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


She started her career by becoming 1993’s Playboy playmate of the year. She was compared to Marilyn Monroe for her full figure and blonde hair.


In 1994, Anna Nicole married billionaire J. Howard Marshall when she was 26; he was nearly 90 at the time. He passed away in 1995, and Anna Nicole was involved in a court battle with her former stepson, E. Pierce Marshall , for half of her late husband’s $1.6 billion estate. After a series of legal victories and setbacks, in March of 2002, she was awarded $88 million from the estate of her late husband.


In 2002, Anna Nicole starred in a reality TV series on the E! cable network entitled The Anna Nicole Show, which focused on her personal and private life in the manner of such other “reality” shows as the recent hit The Osbournes. Critics blasted her show, saying it was so bad it deserved to be pitied. The show was an initial hit upon its debut, though ratings dropped with each successive week. It was cancelled in February 2004, due to “creative differences".


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 under the influence of a controlled substance. This led her to start saying inappropriate material about her body, TrimSpa, etc… Eventually, the cameras had to move away to prevent showing her behavior during the presentation and she was taken backstage by the show’s crew. 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.