Health Diaries > Celebrity Health

Anna Nicole - A Bonfire in a Hailstorm

There have been thousands of articles about Anna Nicole Smith over the past few days. People are trying to scrape together the words to explain just who she was and why she mattered. By far the best article so far has been written by Cintra Wilson at

Anna Nicole was a star because she possessed an unusually large amount of beauty. At her best, she didn't evoke Marilyn Monroe so much as Anita Ekberg in "La Dolce Vita" -- the strapless black dress, mounds of white flesh, piles of blond hair. She was indelicate, but an unstable element nonetheless -- not so much a candle in the wind as a bonfire in a hailstorm.

The article looks at Anna Nicole as the complicated and imperfect person that she was without asking, as so many others are, whether Anna's life had enough value for us to care about her death. Goodbye, Vickie Lynn.

DIGG | | furl


Celebrity Health
is part of the Health Diaries network. Health Diaries publishes blogs, articles, and news on health and fitness topics.


get well cards
Tell someone you're thinking of them with one of our free get well cards. We also have sympathy cards and blank cards if you want to send thanks or just a hello.

Have a celebrity news tip or a question? Drop us a line at celebrities @ (remove the spaces).
All content published on is provided for informational and educational purposes only. does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The site and its services are not a substitute for professional medical advice and treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor before making any changes to your diet, health routine or treatment.

Copyright © 2006-2007 and the authors. All rights reserved.