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'Anna Nicole' star Agnes Bruckner on her transformation: 'It took an army'

Last week, costume designer Deborah Everton gave us a peek inside the sexy wardrobe for the explosive new Lifetime movie Anna Nicole. Now, star Agnes Bruckner is letting us in on what it was like to step into the Guess model’s falsies.

“The physical transformation was unbelievable,” Bruckner told reporters during a conference call about the project. “It definitely [took] a team of people. … We had cheek prosthetics, neck prosthetics. There was a fat suit. There were so many different looks that she had [over the course of her life]. We probably changed my look three or four times a day on set, which was really crazy.”

Of course, there were also those prosthetic breasts, which were created by a special-effects team. The actress estimates that the daily process took an hour and a half each day, with the exception of day one, which took around three hours to get things just right.

'Anna Nicole' costume designer on re-creating Smith's iconic looks and working around Agnes Bruckner's prosthetic breasts

Five years after her death, Anna Nicole Smith (née Vickie Lynn Hogan) is getting the Lifetime treatment. Agnes Bruckner stars as Smith in Anna Nicole, the rags-to-riches tale of “a pretty, but plain girl growing up in small town Texas” who “transformed herself though sheer willpower” into a pseudo-celebrity whose demise was a tragic end to a tragic story.

Costume designer Deborah Everton (whose credits include The Craft, Star Trek: First Contact, and Dick) was tasked with outfitting Bruckner — and her pneumatic prosthetics — in a wardrobe befitting Anna Nicole. Everton sat down with EW to explain how she re-created Smith’s signature looks, describe the challenges of dressing the Playboy model’s Amazonian figure, and dispel the myth that the Guess Girl was a Wal-Mart shopper.

“I wanted her wardrobe to be fun for the audience to look at. I didn’t want to exploit people’s expectations,” Everton says of using costumes to bring levity to the otherwise heavy biopic. “I showed her progression as she learned about style and fashion. There was a time when she came into money and wasn’t educated yet as to what was tasteful and beautiful. Her look tended to be, I don’t want to say gaudy, but ‘more is more.’ She learned over the course of her brief life how to edit [her clothes], so that’s what I did.”

Click on to see some of Bruckner’s best Anna Nicole costume moments. READ FULL STORY

Anna Nicole Smith's daughter models for fashion brand Guess

Anna Nicole Smith broke into the mainstream modeling industry — she had scored her first Playboy cover just months earlier — when she was named the Guess girl in 1992. Now, the late reality TV star’s 6-year-old daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, is following in her mother’s footsteps with a starring role in the Guess Spring 2013 kids’ campaign.

“Dannielynn has the same playful spirit that her mother had on a set,” Paul Marciano, the Creative Director of Guess Inc. who signed Anna Nicole as the face of the label, said of Dannielynn’s inherited talent for playing to the camera. “She is a second-generation Guess girl, which makes this campaign a first for us.”  READ FULL STORY

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