|Howard K. Stern||(26 September 2006 - 8 February 2007) (her death)|
|J. Howard Marshall II||(27 June 1994 - 4 August 1995) (his death)|
|Billy Smith||(4 April 1985 - 3 February 1993) (divorced) 1 child|
Jayne Mansfield-style tousled blonde hair
Lisp, breathless voice with Texas accent
Curvaceous, buxom figure
Met her second husband, J. Howard Marshall II, when she was a topless dancer in Houston in 1991.
Crowned Miss Republic of Cuervo Gold, a title she retained for one year. She was one of 8 contestants, but won because "her party spirit won out". [28 April 1998]
She liked lying in bed, watching television and shopping.
Married J. Howard Marshall II when she was 26; he was nearly 90.
Former Guess? Jeans model. She began modeling at age 20.
Has fought her former stepson, E. Pierce Marshall, in court since November 1999, suing for half of her late husband's $1.6 billion estate. In September 2000, a Los Angeles bankruptcy judge awarded Anna $449,754,134 from her husband's estate. But in July 2001, Houston judge Mike Wood vacated that award and ordered her to pay over $1 million in fees and expenses to stepson E. Pierce Marshall's team. Finally, in March 2002, was awarded $88 million from the estate of her late husband, but was denied claim that she was also owed interest on that money. As of January 2007, the legal war wages on.
Her daily life was televised on E! network's "The Anna Nicole Show" (2002) which debuted in August 2002. The last episode aired June 1, 2003.
Playboy Playmate of the Month May 1992. Playboy Playmate of the Year 1993. She was the biggest (tallest, heaviest, biggest measurements) Playmate of the Year, although India Allen (1988) and Julie Cialini (1995) were also 5'11" tall.
Her Playmate data sheet for May 1992 gives her measurements at 36DD-26-38 with a weight of 140 lbs. When she became Playmate of the year, her weight was reported at 155 lbs. Her weight reached a peak of 224 lbs in 1996, but she managed to slim down to a reported 138 lbs in 1997. She gained weight since and was close to her peak weight in 2002, but she lost down to her natural weight in 2005 (back down to her 1990s modeling weight) and was a representative of a weight-loss program.
Worked in a fried chicken restaurant in Mexia, Texas, and married one of the cooks (Billy Smith), according to Playboy Playmate of the Year interview.
After her first pictorial in Playboy, Guess? Jeans designer Paul Marciano was so intrigued by her look that he contacted Playboy to ask "Who is this girl?" He signed her as the Guess? Jeans model on the spot, no question asked.
An advertising campaign for Swedish fashion company "H&M" with posters of Anna caused several car accidents in major European cities (1994).
On September 7, 2006, she gave birth to a healthy 6 pound, 9 ounce baby girl named Dannielynn Hope. The name Hope is in memory of the baby's deceased brother, Daniel Smith, who died suddenly while visiting his mother and newborn sister in their hospital room on September 10, 2006.
Her son, Daniel Smith, died suddenly while visiting his mother and newborn sister in their hospital room over the week ending September 10, 2006. He had flown to the Bahamas on Saturday to join his mother and was in her hospital room Sunday when he collapsed.
Howard K. Stern announced on "Larry King Live" (1985) that he is the father of Anna Nicole's daughter, and that he and Anna have been in a relationship for some time. Photographer Larry Birkhead filed suit to force DNA testing to prove he is the father. Howard and Anna fought Birkhead's efforts, going so far as moving to the Bahamas to have the baby. On May 1, 2007, Birkhead was allowed to leave the Bahamas with the baby after a DNA test proved his paternity.
Born to Donald Eugene Hogan and Virgie Mae Tabers, she was raised by her mother and her aunt Elaine after her parents' divorce in 1969.
The character "Hanna Nicola Smythe" on the NBC soap opera "Passions" (1999) is based on her.
Has five half-siblings, including half-sister Donna Hogan.
Mother, Virgie Hart, is a sheriff's deputy.
Descended from George Soule, married with Mary Bucket or Becket and Mayflower passenger.
Before landing her first cover of Playboy magazine, Anna was working at Wal-Mart earning $60 a week.
Anna's line from her Trim-Spa commercials, "Like my body?", also became her catchphrase.
Was a supporter of gays and lesbians, and even attended the 35th annual Los Angeles Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Parade in 2005.
Her substantial Guess earnings enabled her to hire a nanny to help care for then-7-year-old-son Daniel and buy a four-bedroom home in Houston, three horses and two cars.
When Guess? Jeans executive Paul Marciano first saw Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith in an early 1990s issue, he immediately thought of Jayne Mansfield. Marciano hired Anna Nicole to replace Claudia Schiffer as a Guess? Spokesmodel and molded Anna's look and black-and-white photo sessions after Jayne Mansfield in the Guess? Jeans advertisement campaign.
I'm sick of being accused of gold-digging. It just so happens I get turned on by liver spots.
For some reason people think I am this terrible person and it really hurts me to hear that. I am just doing the best I know how to.
Nobody has ever respected me and done things for me and loved me. So when Howard [former husband J. Howard Marshall II] came along, it was a blessing. He is the only person in my life who does not care about what other people say about me. He truly loves me and I love him for it.
[To Larry King regarding her love for her second husband, J. Howard Marshall II, an octogenarian billionaire oil tycoon who died a year after they married] I wasn't physically, "Oh, my God, you hot, hot body", you know, like that. It was just -- I loved him for so much of what he did for me and my son. I mean, I just loved him -- I've never had love like that before. No one has ever loved me and done things for me and respected me and didn't care about what people said about me. I mean, he truly loved me. And I loved him for it.
I grew up poor. I had no money. My family was poor. There's things I wanted to do and couldn't. I was an abused wife. Just -- there's tons of things that I couldn't even mention. And for me to come up and to have all of this fame and fortune, it's just -- it is a Cinderella story to me.
I don't date. It's hard to date when you're at home. Because nobody knows you.
[1994, about her son Daniel] He's seen everything -- even my videos. He just thinks, "It's mom." He's more like a father or a husband. He says, "Mom, if you don't call me by this time, I'm going to be very worried." And if I don't call him, he's at the door, shaking, crying because he's afraid that something happened to me. He's so protective.
[interview in People magazine, 1993, on her desire for stardom] I want it so bad. I've tried so hard my whole life. I'm kindhearted, and I give, give, give. I think maybe it's my time to receive.
[interview in People magazine in 2002 about the jokes made about her reality show] As long as ratings stay high, they can laugh all they want.
I want to be the new Marilyn Monroe.
[interview in People magazine, 1993, on becoming a spokesmodel for Guess Jeans] I finally feel like I'm becoming somebody. I really think like I can do something. I just know I'm going to be an actress. I want it so bad.
 I didn't know what Guess jeans were. I just shopped at Wal-Mart and Kmart and stuff like that.
[on landing her first cover on Playboy magazine, March 1992] The people in [Texas] won't believe it when these pictures of me hit the newsstands, because I was considered a goody-two-shoes nerd back in high school.
[in 2005, about her breasts] Everything I have is because of them.
[ater the death of her husband, J. Howard Marshall II] All I did was eat and watch TV.
(2007) Release of the book, "Train Wreck: Anna Nicole Unauthorized" by her half-sister, Donna Hogan.
(2007) Release of the book, "Great Big Beautiful Doll: The Anna Nicole Smith Story" by Eric Redding and D'Eva Redding.
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