Anna Nicole Smith died on February 8, 2007, at the age of 39. AskMen.com extends its warmest sympathies to Anna Nicole's family, friends and fans.
Note that this feature was composed prior to Anna Nicole Smith's death.
When Anna first appeared on the scene, she was hot. Posing for the bunny mag and Guess?, she had men everywhere begging for more. Unfortunately, a marriage to a very senior citizen, a bitter court battle, some significant weight gain, and proof that she isn't the brightest woman to grace the E! channel have scared us somewhat. But it looks like she has her act together once again, and we're happy about that.
why is she famous?
A marriage to an 89-year-old billionaire, gracing the cover of Playboy, chosen as 1993's Playmate of the Year, posing as a Guess? model, and starring in her own reality TV series all made Anna famous, or should we say infamous?
Anna Nicole Smith. What can we say that hasn't been said? Rarely has a woman had so many readily available adjectives to describe her. Golddigger, bodacious, vixen, plaything, conniving, innocent, moron, misguided, beautiful, and unstable are just some of the many things she has been called.
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"Marrying into money was not a good thing for me."
- Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith was born Vicki Lynn Hogan November 28, 1967, in Mexia, Texas. After her father abandoned her and her mother when she was a child, she was raised by her mother and aunt, commuting back and forth to each caretaker.
Trivia: Why did Anna Nicole Smith's former assistant sue her?
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Anna Nicole Smith Biography
Anna Nicole Smith, Playboy's Miss May 1992 and the 1993 Playmate of the
Year, passed away this afternoon in Hollywood, Florida. When informed of
her passing, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner said, "I am very saddened to
learn about Anna Nicole's passing. She was a dear friend who meant a great
deal to the Playboy family and to me personally. My thoughts and prayers
are with her friends and loved ones during this difficult time."
Anna Nicole appeared on the cover of Playboy magazine four times: March
1992, June 1993, February 1994 and February 2001. In her 1992
Playmate profile, we wrote, "As earthy and wide open as the North Texas
spaces she hails from, she tells the truth no matter how uncool it may sound.
'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.'"