Long before Anna Nicole Smith became the center of controversy - first her son's tragic passing away, then her infant daughter's paternity scandal, then her own mysterious death - she was a vivacious model and personality America was fascinated by.

Even when she was the brunt of jokes, there was little doubt that we all loved Anna Nicole. Following her life was the ultimate guilty pleasure. From her days as a Playboy centerfold to her own reality show, she always left her mark.

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