anna nicole headshot Anna Nicole Smith: A look backIt’s been five years since the death of model and Playmate turned reality star Anna Nicole Smith, who died in her apartment in Hollywood, Fla. on Feb. 8, 2007 at the age of 39. Looking back at her photos on the Getty Images site is almost a photo-play of her tumultuous life.

The above headshot from 1998 shows a confident, pretty woman, but the photos morph into a rather out-of-control aging bombshell, culminating in the photos of Smith having cleaned up her act in order to take her inheritance case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The most recent photos filed under “Anna Nicole Smith” are from May 2011 and are of Larry Birkhead and Anna Nicole’s daughter Dannielynn at the Kentucky Derby last spring (pictured below). At least it appears that her daughter, who was only five months old when Smith died, is a happy, well-adjusted five-year-old.

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Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."