It looks like Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, may get the big-time payout her mom was waiting for. When Anna died in 2007, she was in the midst of a legal battle over ex-husband J. Howard Marshall’s estate, worth approximately $500 million to $1 billion.
In 2011, the Supreme Court ruled against Smith’s estate and overturned a previous $475-million award, which would have gone to her child.
[Photo: Larry and Dannielynn Birkhead at the 2013 Kentucky Derby / Credit: Getty]
Anna Nicole, a Guess model and Playboy playmate, wed oil tycoon Marshall in 1994 when she was 26 and he was 89. He died a year later.
Smith had her share of ups and downs in the years that followed. Dannielynn, her daughter with photographer Larry Birkhead, was born in June 2006. Her 20-year-old son Daniel died of a drug overdose that September and Smith passed away from an overdose five months later.