Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn Birkhead is her mini me. The late model and her 14-year-old couldn’t look more alike in a new 20/20 special, Tragic beauty, which aired on Friday.
Before the anniversary of Anna Nicole’s death, Dannielynn traveled with her father, Larry Birkhead, to her mother’s hometown in Texas and to homesick places in Los Angeles. They also met some of the actress’s high school friends and went to places where she spent time before she became famous. Anna Nicole died on February 8, 2007 from an accidental overdose. Dannielynn was just five months old when her mother died at age 39.
“Dannielynn is a teenager now, and she doesn’t really know a lot about her mother,” Larry explains in the special. “Anna should be remembered as a great figure who was truly a loving and generous person, a beautiful lady who loved her fans and loved her family.”
While in Los Angeles, they visited various sentimental locations and Dannielynn first saw some of Anna Nicole’s memories of her life and career, hidden in a storage closet after her death.
“She has a big heart like her mother’s and I think she might appreciate these things,” says Larry, before telling his daughter, “This is something I had for you for a long time.”
Larry previously told ET that he does his best to keep the memory of Anna Nicole alive for his daughter, and she reminds him of her mother.
“I look at her and she is my everything,” he said. “When I see how big she has become, I feel very proud of her … She reminds me so much of her mother and as she grows up, and her features change, it’s like having a little miniature Anna Nicole running around. of many ways.”
In May 2019, while making her annual appearance at the Kentucky Derby, Dannielynn paid tribute to her late mother by wearing the same hat Anna Nicole wore to the event in 2004.
See more about the family in the video below.