A documentary about Anna Nicole Smith will debut on Netflix next month, and the streamer finally released the first look at the film on April 17. The revelatory feature-length documentary, titled “Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me,” will serve as an “unflinching and human examination” of the life, death and secrets of Smith, born Vicki Lynn Hogan, according to the synopsis – From the stardom of Playboy model and reality TV star until her untimely death in 2007.
According to the trailer, the upcoming documentary features never-before-seen footage of Smith, home movies, and interviews with key people closest to her, who have not spoken about the model until now. It will also reveal “new insights into the story of the quintessential blonde bombshell that no one really knew.”
In January 2022, director Ursula McFarlane teased what audiences can expect from the upcoming documentary in an interview with Variety. “I approached the story of Anna Nicole as an epic mystery story,” MacFarlane said. “How did someone with so much charisma and overwhelming beauty, who has the world at her feet, fall so quickly? Now seems like the right time to re-examine the life of another beautiful young woman whose life was upended and ultimately destroyed by our culture.” Went.”
Smith rose to fame in the ’90s as a former Playmate and Guess model, and gained public attention when she married 89-year-old oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in 1994, when she was 26. She subsequently became a high-profile celebrity, whose life frequently attracted media headlines—including public battles over her late husband’s estate, paternity suits, a drug addiction, and the death of her first child. Smith starred in her own reality series, “The Anna Nicole Show”, on the E! From 2002 to 2003. According to Variety, she was found dead in a Florida hotel room on February 8, 2007, from an accidental drug overdose. She was 39 years old.
Read on for everything we know about Smith’s upcoming documentary, which also includes the Netflix hit.
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‘Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me’ begins streaming on Netflix May 16.