Feb. 8 marks the anniversary of Anna Nicole Smith's passing at the age of 39. Yet thanks in part to the unconditional love given to daughter Dannielynn by her biological father, Larry Birkhead, Anna's vibrant, energetic spirit seems to live on through her dynamic young daughter.
In 2011, Anna Nicole Smith's home was put up for sale, taking away another part of the star with it. Her daughter, Dannielynn, and baby daddy Larry Birkhead were living there until it went on the market—separating them even more from the departed actress.
Planet Hollywood Las Vegas hosted an auction of the fallen star's possesions in 2010. The items included fine and decorative art, furniture and memorabilia and was presented by Julien's Auctions. Having a part of Anna was never any easier.
After days of deliberation, Anna's attorney and boyfriend Howard K. Stern was found guilty in Smith's October of 2010 drug trial. He was cleared for seven counts but convicted of two felony charges of conspiring to use fake names and false pretenses to score prescriptions.
Anna's psychatrist, Khristine Eroshevich, was also found guilty of four counts against her—two for conspiracy and two for prescribing and furnishing sedatives and opiates to an addict.
Before her death, Smith was faced with a paternity suit filed by Larry Birkhead, who claimed to be Danielynn's biological father. Lawyer Howard K. Stern also claimed the baby was his.
It was eventually revealed that Bikhead was Dannielynn's father and he was granted custody. He is now a vital part of making sure Smith's legacy lives on through her daughter.
Following Anna's death, Larry brought Dannielynn back to the States from the Bahamas after being granted paternity. Father and daughter currently live in Los Angeles.
The starlet's daughter, Dannielynn, is the living reminder of Anna's legacy. Even before she turned 1, she resembled her mother and continues to grow in her shadow.
Anna died in Florida Feb. 8, 2007, just five months after the birth of daughter Dannielynn.
Anna's mother, Virgie Arthur, had been hoping to have her daughter's remains buried in Texas, but a judge ruled the body would rest in the Bahamas.
Anna's admirers in the Bahamas (where she lived before her death) laid out informal tributes to honor the late model.
Pallbearers at the funeral included Anna's attorney Ron Rale, former bodyguard Maurice "Big Moe" Brighthaupt and Houston police officer Troy Hollier.
Larry's former lawyer, Debra Opri, takes a moment to comfort Howard K. Stern on their way out of the church after Anna's memorial service.
Just three days after the birth of his little sister, Dannielynn, 20-year-old Daniel Smith died of an accidental drug overdose in Anna Nicole's hotel room in Nassau. His mother was buried beside his grave site in the Bahamas when she died five months later.
Anna's daughter, Dannielynn Hope, was named in honor of her late big brother.
Anna's last movie, the sci-fi comedy Illegal Aliens, was released after her death.
Larry, Howard and other admiring males surround Anna at a Playboy Halloween party.
Anna's E! reality series, a look at her life from within, ran from 2002 through 2004.
Anna poses with her E! reality show costars—son Daniel, assistant Kim Walther, and lawyer and constant companion Howard K. Stern.
Daniel, Anna's son with first husband Billy Smith, played the straight man to his mother's zany sensibility.
Anna married her second husband, the late J. Howard Marshall II, when she was 26 and he was 89. The legal battle over his estate continues.
Anna began modeling at age 20. She went a little bit country for this 1993 photo shoot.
Anna's comedic timing made her a natural for roles in funny flicks like Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult with Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley.
Anna Nicole Smith—born Vickie Lynn Hogan in Texas on Nov. 28, 1967—appeared on the cover of Playboy four times and was chosen personally by Hugh Hefner as Playmate of the Year in 1993.
See how much her own daughter resembles her mama in our Dannielynn: Growing Up in Anna Nicole's Shadow photo gallery