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).
She died on February 8, 2007 in a Hollywood, Florida hotel room as a result of an overdose of prescription drugs. Within the final six months of her life, Smith was the focus of renewed press coverage surrounding the death of her son, Daniel and the paternity and custody battle over her newborn daughter Dannielynn.
At Mexia High School, Anna Nicole failed her freshman year. She later quit school during her sophomore year and was married in 1985.
Smith secured a contract to replace supermodel Claudia Schiffer in the Guess jeans ad campaign in a series of sultry black and white photographs. Guess capitalized on Smith's strong resemblance to Jayne Mansfield and put her in Jayne-inspired photo sessions. In 1993, before Christmas, she modeled for the Swedish clothing company Hennes & Mauritz (H&M). She appeared on big posters in Sweden and Norway.
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, 1994,
The Hudsucker Proxy, 1994,
To the Limit, 1995,
Illegal Aliens, 2006;
The Anna Nicole Smith Show, 2002-04;
Veronica's Closet, 1999,
Ally McBeal, 1999;
Anna Nicole Smith: Exposed, 1988