Violetta, the consumptive courtesan-heroine of “La Traviata”. It is also a reminder of how she died in real life: with an audience watching.The curtain went down on “Anna Nicole” on September 28th. Three days later, a metaphorical curtain fell on the New York City Opera. Crippled by financial problems going back at least three decades, the 70-year-old company announced on October 1st that it ...
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Looking back at 11 1/2 years of OTR #1 at 10pm! Remember Anna Nicole Smith? She died in Florida — but she went ON THE RECORD at 10pm / Aug 2002
Fox News - over 3 years
The post Looking back at 11 1/2 years of OTR #1 at 10pm! Remember Anna Nicole Smith? She died in Florida — but she went ON THE RECORD at 10pm / Aug 2002 appeared first on Gretawire.
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Iraq Veteran And Suicide Survivor: 'I Was On Every Drug That Killed Anna Nicole Smith'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Promethazine, zolpidem, nortriptyline, morphine, divalproex, metoprolol, prazosin, ibuprofen, diazepam, quetiapine, meperidine, trazodone, mirtazapine, hydromorphone. For Boone Cutler, this was a "combat cocktail" -– just one month's worth of the medications he was given at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington while being treated for traumatic brain injury after a mortar attack in Sadr City, Iraq, in 2005. "I'll tell you, at one point in time I was on every drug that killed Anna Nicole Smith, plus some," said Cutler, who was an Army sergeant at the time of the attack. The drugs weren't enough. After being medically evacuated from Iraq, Cutler was confined to Walter Reed, which was then becoming crowded with the unanticipated casualties of the war. Soldiers were crammed together in rotting, rodent-infested neglect and, said Cutler, they were heavily medicated by the overworked staff. "There were so many wounded and not enough to care for everybody," Cutler said. "So it ...
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Avril Lavigne, Courtney Love + Anna Nicole Smith Channel 'Clueless' At The 2004 World Music Awards After-Party (PHOTOS)
MTV News - over 3 years
"Rollin' with the hooooooomies!" For today's Throwback Thursday, we return to the fall of 2004. The aptly named Ugg boots were on the rise; Seth Cohen was still missing at sea, leaving the future of his and Summer's relationship uncertain on "The O.C."; and social media essentially boiled down to a bleak cocktail of MySpace […]
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At New York City Opera, the Fat Lady Is About to Sing
The Street - over 3 years
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The glorious fall of New York City Opera is imminent. The only thing that can stop it is a major gift or basket of gifts from its ranks of supporters or, most helpfully, a brand new funder who will choose to remain committed to the group over the long haul. And it will be a long haul. Down to its last nickel and ready to scuttle its current season of productions, the NYCO has been having money problems for years -- for reasons both complex and persistent. Anybody who thinks they can bring it back to life with a one-time gift is dreaming. The NYCO launched its 2013-14 season with a bang, premiering the 2011 opera, Anna Nicole by British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, a production that has been getting good reviews. Soprano Sarah Joy Miller's singing is apparently sensational, no less so than the prosthetic breasts and "fat suit" she gets to wear in her role as the reality-show celebrity Anna Nicole Smith. ...
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First Nighter: As Opera, <i>Anna Nicole</i> Goes Bust
Huffington Post - over 3 years
In a way you can't fault underfunded New York City Opera general manager and artistic director George Steel for scheduling Anna Nicole, the Richard Thomas/Mark-Anthony Turnage opera (or maybe popera), now at BAM, as the opening for what could be the revamped company's swan-song season. It will be if the $20 million needed isn't raised pronto. Steel undoubtedly figured the ripped-from-the-headlines story of the late gold-digger with the big treasure chest would likely be hot box-office. He must have seen Anna Nicole at London's Covent Garden when it premiered there in 2011. He maybe even thought it not only commercial but also is good, worthwhile. It's a particular pity to report that though Anna Nicole might be b.-o. catnip, it isn't an artistic treasure chest. To its credit, the salty humor that from time to time librettist Thomas slots into it gets the crowd chuckling. And that's something. "You won't be bored," the large opening chorus of Ralph (This is Your Life) Edward ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Anna Nicole Smith
    THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 39
    It would be released direct-to-video on May 1, 2007, three months after her death.
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    Smith's funeral took place March 2, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Before Smith's body was buried, it began decomposing at a faster-than-normal pace. Possible factors in her more rapid decomposition were the drugs found in her body in the autopsy, the fact that the legal battles delayed her embalming until a week after her death, and the nearly month-long wait for her burial in the warm Bahama weather. This resulted in the family having a closed-casket funeral. Smith's will in April 2001 named her son Daniel as the sole beneficiary of her estate, specifically excluded other children, and named Howard K. Stern as the executor. It indicated personal property valued at $10,000 and real property valued at $1.8 million (with a $1.1 million mortgage) at the time of death. A petition to probate Smith's will was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The petition to probate lists Larry Birkhead as a party with interest to Anna's estate. A six-foot-long black granite monument was installed at Smith's grave in the Bahamas in February 2009.
    On February 8, 2007, Smith was found dead in Room 607 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
    More Details Hide Details Tasma Brighthaupt, a friend of Smith who was a trained emergency nurse, performed CPR for 15 minutes until her husband, Maurice "Big Moe" Brighthaupt, Smith's friend and bodyguard, took over CPR. He had driven back to the hotel after being notified by his wife of Smith's condition. According to Seminole Police Chief Charlie Tiger, at 1:38 p.m. (EST) Maurice Brighthaupt, who was also a trained paramedic, called the hotel front desk from her sixth-floor room. The front desk in turn called security, who then called 911. At 1:45 p.m. (EST) the bodyguard administered CPR until paramedics arrived and Smith was rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital at 2:10 p.m. (EST) and pronounced dead on arrival at 2:49 p.m. (EST) A phone call was released to the public on February 13, 2007, involving Seminole police and the local 911 operators, saying, "We need assistance to Room 607 at the Hard Rock. It's in reference to a white female. She's not breathing and not responsive... actually, it's Anna Nicole Smith."
    On February 9, 2007, Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt said that he had had a decade-long affair with Smith and could potentially be the father of her infant girl, Dannielynn.
    More Details Hide Details Alexander Denk, a former bodyguard for Anna Nicole Smith, reportedly told the tabloid television program Extra that he had had an affair with his former employer, and that it was possible he could be Dannielynn's father. After Smith's death, TMZ.com reported that Smith had been given a prescription for methadone under a false name while she was in her eighth month of pregnancy. The Medical Board of California launched a review into the matter; the prescribing doctor, Sandeep Kapoor, said his treatment was "sound and appropriate." On April 10, 2007, a Bahamian judge ruled Larry Birkhead, photographer, as the father of Dannielynn. DNA tests had established Birkhead as the father, with 99.99% certainty. Commenting on the revelation, Birkhead stated, "I hate to be the one to tell you this but, I told you so. I'm the father My baby's going to be coming home pretty soon." Birkhead subsequently applied for an amended birth certificate listing him as the father, which paved the way for him to obtain a passport for the baby to leave with him for the United States. Howard K. Stern did not contest the DNA results or the ruling. Subsequent to the ruling, Birkhead returned to the United States with the baby. Smith's mother, Virgie Arthur, appealed the ruling but it was later denied and she was ordered to pay costs.
  • 2006
    Age 38
    Thompson sued to evict Smith from the property in Bahama Court, and received a default judgment against her when she failed to respond to the eviction, or appear in court on November 28, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Ford Shelley, son-in-law of G. Ben Thompson, claimed that methadone was found in Anna's bedroom refrigerator while the mansion was being reclaimed. A photograph provided by TMZ shows a large bottle of methadone along with vials of injectable vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) in her refrigerator and diet product Slimfast.
    Smith and Stern were reportedly staying in The Bahamas to avoid paternity testing of her daughter in the United States. In late 2006, Smith was granted permanent resident status in the Bahamas by Immigration Minister Shane Gibson.
    More Details Hide Details On February 11, 2007, newspaper photographs were published showing Smith lying clothed in bed in an embrace with Gibson. Opposition politicians in the Bahamas accused the minister of improper behavior. Gibson resigned as a result of the controversy and claimed that the photos, taken by Stern, were innocent. The basis of Smith's permanent residency status was the claim that she owned a $900,000 mansion, which she said was given to her by a former boyfriend, real estate developer Gaither Ben Thompson of South Carolina. Thompson asserted that he loaned Smith the finances to purchase the property, but that she failed to repay the loan, and was attempting to regain control of the property.
    On September 28, 2006, Smith and Howard K. Stern exchanged their vows and rings in an informal commitment ceremony aboard the catamaran Margaritaville off the coast of the Bahamas.
    More Details Hide Details She wore a white dress and carried a bouquet of red roses, while he wore a black suit with white shirt. Although they pledged their love and made a commitment to be there for each other before a Baptist minister, no marriage certificate was issued and the ceremony was not legally binding. After the ceremony, they landed on the island of Sandy Cay where they had a party and celebrated with champagne and apple cider that had been brought over for the occasion by sailboat. Regarding the questionable timing of the ceremony, Smith's attorney in Nassau, stated, "They needed a little adrenaline boost because things have been so hectic and devastating in their life recently." The photos of their ceremony were sold through Getty Images to People magazine for around $1,000,000.
    While Smith remained in the Bahamas with Dannielynn and Stern, Daniel's family in the United States, including his father, Billy Smith, gathered with friends on October 7, 2006, in Mexia, Texas, for a memorial service.
    More Details Hide Details Daniel was buried at Lake View Cemetery on New Providence, Bahamas, on October 19, 2006, almost six weeks after his death. According to Howard K. Stern, Smith's longtime boyfriend, she was devastated over her son's death. "Anna and Daniel were inseparable. Daniel was without question the most important person in Anna's life," Stern told Florida Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin during his testimony in Smith's body custody trial: "At Daniel's funeral, she had them open the coffin and tried to climb inside. She said that 'if Daniel has to be buried, I want to be buried with him,'" Stern testified. "She was ready to go down with him." Howard K. Stern revealed that "Anna saw herself as both mother and father to Daniel. From the time I met her, everything was for Daniel. I would say that physically, she died last week, but in a lot of ways, emotionally she died when Daniel died," he added.
    Smith's 20-year-old son Daniel Smith, died on September 10, 2006, in his mother's hospital room while visiting her and his half sister.
    More Details Hide Details After the coroner labeled the death "reserved", Smith hired forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht to perform a second autopsy. Daniel's death certificate was issued on September 21, 2006, so that he could be buried.
    Smith's daughter, Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern, was born September 7, 2006, at Doctors Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas.
    More Details Hide Details The Bahamian birth certificate recorded the father as Howard K. Stern. A judge in the United States ordered that DNA tests be performed to determine the biological father of Dannielynn. Following Smith's death, Debra Opri, the lawyer for Larry Birkhead, asked for an emergency DNA sample to be taken from her body. Smith's lawyer, Ron Rale objected strongly to this request. The request was denied by a judge, who instead ordered Smith's body preserved until February 20. According to a story published in the New York Daily News, Donna Hogan, Smith's younger half-sister, has said that the model froze the sperm of her second husband, Marshall, prior to his death. The newspaper said that Hogan wrote in her unpublished manuscript about her sister, entitled Train Wreck, that "To her family, she hinted that she had used the old man's frozen sperm, and would be giving birth to Howard Marshall's child". However, the publisher of Hogan's book described the newspaper's claims as a hoax.
    Smith announced on June 1, 2006, in a video clip posted on her official website that she was pregnant. "Let me stop all the rumors," she said, while floating on an inflatable raft in a swimming pool. "Yes, I am pregnant.
    More Details Hide Details I'm happy, I'm very, very happy about it. Everything's goin' really, really good and I'll be checking in and out periodically on the web, and I'll let you see me as I'm growing." Though her announcement did not provide any details, in an interview with Larry King on CNN's Larry King Live after her daughter's birth and her son's death, Smith's longtime personal attorney Howard K. Stern said that he and Smith had been in a secret relationship for "a very long time" and that, due to the timing of the pregnancy, he was confident that he was the father of the baby. Entertainment photographer Larry Birkhead, steadfastly maintained that he was the baby's father and filed a lawsuit to establish paternity.
    Smith was addicted to prescription medications. Psychiatrist Dr. Nathalie Maullin said she met Smith in April 2006 in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
    More Details Hide Details Maullin said Smith had borderline personality disorder.
  • 2005
    Age 37
    In March 2005, at the first MTV Australia Video Music Awards in Sydney's Luna Park, she did Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction by pulling down her dress to reveal both breasts, each covered with the MTV logo.
    More Details Hide Details Smith was also featured in advertisements for the animal rights group PETA. Spoofing Marilyn Monroe's "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" segment in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a 2004 ad states "Gentlemen prefer fur-free blondes." Due to her support of the anti-fur movement, in particular her criticism of Canadian seal hunting, PETA began a petition in memory of Smith to the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to end the annual tradition. In another ad the following year, Smith posed with her dogs in a campaign against Iams dog food for their alleged cruelty to animals, as well as the manufacturer Procter and Gamble, and sister company Eukanuba.
  • 2004
    Age 36
    In November 2004, she appeared at the American Music Awards to introduce Kanye West and attracted attention because of her slurred speech and behavior.
    More Details Hide Details During her live appearance, she threw her arms up and exclaimed, "Like my body?" Smith murmured other comments and alluded to TrimSpa. The incident became comic material for presenters throughout the rest of the program. The following day, her appearance was featured in the media. Tabloids speculated that Smith was under the influence of pills or some other controlled substance. Her representatives explained that she was in pain due to a series of grueling workouts.
  • 2003
    Age 35
    In an interview on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Smith was asked what her "Playmate diet" consisted of. She instantly replied, "fried chicken". In October 2003, she became a spokeswoman for TrimSpa, which helped her lose a reported.
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    Smith returned to film acting in 2003 with the comedy film Wasabi Tuna.
    More Details Hide Details In the film she played an over-the-top version of herself, whose miniature poodle Sugar Pie is stolen from her on Halloween by a team of drag queens dressed like her. Neither the film nor her performance drew positive reviews. In 2005, she briefly appeared as a spectator at a basketball game in Be Cool, starring John Travolta. In late 2005 she agreed to play Lucy in the self-produced independent parody film Illegal Aliens, alongside wrestler Joani "Chyna" Laurer. It attempted to parody several popular television shows from the 1970s and 1980s as well as several film franchises.
  • 1999
    Age 31
    Smith guest-starred as Myra Jacobs in a 1999 episode of the surreal series, Ally McBeal.
    More Details Hide Details In the early 2000s, Smith had very few acting roles. As a result of her rising popularity with tabloids and gossip columnists, Smith was given her own reality show on the E! cable network. The Anna Nicole Show premiered on August 4, 2002, achieving the highest cable rating ever issued for a reality show. Coincidentally, the day the series premiered was the seventh anniversary of the death of J. Howard Marshall. The series attempted to focus on the private life of Smith, her boyfriend/attorney Howard K. Stern, her son Daniel, her assistant Kimberly "Kimmie" Walther, her miniature poodle Sugar Pie, her gay interior decorator Bobby Trendy, and her cousin from Texas, Shelly Cloud. Despite the popularity of the show amongst college students and pop culture fans, the show declined considerably in viewership at the end of its first season. It was, however, renewed for a second season, before being cancelled on June 1, 2003, after two seasons and twenty-seven episodes. E! announced to the press that the series ended because of "creative differences" between the network and Smith, although she acknowledged the series ended because the network had lost interest in both her and the show.
    She appeared as Donna, the friend of Veronica Chase played by Kirstie Alley, on the sitcom Veronica's Closet in 1999.
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  • 1998
    Age 30
    She appeared on the variety series Sin City Spectacular in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Smith appeared in the tell-all self-promoting film, Anna Nicole Smith: Exposed, which was based on several photo sessions during her Playboy career.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 28
    Smith attempted to revitalize her film career with a leading role in Skyscraper in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details The low-budget, direct-to-video film offered Smith no more than "soft-core exploitation" and her movie career again stalled. In the late 1990s, Smith focused her acting career on television.
    By 1996, Smith's acting career had declined considerably.
    More Details Hide Details After the failure of her previous motion picture, Hollywood studios began to realize her public popularity did not affect her acting abilities or ticket sales at the box office. She appeared as herself in the 1995 pilot episode of The Naked Truth.
    In 1996, Smith filed for bankruptcy in California as a result of a $850,000 judgment against her for sexual harassment of an employee.
    More Details Hide Details As any money potentially due to her from the Marshall estate was part of her potential assets, the bankruptcy court involved itself in the matter. Smith claimed that J. Howard had orally promised her half of his estate if she married him. In September 2000, a Los Angeles bankruptcy judge awarded her $449,754,134. In July 2001, Houston judge Mike Wood affirmed the jury findings in the probate case by ruling that Smith was entitled to nothing. The judge ordered Smith to pay over $1 million in fees and expenses to Pierce's legal team. The conflict between the Texas probate court and California bankruptcy court judgments forced the matter into federal court. In March 2002, a federal judge vacated the California bankruptcy court's ruling and issued a new ruling but reduced the award to $88 million. In December 2004, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the March 2002 decision, on the reasoning that the federal courts lacked jurisdiction to overrule this probate court decision.
  • 1995
    Age 27
    Thirteen months after his marriage to Smith, Marshall died in Houston on August 4, 1995, at age 90.
    More Details Hide Details Within weeks of J. Howard Marshall's death, one of his sons, E. Pierce Marshall, disputed her claim for half of her late husband's US$1.6 billion estate. She temporarily joined forces with J. Howard's other son, James Howard Marshall III, whom the elder Howard had disowned. Howard III claimed that J. Howard Marshall had verbally promised him a portion of the estate; like Smith, Howard III was also left out of J. Howard's will. The case had gone on for more than a decade, producing a highly publicized court battle in Texas and several judicial decisions that have gone both for and against Smith in that time.
  • 1994
    Age 26
    Despite her success as a model, Smith never found the same recognition or success as an actress. A twenty-six-year-old Smith debuted on the screen in the 1994 screwball comedy film, The Hudsucker Proxy.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared as Za-Za, a flirtatious celebrity who flirts with the lead character, played by Tim Robbins, in a barbershop scene. Smith was next given a larger role as Tanya Peters in Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994), which was released seven days after her initial film debut. Her role in the film, that of a pivotal contact to a crime, earned her favorable reviews and the film enjoyed box office success. Despite the publicity for her performance in both films, they each did very little to improve her acting career. Smith wanted to be taken more seriously as an actress, but Hollywood studios were reluctant. Her persona of a ditzy dumb blonde was compressed heavily in her film roles, which sought only to market her physical assets. In an attempt to earn acting respect, Smith agreed to appear in To the Limit (1995), which would be her first starring role. In the film she played Colette Dubois, a retired spy seeking revenge on the murderer of her late husband. Although the film was highly publicized and boasted a lavish budget and script, Smith's performance drew negative reviews and it was an ultimate box office bomb. It offered Smith's first and only venture in a mainstream Hollywood leading role.
    In October 1994, her lawyer T. Patrick Freydl initiated a $5 million lawsuit against the magazine claiming unauthorized use of her photo, and that the article damaged her reputation.
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    A photograph of Smith was used by New York magazine on the cover of its August 22, 1994, issue titled White Trash Nation.
    More Details Hide Details In the photo she appears squatting in a short skirt with cowboy boots as she eats chips.
    On June 27, 1994, 26-year-old Smith and 89-year-old Marshall were married in Houston.
    More Details Hide Details This resulted in a great deal of gossip about her marrying him for his money. She reportedly never lived with him, never made love with him, or kissed him on the mouth more than ten times. Smith, however, maintained that she loved her husband, and age did not matter to her.
  • 1993
    Age 25
    She divorced her husband Billy on February 3, 1993, in Houston.
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    In 1993 before Christmas, she modeled for the Swedish clothing company H&M.
    More Details Hide Details This led to her being pictured on large billboards in Sweden and Norway. In addition to Playboy, Smith appeared on the cover of German Marie Claire magazine, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, New York, Arena, FHM, and in editorials for Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Italian Vogue, W, Photo, The Face.
  • 1992
    Age 24
    She later appeared as the Playmate of the Month for the May 1992 issue, in a pictorial shot by Stephen Wayda.
    More Details Hide Details Smith next secured a contract to replace supermodel Claudia Schiffer in a Guess jeans ad campaign featuring a series of sultry black-and-white photographs. During the Guess campaign Smith changed her name to Anna Nicole Smith. Guess photographers noticed Smith bore a striking resemblance to bombshell Jayne Mansfield and showcased her in several Mansfield-inspired photo sessions.
    In 1992, Smith appeared on the March cover of Playboy magazine, with her name given as Vickie Smith.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    Age 17
    While working at Jim's Krispy Fried Chicken in Mexia, Smith met Billy Wayne Smith, who was a cook at the restaurant; the couple married on April 4, 1985.
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    Smith dropped out of high school and was married three years later in 1985.
    More Details Hide Details Her highly publicized second marriage to J. Howard Marshall resulted in speculation that she married the octogenarian mainly for his money, which she denied. Following Marshall's death, Smith began a lengthy legal battle over a share of his estate. Her case, Marshall v. Marshall, reached the U.S. Supreme Court on a question of federal jurisdiction, and again on a question of bankruptcy court authority (now called Stern v. Marshall).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born Vickie Lynn Hogan in Houston, Texas, and raised in Mexia, Texas, Smith was the daughter of Donald Eugene Hogan (1947 – 2009) and Virgie Mae Arthur (née Tabers; b. 1951), who married on February 22, 1967 and divorced on November 4, 1969. She had five half siblings: Donna Hogan, David Tacker Jr., Donnie Hogan, Amy Hogan, and Donald Hart. Smith was raised by her mother and aunt. Virgie subsequently married Donald R. Hart in 1971.
    More Details Hide Details After Virgie married Donald, Smith changed her name from Vickie Hogan to Nikki Hart. Smith attended Durkee Elementary School and Aldine Senior High School in Houston. When she was in the ninth grade, she was sent to live with her mother's younger sister, Kay Beall, in Mexia. At Mexia High School, Smith failed her freshman year and dropped out of school during her sophomore year.
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