In the early 90s, the famous model Anna Nicole Smith married 89-year-old billionaire James Howard Marshall II. This union immediately caused a public outcry.
People believed that the woman was selfish and greedy and that it was a marriage of convenience. They were convinced that she married solely for money and fame. As for James, he acted out of pity and let himself be deceived.
What were the consequences of this unusual relationship?
Anna was very well-known in the 90s. She appeared in men’s magazines and starred in films. This charming blonde knew exactly how to present herself for success. However, she wasn’t always as beautiful.
In reality, her name was Vicky Lynn Hogan. She was born and raised in an ordinary family. Her mother was the only one who raised her. She dreamed of looking like Marilyn Monroe.
Her first marriage wasn’t successful, and she ended up alone with her children.
To ensure their livelihood, she worked as a dancer in a nightclub where she met her elderly billionaire, James Howard Marshall II.
At that time, the girl had brown hair and a rather slim body. Therefore, she wasn’t very popular in clubs: no breasts, not very attractive.
The old man spared no expense for her. He paid for her plastic surgery and bought her many valuable things. It was thanks to him that Anna became a dazzling blonde.
Her life began to improve.
In 1994, she married James. During the wedding, Anna wore a white dress, and her wheelchair-bound lover were incomparable in age. Of course, no one believed there was love in this relationship.
Her relationship with her husband grew closer. She eased his loneliness, and he gave her money and gifts.
Their alliance lasted just over a year. James passed away at the age of 90 due to an infectious illness. It should be noted that his young wife always took care of him and was by his side until his last breath. Obviously, she hoped to inherit something from him.
But the cunning old man left nothing to his new wife. She filed a lawsuit to at least obtain something, but without success.
The fate of the model after the billionaire’s death was tragic. Twelve years later, in 2007, Anna succumbed to pneumonia and couldn’t overcome it.