10 Fun Facts About Dannielynn Birkhead: Biography, Net Worth, Inheritance, Parents, Age, Boyfriend, Wiki

Anna Nicole Smith left behind her daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, when she died in February 2007. Her daughter’s biography is explored below.

When Anna Nicole Smith died on Feb. 8, 2007, many who adored the 1993 Playmate of the Year were devastated to discover her life had ended at 39 years old. Almost instantly, fans thought of the controversial model’s family, especially her then-5-month-old daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead.

Dannielynn was undoubtedly thrust into the chaotic world of tabloids from birth — from a paternity case between her father, Larry Birkhead, and Anna Nicole’s lawyer and secret lover, Howard K. Stern, to the dragged-out battle for her mother’s fortune.

Before Anna Nicole died, she fought for funds that her second husband, the late J. Howard Marshall, reportedly promised her prior to his 1995 passing. Since her daughter is her sole heir, did Dannielynn get any money from Anna Nicole, and where is Dannielynn Birkhead now? Below are 10 interesting facts about her.

Profile Summary

Celebrated Name:Dannielynn Birkhead
Net Worth:$3 million
Profession:Child model, reality TV personality
Full Real Name:Dannielynn Hope Marshall Birkhead
Birthname:Hannah Rose Marshall Stern
Date of birth:7 September 2006
Age:16 years old (as of 2023)
Zodiac Sign:Virgo
Birthplace:Nassau, Bahamas
Current Residence:Kentucky, United States
Height:4 feet 5 inches (162 cm)
Weight:in pounds: 99; in kilograms: 45
Hair Color:Blonde
Eye Color:Hazel
Mother:Anna Nicole Smith
Father:Larry Birkkhead
Siblings:1 brother (Daniel Wayne Smith)
Relationship status:Single (she is a minor)

Who is Dannielynn Birkhead?

People first heard about Dannielynn Birkhead in 2006, almost immediately after she was born. She was a hot topic on the mainstream media when four men came out, claiming they were her biological father. But the primary reason people paid too much attention to her was that she was the daughter of Anna Nicole Smith, the 1993 Playmate of the Year, and the ex-wife of billionaire James Howard Marshall II.

Dannielynn Birkhead is an American reality television personality and child model. She is best known as the daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith and celebrity photographer Larry Birkhead. Dannielynn has appeared on several reality television shows, including Entertainment Tonight, The Millionaire Matchmaker, and Access Hollywood. Furthermore, she has followed in her mother’s footsteps as a model and has modelled for Guess Kids.

Anna Nicole Smith relaxing with her baby daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead.
Anna Nicole Smith relaxing with her baby daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead.

Dannielynn Birkhead’s age

The young shall grow! Dannielynn who gained fame even when she was 5-month-old is now grown.

Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead’s daughter, Dannielynn, is now a totally normal teenager aged 16. Birkhead was born Hanna Rose Marshall Stern on 7 September 2006 (as of 2022) in Nassau, The Bahamas. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.

Dannielynn Birkhead’s brother

Dannielynn had a half-brother called Daniel Wayne Smith. Daniel Smith was Anna’s son from her marriage to Billy Wayne Smith. Anna and Billy were in marriage between 1985 and 1993 when they divorced. Unfortunately, Daniel died on 10 September 2006 at 20 and three days after Dannielynn was born.

Dannielynn and Larry Birkhead

Paternity test results

When Dannielynn was born, the question over her paternity rose immediately. Four men, attorney Howard K. Stern, photographer Larry Birkhead, Anna’s bodyguard Alexander Denk, and businessman Frederic von Anhalt, all claimed to be Dannielynn’s father.

The question became even more interesting when it was apparent that Anna had named Howard K. Stern as her daughter’s father on her birth certificate.

Birkhead challenged the court to legitimise his claim that he was Dannielynn Birkhead’s father since he was Smith’s love interest and photographer and that they had dated on and off from August 2005 to February 2006. When the Broward County Circuit court in Florida ordered a DNA test, the results showed that, indeed, Larry Birkhead was Dannielynn’s father with 99.9 percent certainty. Larry gained full custody of her in 2007.

“I hate to be the one to tell you this, but I told you so. I’m the father. My baby’s going to be coming home pretty soon,” Larry said outside of the courthouse in Nassau, Bahamas after the DNA result test came back in April of 2007.

Larry Birkhead changed her daughter’s name from Hanna Rose Marshall Stern at birth to Dannielynn Hope Marshall Birkhead. Unfortunately, On 8 February 2007, Dannielynn’s mother, Anna Nicole Smith, died of a drug overdose in Florida. Dannielynn was only five months old when her mother died.

Eyes and teeth procedures

When Anna Nicole’s daughter turned 16 months old, she underwent a surgical procedure to correct her eyes which were not aligning well when looking at an object. Apart from the surgery, pictures of Dannielynn since she was young showed she wore braces.

The braces on her teeth were to correct the gaps and align them properly. Dannielynn lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where she has been schooling and lives her everyday teenage life.

Dannielynn Birkhead and Larry Birkhead
SOURCE: GETTY IMAGESDannielynn Birkhead and Larry Birkhead in May 2022.

Where is Dannielynn Birkhead now?

Though Dannielynn’s early months were fraught with publicity, she and Larry have led a relatively normal life in the years since he gained custody of her. Dannielynn is a teen and is growing up in Kentucky. As per a tradition that Anna Nicole enjoyed, Dannielynn and her father attend the Kentucky Derby every year.

The father-daughter duo always poses for the Derby’s red carpet, and Dannielynn often wears the pink hat that her mother wore.

Larry said that Dannielynn is taking after her mother in certain ways.

“She is fearless like her mom. She’ll get on any roller coaster that you put in front of her. I could stand right next to my daughter and we could look like twins, and the first thing they’ll say is … ‘spitting image of the mother,'” Larry said in an interview with 20/20.

Dannielynn didn’t inherit her mother’s desire for the spotlight, though. After modeling in a Guess campaign in 2012 (a gig that reportedly earned her $10,000), Larry later said that Dannielynn was not interested in leading a public life.

“I’ve had companies call me since and ask for her to model, and that answer’s no,” Larry said to 20/20. “She doesn’t show any interest in it. She wants to be a kid.”

Anna Nicole Smith

Does Dannielynn know how her mother died?

As Dannielynn has grown up, Larry admitted that she’s asking more questions about her famous mother. Larry told 20/20 that he has tried to explain Anna Nicole’s death in a delicate way to Dannielynn.

“The way I’ve told Dannielynn in the past is that, ‘Your mom took some medicines and she … might not [have] taken them correctly or the right way, and the doctors couldn’t help her, and they tried,'” he said.

Though Anna Nicole wasn’t around for more than a few months of his daughter’s life, Larry claimed that she was always eager to have a daughter.

“Anna always wanted a little girl, that was her dream. She went from city to city, as far back [as] the ’90s, and she would collect outfits from all these road trips,” he said. “And hope that one day that she could dress her in all these frilly outfits.”

Fourteen years after the model’s death, a 20/20 special featured a teenaged Dannielynn visiting some of the most influential places in her mother’s life for the first time, accompanied by her father. “Dannielynn’s a teenager now, and she doesn’t really know a ton of things about her mom,” Larry says in a voiceover during the trailer for the special. “As a dad who has a child whose mom’s passed away, I thought, ‘Why not go back to Anna’s beginnings?'”

In the special, Dannielynn and Larry meet one of Anna Nicole’s friends from high school and visit several sentimental locations. Dannielynn also sees some of Anna Nicole’s memorabilia from her life and career which has been kept in a storage locker since her death.

Anna Nicole

Did Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter get any money? In short, no.

Anna Nicole’s net worth was reportedly $1 million when she passed away, per Celebrity Net Worth. According to Fox News, Dannielynn received the estate when she was 18 months. The estate was originally in Anna Nicole’s son Daniel Wayne Smith’s name, but he died at age 20, three days after Dannielynn’s birth.

Since Anna Nicole wrote in her 2001 will that the assets in Daniel’s trust should be shared equally if she had more kids, Dannielynn reportedly received $700,000, and the court also named Larry and Howard as co-trustees. She was also entitled to any money Anna Nicole would’ve won from the Marshall family.

Anna Nicole was awarded $474 million in a 2006 judgment but never received the money because the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturned the decision, per Forbes. The Court of Appeals argued that the California court did not have jurisdiction to make such a ruling.

While Anna Nicole continued appealing the decision until she died, she ultimately never won anything, and neither did Dannielynn. However, in 2020, Howard gave Dannielynn Anna Nicole’s possessions, which he had kept in storage for 13 years.

Unfortunately, Howard said in legal documents that the items were worth less than his storage costs, so the items likely have more sentimental value than financial.

(l-r): Dannielynn Birkhead and Larry Birkhead smiling together in matching blue outfits.
Dannielynn and dad Larry in 2018

Professional career

Dannielynn started modelling when she was six years old. She participated in a modelling campaign for Guess Kids. Guess Kids is the children’s line for the clothing company Guess. Apart from modelling, Dannielynn has appeared in many reality television shows.

In 2007, she made her first appearance on TV Access Hollywood, a weekday television entertainment programme on NBC. Dannielynn has made six appearances in the show, with the latest in 2012. Dannielynn Birkhead’s appearances on other television shows include:

  • Entertainment Tonight (2008-2013 and 2018).
  • True Crime with Aphrodite Jones (2011).
  • Life After Anna Nicole: The Larry & Dannielynn Story (2013 TV Movie).
  • Celebrity Wife Swap (2014). The Millionaire Matchmaker (2015).
  • Steve Harvey (2016).
  • ABC.com (2017).
  • Inside Edition (2017).

Dannielynn Birkhead’s net worth

Dannielynn is already a millionaire at 15 years. After her mother died in 2007, she remained the sole heir of her estate worth $700,000. Furthermore, she has received payments for her work as an actress, reality television personality, and child model. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Birkhead’s net worth is $3 million, combined with her father’s net worth.

Dannielynn Birkhead’s inheritance would have been more than $700,000 since her mother’s estate at the time of her death was worth $1.8 million. However, she had a mortgage of $1.1 million. But before receiving the inheritance, her mother’s last will had only named her stepbrother Daniel as the sole beneficiary of her estate and excluded other children.

Daniel died three months after Dannielynn was born. As a result, her father, Larry Birkhead, filed a petition to probate the will and listed him as a part with interest to the estate.

In May 2023, yet another documentary about the life of Anna Nicole Smith hits Netflix. Will this be yet another money grab at the expense of the trouble model’s legacy, or might it be something more?

Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me is available to stream on May 16, 2023, on Netflix.


Where did Dannielynn Birkhead get her money?

She received her money after inheriting her mother’s estate. Furthermore, she has made her wealth through her payments for her work as a model.

How much did Dannielynn Birkhead inherit?

She inherited an estate worth $700,000 from her mother.

How old was Dannielynn when she inherited her mother’s fortune?

She was five months old when she inherited her mother’s estate.

Was Anna Nicole Smith a billionaire?

Anna was not a billionaire despite being previously married to a billionaire. However, she had an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Who is Dannielynn Birkhead’s brother?

She had a stepbrother named Daniel Wayne Smith. Unfortunately, Daniel Wayne Smith died on 10 September 2006 in Nassau, The Bahamas.

Where was Dannielynn Birkhead’s mother buried?

She was buried at the Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Nassau, The Bahamas.

What is Dannielynn Birkhead doing now?

The actress and child model lives an everyday life like any other teenager. She goes to school, where she is a Girl Scout and has appeared with her dad in public watching the Kentucky Derby.

How many followers does Dannielynn have on Instagram?

Dannielynn Birkhead’s Instagram account has over 124,000 followers.

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