Anna Nicole Smith Exits Stage Left
The practice of "marrying up" is as old as time and remains pretty common. When you're Anna Nicole Smith, marrying up isn't just an act; it's a full-blown profession.
Yesterday 39-year-old Anna Nicole Smith collapsed at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL and was pronounced dead some time later. This is just months shy of the death of her oldest son and smack in the middle of a series of mysteries, including the paternity of her newborn daughter, the ongoing inheritance lawsuit over her ex-husband's fortune, and some sort of trouble with TRIMSPA.
The former Playboy bunny first garnered attention when at 26 she married 89-year-old Texas oil billionaire J. Howard Marshall. Later she experienced a brief running spotlight with The Anna Nicole Show, a reality program showcasing a wider version of the ex-stripper. She most recently fed the tabloid tikis with her controversial marriage to her lawyer and significant weight loss following the TRIMSPA campaign.
For someone so often laughed at and belittled the woman knew how to self-promote and play up her crowd. It's not every girl that can go from stripper to marketing powerhouse - that takes some brains. For that we salute you, Anna Nicole.