"I don't have a boyfriend right now. I'm looking for anyone with a job that I don't have to support." Anna Nicole Smith Busty model Anna Nicole Smith burst to fame as the Playboy Playmate of the Month in May 1992, Playboy's centerfold in June 1992 and Playboy's Playmate of the Year in 1993. A model since age 20, Smith was also widely recognized for replacing Claudia Schiffer as the face of Guess jeans in mid 1990s and became the spokesperson for Trim Spa diet products in late 2003. Smith branched out to acting and is best remembered while starring in her eponymous reality show on E! Entertainment Television, "The Anna Nicole Smith Show" (2002-2004).
On the silver screen, she appeared in such films as Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994), To the Limit (1995), Skyscraper (1997, V) and Wasabi Tuna (2003).
One of the Internet's early pin ups, 5' 11" tall Smith has 36A-25-37 (dancer in Texas 1988), 42DD-26-38 (after implants, early 1990s), 39DD-27-39 (1993 Playmate of the Year), 39D-27-39 (slimmed down after rehab & dieting) measurements. The blonde, whose trademarks are her Texas accent and Marilyn Monroe-style tousled hair, has raised public eyebrows several times. She flashed her breasts and underpants at the audience of Nashville, Tennessee's Grand Ole Opry in April 2005, pulled her dress down to her waist to bare her breasts at the inaugural MTV Australia Video Music Awards (2005) and posed naked for a fashion magazine to prove she did not undergo surgery to lose weight in mid 2004.
Smith drew public attention in 1994 when she married 89-year-old wheelchair-bound oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall (Smith was 26 at that time), who died the following year. She then endured a long court battle with her stepson to gain half of her late husband's $1.6 billion estate. In January 2005, US judges impounded her share of her late husband's money, deciding that Smith is not one of J. Howard Marshall's heirs. A mother of a 19-year-old son, Smith was linked to real-estate developer Jonathan McManus (born in 1968; dated 1998) and doctor Ben Khan ( a.k.a. Ben Biucksson; together 1997).
Childhood and Family:
"I always wanted a father. I used to try to find him by looking him up in the phone book." Anna Nicole Smith
Vickie Lynn Hogan, who would later would be known as Anna Nicole Smith, was born on November 28, 1967, in Houston, Texas. Her mother and aunt raised her after her parents divorced when she was an infant.
A source said that Anna recently reunited with her estranged father, who makes art out of driftwood.
"The Marlboro man. I just love cowboys. I love all kinds of men. But they've got to love my son, because we come as a package." Anna Nicole Smith.
17-year-old Anna married 16-year-old Billy Smith and welcomed their son, Daniel Smith, in 1986. The next year, the couple divorced, resulting in Anna raising Daniel alone. While working as an exotic dancer at a Houston bar, Anna met oil billionaire J. Howard Marshall.
On June 27, 1994, 26-year-old Anna Nicole married the 89-year-old wheelchair bound oil tycoon, who died the following year. Anna subsequently had a long court battle with stepson E. Pierce Marshall to gain half of her late husband's fortune.
The Anna Show
"I love the paparazzi. They take pictures and I just smile away. I've always liked attention. I didn't get it very much growing up and I always wanted to be, you know, noticed." Anna Nicole Smith After divorcing Billy Smith, Anna Nicole Smith headed to Houston and worked as a Red Lobster waitress and Wal-Mart cashier. With her stunning stature, Anna collected more money working as a topless dancer in Rick's Cabaret bar. A photographer spotted her and Anna began to pursue her old dream, to be the next Marilyn Monroe.
Anna had breast implants and cosmetic surgery before she entered the Playboy Cover Contest. At age 24, she posed for the magazine's cover and gained notice as Playboy Playmate of the Month in May 1992. In the mid 1990s, she appeared nude in Playboy's centerfold (June 1992 edition) and nabbed the coveted modeling job as the face of the lustrous Guess Jeans, replacing model Claudia Schiffer. Anna was also voted Playboy Playmate of the Year 1993.
The next year, Anna appeared on the wide screen by playing a bit part in her debut film, Joel Coen's comedy The Hudsucker Proxy (starring Tim Robbins and Paul Newman). She followed it up with the action comedy Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (starring Leslie Nielsen). In the Peter Segal-directed film, Anna played Fred Ward's naughty girlfriend and received a Razzie Award for Worst New Star.
She also starred as the attractive, revengeful ex-CIA agent, Colette Dubois/Vickie Linn, in Raymond Martino's thriller action To the Limit (1995, opposite Joey Travolta).
In 1996, Anna filed for bankruptcy and faced health problems resulting from the plastic surgery she had years ago. Afterward, she returned to acting and starred as buxom helicopter pilot Carrie Wisk in Raymond Martino's action thriller Skyscraper (1997, V, she also served as associate producer). She then was crowned Miss Republic of Cuervo Gold in 1998 and in 2000, appeared in Lane Bryant's campaign ads and starred in the short-fated series "N.Y.U.K."
In 2002, Anna starred in her own reality show, "The Anna Nicole Smith Show." The show premiered on August 4th, 2002, on E! Networks and gave her a Teen Choice Awards nomination for Choice TV Reality/Variety Star - Female, in 2003. However, because of Anna's extensive weight increase that reduced the ratings, the cable later cancelled the show in 2004.
Meanwhile, Anna starred in Lee Friedlander's comedy about a group of friends who kidnap her beloved pet Sugar-Pie in Wasabi Tuna (2003). More recent, she appeared in Bryan Michael Stoller's spoof movie, Miss Cast Away (2004) and in F. Gary Gray's adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel, the gangster comedy Be Cool (2005, starring John Travolta).