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Anna Nicole Smith: A Who's Who

*** FILE *** Anna Nicole Smith smiles as she walks to the courthouse with Howard Stern, her attorney, in this file photo from Oct. 2, 2000, in Houston. (AP Photo/Brett Cooomer-File)
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Anna Nicole Smith | Howard K. Stern | Daniel Smith |
Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern | Virgie Arthur | Larry Birkhead |
J. Howard Marshall II | Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt | Alexander Denk |
Mark Hatten | Judge Larry Seidlin | Richard Milstein | G. Ben Thompson |
Shane Gibson

















J. Howard Marshall II

Anna Nicole's Late Husband

In 1994, at the age of 89, the Texas oil tycoon married Anna Nicole who, at 26, was 63 years his junior. Their marriage lasted 14 months until his death. Smith had been fighting his family over Marshall's estimated $500 million fortune since his death in 1995. The case eventually wound its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

According to a story published in the New York Daily News, Donna Hogan, Smith's younger sister, had said that Anna Nicole froze Marshall's sperm prior to his death. The newspaper says Hogan wrote in an unpublished manuscript about her sister that Anna Nicole had hinted that she used Marshall's sperm and would be giving birth to Marshall's child. The publisher of Hogan's book described the newspaper's claims as a hoax. DNA testing later revealed that Anna Nicole's former boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, was the child's biological father.





Alexander Denk

Actor/Bodyguard

An actor and personal bodyguard of Anna Nicole Smith until her death, Denk had said that he could be the father of Anna Nicole's baby. DNA testing later revealed that Anna Nicole's former boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, was the child's biological father.



Mark Hatten

Sperm Donor

Hatten had come forward to claim paternity of Smith's surviving child, Dannielynn. Hatten is currently serving time in prison after being convicted on a stalking charge against Anna Nicole based on Howard K. Stern's testimony. Hatten lived with Anna Nicole for two years. He purportedly gave Smith a sperm sample to be frozen, and he believed she may have used that sample to become impregnated.

DNA testing later revealed that Anna Nicole's former boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, was the child's biological father.







G. Ben Thompson

Briefly Dated Anna Nicole

Thompson, a South Carolina developer who briefly dated Smith, says he advanced her money for the $900,000 waterfront mansion, known as "Horizons," but she did not honor an agreement to pay the mortgage. She had claimed the house was a gift.