Thursday, June 18, 2009

Anna Nicole Smith

Vickie Lynn Marshall better known under the stage name of Anna Nicole Smith, was an American model, sex symbol, actress and television personality. She first gained popularity in Playboy, becoming the 1993 Playmate of the Year. She modeled for clothing companies, including Guess jeans and starred in her own reality TV show, The Anna Nicole Show.

Anna Nicole Smith Quotes

"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. "

"Men don`t even ask me out. I can`t remem
ber the last time I was asked out on a date, and I`m talking years here. I spend my life more and more alone. "

"Living in a small town, I knew everybody and everybody knew me. "

"You never know if they like you for who you are or what you are. Would he love me or the money? "

"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. "

"[1992] I didn`t know what Guess jeans were. I just shopped at Wal-Mart and Kmart and stuff like that. "

"I have been alone since my husband died. I stay in
my home. I don`t date. It`s hard to date when you`re at home. Nobody knows you. "

"I did Playboy. There was an ad in the paper for playmates. Playboy called me and flew me to Los Angeles, and I was on the March cover of 1992. "

-Anna Nicole Smith

Initially, Anna Nicole found employment at Wal-Mart, then as a waitress at Red Lobster. She then became an exotic dancer, and in 1991, began taking modeling and voice lessons. In October of that year, she saw an ad in the newspaper to audition for Playboy magazine.

A major turning point in Smith's career was in 1992. It was then her career took off after she was chosen by Hugh Hefner to appear on the cover of the March 1992 issue of Playboy, where she is listed as Vickie Smith, wearing a low-cut evening gown. Smith said she planned to be "the next Marilyn Monroe". Becoming one of Playboy's most popular models, Smith was heavier and larger than the typical Playboy model. Smith was chosen to be the 1993 Playmate of the Year. By the time of her PMOY pictorial, she had settled on the name Anna Nicole Smith.

Smith secured a contract to replace supermodel Claudia Schiffer in the Guess jeans ad campaign in a series of sultry black and white photographs. Guess capitalized on Smith's strong resemblance to sex symbol Jayne Mansfield and put her in Jayne-inspired photo sessions. In 1993, before Christmas, she modeled for the Swedish clothing company Hennes & Mauritz (H&M). She was dressed in underwear and arranged in seductive poses. She appeared on big posters in Sweden and Norway.

A photograph of Smith was used by New York magazine on the cover of its August 22, 1994 issue titled White Trash Nation. In the photo, she appears squatting in a short skirt and cowboy boots as she eats chips. In October 1994, Smith's lawyer initiated a $5,000,000 lawsuit against the magazine claiming unauthorized use of her photo and that the article had damaged her reputation. Her lawyer said that Smith was told she was being photographed to embody the "all-American-woman look", and that they wanted glamor shots. He further stated that the picture used was taken for fun during a break.

Although her film appearances in The Hudsucker Proxy and Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult were highly publicized in 1994, little was done to further Smith's acting career. Her first starring role was as Colette Dubois, a retired spy seeking revenge for the murder of her husband, in the action/thriller To the Limit (1995).

Smith next starred in the action/thriller Skyscraper (1997), which she also produced, as a helicopter pilot, Carrie Wisk, who lands on a high rise building and, upon learning it has been taken over by terrorists, becomes engaged in a deadly fight to save hostages.

Both films, and Smith's performances in them, were critically panned. During the course of the litigation over her late husband's estate, her career stalled. Her legal battle, her increasing weight, and her reportedly bizarre behavior made her regular fodder for late night television comedians.

In 2002, she debuted in her own reality TV series on the E! cable network, The Anna Nicole Show. The series focused on her personal and private life in the manner of other reality shows, such as the ratings hit The Osbournes. One of the recurring guests on the show was interior designer Bobby Trendy of West Hollywood, CA, who often feuded with lawyer Howard K. Stern.

The debut of the The Anna Nicole Show was the highest rated series on the network, but critics blasted it and ratings dropped with each successive week. However, it achieved a cult status among some, particularly college fraternities. The show was canceled in February 2004 due to "creative differences," but has retained some life in reruns and on DVD releases.

Smith's next appearance on the big screen was as herself in Wasabi Tuna (2003), about a group of friends who kidnap her dog, Sugar-Pie, on Halloween. She appeared as herself again in Be Cool (2005), a crime/comedy about the film and music industries that stars John Travolta, Uma Thurman and The Rock. She produced and starred as "Lucy" in Illegal Aliens, a sci-fi/comedy about beautiful space aliens saving the earth from evil.

Anna Nicole appeared on the cover of Playboy magazine four times:

March 1992,
June 1993,
February 1994
February 2001.



* The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) - Za-Za
* Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994) - Tanya Peters
* To the Limit (1995) - Colette Dubois/Vickie Linn
* Skyscraper (1997) - Carrie Wisk
* Wasabi Tuna (2003) - Herself
* Be Cool (2005) - Herself
* Illegal Aliens (2007) - Lucy (posthumously released)


* The Naked Truth (1995) episode: Wilde Again - Herself
* Sin City Spectacular (1998)
* Veronica's Closet (1999) episode: Veronica's Wedding Bell Blues - Donna
* Ally McBeal (1999) episode: Pyramids on the Nile - Myra Jacobs
* N.Y.U.K. (2000) - Dr. Anita Hugg
* The Anna Nicole Show (2002-2004) - Herself
* Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson (2005) - Herself (In Audience)
* Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy (2005) - Herself (Via Satellite)


* In 1993, Smith appeared in the music video for Bryan Ferry's single "Will You Love Me Tomorrow".
* In 1997, Smith did a remake and music video of the Marilyn Monroe song "My Heart Belongs To Daddy", the video made by Nicolaï Lo Russo in France.
* In 1997, Smith appeared in the music video for Supertramp's single "You Win, I Lose".
* In 2004, Smith appeared in the music video for Kanye West's single "The New Workout Plan".

Born : Vickie Lynn Hogan
November 28, 1967(1967-11-28)
Harris County, Texas, U.S.
Died : February 8, 2007 (aged 39)
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel,
Hollywood, Florida, U.S.
Other name(s):
Vickie Lynn Hogan
Vickie Lynn Marshall
Anna Nicole
Vickie Smith
Vicki Smith
Occupation :
Model, Actress, Spokeswoman
Spouse(s) :

Billy Smith (1985—1993)

J. Howard Marshall II (1994—1995)
Measurements :
Bust: 36DD (97DD cm)
Waist: 26 in (66 cm)
Hips: 38 in (97 cm)
Height : 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight : 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
big breasts, flashy smile, dangerously curvaceous body, and long legs

Drugs, OLD men, an appetite for attention in any form be it good or bad
Hobbies: Marrying Billionaires
Country of Origin:
United States


I want to be the new Marilyn Monroe and find my own Clark Gable.
Men who wear braces, cowboys! I also get off on scary movies.
Two-timing men, obsessive bodybuilders, disloyal friends, slobs.

Roller-blading, couch potato-ing!

The people who write my favorite soaps.


Garth Brooks! (If only he were single.)
The Simpsons, The Young and the Restless, The Cosby Show, Friday the 13th.
19th Century, when women wore hoop skirts and men were men.

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 kindhearted, and I give, give, give. I think maybe it`s my time to receive.
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.
in 2005, about her breasts
Everything I have is because of them.
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.


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