shocker: Anna Nicole Smith is dead!

i read the flash that she had collapsed in Florida a few hours ago. now she's dead. wanna bet it was the pills?

poor girl. had all that wealth, but then all the legal troubles and the death of her 20-year-old son in Bahamas five months ago... who's going to take care of her baby daughter? her lawyer/lover Howard K. Stern? (no, he's not the talk show host)

Anna Nicole Smith aka Vicky Lynn Hogan
born 1967 in Mexia, Texas
blonde bombshell, zaftig version of Marilyn Monroe

dropped out of 11th grade

worked as a cook at a chicken restaurant

1985, married 16-year-old cook Bill Smith, father of Daniel

1987, divorce

Playboy's Playmate of the Year in 1993
- purportedly the biggest Playboy Playmate ever

ads for Guess? jeans

married 89-year-old oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall in 1994
- he died the next year
- feud with stepson E. Pierce Marshall over estate
- case reached U.S. Supreme Court, w/c ruled in her favor
- the stepson died last year; other family continued legal case

starred with O.J. Simpson in The Naked Gun 33 1/3 - The Final Insult (1994)

played Za-Za in The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

reality TV series The Anna Nicole Show, 2002 to 2004
with poodle Sugar Pie