Famous American Socialites

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Kendall Jenner
(Supermodel Who Rose to Fame with the Reality TV Show 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians')

Kendall Jenner
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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.

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Kourtney Kardashian
(Media Personality, Socialite & Model Known for Starring in the Reality Series 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians')

Kourtney Kardashian
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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.

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Paris Hilton
(Socialite)

Paris Hilton
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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.

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Khloé Kardashian
(Talk Show Host, Socialite, Model)

Khloé Kardashian
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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.

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Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton
(Alexander Hamilton's Wife)

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton
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Birthdate: August 9, 1757
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: November 9, 1854

The better half of one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton was involved in her husband’s political career during his lifetime and worked towards protecting his legacy after his death. A social worker, she lent support to multiple charitable causes including establishing New York’s first private orphanage.

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Zsa Zsa Gabor
(Socialite, Actress)

Zsa Zsa Gabor
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Birthdate: February 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: December 18, 2016
Zsa Zsa Gabor was a stage actor and also became Miss Hungary before she moved to the U.S. Fans loved her in Moulin Rouge and A Nightmare on Elm Street 3. She was known for her flamboyant lifestyle and her nine marriages, including one to hotelier Conrad Hilton. 

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Florence Foster Jenkins
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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.

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Eva Gabor
(Played Lisa Douglas, the wife of Oliver Wendell Douglas, on the hit TV show Green Acres)

Eva Gabor
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Birthdate: February 11, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: July 4, 1995

Apart from being the sister of renowned actor Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eva Gabor was a talented actor in her own right. Known as Lisa Douglas from the sitcom Green Acres and its sequel, she was also famous for her voice roles in Disney movies. She later launched a fashion collection, too.

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Zelda Fitzgerald
(Socialite & Referred to as 'The first American Flapper' by Her Husband 'F. Scott Fitzgerald')

Zelda Fitzgerald
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Birthdate: July 24, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: March 10, 1948

Zelda Fitzgerald was a painter, socialite, and novelist. Along with her husband Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda became a prominent personality of the Jazz Age. Renowned for her high spirits and beauty, she was named the first American flapper by Scott. For her work as a novelist and painter, Fitzgerald was posthumously made an inductee to the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame.

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Angelica Schuyler Church
(Socialite, Daughter of Continental Army General Philip Schuyler)

Angelica Schuyler Church
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Birthdate: February 20, 1756
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: March 6, 1814

A charming socialite, Angelica Schuyler Church was the daughter of Continental Army General, Philip Schuyler, and wife of British MP, John Barker Church. During her lifetime, she interacted with and created lasting friendship with numerous personalities, from revolutionaries to artists and politicians, like Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. She has been portrayed in the acclaimed Broadway musical Hamilton.

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Brody Jenner
(Actor, Socialite, Film actor, Model)

Brody Jenner
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Birthdate: August 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles

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Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy
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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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Bijou Phillips
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Birthdate: April 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

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Edith Bouvier Beale
(Former Model and socialite best known for her participation in the 1975 documentary film Grey Gardens by Albert and David Maysles)

Edith Bouvier Beale
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Birthdate: November 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 14, 2002

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Wallis Simpson
(American Socialite and Wife of Former King-Emperor Edward VIII)

Wallis Simpson
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Birthdate: June 19, 1896
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 24, 1986

Wallis Simpson was an American socialite. She remains a controversial figure in the history of British politics as she played a major role in causing a constitutional crisis that eventually led to the abdication of British King Edward VIII. Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry Wallis as he could not marry Wallis, a divorcée, while remaining on the throne.

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A'Lelia Walker
(Businesswoman)

A'Lelia Walker
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Birthdate: June 6, 1885
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 17, 1931

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Lydia Hearst
(Actor, Model, Socialite, Television actor)

Lydia Hearst
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Birthdate: September 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wilton (Connecticut)

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Dina Merrill
(Actress, Socialite, Philanthropist)

Dina Merrill
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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.

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Kylie Jenner
(The Most Followed Woman on Instagram Best Known for Her Reality Series 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians')

Kylie Jenner
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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.

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Gloria Vanderbilt
(Artist and Fashion Designer Best Remembered for her Custody Battle)

Gloria Vanderbilt
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Birthdate: February 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: June 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.

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Magda Gabor
(Actress)

Magda Gabor
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Birthdate: June 11, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: June 6, 1997

The elder sister of Zsa Zsa and Eva Gabor, Magda Gabor was an actor who had appeared in the film Modern Girls and on a few TV shows. She was rumored to be the mistress of the Portuguese ambassador to Hungary and had later married 6 times.

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Lee Radziwill
(Socialite, Actress, Interior Decorator)

Lee Radziwill
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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.

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Jack Parsons
(Researcher)

Jack Parsons
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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.

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Barbara Hutton
(Socialites)

Barbara Hutton
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Birthdate: November 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: May 11, 1979

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Kim Richards
(Actress)

Kim Richards
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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

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Conrad Hilton Jr.
(Socialite, Entrepreneur)

Conrad Hilton Jr.
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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.

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Kathy Hilton
(Actress)

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

Marjorie Merriweather Post
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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.

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Doris Duke
(Correspondent)

Doris Duke
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Birthdate: November 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 28, 1993

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EJ Johnson
(Television personality)

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

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Frances Ford Seymour
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Birthdate: April 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brockville, Canada
Died: April 14, 1950
Canadian-American socialite Frances Ford Seymour, is best remembered as the second wife of actor Henry Fonda, and the mother of actors Peter and Jane Fonda. Henry was her second husband, and she was previously married to millionaire George Tuttle Brokaw. Seymour committed suicide shortly after her 42nd birthday.

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Lady Randolph Churchill
(Socialite, Mother of Winston Churchill)

Lady Randolph Churchill
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Birthdate: January 9, 1854
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cobble Hill, New York, United States
Died: June 29, 1921

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Tinsley Mortimer
(Reality TV Personality)

Tinsley Mortimer
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Birthdate: August 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, USA

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Madeleine Astor
(Socialite)

Madeleine Astor
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Birthdate: June 19, 1893
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: March 27, 1940

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Consuelo Vanderbilt
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Birthdate: March 2, 1877
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: December 6, 1964

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Spencer Pratt
(Actor, Socialite)

Spencer Pratt
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Birthdate: August 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles

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

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Barbara Daly Baekeland
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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.

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Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt
(Socialite best known as the mother of fashion designer and artist Gloria Vanderbilt)

Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt
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Birthdate: August 23, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Switzerland
Died: February 13, 1965

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Peggy Guggenheim
(Art Collector)

Peggy Guggenheim
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Birthdate: August 26, 1898
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 23, 1979

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Jocelyn Wildenstein
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Birthdate: August 5, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lausanne
Catwoman Jocelyn Wildenstein apparently spent $5 million on surgical procedures to please her former husband, Alec Wildenstein, who loved cats. The Swiss-born American model and socialite later secured one of the costliest divorce settlements. She has reportedly denied having gone under the knife for any cosmetic surgery.

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

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Ghislaine Maxwell
(Socialite, Sex offender)

Ghislaine Maxwell
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Birthdate: December 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Maisons-Laffitte, France

Daughter of publishing tycoon, late Robert Maxwell, Ghislaine Maxwell is a socialite infamous for her involvement with the convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein. Charged with sex trafficking of minor girls, she is under investigation by the US Virgin Islands Department of Justice.

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

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

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Blac Chyna
(Model, Socialite)

Blac Chyna
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Birthdate: May 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Blac Chyna shot to fame when Drake mentioned her in the song Miss Me. She appeared as Nicki Minaj’s stunt double in Kanye West’s video Monster. She owns a make-up brand and a salon, and has appeared on her reality shows Rob & Chyna and The Real Blac Chyna

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Patricia Altschul
(Art Collector, Socialite)

Patricia Altschul
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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.

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Sunny von Bülow
(Socialite)

Sunny von Bülow
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Birthdate: September 1, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manassas, Virginia, United States
Died: December 6, 2008

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Linda Hoga
(Television personality, Socialite)

Linda Hoga
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Birthdate: August 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

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Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann
(Model, Socialite and Daughter of Actress Isabella Rossellini)

Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann
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Birthdate: July 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States