Paris Hilton: socialite, singer, actress, designer, television personality, model, author, pornography star, former prisoner, and the list goes on.
Paris was born 17 February 1981, in New York City to parents Richard and Kathy Hilton. She has lived the glitzy life of a glamour girl from a young age, starting modelling as a child at charity events and eventually joining Donald Trump’s modelling agency at the age of nineteen.
As a child, she moved around a lot, however when Paris was fifteen her family moved from LA into the Waldorf Towers in New York, and it was here that Paris first began to get a taste for the party circuit. In 2003, less than four weeks before the debut of her television show The Simple Life, a sex tape of Paris with ex boyfriend Rick Soloman (who was also Shannon Doherty’s ex husband) was leaked. The tape was highly publicised, and was later turned into a DVD called One night in Paris. The tape however did nothing to diminish her career. The Simple Life, co-starring her best friend at the time Nicole Ritchie, debuted on December 3 2003 and ran for three seasons on Fox. The show was then cancelled among speculation of a rift between Paris and Nicole, but a fourth and fifth season of the show was aired by E!
In late 2004, Paris released an autobiography entitled Confessions of an Heiress, a fluffy look into her ‘IT Girl’ lifestyle. Along with her TV role, Paris has also landed numerous cameos and minor roles in film, appearing in movies such as Zoolander, Wonderland, The Cat In The Hat, Nine Lives, Raising Helen, The Hillz, and House of Wax. Surprisingly, her role in House of Wax won the Teen Choice Award for "Best Scream" and earned her a nomination for "Choice Breakout Performance – Female”. However, unsurprisingly, the role also won her the 2005 Razzie for "Worst Supporting Actress" at the 2005 Golden Raspberry Awards.
One major piece of publicity that Paris consistently receives is around her appearance. It has long been rumored that Paris has had numerous plastic surgery procedures ranging from minor lip injections , like collagen, to larger procedures like rhinoplasty (nose job).
As far as her personal life goes, Paris has gone from one love affair to the next; she’s had highly publicised relationships with Nick Carter, Paris Latis, Stavros Niarchos III, and Benji Madden – with whom she has recently split. There’s also been an infamous sex tape, and a trip to prison after several driving violations, including drink driving and driving without a license.