Anna Nicole Smith was one of those celebrities who were known to be famous simply for being famous. Another public figure we all know today and who is also famous for being famous is, of course, Paris Hilton.
Anna Nicole was born on November 28, 1967 in Houston, Texas and was named Vickie Lynn Hogan. She was one of six children and her mother, a deputy sheriff, single-handedly cared for her after divorcing her husband.
Smith started her career as a topless dancer in Houston, then made her first appearance in Playboy in 1992 and eventually earning the title of Playmate of the Year months later.
In 1994 Anna Nicole married J. Howard Marshall ll. There was really nothing unusual about this marriage, except that he was 89 years old, and owner of Great Northern Oil Co. His personal wealth was estimated to be $550 million. He also died 14 months later.
A feud then started between Marshall’s son, E. Pierce and Anna Nicole Smith over Howard Marshall’s vast estate valued at over a billion and a half dollars. The case has since reached the U.S. Supreme Court, and till today the case is still pending. E. Pierce has since died, but his family has vowed to continue the fight.
In 2002 Nicole launched her own reality show on tv called, “The Anna Nicole Show,” on the E! Entertainment network which became, at one point, it’s highest rated program.
In recent months, Anna Nicole Smith has been embroiled in a number of lawsuits and disputes.
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