The Life of Anna

2/8/2007 10:28 PM PST
The life of Anna: click for photos
-- Born Vickie Lynn Hogan, November 28, 1967 in Houston
--Told childhood friends she would be the next Marilyn Monroe
--Married Billy Wayne Smith in 1985 after meeting in a fried chicken restaurant (divorced 1993)
--Began modeling at age 20
--Son Daniel born January 1986
--Worked at Wal-Mart and Red Lobster before becoming an exotic dancer
--Appeared in March 1992 Playboy, was centerfold in May
--Guess Jeans model
-- Playmate of the Year, 1993
--Treated at Betty Ford Center 1995
--At age 26, married oil billionaire J. Howard Marshall. He was 89 and died 14 months later.
--Filed for bankruptcy, 1996
--Appears in her own reality show on E! in 2002, highest rated series on the network.
--Awarded nearly $500M by L.A. judge in case against her late husband's estate, later reduced to $88M, later appealed all the way to US Supreme Court, which found in Anna's favor in 2006, allowing her to pursue case in federal court.
--October 2003, Anna lost almost 80 pounds on TRIMSPA, for which she was spokeswoman.
--Her "stepson" E. Pierce Marshall, with whom she battled in court, dies June 20, 2006 at age 67 after brief infection.
--Daughter Dannielynn born September 7, 2006
--Son Daniel dies of overdose, September 10, 2006
--Has "commitment ceremony" with attorney Howard K. Stern on a boat in the Bahamas, September 28, 2006. Not legally binding.
--Anna dies at age 39, February 8, 2007, after collapsing in her Seminole Hard Rock Hotel room in Hollywood, Florida