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Anna Nicole Smith

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Anna Nicole Smith (born Vickie Lynn Hogan on November 28, 1967 in Mexia, Texas) is a model and actress.

Having to support a son, Daniel, from her first husband, Anna Nicole worked at a variety of odd-jobs. It was while working as a stripper that she met billionaire J. Howard Marshall, who frequently patronized the establishment. With Marshall lavishing money on her, Smith got breast implants and as “Vickie Smith” managed to land on the cover of the March, 1992 issue of Playboy magazine, wearing a lowcut evening gown. This appearance secured her a deal with Guess? jeans to follow supermodel Claudia Schiffer in its ad campaign. Smith then posed nude for Playboy as the June, 1992 centerfold. Tall, blonde, and fullfigured, Smith won comparisons to the voluptuous Marilyn Monroe and was chosen to be the 1993 Playmate of the Year. She finally settled on the name “Anna Nicole Smith” by the time of her PMOY pictorial.

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Anna Nicole's Playmate of the Year issue, June, 1993

Smith and the billionaire Marshall finally married on June 27, 1994; she was 26 at the time, he was nearly 90. By most accounts, Anna Nicole had other boyfriends and was generally indifferent to Marshall, with whom she never lived.

Within weeks after J. Howard's death on August 4, 1995 Anna Nicole squared off against his son, E. Pierce Marshall, for half of her late husband's $1.6 billion estate. Although J. Howard was, according to his employees, crazy about her, he did not include Anna Nicole in his trust and will, which he updated weeks after their marriage. Anna Nicole claimed J. Howard verbally promised her half of his estate if she married him. In September, 2000, a Los Angeles bankruptcy judge awarded Anna a staggering $449,754,134. Pierce appealed, and in July 2001, Houston judge Mike Wood vacated that award and ordered Anna Nicole to pay over $1 million in fees and expenses to Pierce's legal team. In March of 2002, she was awarded $88 million. In December 2004, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the March 2002 decision, saying that Anna Nicole is not one of J. Howard Marshall's heirs. [1] (http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,11818750%255E2902,00.html)

During the course of the litigation, Smith's career stalled. She was relegated to appearing in low budget soft core porn films until 2002, when she was given her own reality TV series on the E! cable television network. The Anna Nicole Show focused on her personal and private life in the manner of other “reality” shows such as the recent hit The Osbournes. Critics blasted it, saying it was so bad it deserved to be pitied. The show's debut was a bomb, and ratings dropped with each successive week. However, it achieved a kind of camp or cult status as many fans found humor in Smith's absurd and arguably stupid antics. The show was finally cancelled in February 2004, due to “creative differences”, but has retained some life in reruns and on DVD.

In an interview on Late Night with Conan O'Brien she was asked what her “Playmate diet” consisted of. She replied, “fried chicken”. Her height is 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m). In October, 2003, she became a spokesperson for TrimSpa, which helped her to reportedly lose 30 lb (14 kg).

In November 2004, she was invited as a presenter to the American Music Awards show. However, she went on stage experiencing a personal problem of some sort (or pulling a publicity stunt). Tabloids speculate that she was under the influence of pills or another controlled substance. This led her to start making barely understandable comments about her body and TrimSpa among other subjects. Eventually, the cameras had to move away to prevent showing her behavior during the presentation while she was taken backstage. This incident would later become comedic material for the rest of the presenters to comment on and became part of the news the next day [2] (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/11/16/earlyshow/leisure/celebspot/main655962.shtml).

In March 2005, at the first Australian MTV Music Awards in Sydney's Luna Park, she spoofed Janet Jackson's 2004 wardrobe malfunction by pulling down her dress to reveal both breasts, each covered with the MTV logo.

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