The chaos of her life and the squalor of her untimely death has often overshadowed the innocent beauty that Texan rose Anna Nicole Smith undoubtedly possessed.
Drawn to appearance altering procedures that diluted her striking looks, the late model and actress became a parody of herself in the years before her 2007 death from an accidental drug overdose.
But she left behind one lasting legacy to her angelic appearance in the form of her daughter Dannielynn, who is now five years old, and a beauty just like her mother.
Such a beautiful flower: Dannielynn Birkhead was a credit to her late mother, Anna Nicole Smith, at the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs yesterday
The little girl is growing up fast, and is the spitting image of her mother, who was aged just 39 when she was found dead in a Florida hotel room.
Dannielynn was named after her half-brother Daniel, who died from a lethal combination of drugs after collapsing in his mother’s hospital room in the Bahamas while visiting his newborn sister.
But her father Larry Birkhead, who was forced to establish paternity in a suit against Smith’s then partner and lawyer Howard K. Stern, seems to have done a good job of making sure that this little girl who endured such tragedy around her during her first days on this planet, has a normal life.
Healthy and happy: Dannielynn seems to have been protected from the turbulence of her early life
Such beauty: Dannielynn resembles her late mother in many ways
She isn’t seen in the public eye aside from the annual father-daughter pilgrimage to the Kentucky race, and then it’s impossible not to be taken aback by the likeness.
The full lips, wide eyes and even the arch of the eyebrows are almost exactly the same.
This year, she looked even more darling, if it could be possible, in an outfit paying homage to her mother’s home state of Texas.
Her headband featured the yellow rose, which is the emblem of the state.
‘I see her mom in everything she does,’ Birkhead commented.