Anna Nicole Smith

Actor, Model, Producer
Much like her idol, the fabled Marilyn Monroe, the life of Anna Nicole Smith was destined to be tragically short. Far from a fairy tale, the story of Smith's life read like a page of pulp fiction: abandoned by her ... Read more »
Born: 11/28/1967 in Mexia, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (28)

Addicted to Fame 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Illegal Aliens 2006 (Movie)

Lucy (Actor)

Anna Nicole Show Special: Anna Goes to Camp 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Be Cool 2005 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Comedy Central Roast: Jeff Foxworthy 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big In '04 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Video Game Awards 2004 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Wendy Williams is on Fire on the Red Carpet 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

World Music Awards 2004 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

American Idol: The Phenomenon 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Anna Bares All 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Anna Nicole's Caribbean Vacation 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Guest

Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Wasabi Tuna 2004 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Ally McBeal 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cedric The Entertainer Presents 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Anna Nicole Show Holiday Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Anna Nicole Smith Show 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Naked Truth 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Veronica's Closet 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Exposed: Anna Nicole Smith 1997 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Skyscraper 1996 (Movie)

Carrie Wisk (Actor)

The World's Greatest Magic 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

To the Limit 1995 (Movie)

Colette (Actor)

Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult 1994 (Movie)

Tanya (Actor)

The Hudsucker Proxy 1994 (Movie)

Za-Za (Actor)
Producer (3)

Illegal Aliens 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Exposed: Anna Nicole Smith 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Skyscraper 1996 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Director (1)

Exposed: Anna Nicole Smith 1997 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Exposed: Anna Nicole Smith 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (1)

Dark Roots: The Unauthorized Anna Nicole (TV Show)

Song Performer

Biography

Much like her idol, the fabled Marilyn Monroe, the life of Anna Nicole Smith was destined to be tragically short. Far from a fairy tale, the story of Smith's life read like a page of pulp fiction: abandoned by her father at two, raised in the backwaters of Texas, and shipped back and forth between relatives all through childhood. And yet - somehow, this lonely little girl, miraculously and against all odds, eventually went on to follow in Monroe's footsteps to become a world-famous model and celebrity. Patterning herself after the legendary starlet, Smith kicked off her career just as Monroe had decades prior - by posing for <i>Playboy</i>. Unfortunately, with her deep depressions, heavy drug abuse and subsequent premature death, the 39-year old pin-up queen also followed the legendary Monroe to an early grave, under equally mysterious circumstances.

Relationships

Larry Birkhead

Companion
Dated in 2005 claimed paternity of Smith's daughter who was born in September 2006 on April 10, 2007, DNA testing revealed that he was the biological father of Smith's daughter, Dannielynn Hope

Dannielynn Birkhead

Daughter
Born Sept. 7, 2006 Smith's lawyer, Howard K. Stern and Photographer Larry Birkhead, claimed to have fathered smith's newborn girl on April 10, 2007, DNA test revealed that Birkhead was the father

Donald Hogan

Father
Married Smith's mother in 1967 left the family when Smith was an infant and divorced Smith's mother in 1969 reunited with Smith in 1993

Ben Khan

Companion
Iranian-born Swedish citizen together in 1997

Pierce Marshall

Step-Son
Feuded with Marshall's son, over her entitlement to the tycoon's estate before he died in 2006 at the age of 67

J. Marshall

Husband
Met while Smith was performing at Gigi's, a Houston strip club October 1991 Married June 27, 1994 when she was 26 and he was 89; though she reportedly never lived with him, Smith maintained she loved her husband and age did not matter to her Marshall died Aug. 4, 1995, just 13 months after marriage

Jonathan McManus

Companion
Dated in 1998

Daniel Wayne Smith Actor

Son
Born January 22, 1986 father, Billy Smith appeared on the E! reality series "The Anna Nicole Show" died Sept. 10, 2006 from a lethal combination of Zoloft, Lexapro and methadone

Billy Smith

Husband
Met while working together at Jim's Krispy Fried Chicken in Mexia, TX Married April 4, 1985 Divorced Feb. 3, 1993

Howard K. Stern Actor

Companion
Smith's lawyer and spokesman Stern, told CNN's "Larry King Live" on Sept. 26, 2006 that he is the "proud father" of Smith's daughter, Dannielynn Hope the two exchanged vows in the Bahamas on Sept. 28, 2006, but there was no formal marriage and the ceremony was not legally binding on April 10, 2007, DNA testing revealed that he was not the biological father of Smith's daughter, Dannielynn Hope

Virgie Tabers

Mother
Married Smith's father in 1967 husband left the family when Smith was an infant and they divorced in 1969 was estranged from daughter unsuccessfully tried to have her daughter's body buried in her hometown of Texas briefly involved in a court battle to gain custody of her granddaughter, Dannielynn Hope

Milestones

2006

Final film appearance, "Illegal Aliens"; also produced

2005

Appeared as herself in "Be Cool," starring John Travolta and Uma Thurman

2004

Appeared as herself in the comedy "Wasabi Tuna," about a group of friends who kidnap her beloved pet Sugar-Pie

2003

Became spokesperson for TrimSpa weight-loss supplements

2002

Stared in the E! reality series, "The Anna Nicole Smith Show"

2000

Appeared in advertising campaign for Lane Bryant

1997

Produced and starred in the thriller, "Skyscraper"

1995

First starring role, "To the Limit"

1994

Made her film debut in "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult"

1993

Named <i>Playboy</i> Playmate of the year

1992

Chosen by Hugh Hefner to appear on the March cover of <i>Playboy</i> magazine

Replaced supermodel Claudia Schiffer in the Guess? jeans ad campaign

Bonus Trivia

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When J. Howard Marshall died, his son Pierce and Smith fought about the burial service. They wound up holding two services and dividing the ashes.

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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 decision.

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In July 2001, Houston judge Mike Wood affirmed the jury findings in the probate case by ruling that Smith was entitled to nothing and 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.

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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.

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In September 2000, a Los Angeles bankruptcy judge awarded her $449,754,134.

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The U.S. Supreme Court decided in September 2005 to hear the appeal of that decision. After months of waiting, Smith and her stepson Pierce learned of the Supreme Court's decision on May 1, 2006. The justices unanimously decided in favor of Smith; Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the majority opinion. The decision did not give Smith a portion of her husband's estate, but affirmed her right to pursue a share of it in federal court.

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Within weeks of J. Howard Marshall's death, Smith and her husband's son, E. Pierce Marshall, battled over her claim for half of her late husband's US$1.6 billion estate. Smith claimed J. Howard orally promised her half of his estate if she married him.

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Since the death of E. Pierce Marshall in 2006 and Anna Nicole Smith in 2007, the case is currently being represented by the their estates.

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After Smith's death in February 2007, Howard K. Stern and former boyfriend Larry Birkhead fought for custody of Smith's infant daughter Dannielynn.On April 10, 2007, a Bahamian court determined from DNA evidence presented by a court-appointed DNA expert that Larry Birkhead was the father of Dannielynn. Howard K. Stern announced that he would not contest the ruling and would help Birkhead obtain sole custody.

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On March 13, 2009, California attorney general and Los Angeles County district attorney offices announced they were charging Howard K. Stern and doctors Sandeep Kapoor and Khristine Eroshevich of conspiring to "commit the crimes of prescribing, administering and dispensing controlled substances to an addict" and "unlawfully prescribing a controlled substance" in regards to the death of Anna Nicole Smith.On Oct. 28, 2010 Howard K. Stern and Dr. Khristine Eroshevich were found guilty on charges of conspiring to provide drugs using false names, while Dr. Sandeep Kapoor was acquitted on all counts against him.On Jan. 6, 2011, both charges of drug conspiracy were dropped when Superior Court Judge Robert Perry dismissed all charges against Stern, stating that the evidence against him did not show conspiracy.

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In 1996 Anna admitted to having had breast enhancements that led to recurring health problems and six surgeries to correct the problems.

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