At GRAZIA, we love a celebrity documentary, especially when the person in the spotlight was a vision of glamor, style and personality. Netflix has announced an upcoming documentary, still untitled, that will give us a never-before-seen view into the life of model Anna Nicole Smith. While we don’t yet have a title for this documentary, what we do know is that it will seek to offer “a unique glimpse into her life out of the spotlight, and her dreams as a young mother,” according to a Netflix press release.
Anna Nicole Smith was born Vickie Lynn Hogan, and was an influential figure in the 1990s and early 2000s when she acted as a model for Playboy as well as Guess jeans, until she tragically died from a drug overdose at the age of 39 in 2007.
“I approached Anna Nicole’s story as an epic mystery tale. How did someone with so much charisma and jaw-dropping beauty, with the world at her feet, fall so far, so quickly” documentary director Ursula Macfarlane said in a statement. “Now feels like the right time to re-examine the life of yet another beautiful young woman whose life has been picked over and ultimately destroyed by our culture. I am thrilled to work with Netflix and Propagate to make a moving, unflinching and sensitive portrayal of one of the most misunderstood women of our time.”
But in the years that she was alive, she curated a self that was beautiful as well as a life that was full of personality and style. In celebration of the upcoming documentary, and in honor of Anna Nicole Smith’s legacy, we decided to take a look back at some of the model’s best fashion and style moments to catch you up to speed when the documentary is finally released.
VH1 Big in 2004
Mao Magazine Issue #3 Launch Party in 2005
Be Cool Los Angeles Premiere
2004 World Music Awards
The Anna Nicole Smith Show: Season One DVD Launch Party
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult in 1994
Ready to Wear Los Angeles premiere
Video Software Dealers Association Convention in 1993
Heatherette Runway, Fall 2004
Anna Nicole Smith Party
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2004