Famous American Socialites

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 1 Kendall Jenner

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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: November 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Like many of her other family members, Kendall Jenner gained fame after starring in the American reality television show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which focuses on the personal and professional lives of the Kardashian-Jenner family. She is also a fashion model, co-designs a clothing line and was named the world's highest-paid model of 2018 in the Forbes top-earning models list.

 2 Kourtney Kardashian

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Famous As: Model, Reality Star
Birthdate: April 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

One of the most popular social media celebrities in the US, Kourtney Kardashian is best known for her appearance in the TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Along with her sisters, she endorses products like prescription drugs, Coca-Cola, and waist slimming pants, for which she gets paid between $75,000 and $300,000 per post on social media.

 3 Khloé Kardashian

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Famous As: Media personality
Birthdate: June 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Best known for playing a key role in the popular TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Khloé Kardashian is one of the most popular American celebrities on the internet. Having launched many clothing collections, she is also involved in the fashion industry. After suffering a traumatic brain injury, Khloé had a long-term memory loss but has recovered since.

 4 Paris Hilton

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Famous As: Socialite, Model, Reality Star
Birthdate: February 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City

Paris Hilton comes from an affluent family and is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. A leaked 2001 sex tape with her then boyfriend, Rick Salomon, had created quite a scandal in 2003, which led her to act in the reality television series, The Simple Life. She’s also an actress, singer, model, author, socialite and businesswomen.

 5 Bijou Phillips

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

 6 Florence Foster Jenkins

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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: July 19, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 26, 1944

Florence Foster Jenkins was an American socialite who was often ridiculed and mocked for her poor singing ability, which in turn made her popular. Known as the world's worst opera singer, Jenkins became a musical cult-figure in New York City due to her technical incompetence as an amateur soprano. Her life inspired several plays and films, including Florence Foster Jenkins.

 7 Brody Jenner

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Famous As: Actor, Socialite, Film actor, Model
Birthdate: August 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles
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 8 Kim Richards

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mineola, New York, United States
Kim Richards, who is also socialite Paris Hilton’s aunt, began he career as a child actor, with significant roles in shows such as Nanny and the Professor and movies such as Escape to Witch Mountain. She later gained fame as a reality star on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

 9 Kylie Jenner

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Famous As: Model, Reality Star
Birthdate: August 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
An elite socialite and fashion model, Kylie Jenner is the head of Kylie Cosmetics and creator of the hugely popular line of lipsticks, Kylie Lip Kit. Thrown into the limelight in her teens, courtesy the reality series Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Jenner has since gone on to become a highly successful businesswomen and social media influencer.

 10 Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy

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Famous As: Publicist
Birthdate: January 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Died: July 16, 1999
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy was a Calvin Klein publicist and the wife of John F. Kennedy Jr. Her fashion sense was often compared to that of her mother-in-law, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. A plane carrying Carolyn, her husband, and her older sister crashed off Martha's Vineyard in July 1999, killing all three.

 11 EJ Johnson

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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: June 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.

 12 Gloria Vanderbilt

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Famous As: Artist, Actress
Birthdate: February 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York
Died: July 17, 2019

Gloria Vanderbilt was an American fashion designer, actress, author, and socialite. As a child, she was subjected to a child custody trial, which the press named trial of the century due to its high-profile nature. As a designer, Vanderbilt is credited with developing and popularizing designer blue jeans. She also launched a line of household goods and perfumes.

 13 Camille Grammer

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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: September 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newport Beach, California, USA
Camille Grammer began her career as a dancer and then modeled for Playboy and appeared in R-rated films. She soared to fame with her appearance on the reality show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She is part owner of Grammnet Productions, her former husband Kelsey Grammer’s production company.

 14 Lee Radziwill

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Famous As: Socialite, Actress, Interior Decorator
Birthdate: March 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: February 15, 2019

Lee Radziwill was an American interior decorator and public-relations executive. The younger sister of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Radziwill was a well-known socialite and often featured in lists, such as The Guardian's 50 best-dressed people over 50. Despite an unsuccessful attempt to forge an acting career, Radziwill managed to hog the limelight due to her fashion sense.

 15 Kathy Hilton

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 16 Tinsley Mortimer

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Famous As: Reality TV Personality
Birthdate: August 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, USA

 17 Lydia Hearst

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Famous As: Actor, Model, Socialite, Television actor
Birthdate: September 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wilton (Connecticut)

 18 Barron Hilton

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Famous As: Business Magnate
Birthdate: October 23, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

The second son of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton, Barron Hilton was initially a skilled photographer and had even learned to fly planes. A sports enthusiast, he had also been the AFL president. A philanthropist, too, he left 97% of his wealth to his own charitable foundation.

 19 A'Lelia Walker

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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: June 6, 1885
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 17, 1931

 20 Edie Sedgwick

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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: April 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 16, 1971
Model/actor Edie Sedgwick was touted as the “It Girl” for her appearances in avant-garde filmmaker Andy Warhol’s short films of the 1960s. Vogue dubbed her a "Youthquaker." Some of her notable films were Poor Little Rich Girl and Beauty No. 2. She died of a drug overdose at 28.

 21 Edith Bouvier Beale

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Famous As: Actor, Dancer, Socialite, Model
Birthdate: November 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City
Died: January 9, 2002

 22 Spencer Pratt

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Famous As: Actor, Socialite
Birthdate: August 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 23 Amanda Lepore

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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: November 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cedar Grove, New Jersey, USA

 24 Dina Merrill

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Famous As: Actress, Socialite, Philanthropist
Birthdate: December 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: May 22, 2017
Socialite/actor Dina Merrill was the only child of Post Cereals owner Marjorie Merriweather Post and stockbroker and financier Edward Francis Hutton. Dina served RKO Pictures as their vice chairperson. She also appeared in movies such as The Sundowners and Butterfield 8, and was on the boards of various charitable trusts.

 25 Jack Parsons

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Famous As: Researcher
Birthdate: October 2, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 17, 1952

 26 Conrad Hilton Jr.

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Famous As: Socialite, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Died: March 31, 1969

Born into luxury, the eldest son of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton, Conrad Hilton Jr. was quite a playboy. Not only was he Elizabeth Taylor’s first husband, he also had an affair with his stepmother, Zsa Zsa Gabor. Addicted to alcohol and gambling, he died of a heart attack at 42.

 27 Barbara Hutton

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Famous As: Socialites
Birthdate: November 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: May 11, 1979

 28 Marjorie Merriweather Post

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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: March 15, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States
Died: September 12, 1973
Entrepreneur and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post was the daughter of General Foods founder C.W. Post. She diversified her father’s business by introducing a frozen food line to the pre-extisting cereal company. She was also known for her fetish for Russian art and her mansion Mar-a-Lago, later purchased by Donald Trump.

 29 Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt

Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt
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Famous As: Musician, Socialite
Birthdate: June 18, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bad Kreuznach

 30 Doris Duke

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Famous As: Correspondent
Birthdate: November 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 28, 1993

 31 Patricia Kennedy Lawford

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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: May 6, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brookline
Died: September 17, 2006

 32 Consuelo Vanderbilt

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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: March 2, 1877
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City
Died: December 6, 1964

 33 Madeleine Astor

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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: June 19, 1893
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: March 27, 1940

 34 Patricia Altschul

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Famous As: Art Collector, Socialite
Birthdate: April 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Socialite, art collector, and reality TV personality, Patricia Altschul, is the widow of former Goldman Sachs partner Arthur G. Altschul. She has been a trustee of several nonprofit organizations including the Historic Hudson Valley and the New York Historical Society. She received a Carolopolis Award from the Preservation Society of Charleston in 2013.

 35 Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt

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Famous As: Socialite, Actor
Birthdate: August 23, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lucerne
Died: February 13, 1965

 36 Peggy Guggenheim

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Famous As: Art Collector
Birthdate: August 26, 1898
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 23, 1979

 37 Lillie Langtry

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 13, 1853
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jersey
Died: February 12, 1929

 38 Candy Spelling

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California, United States

 39 Cornelius Vanderbilt II

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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: November 11, 1843
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, United States
Died: September 12, 1899

 40 Barbara Daly Baekeland

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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: 1922 AD
Birthplace: Boston
Died: November 17, 1972

Socialite Barbara Daly Baekeland, former wife of Bakelite heir Brooks Baekeland, was killed by her son, Antony. She was apparently stabbed with a kitchen knife. Antony was found at the crime scene and confessed to the murder. She had reportedly tried treating Antony’s queer orientation and had even raped him.

 41 Janet Lee Bouvier

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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: December 3, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: July 22, 1989

 42 Kelly Killoren

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Famous As: Author, Socialite, Model
Birthdate: May 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois

 43 Sunny von Bülow

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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: September 1, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manassas, Virginia, United States
Died: December 6, 2008

 44 John Jacob Astor VI

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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: August 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City
Died: June 26, 1992

 45 Sable Starr

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Famous As: Socialite, Groupie
Birthdate: August 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, California
Died: April 18, 2009

 46 Mary Anna Custis Lee

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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: October 1, 1807
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Annefield in Boyce, Virginia, United States
Died: November 5, 1873

 47 Jolie Gabor

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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Socialite
Birthdate: September 29, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: April 1, 1997

 48 Amanda Hearst

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Famous As: Socialite, Model
Birthdate: January 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City

 49 Babe Paley

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Famous As: Journalist, Socialite
Birthdate: July 5, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston
Died: July 6, 1978

 50 Brooke Astor

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 30, 1902
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
Died: August 13, 2007