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)
Lydia HearstLydia Hearst
(American)

Brody JennerBrody Jenner
(American)
Joseph MerrickJoseph Merrick
(British)
Brandi GlanvilleBrandi Glanville
(American)

Natascha KampuschNatascha Kampusch
(Austrian)
Paloma PicassoPaloma Picasso
(Spanish,French)
Jade GoodyJade Goody

Victoria, Crown Princess of SwedenVictoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
(Swedish)
Margaret BrownMargaret Brown
(American)
Eva GaborEva Gabor
(Hungarian,American)

Edith Bouvier BealeEdith Bouvier Beale
(American)
Spencer PrattSpencer Pratt
(American)
Frances Ford SeymourFrances Ford Seymour
(Canadian)

Millvina DeanMillvina Dean
(British)
Prince Aly KhanPrince Aly Khan
(French,Pakistani)
Christina OnassisChristina Onassis
(Greek)

Kim PeekKim Peek
(American)
Assia WevillAssia Wevill
(German)
Doris DukeDoris Duke
(American)

Edgar CayceEdgar Cayce
(American)
Casey JohnsonCasey Johnson
(American)
Patricia Kennedy LawfordPatricia Kennedy Lawford
(American)

Elizabeth JaggerElizabeth Jagger
(British,American)
Lady Randolph ChurchillLady Randolph Churchill
(British,American)
Lilly PulitzerLilly Pulitzer
(American)

Madeleine AstorMadeleine Astor
(American)
Magda GaborMagda Gabor
(American)
Janet Lee BouvierJanet Lee Bouvier
(American)

Caroline CelicoCaroline Celico
(Brazilian)
Victoria SilvstedtVictoria Silvstedt
(French,Swedish)
Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
(American)

Kaspar HauserKaspar Hauser
(German)
John Jacob Astor VIJohn Jacob Astor VI
(American)
Pamela HarrimanPamela Harriman
(British)

Frédéric Prinz von AnhaltFrédéric Prinz von Anhalt
(German,American)
Sabine SchmitzSabine Schmitz
(German)
Gloria Morgan VanderbiltGloria Morgan Vanderbilt
(American)

Marella AgnelliMarella Agnelli
(Italian)
Stefano CasiraghiStefano Casiraghi
(Italian)
Nicky HiltonNicky Hilton
(American)

Babe PaleyBabe Paley
(American)
Slim KeithSlim Keith
(American)
Shobhaa DeShobhaa De
(Indian)

Amanda HearstAmanda Hearst
(American)
Christine FoxChristine Fox
(American)
Akie AbeAkie Abe
(Japanese)

Janet Auchincloss RutherfurdJanet Auchincloss Rutherfurd
(American)
Riyo MoriRiyo Mori
(Japanese)
Mini AndénMini Andén
(Swedish)

Martha Bulloch RooseveltMartha Bulloch Roosevelt
(American)
Caresse CrosbyCaresse Crosby
(American)
Anne HearstAnne Hearst
(American)

Peter BeardPeter Beard
(American)
Amy LowellAmy Lowell
(American)
Linda Lee ThomasLinda Lee Thomas
(American)

Dewi SukarnoDewi Sukarno
(Indonesian)
Philippe de RothschildPhilippe de Rothschild
(French)
Anouska HempelAnouska Hempel
(New Zealander)

Stefanía FernándezStefanía Fernández
(Venezuelan)
Jill KelleyJill Kelley
(American)
Sonia McMahonSonia McMahon
(Australian)

Gloria GuinnessGloria Guinness
(Mexican)
Elsie de WolfeElsie de Wolfe
(American)
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)