Born In: New York, New York, United States
Born with a ‘silver spoon’, Paris Hilton is a multi-millionaire heiress of the Hilton Group of Hotels. She is also a media-magnate, jetsetter, actress, model, party-goer and writer. She might have seen only the ‘greener’ side of the grass ever since she was a little girl, but life did take her on its share of twists, turns, loops and downfalls throughout her interesting yet controversial career. Acting was always her ‘first love’ and she went on to star in a number of forgettable but noticeable films including, ‘House of Wax’, ‘The Bling Ring’, ‘Zoolander’, ‘Wonderland’ and ‘The Hottie and the Nottie’. She is also the proprietor of a fashion line, a perfume line, a night-life line and her own records group, ‘Heiress Records’. Her life was all smooth- sailing, dotted with a number of relationships, music, partying and opulence. However, one scandalous sex tape titled, ‘One Night in Paris’, rocked her and she soon, became the pet of the paparazzi; both, good and bad. Though in today’s context, her acting skills may seem a little passé, she has hit it big with her entrepreneur skills and her music albums, collaborating with a number of international artistes like Pitbull and Nicki Minaj.
Also Known As: Paris Whitney Hilton
father: Richard Hilton
mother: Kathy Hilton
siblings: Barron Hilton II, Conrad Hughes Hilton, Nicky Hilton
Born Country: United States
Height: 1.73 m
Ancestry: Norwegian American, German American, British American, Irish American, Italian American
U.S. State: New Yorkers
Paris Whitney Hilton was born on February 17, 1981 to former actress, Kathy Richards and real estate kingpin, Richard Hilton. She is the eldest of her other three siblings - Nicholai, Barron and Conrad. She is of German, Norwegian, Italian and Irish ancestry.
At the age of fourteen, the family moved to the East Coast and she then attended an array of schools including ‘Convent of the Sacred Heart’, ‘Provo Canyon School’, ‘Canterbury Boarding School’ and ‘Dwight School’, before dropping out as a high school junior.
She began modeling from very early on and signed her first modeling contract with the agency ‘T Management’ at the age of nineteen. She loved to model and soon became a regular face on tabloids and at party scenes.
Her first breakthrough as an actress came in 2003, when she starred in her very own reality show, ‘The Simple Life’ along with her best-friend, Nicole Richie. The ratings for her show were extremely high as Hilton was just freshly out of a sex-tape scandal.
Her second book, ‘Your Heiress Diary: Confess It All to Me’ was released in 2005, and she launched her second line of perfumes, ‘Just Me’. She was also cast for the film, ‘House of Wax’ opposite Elisha Cuthbert and Chad Michael Murray.
Just when Paris Hilton’s life was going smoothly, she was arrested in September 2006, for ‘driving under the influence of alcohol’, leading to the suspension of her license. This arrest complicated the shoot of her season for ‘The Simple Life’.
2010, proved to be both fruitful and disastrous for Paris. During the FIFA World Cup, she was caught smoking marijuana and was shepherded by the local police. She was, however, later freed. She was once again detained at the airport for possessing cannabis, in Corsica.
However, not everything was gloomy for Paris as she released her 10th fragrance line, ‘Tease’, which is believed to have been inspired by the character of Marilyn Monroe.
The same month of the fragrance’s release, she was arrested in Las Vegas for the possession of cocaine. After this, airport authorities around the world including the ones in Japan kept an annoyingly close watch on Hilton and she cancelled her promotional trips to other South East Asian countries, due to fear of being arrested for possession of drugs.
In October 2013, Paris Hilton came up with the first single from her upcoming second studio album, "Good Time". The song also featured rapper Lil Wayne and it debuted at number 18 on the US Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs chart. The second single, "Come Alive", and the third single "High Off My Love", from her upcoming second studio album, were released in July 2014 and May 2015, respectively.
‘The Simple Life’, which ran from 2003 to 2007, was a hit-reality series that aired on Fox and E!, starring Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. The show depicted the two best-friends involving themselves in day-to-day, low-paying jobs. Although the show was cancelled in between, it went on to win a number of awards and has even spawned international remakes such as ‘La Vie Rurale’ and ‘Ciao Bella’. This is considered of the major highlights of Hilton’s career and the premier episode went on to gather 13,000,000 viewers.
Her debut studio album under Heiress Records, ‘Paris’ released on August 22, 2006, and sold near 197,000 copies in the United States till 2011. The two hit singles, ‘Stars are Blind’ and ‘Nothing in this World’ went on to feature in a number of popular music charts and were placed at number 6 on the U.S. Billboard 200.
Paris Hilton has been a paparazzi pet and everywhere she goes, she attracts the attention of the media, be it positive or negative. Her popularity plummeted in 2009, due to her low-key public appearances.
Her intimate act with her then-boyfriend, Rick Salomon was released online and was titled, ‘One Night in Paris’. The video earned millions and Hilton filed suit, receiving $400,000 from the video.
On January 3, 2018, Paris Hilton announced her engagement to actor, Chris Zylka. However, they lated parted ways. In 2019, she was romantially linked to businessman Carter Reum. In Februrary 2021, the couple got engaged. In November 2021, they got married.
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