Anna Nicole Smith was born in 1967 in Mexia, a small place
in Texas (USA). Her real name is Vickie Lynn Hogan. Her
father had abandoned her, and she was shuttled between her
mother and an aunt. With 17 she met Billy Smith (16) with
whom she got married. In the same year (1984) her son Daniel
Soon after Daniel's birth Vickie abandoned Billy and headed
to Houston. A new life, a series of new names (she began
performing on the club circuit under her childhood nickname
of "Nikki" and another pseudonym, "Robin,"
before choosing the classier-sounding name "Anna Nicole")
and thoughts of achieving an old dream - becoming the next
Marilyn Monroe - began. As a child,
she had learned many of Monroe's songs by heart. Like Vickie,
Marilyn Monroe didn't know her father and grew up poor.
Anna Nicole was obsessed with the idea that it was her destiny
to be like Marilyn.
In Houston she was working as a dancer in Houston's topless
joints, where the only portion of her anatomy that drew
attention was her rear. It was so bounteously proportioned
that some patrons nicknamed her "Sweet Cheeks."
In one of these topless lounge she was discovered by a photographer.
But she still wasn't good looking enough to become a well-known
person. So Anna gave fate a helping hand by using her body
to make some quick money and to become a star. She had several
face operation and her bosom was filled up with silicon.
Her first public appearance was in October 1989. She was
several times on the frontage of Playboy
and in 1993 she was the playmate of the year. She also played
in a movie: Naked
Gun 33 1/3.
In 1994 she married with J. Howard Marshall, a 89-year-old
wheelchair-bound billionaire. But after his dead in 1995
she didn't get a lot of money. The heirs claimed at the
court that Marshall couldn't have been in full possession
of his spirit when he married. And they got right. Anna
"only" received about two millions.
In the last time she had some psychic problems so that
she had to go to a clinic. She also implemented some new
silicon pillows because the old ones bursted and last but
not least she couldn't hold her weight. Now she does some
advertising for a firm which sells clothes for chuppy people.