Curiosity surrounding Anna Nicole Smith’s life and sudden loss of life in 2007 is being piqued within the mild of a brand new Netflix documentary about her. And whereas many people find out about her second husband J. Howard Marshall, viewers are questioning about her first marriage and extra particularly about Anna Nicole Smith’s first husband.
Earlier than Anna Nicole Smith’s sudden loss of life in 2007, she was a family identify. A mannequin, actress, and TV character, she made large profession strikes like turning into a mainstay mannequin for Playboy within the ’90s, in addition to modeling for giant trend retailers like Guess and H&M.
Because of the brand new Netflix documentary, aptly titled Anna Nicole Smith: You Do not Know Me, audiences are capable of get somewhat extra perception into her life, and why the general public was and continues to be so obsessive about the blonde bombshell.
This is not the primary occasion of public fascination (and, frankly, exploitation) in regards to the work of a blonde babe, although – following Netflix’s controversial film Blonde, which instructed a fictionalized story of Marilyn Monroe’s life, in addition to Pam & Tommy, which dramatizes the story of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s marriage (with out the actual Pamela Anderson’s consent), there may be actually sufficient public fascination about these bombshell ladies to go round.
Who was Anna Nicole Smith’s first husband?
One of the crucial objectively fascinating elements of Anna’s life was undoubtedly her timeline of relationships – with most individuals being notably thinking about her marriage to billionaire J. Howard Marshall. The fascination virtually solely is predicated on the 63-year age distinction between Anna and J. Howard (after they married, he was 89 and he or she was 26).
Her least acknowledged marriage, nonetheless, is her first marriage to her hometown sweetheart, Billy Smith. The 2 met when Anna nonetheless was going by her delivery identify, Vickie Lynn Hogan, they usually married in 1985.
She was solely 17 years outdated when she married Billy, they usually had their first and solely youngster, Daniel, only one yr after they married.
Their marriage was not lengthy, nonetheless, solely spanning from 1985 to 1987, when the couple separated, after which legally divorced in 1993.
Anna dropped out of highschool at age 14, and whereas on a shift at a restaurant in her hometown, Jim’s Krispy Fried Rooster in Mexia, Texas, she first crossed paths with Billy, who was working as a fry prepare dinner there.
Billy was additionally a drop-out, though was one yr her junior – and though Anna was obsessive about him on the time, it took some convincing on her aspect for him to grow to be thinking about her, which is difficult to think about now, seeing as the general public’s infatuation along with her magnificence continues to be ongoing.
Though her relationship with Billy did not have lasting results on her profession, it did give her two issues – her son, Danny, and her stage surname, Smith. The final time Billy was seen in public was at a memorial service for Danny, who died instantly from an unintentional drug overdose at age 20 in 2007.