Anna Deveare, Anna Nicole -- what's the difference? We break down the characteristics of the playwright/actress versus the former centerfold and reality TV star

By Julie Hinds
Updated September 27, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Anna Deveare, Anna Nicole — what’s the difference?

Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Nicole Smith

A playwright-turned-actress with two big TV dramas

A centerfold-turned-reality star with two big breasts

Plays the national security adviser on ”The West Wing”

Displays irrational insecurities on ”The Anna Nicole Show”

Appears on CBS’ ”Presidio Med”

Appears to be on several meds

The prof at NYU has her bachelor’s degree in English

The zaftig ingenue sometimes has trouble speaking English

Has given soul-baring performances on stage

Has given skin-baring performances at strip clubs

Played 26 roles in her 1992 play ”Fires in the Mirror”

Rolls around on the floor with her poodle, Sugarpie

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