Remembering Anna Nicole Smith Part 3.
Born Vickie Lynn Hogan in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas ,on November 28, 1967:
A Texas stripper turned Playboy Playmate, model and E! reality star which hailed from a poor family in Texas, her life read like a rags to riches story filled with Hollywood glamour, yet plagued with scandal and tragedy. She became a tabloid mainstay after she wed an 89 year-old oil billionaire, was often criticized for behavior deemed “trashy”, and even tipped the scales at over 200lbs, but always maintained her popularity. Often compared to the 1950s sex symbol Marilyn Monroe, her life ended similarly with a prescription drug overdose at the age of 39 in 2007. She died less than a year after losing her 20 year-old son to a drug overdose, amid the controversy of a paternity suit for her newborn daughter and the ongoing court battle for her late husband’s estate. She is remembered as a vivacious, blonde bombshell who represented success and fame and the excesses that often come with it.