Anna Nicole Smith, originally Vickie Lynn Hogan, was born on November 28, 1967, in Houston, Texas. She passed away on February 8, 2007, in Hollywood, Florida. Anna Nicole Smith was an American model, actress, and singer. She used the name Vickie Smith early in her career, including as a playmate. Smith rose to fame as a model in the early 1990s and became known for her brief marriage to an 89-year-old oil billionaire and the subsequent inheritance dispute. Later, she had a well-known reality TV show. But you probably already knew all that, so let’s jump straight into ten more interesting facts and trivia about the former American superstar!

Anna Nicole Smith Left Behind a Just Months-Old Daughter -…

As mentioned earlier, Anna Nicole Smith passed away in 2007, leaving her only daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, just a few months old. Dannielynn, who bears a striking resemblance to her late mother, grew up without her. Not only did Smith’s ex-boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, have to pick up the pieces after her death, but he also had to raise a young girl on his own. [source]

Her Son Died Three Days After Her Younger Sister Was Born…

After growing up in extreme poverty, Smith fell behind in school and had to drop out. Her earnings as a waitress couldn’t support her and her son, so she took a job as an exotic dancer. The picture below was taken just a day before her son, Daniel Wayne, passed away on September 10, 2006. He died from an accidental overdose of medication just three days after his half-sister, Dannielynn Hope Marshall Birkhead, was born. [source]

Forget the Kardashians…

Even though the Kardashian family has become most famous for reality TV and inspired hundreds of other TV programs, Anna Nicole Smith was actually the first! A reality TV show about her life aired, with cameras following her daily. And even though the reality series wasn’t well-received by critics, it still lasted for three seasons. [source]

Had Minor Roles in TV Shows and Movies…

Smith had minor roles in several TV shows and movies, but not enough to be credited as a Hollywood actress. Or to be taken very seriously, for that matter. Her most memorable role was in The Naked Gun 33 1/3, where she played the seductive girlfriend. One film she appeared in, Illegal Alien, was released after her death. You can see a picture from her role in The Naked Gun 33 1/3 below. [source]

Lost the Billion-Dollar Inheritance Battle After Her Death…

14 months after Smith and 89-year-old Marshall married, he passed away, resulting in a contentious legal battle over his billion-dollar inheritance. The problem? Marshall’s family (especially his son, Pierce) didn’t want Smith to receive a single penny of the inheritance. After a fierce fight, the courts decided in 2011 – after Anna Nicole Smith’s death – that her daughter wasn’t entitled to any money at all. [source]

Declares Personal Bankruptcy…

The former Playboy model more or less collapsed after her son’s death, and her finances went downhill too. In 1996, she filed for bankruptcy protection. Sadly, she was broke and in debt when she died. She had also developed a dependency on pain medication, which she took to cope with the grief of her son’s death. Ultimately, it led to an accidental overdose and her death. [source]

Known to Be an Animal Lover…

Anna Nicole Smith was primarily a proud supporter of PETA. Her commitment to animal rights was exceptional, as she used every opportunity to speak out about animal rights. She reportedly said on several occasions that she would do everything in her power to stop animal cruelty as long as she lived. She also collaborated with the animal rights organization PETA on a campaign under the slogan: “Gentlemen Prefer Fur-Free Blondes.” [source]

Had a Short-Lived Music Career…

She had a short but memorable music career. In 1994, she released a single called Ya Ya, which reached the top 20 on the charts. She also released an album titled Anna Nicole Smith the same year, featuring songs like My Heart Belongs to Daddy and I Wanna Be Trimmed. [source]

Known for Her Sense of Humor…

She had a humorous side and participated in several comedic sketches and parodies during her time on the TV showSaturday Night Live.” Anna Nicole Smith showcased her comedic talents and her ability to poke fun at herself. [source]

Popularized “Tramp Stamp” Tattoos…

She was also one of the first celebrities to advocate for “tramp stamptattoos, which is the term used to describe tattoos on the lower back. She sported several such tattoos herself and became known for popularizing them. [source]

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