List of famous socialites, with their photos, biographies and interesting facts about them.

All that Kim Kardashian has to do to send social media into a tizzy is to splurge on a pair of fancy footwear! If Paris Hilton colors a single strand of her hair purple, it becomes an instant fashion statement! Such is the impact famous socialites have on their numerous fans the world over. Wealthy and recognized, socialites have a fashionable reputation and a high position in social society. While it may seem like the rising popularity of socialites is a recent phenomenon, it is not really so. The concept of socialites dates to the 18th and 19th century, but the early socialites did not enjoy the fame and popularity that their modern counterparts do. It was only in the late 21st that the line between being a socialite and a celebrity became blurred and many socialites were catapulted to the kind of fame once enjoyed only by pop stars and actors. Coming to the modern era, socialites have expanded their horizons and have ventured into the entertainment fields as well with their own super-hit reality TV shows like ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’, ‘Gossip Girl,’ and ‘The City.’ Intrigued to know more? Check out this section for more information about the top socialites of the world.

Nicole RichieNicole Richie
(American)
Joseph MerrickJoseph Merrick
(British)

Brody JennerBrody Jenner
(American)
Frances Ford SeymourFrances Ford Seymour
(Canadian)
Natascha KampuschNatascha Kampusch
(Austrian)

Jade GoodyJade Goody
Brandi GlanvilleBrandi Glanville
(American)
Margaret BrownMargaret Brown
(American)

Millvina DeanMillvina Dean
(British)
Eva GaborEva Gabor
(Hungarian,American)
Prince Aly KhanPrince Aly Khan
(French,Pakistani)

Lady Randolph ChurchillLady Randolph Churchill
(British,American)
Lydia HearstLydia Hearst
(American)
Patricia Kennedy LawfordPatricia Kennedy Lawford
(American)

Kim PeekKim Peek
(American)
Spencer PrattSpencer Pratt
(American)
Assia WevillAssia Wevill
(German)

Christina OnassisChristina Onassis
(Greek)
Victoria, Crown Princess of SwedenVictoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
(Swedish)
Edgar CayceEdgar Cayce
(American)

Edith Bouvier BealeEdith Bouvier Beale
(American)
Casey JohnsonCasey Johnson
(American)
Doris DukeDoris Duke
(American)

Paloma PicassoPaloma Picasso
(Spanish,French)
Madeleine AstorMadeleine Astor
(American)
Lilly PulitzerLilly Pulitzer
(American)

Elizabeth JaggerElizabeth Jagger
(British,American)
Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
(American)
Magda GaborMagda Gabor
(American)

Janet Lee BouvierJanet Lee Bouvier
(American)
John Jacob Astor VIJohn Jacob Astor VI
(American)
Kaspar HauserKaspar Hauser
(German)

Pamela HarrimanPamela Harriman
(British)
Gloria Morgan VanderbiltGloria Morgan Vanderbilt
(American)
Victoria SilvstedtVictoria Silvstedt
(French,Swedish)

Frédéric Prinz von AnhaltFrédéric Prinz von Anhalt
(German,American)
Stefano CasiraghiStefano Casiraghi
(Italian)
Sabine SchmitzSabine Schmitz
(German)

Marella AgnelliMarella Agnelli
(Italian)
Nicky HiltonNicky Hilton
(American)
Slim KeithSlim Keith
(American)

Babe PaleyBabe Paley
(American)
Shobhaa DeShobhaa De
(Indian)
Caroline CelicoCaroline Celico
(Brazilian)

Dewi SukarnoDewi Sukarno
(Indonesian)
Amanda HearstAmanda Hearst
(American)
Janet Auchincloss RutherfurdJanet Auchincloss Rutherfurd
(American)

Akie AbeAkie Abe
(Japanese)
Linda Lee ThomasLinda Lee Thomas
(American)
Riyo MoriRiyo Mori
(Japanese)

Anouska HempelAnouska Hempel
(New Zealander)
Christine FoxChristine Fox
(American)
Martha Bulloch RooseveltMartha Bulloch Roosevelt
(American)

Mini AndénMini Andén
(Swedish)
Jill KelleyJill Kelley
(American)
Caresse CrosbyCaresse Crosby
(American)

Philippe de RothschildPhilippe de Rothschild
(French)
Sonia McMahonSonia McMahon
(Australian)
Peter BeardPeter Beard
(American)

Amy LowellAmy Lowell
(American)
Stefanía FernándezStefanía Fernández
(Venezuelan)
Anne HearstAnne Hearst
(American)

Elsie de WolfeElsie de Wolfe
(American)
Gloria GuinnessGloria Guinness
(Mexican)
Denise Eisenberg RichDenise Eisenberg Rich
(American)

Katy FrenchKaty French
(Swiss)
Fernand de BrinonFernand de Brinon
(French)
Wallis, The Duchess of WindsorWallis, The Duchess of Windsor
(British,American)