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Anna Nicole Smith: From Poverty to Playmate to Problems

Anna Nicole Smith’s life was a classic “rags-to-riches” Hollywood fable mixed with a creepy Marilyn Monroe obsession that ended in absolute tragedy. A simple country girl from Houston, Texas, Anna worked her way up from poverty to a playmate and became America’s blonde and perky sweetheart.

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Sadly, Anna’s innocence got the best of her, and the industry wrecked and ridiculed her in so many ways. But maybe that’s what you get for obsessing over fame and money without stopping to second guess your actions. In any case, nobody deserved to go as she did.

From an American icon to an American tragedy, here’s her story.