Facts of Anna Nicole Smith
|Full Name||Anna Nicole Smith|
|Birth Name||Vickie Lynn Hogan|
|Other Name||Anna Nicole Smith|
|Profession||Actress, Model & TV personality|
|Birth City||Houston, Texas|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Donald Eugene Hogan (1947-2009)|
|Mother Name||Virgie Hart Arthur (1951-2018)|
|Date of Birth||November 28,1967|
How Much Was Anna Nicole Smith's Net Worth?
Vickie Lynn Hogan professionally famous as Anna Nicole Smith was an American model, actress & TV personality, professionally active from 1992 to 2007 until her death.
The Anna Nicole Show host died at the age of 39 and had a net worth of around $5 million in 2007, at the time of her demise.
Well, Anna came to fame after she became1993 Playmate of the Year followed by her prominence in acting. Apart from her career, the late TV personality also was a focus of media as the wife of late billionaire Howard Marshall, whom she married when he was 89.
Curious to know more? Get details below.
Net Worth Details: Income Sources & Earnings
Anna Nicole Smith, a high-school drop out began her career in modeling and worked at Wal-Mart earning $60 a week.
In March 1992, she appeared on the cover page of Playboy Magazine and later became 1993 Playmate of the Year. Apart from Playboy, Smith also modeled for Guess, H&M, Heatherette and Lane Bryant.
In 1994, Anna Nicole Smith made her film debut through The Hudsucker Proxy, which followed her roles in movies like Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994), Skyscraper (1996) and Illegal Aliens (2007).
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Smith owned the net worth of around $5 million at the time of her death in 2007.
Aside from being an actress, she was also the host of The Anna Nicole Show (20020-2004) and had appeared in other TV shows like Veronica's Closet (1999), Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy (2005) and Larry King Live (2007).
As reported, back in October 1994, Anna Smith filed a $5 million lawsuit against New York Magazine after it used her photo without her consent.
She stated that her photo with a short skirt with cowboy boots, eating chips damaged her reputation. The case was later settled.
Battle For Inheritance Of Billionaire Husband's Empire
After the death of her billionaire business tycoon husband J. Howard Marshall, Anna Nicole Smith took to court claiming her share on his estate.
As reported, at that time, J. Howard Marshall's 16% share in Koch Industries was worth $1.6 billion.
For a fact, Smith was not listed on the will of Marshall's property inheritance but claimed that Marshall promised her verbally to give half of his estate.
And it resulted in a legal dispute of Anna Nicole Smith and (her step-son) Marshall's son E. Pierce Marshall, followed by the joint aid to Smith by the late businessman's another son J. Howard Marshall III left out of father's testament.
Thus, it became famous the court-fight Marshall Vs. Marshall.
Well, in September 2000, she was awarded $449,754,134 by Los Angeles judge, however, the approval of the whopping amount was vacated in July 2001. In addition to that, Smith was ordered to pay $1 million in legal fees.
Then, in March 2002, Anna Nicole was awarded a reduced $88 million of her husband's estate but was reversed a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on December 30, 2004.
It left Anna Nicole Smith without any money from Marshall's estate and her right to pursue share on the estate.
Case Continued Even After Death
After E. Pierce Marshall died in 2006, his widow Elaine Tettemer Marshall took on the case.
On the other hand, after Smith's death in 2007, the legal war waged on as her infant daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead took on her behalf.
Smith's estate filed for $44 million in compensation and for the sanction the estate of E. Pierce Marshall in 2011. However, the case was rejected by a federal U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter in August 2014.
Assets, House, Cars, Expenses & Testament
Anna used to live a lavish lifestyle and owned a massive property empire. Before her death, she made a testament which was issued on July 30, 2007, stating her now-late son Daniel as the sole beneficiary of her estate and attorney Howard K. Stern as its executive.
As reported her will read $1.8 million in real property and $10,000 in the personal property while the mortgage value was $1.1 million.
Well, after 6 years of Anna Nicole Smith's death, her Studio City, California house with 5-bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms was sold for $1.3 million, executed by her attorney-ruled-executive Stern.
The property built in 2002 and spread on 4,700 square feet spread was bought by former Playboy Playmate for $1.3 million in 2005 and was listed in 2011 asking $1.75 million.
Moreover, back in June 2017, Smith's Cypress, Texas house was kept in the market for asking $2.8 million.
The 6,311-square ft. property in Texas with 5- bedrooms, a wine cellar, and gym later slashed the market price to $2.4 million in 2018. Though the sales report is yet to be out.
Apart from expenses on costly clothes, luxury and jewelry, Anna Nicole Smith used to make expenses on and rode luxurious cars including Ferrari, Audi, Mercedes and many more.
Fact: In 1996, she lost $850,000 after a judgment against her, regarding sexual harassment of a nanny, and filed for bankruptcy later.
While alive, Anna Nicole Smith was active in charity works and had associations with many non-profit organizations.
Back in June 2002, the late actress along with her son Daniel Wayne Smith participated in a charity softball game in Los Angeles.
Also, after her death, Stern set up the charity on the occasion of her first death anniversary Anna Nicole and Daniel Wayne Smith Charitable Foundation.
Anna Nicole Smith's Personal Life: Age, Height, Family, Education, Spouse, Kids, Death & Funeral
Born on November 28, 1967, in Houston, Texas, the USA, Anna Nicole Smith's birth name was Vickie Lynn Hogan. She was the daughter of Donald Eugene Hogan (1947-2009) and Virgie Hart Arthur (1951-2018).
Her parents divorced in 1969 when Anna was 2 years old. Later, Anna's mother married Donald R. Hart in 1971.
Well, Smith had 5 half-siblings: Donna Hogan, David Tacker Jr., Donnie Hogan, Amy Hogan, and Donald Hart.
The attendant of Durkee Elementary School and Aldine Senior High School, Anna Nicole Smith later moved to Mexica, Texas and enrolled at Mexia High School, however, dropped out during her sophomore year.
Smith held American nationality and was of white ethnicity.
At the time of death, her age was 39. Anna's height was 5 ft. 10 inches (178 cm).
Death & Funeral
Smith died on February 8, 2007, due to an accidental overdose of prescription. She was found by her friend, Tasma Brighthaupt, a trained emergency nurse, in Room 607 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
The investigation reported that her death was caused accidental drug overdose; the prescription drug chloral hydrate which she took became lethal when mixed up with 4 benzodiazepines: Klonopin (clonazepam), Ativan (lorazepam), Serax (oxazepam) and Valium (diazepam).
After a month of her death, Anna Nicole Smith's funeral held on March 2, 2007.
Married Life, Husband & Children
Anna Nicole Smith was married 2 times (legally) in her life and a (not legal) binding with a personal attorney, Howard K. Stern.
First, she was in a marital relationship with Billy Smith from April 4, 1985, to February 3, 1993. They even welcomed son Daniel Wayne Smith on January 22, 1986, who died on September 10, 2006, at the age of 20.
Later, in October 1991, Anna met petroleum tycoon billionaire J. Howard Marshall while performing at the strip club. Afterward, they started dating and during 2-years old relationship, Marshall showered her with massive gifts.
On June 27, 1994, Smith and Marshall exchanged vows in Houston.
For a fact, her husband was 89 years old at that time, which led rumors she was a gold digger like Amy Irving who sought $100 million in a divorce settlement, listing herself among the top 10-infamous gold diggers which she denied though.
After 13 months of marriage, Anna's spouse Howard Marshall died at the age of 90 on August 4, 1995.
Did you know? After Smith's son Daniel died while visiting Anna at the hospital, the autopsy procedures resulted in 6 weeks delay on his burial. He was buried on Lake View Cemetery in New Providence, Bahamas, on October 19, 2006.
Commitment Ceremony With Stern & Legal Battle For Daughter
As reported, Anna Nicole Smith and her longtime attorney Howard K. Stern exchanged vows and rings on September 28, 2006, in the Bahamas.
However, the ceremony was not legal binding. As reported, the photos of the no-certificate-issued wedding were sold to People through Getty Images for $1 million.
On June 1, 2006, Smith had announced her pregnancy and gave birth to Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern on September 7, 2006.
Following Dannielynn's birth, a series of a legal battle over her parental custody made highlights.
Anna's longtime attorney Stern stated that he was the father of the baby while entertainment photographer Larry Birkhead claimed himself as the one.
Moreover, Smith's sister Donna Hogan claimed that daughter Dannielynn was the result of the fusion of Smith's husband Howard Marshall's frozen sperm.
Even though, at first, originally, the Bahamian birth certificate recorded Howard K. Stern as the father, later, the DNA test performed on April 10, 2007, ruled Birkhead as the father.