Famous American Socialites

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 1 Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian
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Famous As: Media personality, Socialite
Birthdate: October 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

First gaining media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian didn’t take long to become a celebrity in her own right. She came into the limelight in the early 2000s owing to a leaked sex tape and quickly became a social media celebrity with millions of followers across platforms.

 2 Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner
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Famous As: Model, Socialite
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.

 3 Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian
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Famous As: Model, Reality Star
Birthdate: April 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

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.

 4 Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton
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Famous As: Media personality
Birthdate: February 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

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 Khloé Kardashian

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.

 6 Florence Foster Jenkins

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 Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy

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.
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 8 Brody Jenner

Brody Jenner
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Famous As: Actor, Socialite, Film actor, Model
Birthdate: August 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 9 Camille Grammer

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.

 10 Bijou Phillips

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

 11 A'Lelia Walker

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

 12 Edith Bouvier Beale

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

 13 Lee Radziwill

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.

 14 Lydia Hearst

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

 15 Dina Merrill

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.

 16 Kim Richards

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

 17 Jack Parsons

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

Rocketry pioneer Jack Parsons is best remembered as one of the founders of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He also co-established the Aerojet Engineering Corporation and developed the first rocket engine that used a propellant. He was also known for his multiple sexual affairs and sex cult rituals.

 18 Barbara Hutton

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

 19 Kathy Hilton

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

 20 EJ Johnson

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

 21 Conrad Hilton Jr.

Conrad Hilton Jr.
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Famous As: Socialite, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
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.

 22 Tinsley Mortimer

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

 23 Doris Duke

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

 24 Gloria Vanderbilt

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.

 25 Consuelo Vanderbilt

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

 26 Marjorie Merriweather Post

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.

 27 Spencer Pratt

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

 28 Madeleine Astor

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

 29 Patricia Kennedy Lawford

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

 30 Barbara Daly Baekeland

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.

 31 Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington

Kathleen Cavendish, Marchioness of Hartington
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: February 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 13, 1948

 32 Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt

Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt
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Famous As: Socialite best known as the mother of fashion designer and artist Gloria Vanderbilt
Birthdate: August 23, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Switzerland
Died: February 13, 1965

 33 Peggy Guggenheim

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

 34 Amanda Lepore

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

 35 Lillie Langtry

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

 36 Candy Spelling

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

 37 Patricia Altschul

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.

 38 Linda Hoga

Linda Hoga
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Famous As: Television personality, Socialite
Birthdate: August 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 39 Sunny von Bülow

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

 40 Kelly Killoren

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

 41 Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann

Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann
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Famous As: Model, Socialite, Food editor
Birthdate: July 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 42 John Jacob Astor VI

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

 43 Sable Starr

Sable Starr
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Famous As: Socialite, Groupie
Birthdate: August 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, United States
Died: April 18, 2009

 44 Cornelius Vanderbilt II

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

 45 Janet Lee Bouvier

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

 46 Mary Anna Custis Lee

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 John Vernou Bouvier III

John Vernou Bouvier III
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Famous As: Stockbroker
Birthdate: May 19, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: East Hampton, New York, United States
Died: August 3, 1957

 48 Clare Boothe Luce

Clare Boothe Luce
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Famous As: Author, Politician
Birthdate: March 10, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 9, 1987

 49 Susan Blanchard

Susan Blanchard
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Famous As: Socialite, Lyricist
Birthdate: October 20, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, United States

 50 Thelma Furness, Viscountess Furness

Thelma Furness, Viscountess Furness
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Famous As: Mistress of King Edward VIII
Birthdate: August 23, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lucerne, Switzerland
Died: January 29, 1970