Though it's been four years since model Anna Nicole Smith's untimely death, she's in the spotlight once again -- this time thanks to an opera about her life. The "rags-to-riches" story of Smith's rise to fame -- titled 'Anna Nicole' -- debuted at London's Royal Opera House last night to a sold-out crowd.

"She is fame incarnate," the show's lyricist, Richard Thomas, told CNN about Smith and her life story. "It is a rags-to-riches story and a cautionary tale all chucked into a blender and whooshed up with three bags of sugar and two bottles of tequila and poured over a two-hour time frame."

Smith famously married multimillionaire J. Howard Marshall, who was 62 years her senior, and endured a lengthy court battle for his estate. She passed away suddenly due to an accidental drug overdose in 2007 at age 39.