Who was Anna Nicole Smith and what is her net worth? Vickie Lynn Hogan popularly known as Anna Nicole Smith was an American actress, model, and television personality. She is best known for “Playboy” and was a model for H&M, Lane Bryant, and Guess. Anna Nicole Smith was born on November 38, 1967, in Houston, Texas, United States. she was raised in Mexia. She was born to the late Donald Eugene Hogan and Virgie Mae Arthur (nee Tabers). Anna Nicole has five siblings.
She received her elementary education at the Durkee Elementary School and then went on to the Aldine Senior High School, Houston. She was sent to live with her aunt in Mexia, Texas. She enrolled in the Mexia High School. She dropped out of school in her second year. At that time, she was 14 years old. She started working at Jim’s Krispy Fried Chicken, she met Billy Wayne Smith there.
Anna Nicole Smith married Billy Wayne Smith on April 4, 1985. They had a son, Daniel Smith. The couple divorced in 1993. Anna Nicole Smith met rich businessman J. Howard Marshall in 1991. She had an affair with him for 2 years. She eventually divorced her husband, Billy Wayne Smith to marry Marshall. They got married on June 27, 1994. At that time, Anna was 26 and her new husband, Marshall was 89 years old. Marshall died a year later at the age of 90.
She gave birth to a baby girl, Dannielynn, on September 7, 2006. Her son Daniel Smith died on September 10, 2006, while visiting his mother at a hospital. Her son was buried while she was still at the hospital. her personal attorney, Howard K. Stern; Photographer, Larry Birkhead; and actress Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, claimed paternity of Dannielynn.
A court ruling pronounced Howard K. Stern as the father. His name appeared on her birth certificate. Later in April 2007, a DNA revealed that Larry Birkhead was the father. He requested for an amendment of the birth certificate.
Anna had a commitment ceremony with Howard K. Stern on Sandy Cay Island. No certificate was signed.
Anna Nicole debuted as an actress in 1994. She starred in “The Hudsucker Proxy”. She also starred in “To the Limit”, and “Skyscraper”. In 1998, Anna wrote, directed, produced, and hosted a show titled “Anna Nicole Smith: Exposed”. “Illegal Aliens” was shot in 2005 but was released after her death in 2007.
She has also made appearances on shows including “The Naked Truth”, “Veronica’s Closet”, “Ally McBeal”, “Larry King Live” among others. She has also appeared in music videos for artists including Kanye West, Marilyn Monroe, and Bryan Ferry.
Anna was found dead in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood on February 8, 2007. The cause of death has been revealed to be a drug overdose. An investigation which was launched to reveal the cause of her death ruled her death as an accidental death. She was buried on March 2, 2007.
Anna Nicole Smith Net Worth
Anna had a legal battle with her second husband, Marshall’s son, Pierce Marshall. However, she received nothing from her husband’s estate in the end. She is worth $5 million. The legal battle for Marshall’s fortune is likely to continue even after the death of both Anna Nicole Smith and Pierce Marshal. Pierce Marshall died on June 20, 2006, but his wife pursued the case in his stead.
Anna Nicole Smith spent the last year of her life under public scrutiny. She was in the media for the death of her son and the paternity battle for her daughter, Dannielynn. Anna’s will revealed that she had left her entire asset to her son Daniel Smith. Anna was the spokeswoman for TrimSpa.