So today is the day that Playmate of the Year, Guess Jeans model, and reality television star Anna Nicole Smith would have turned 45 years old. Perhaps not so coincidentally, it’s the same week that her daughter Dannielynn Birkhead (age 6) made her own Guess Jeans advertising debut.
Anna was one of the women who made it downright sexy again to be curvy–that’s why when we compare Kate Upton to Anna Nicole Smith, we mean it as a compliment.
While Anna’s later life was admittedly riddled with troubles and depression, she still managed to leave a lasting positive impression with a lot of her fans.
Here are our 45 favorite photos of the woman who could arguably be the most iconic bombshell in American history.