Dannielyn Birkhead, Anna Nicole Smith’s 6-year-old daughter, showed her mother’s memory is living on through her on Sunday as she went backstage at Broadway show Annie.
With her blonde hair, button nose and big eyes, Dannielyn Birkhead showed she is looking much like the late actress and model.
Dannielynn Birkhead looked very stylish in a leopardskin coat to wrap up against the cold weather and happily posed for snaps with her photographer father Larry as the pair went backstage at The Palace Theatre in New York City.
Larry and Dannielynn Birkhead also posed with the musical’s cast members, including Lilla Crawford who plays Annie, with Larry lifting up the growing little girl for the snapshot.
Dannielyn Birkhead is well on her way to getting as confident as her late mother in front of the camera. She recently appeared in an advertising campaign for Guess Kids.
“Dannielynn has always looked up to her mom’s image and I think that this is kind of Dannielynn’s way of paying tribute to her mom in her own special way,” 39-year-old Larry Birkhead told Good Morning America last November.
“To see her mom’s picture next to hers as a Guess girl and say, <<Hey, I was a Guess Kids girl, my mommy was a Guess girl>>, that might be her only connection with her mom.”
Anna Nicole Smith, the buxom reality TV star and former Playboy model who struggled with prescription drug problems, was found dead in a Florida hotel room in February 2007, aged 39.
The official cause of death was an accidental overdose of nine prescription drugs, including Valium and Atavan.
Anna Nicole Smith’s death followed the devastating loss of her 20-year-old son Daniel Smith just six months earlier, three days after his mother gave birth to Dannielynn.
Daniel Smith died after an accidental overdose of the drug methadone with the antidepressants Lexapro and Zoloft.
Since Anna Nicole Smith’s tragic death, Larry Birkhead has devoted himself to giving his daughter a stable, balanced life.
When asked whether he was concerned about what Dannielynn might learn about her mother’s life when she gets older, Larry Birkhead said: “I hope that she understands that no one’s perfect and people have triumphs and people have tragedies. And her mom really soldiered on and she came from nothing and you know, lived her dream.
“But I also want to make things a cautionary tale, and give her the tools that she needs to where she has the opportunities that her mother and Anna’s son, Daniel won’t have.”