Anna Nicole Smith Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Vickie Lynn Hogan was born on 28 November 1967, in Houston, Texas USA, and as Anna Nicole Smith she was widely known as a model, and a socialite who apparently married an octogenarian for his money – pursued at length through the courts following his death two years after their marriage. Anna herself died in 2007.
So just how rich was Anna Nicole Smith? Sources estimate that Anna had a net worth which at the time of her death was over $50 million, earned through acting, modeling and appearing on various television shows, plus inheritance.
Anna Nicole Smith Net Worth $50 Million
Anna Nicole was raised largely by her aunt in Mexia, Texas, attending the local high school but dropping-out at 16. She met and married her first husband a year later, when he was 16 and they were working at Jim’s Krispy Fried Chicken in Mexia. They had a son a year later and separated a year after that. Anna Nicole worked at Wal-Mart, and as a waitress before she became a stripper, and in 1991 she began taking modeling and voice lessons, shortly after which she auditioned for ‘Playboy’ magazine.
Anna Nicole became famous and her net worth jumped significantly after she became a model for ‘Playboy’ magazine. However, she also became known for her somewhat deviant behaviour. Being 24 years old she posed for ‘Playboy’ magazine, and attracted the attention of Paul Marciano who made Nicole a jeans model. This contract increased Anna Nicole’s net worth significantly, however she also continued working with ‘Playboy’ which increased her popularity, too. In 1993, Anna Nicole Smith was Playboy’s Playmate of the Year.
A year later Anna Nicole decided to try acting and appeared in films ‘The Hudsucker Proxy’ directed by Joel Coen, ‘Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult’ written and directed by David Zucker, ‘To the Limit’ directed by Raymond Martino, and ‘Skyscraper’ directed by Raymond Martino. She also took part in episodes of television series including ‘Sin City Spectacular’, ‘Ally McBeal’, ‘NYUK’ and others. In 2002, Anna Nicole Smith net worth jumped when the reality show about her daily life called ‘The Anna Nicole Show’ was broadcast. Furthermore, Anna Nicole was starred in ‘Wasabi Tuna’ directed by Lee Friedlander, in which she characterized herself, and had a cameo role in the film directed by F. Gary Gray ‘Be Cool’, that added to Smith’s net worth as well.
In her less than private personal life, married twice, firstly to Billy Smith as mentioned above, at then at twenty-six years old Anna Nicole Smith married her second husband, billionaire J. Howard Marshall II, who was eighty-nine years old at the time of marriage. Smith declared that she loved her husband though during their marriage she allegedly had a number of affairs with celebrities including Clay Spires, Scott Baio, Clay Spires, Johnathan McManus, Larry Birkhead (DNA establishing him as her daughter’s father) and others. Her second husband died in 2006, leaving Anna pregnant with her daughter Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern, who DNR tests later proved paternity to Howard K. Stern, the attorney. Five months later, Anna Nicole Smith was found dead in a hotel room after overdosing on prescribed drugs.
Was the subject of frequent parodies by late night television host Conan O'Brien, who often portrayed her as a ditzy blonde and a gold-digger. However, when she passed away, O'Brien immediately stopped as a gesture of respect.
On April 28, 1998, she was crowned Miss Republic of Cuervo Gold, a title she retained for one year. She was one of eight contestants but won because "her party spirit won out".
When she was a topless dancer in Houston, Texas in October 1991, she met elderly oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II. During their two-year love affair, he reportedly lavished her with gifts and asked her to marry him several times.
New York City Opera opened its season on September 17, 2013 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with the American premiere of "Anna Nicole", an original opera by British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage.
When Guess? Jeans executive Paul Marciano first saw Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith in an early 1990s issue, he immediately thought of Jayne Mansfield. Marciano hired Anna Nicole to replace Claudia Schiffer as a Guess? Spokesmodel and molded Anna's look and black-and-white photo sessions after Jayne Mansfield in the Guess? Jeans advertisement campaign.
Her substantial Guess earnings enabled her to hire a nanny to help care for then-7-year-old-son Daniel and buy a four-bedroom home in Houston, three horses and two cars.
Was a supporter of gays and lesbians, and even attended the 35th annual Los Angeles Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Parade in 2005.
Anna's line from her Trim-Spa commercials, "Like my body?", also became her catchphrase.
Before landing her first cover of Playboy magazine, Anna was working at Wal-Mart earning $60 a week.
Descended from George Soule, married with Mary Bucket or Becket and Mayflower passenger.
Has five half-siblings, including half-sister Donna Hogan.
The character Hanna Nicola Smythe on the NBC soap opera Passions (1999) is based on her.
Born to Donald Eugene Hogan and Virgie Mae Tabers, she was raised by her mother and her aunt Elaine after her parents' divorce in 1969.
Howard K. Stern announced on Larry King Live (1985) that he is the father of Anna Nicole's daughter, and that he and Anna have been in a relationship for some time. Photographer Larry Birkhead filed suit to force DNA testing to prove he is the father. Howard and Anna fought Birkhead's efforts, going so far as moving to the Bahamas to have the baby. On May 1, 2007, Birkhead was allowed to leave the Bahamas with the baby after a DNA test proved his paternity.
Her son, Daniel Smith, died suddenly while visiting his mother and newborn sister in their hospital room over the week ending September 10, 2006. He had flown to the Bahamas on Saturday to join his mother and was in her hospital room Sunday when he collapsed.
On September 7, 2006, she gave birth to a healthy 6 pound, 9 ounce baby girl named Dannielynn Hope. The name Hope is in memory of the baby's deceased brother, Daniel Smith, who died suddenly while visiting his mother and newborn sister in their hospital room on September 10, 2006.
An advertising campaign for Swedish fashion company H&M with posters of Anna caused several automobile accidents in major European cities (1994).
After her first pictorial in Playboy, Guess? Jeans designer Paul Marciano was so intrigued by her look that he contacted Playboy to ask "Who is this girl?". He signed her as the Guess? Jeans model on the spot, no question asked.
According to her Playboy Playmate of the Year interview, she worked in a fried chicken restaurant in Mexia, Texas, and married one of the cooks (Billy Smith).
Her Playmate data sheet for May 1992 gives her measurements at 36DD-26-38 with a weight of 140 lbs. When she became Playmate of the year, her weight was reported at 155 lbs. Her weight reached a peak of 224 lbs in 1996, but she managed to slim down to a reported 138 lbs in 1997. She gained weight since and was close to her peak weight in 2002, but she lost down to her natural weight in 2005 (back down to her 1990s modeling weight) and was a representative of a weight-loss program.
Playboy Playmate of the Month May 1992. Playboy Playmate of the Year 1993. She was the biggest (tallest, heaviest, biggest measurements) Playmate of the Year, although India Allen (1988) and Julie Cialini (1995) were also 5' 11" tall.
Her daily life was televised on E! network's The Anna Nicole Show (2002) which debuted on August 4, 2002. The last episode aired June 1, 2003.
Has fought her former stepson, E. Pierce Marshall, in court since November 1999, suing for half of her late husband's $1.6 billion estate. In September 2000, a Los Angeles bankruptcy judge awarded Anna $449,754,134 from her husband's estate. But in July 2001, Houston judge Mike Wood vacated that award and ordered her to pay over $1 million in fees and expenses to stepson E. Pierce Marshall's team. Finally, in March 2002, was awarded $88 million from the estate of her late husband, but was denied claim that she was also owed interest on that money. As of January 2007, the legal war wages on.
Former Guess? Jeans and Lane Bryant model; she began modeling at age 20.
[2005, on her enormous silicone breasts] Everything I have is because of them.
[after the death of her husband, J. Howard Marshall II] All I did was eat junk food and watch television.
[on landing her first cover on Playboy magazine, March 1992] 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.
 I didn't know what Guess jeans were. I just shopped at Wal-Mart and Kmart and stuff like that.
[Interview in People magazine, 1993, on becoming a spokesmodel for Guess? Jeans] I finally feel like I'm becoming somebody. I really think like I can do something. I just know I'm going to be an actress. I want it so bad.
[Interview in People magazine, 2002, on the jokes made about her reality show] As long as ratings stay high, they can laugh all they want.
[Interview in People magazine, 1993, on her desire for stardom] I want it so bad. I've tried so hard my whole life. I'm kind-hearted, and I give, give, give. I think maybe it's my time to receive.
[1994, on her son Daniel] He's seen everything -- even my videos. He just thinks, "It's mom." He's more like a father or a husband. He says, "Mom, if you don't call me by this time, I'm going to be very worried." And if I don't call him, he's at the door, shaking, crying because he's afraid that something happened to me. He's so protective.
I don't date. It's hard to date when you're at home. Because nobody knows you.
I grew up poor. I had no money. My family was poor. There's things I wanted to do and couldn't. I was an abused wife. Just -- there's tons of things that I couldn't even mention. And for me to come up and to have all of this fame and fortune, it's just -- it is a Cinderella story to me.
[To Larry King regarding her love for her second husband, J. Howard Marshall II, an octogenarian billionaire oil tycoon who died a year after they married] I wasn't physically, "Oh, my God, you hot, hot body", you know, like that. It was just -- I loved him for so much of what he did for me and my son. I mean, I just loved him -- I've never had love like that before. No one has ever loved me and done things for me and respected me and didn't care about what people said about me. I mean, he truly loved me. And I loved him for it.
Nobody has ever respected me and done things for me and loved me. So when Howard [former husband J. Howard Marshall II] came along, it was a blessing. He is the only person in my life who does not care about what other people say about me. He truly loves me and I love him for it.
For some reason, people think I am this terrible person and it really hurts me to hear that. I am just doing the best I know how to.
I'm sick of being accused of gold-digging. It just so happens I get turned on by liver spots.