Anna Nicole Smith's young daughter is set for a bumper payday after a U.S. judge ruled the six year old is entitled to sanctions from the estate of the late model's billionaire former husband, J. Howard Marshall.
The oil tycoon was married to Smith for a year when he died in 1995 and the busty blonde fought his son and other family members for a large cut of his fortune up until her passing from an accidental drug overdose in 2007.
Lawyers for her estate kept up the legal fight, but they were dealt a bitter blow in 2011 when a Supreme Court Chief Justice in Washington, D.C. overturned a prior ruling to give the tragic beauty's family $475 million (£306.5 million).
Anna Nicole Smith has been remembered by a number of publications five years after her death from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.
Anna Nicole Smith has been remembered five years after her death.
A number of publications have paid tribute to the former model who died in 2007 from an accidental overdose of prescription DRUGS at the age of 39, with Inquisitr.com writer Kim LaCapria praising the fact Anna - who married marry oil baron J. Howard Marshall and had a self-titled reality TV show - wasn't worried about being the centre of attention.
She wrote: "Anna Nicole was a lot of things in her life - model, pin-up, playmate and good-humored reality show star among them. While her antics on the show that bore her name later in her life were often mocked, the starlet managed a comeback and also to endear many fans years after she'd become famous more for her soap opera life story than her modeling work.
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Anna Nicole Smith's Los Angeles mansion has been put on the market for $1.75 million.
Anna Nicole Smith's Los Angeles mansion is for sale.
The sprawling 4,700 square foot home - where the tragic former model filmed her reality TV show 'The Anna Nicole Show' before her death in 2007 from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs at the age of 39 - has been put on the market by the trustees of her estate for $1.75 million.
The house, which is located in Studio City, California, contains five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, and a gym with the profits expected to be ploughed back into her estate.
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Anna Nicole Smith's estate has been dealt a bitter blow in its bid to land a large slice late oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall's fortune - a Supreme Court Chief Justice in Washington, D.C, has overturned a decision to give the tragic model's family $475 million (Gbp297 million).
The billionaire Texas oil tycoon was briefly married to Smith when he died in 1995 and she fought his son and other family members for a large cut of his estate up until her death in 2007.
A California bankruptcy court judge awarded the late Playmate $475 million from Marshall's estate, but now Chief Justice John Roberts has decided that ruling was a mistake.
In his ruling on Thursday (23Jun11), he wrote, "We conclude that, although the Bankruptcy Court had the statutory authority to enter judgment on the counterclaim, it lacked the constitutional authority to do so."
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Reformed wild child Willa Ford will play Anna Nicole Smith in a new indie movie about the tragic model's life.
The 26-year-old former Pussycat Dolls revue star will play Smith from the age of 17 to her death in February (07), aged 39 in the new project, titled ANNA NICOLE.
Hawaiian moviemaker Keoni Waxman will direct the film, which will focus on Smith's career as a Playboy centrefold, top model, her marriage to oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall, the birth of her daughter DANNIELYNN and the death of her son DANIEL.
Full casting details are yet to be announced, but it has been reported that veteran actor Richard Herd will play late billionaire Marshall in the film.
Anna Nicole Smith's grave site will be awash with flowers and messages of love when the tragic model is buried in the Bahamas later this morning (02MAR07).
The 30 guests who will attend the burial after a nearby funeral service will each be given a pink and white rose - to represent Smith and her late son DANIEL - which they'll toss into the grave.
Each guest will also be asked to write a loving farewell message on pink-shaped cards and place them next to Smith's casket.
As previously reported, Smith will be buried in a pink POL' ATTEU gown. She'll also be laid to rest with part of the remains of her late husband J. Howard Marshall, who died in 1995.
An urn containing some of the late oil tycoon's ashes will be placed next to Smith's casket in the grave next to her son at Nassau's Lakeview Memorial Gardens + Mausoleums.
Smith's remains will be collected from the Broward County medical examiner's office in Florida at 5am local time this morning by the late star's bodyguard MO and pallbearers.
The body will be transported to Miami International Airport, from where it will be flown to the funeral site in the Bahamas on a private jet.
LATEST: Anna Nicole Smith's baby daughter must stay in the Bahamas until her paternity is determined, a judge in the Caribbean country has ruled.
The injunction came after the late model's mother VIRGIE ARTHUR raised concerns with a local court about the safety of five-month-old DANNIELYNN with her current guardian HOWARD K. STERN.
Justice STEPHEN ISAACS granted the grandmother's request for an injunction preventing Stern - listed as the father on Dannielynn's birth certificate - from taking the tot out of the Bahamas.
Arthur refused to comment on the ruling but a friend, David Lee, explains she blames Stern for the deaths of both her daughter and grandson DANIEL, who suffered a fatal drugs overdose last September (06).
He tells the New York Daily News, "There's two common denominators in the deaths of her daughter and her grandchild - drugs and Howard K. Stern.
"She (Arthur) will do whatever she can to get this child away from the man (she blames) for two deaths. She is very, very fearful for the child's safety."
Other men hinting to be the father of Smith's baby are photographer LARRY BIRKHEAD, Smith's bodyguard ALEX DENK and actress Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt. Smith's half-sister DONNA HOGAN also claims frozen sperm from the actress' late husband J. Howard Marshall could have been used to impregnate the late glamour model.
A fifth potential father has joined the messy paternity battle over Anna Nicole Smith's baby girl DANNIELYNN - her bodyguard ALEX DENK.
In a new US TV interview, Denk claims he was the late model/actress' secret lover - and he fathered her daughter, who is the subject of a paternity fight between Smith's partner/attorney HOWARD K. STERN and ex-boyfriend LARRY BIRKHEAD.
In an interview that aired on US TV show EXTRA last night (12FEB07), the chef-turned-bodyguard claims he had an intimate relationship with his employer for two years.
He said, "She was wonderful, a very good kisser."
Denk insists Anna Nicole always talked about having his child: "She always told me she wanted to have kids with me."
The bodyguard admits he can't be sure that he's Dannielynn's biological father, but adds, "There's always a possibility."
As well as Birkhead and Stern, actress Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband PRINCE FREDERIC VON ANHALT has hinted that he's the father of the child, and Smith's half-sister DONNA HOGAN claims frozen sperm from the actress' late husband J. Howard Marshall could have been used to impregnate Anna Nicole.
A fourth father has entered the paternity battle over Anna Nicole Smith's baby daughter DANNIELYNN - the model's late husband J. Howard Marshall.
In a manuscript obtained by the New York Daily News, Smith's half-sister DONNA HOGAN claims her sibling froze the sperm of her 90-year-old oil tycoon husband before his death in 1995.
In forthcoming book TRAIN WRECK, a damning biography about her late sister, Hogan suggests Smith may have used the frozen sperm to become pregnant with baby daughter DANNIELYNN.
The five-month-old is currently the subject of a paternity battle between Anna Nicole's partner/attorney HOWARD K. STERN, who is named as the father on Dannielynn's birth certificate, and ex-boyfriend LARRY BIRKHEAD, who insists he's the child's biological father.
On Friday (09FEB07) - the day after Smith passed away in Florida - Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband PRINCE FREDERIC VON ANHALT came forward, claiming he could be the father of the child.
The Prince, a former friend of tycoon Marshall, later backed down on his stunning claim but insisted he did know who Dannielynn's biological father was - and it wasn't Stern or Birkhead.
LATEST: Former Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith will attend a hearing regarding her multi-million dollar inheritance case when it is argued in front of the US Supreme Court tomorrow (28FEB06).
The former exotic dancer has been in a decade-long court battle to inherit half of the $1.6 billion (GBP941 million) estate left by her late husband, Texas oil tycoon Howard Marshall.
Smith met Marshall at an adult club where she was a dancer and the couple married in 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89.
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