Anna Nicole Smith, whose real name was Vickie Lynn Marshall (November 28, 1967 - February 8, 2007), was an American model, actress and television personality. Smith first gained popularity in" Playboy," becoming the 1993 Playmate of the Year, she also modeled for clothing companies, including Guess jeans and Lane Bryant.
Vickie Lynn Marshall (ne Hogan) (November 28, 1967 February 8, 2007), aka Vickie Smith, before settling on Anna Nicole Smith as her moniker, was an American model, actress and television personality. Smith first gained popularity in Playboy, becoming the 1993 Playmate of the Year. She modeled for clothing companies, including Guess jeans and Lane Bryant. Smith dropped out of high school and was married in 1985. Her highly publicized second marriage to oil business mogul J. Howard Marshall, 62 years her senior, resulted in speculation that she married the octogenarian for his money, which she denied. Following Marshall's death, Smith began a lengthy legal battle over a share of his estate; her case, Marshall v. Marshall, reached the U.S. Supreme Court on a question of federal jurisdiction and again on a question of bankruptcy court authority (now called Stern v. Marshall).
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