Who is Missy? Anna Nicole Smith's ex-love calls her 'manipulative monster' for faking childhood abuse in Netflix's ‘Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know'

Who is Missy? Anna Nicole Smith's ex-love calls her 'manipulative monster' for faking childhood abuse in Netflix's ‘Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know'
‘Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me’ is a documentary based on the life of the model and features some tapes borrowed from her friends and family members (Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Netflix’s new documentary on the iconic model and actress Anna Nicole Smith is set to release on May 16, 2023, will unfold the untold secrets of her life. ‘Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me’ features her life from the tapes borrowed from her friends and family. The actress' secret ex-lover and best friend exposed her childhood abuse claims as false.

Anna was a Playboy model and a hardcore Marilyn Monroe fan. She always dreamed of becoming the “next Marilyn Monroe”, unfortunately, her dreams were short-lived as she died of an overdose at the age of 39. Ursula Macfarlane created the Netflix documentary ‘Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me’ which uncovers the never-before-seen footage of Anna. In the eyes of the world, Anna suffered greatly due to drug addiction, but her quest to earn fame led her to invent an abusive childhood, as revealed by her ex-lover Melissa Byrum aka Missy.



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‘Manipulative monster’

Netflix’s documentary ‘Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me’ centers around the life of Anna. Her best friend and first female lover Missy uncovers a great ordeal of unexpected and unbelievable truths about Anna in the documentary. According to Missy, she was a “manipulative monster” who faked her childhood abuse to earn fame. She revealed that her pursuit of money and drugs turned her into a selfish person with “no compassion”.


Missy said Anna told her that she was beaten up by her tyrant mother. She continued, “She told me she was going to be a famous model. She was convinced the only thing holding her back was her boobs.” After she saved money and got a boob job, she was in pain, and she took a prescription drug. Anna met her ex-billionaire husband J Howard Marshall at the strip club. He would buy expensive gifts for her, including a six-bedroom mansion. Howard would literally beg Anna to marry her, but she always refused because she wanted to make her name as marrying him would give her the title of “gold digger”. Due to her beauty and false childhood abuse claims for sympathy, she got invited for a photo shoot with Playboy.

As she gained recognition, Missy moved in with her to help Anna’s son Daniel and they both became lovers. Missy added, “She had an insatiable appetite for s*x”. Continuing, Missy also revealed that she was obsessed with meeting her father and found him through a private detective. But their reunion ended badly as Anna told her that her father “tried to have sex with her.”


Missy dubbed Anna a selfish and egoistic monster who was a full-grown drug addict. She said, “She’s turning up to shoots looking haggard. She’s no longer grateful to Mr Marshall. She’s treating him like an ATM. You’re watching this person that you love morph into this egotistical monster, a full-blown drug addict. My friend that loved me wasn’t there any more. There was no compassion. So I quit. We were done."

Who was Anna Nicole Smith's secret lover Missy?

Missy aka Melissa Byrum is one of Anna’s oldest friends and female ex-lover. She referred to Anna as Nicki. They both met in the strip club where they worked and grew to have a secret affair. Missy said, “I was her first female lover. I was really in love with her.” Missy also helped Anna with her son Daniel, but when Anna’s turmoil and addiction to drugs took over her identity as her lover, she left her.


Model Anna Nicole Smith poses during the 2nd Annual Queen of Silverlake Pageant on July 13, 2002 in Los Angeles, California.
Model Anna Nicole Smith poses during the 2nd Annual Queen of Silverlake Pageant on July 13, 2002 in Los Angeles, California (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Did Anna Nicole Smith lie about her childhood abuse?

Although the blonde bombshell earned prominence, it was at the cost of losing her family, friends, and, ultimately, her life. Anna Nicole Smith was born Vickie Lynn Hogan in the small town of Mexia, Texas. She claimed she had an abusive childhood as her mother Virgie, was a bully, and she was subject to beatings, rape, and whippings. Also, her first husband (Billy Wayne Smith) would lock her in their home as he was jealous of her. In various footage, Anna’s statements were claimed to be false by her best friend Missy. In one of Anna’s interviews, she claimed that she ran away from home after being repeatedly beaten and raped. However, Missy revealed the truth behind her fake statement and said, “I was shocked because I knew that was not her childhood. That was my childhood, exactly the way I had relayed it to her.”


Moreover, Anna’s brother Donald said their mother was a sweet and loving person and never abused Anna. In archive footage, Anna exposes herself when her mother says, “Why do you tell such lies?” to which Anna responds, “I wish you could understand that I make more money ­telling sad stories than I make telling good stories.”

Ultimately, her lies, deceit, and blind addiction to drugs resulted in the tragic end of the iconic Anna Nicole Smith.

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