Thursday, February 08, 2007

Anna Nicole Smith 1967-2007


I clicked over to the Toronto Star website and there on the "front page" was news that Anna Nicole Smith had died. I was shocked, but I don't know why.

Smith, 39, collapsed and was unresponsive while staying at the Seminole Hard Rock Cafe Hotel and Casino, said the attorney, Ron Rale. She was rushed to a hospital.

This lady's story is unbelievable. Sadly, she may represent the ultimate Hollywood/American story. Let's recap:

- Born poor
- Works as a topless dancer
- Gets married, has kid, gets divorced
- Gets hired as the "Guess Girl" and becomes an overnight sensation
- Goes from rags to riches
- Playboy Playmate of the Year 1993
- Appears in Naked Gun movie alongside O.J. Simpson (natch)
- Gains a ton of weight
- Drops off the celebrity radar
- Marries a rich oil tycoon (for the love, of course)
- Tycoon dies, she inherits a fortune, family fights it, court case goes on forever
- She loses a ton of weight and becomes a weightloss spokesmodel for TrimSpa
- Has a reality show
- Her son dies of an overdose (including antidepressant) while she is in the hospital giving birth
- Gets married within 18 days of son's death
- Paternity case launched
- Gets sued alongside TrimSpa
- Dies prematurely at age 39

...whoa. I guarantee the movie is in the works as we speak.
Within an hour Wikipedia had been updated.

1 comment:

Sharyn said...

I think you're dead on about a movie being in the works about Anna's life. Add the latest fodder of Zsa Zsa Gabor's fifty-something husband announcing that he might Anna's baby's father, and today's announcement that pictures showing her in suggestive poses with a Bahamian Immigration officer have been discovered, and you have something quite epic on your hands.

At this rate, it will be a mini-series, not just a Movie of the Week.