Photos of Anna Nicole Smith – taken in 2006, just after she gave birth to daughter Dannilynn – have been tendered to a Los Angeles court as evidence in the trial against Howard K. Stern.
Stern, the Playboy Playmate’s long-time pal, and two doctors, have been charged with conspiring to prescribe, administer and dispense controlled substances.
The dozens of photographs were presented to jurors by defense attorneys.
The photos – which you can see here — show a seemingly happy and active Smith at a time when prosecutors claim she was heavily medicated with painkillers and other drugs.
The release of the images is an apparent move to discredit the testimony of Quethlie Alexis, Dannilynn’s nanny, who had previously testified that Smith was often nearly comatose during the time frame many of the photos were taken.
Alexis took the stand again on Tuesday. She identified Smith in the photos and agreed that the doomed reality star appeared healthy and happy.
But things were not as they seemed, she said.
“She was not necessarily normal,” Alexis told the court.
“She was always in the bathroom.”
Last month, the father of Dannilynn, Larry Birkhead, testified that he saw Smith taking numerous prescription drugs.
Birkhead said he was so concerned he once hid her Methadone, only to be scolded by Stern, who told him Smith couldn’t live without it.
Smith died of an overdose in 2007 in a Florida hotel room.