Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter Dannielynn May Inherit After All
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.
TMZ reports that a California judge has ruled that the 6-year-old is “entitled to sanctions against Marshall's family.” The site estimated a windfall of up to $49 million for Dannielynn, based on penalties against the Marshalls for “unsavory tactics” such as “concealing crucial legal docs from Anna's estate lawyers.”
[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.