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

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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.
Ghislaine Maxwell Ghislaine Maxwell
French, British, American

Doris Duke Doris Duke
American

Prince Aly Khan Prince Aly Khan
Italian, Pakistani, British

Jocelyn Wildenstein Jocelyn Wildenstein
Swiss, American
Lady Randolph Churchill Lady Randolph Churchill
British, American

Sable Starr Sable Starr
American

Erica Stoll Erica Stoll
American
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Jolie Gabor Jolie Gabor
American

Marcus Schenkenberg Marcus Schenkenberg
Netherlands Antilles, Swedish

Kristina Tholstrup Kristina Tholstrup
Danish, Swedish

Beth Britt Beth Britt
American

Ana Boyer Ana Boyer
Spanish

Kyle RichardsKyle Richards
American

Bijou PhillipsBijou Phillips
American

Kathy HiltonKathy Hilton
American

Tinsley MortimerTinsley Mortimer
American
Brody JennerBrody Jenner
American
Eva GaborEva Gabor
Hungarian, American

Nicky Hilton RothschildNicky Hilton Rothschild
American

Catherine OxenbergCatherine Oxenberg
American, Serbian

Edith Bouvier BealeEdith Bouvier Beale
American
Christina OnassisChristina Onassis
Greek

Tara Palmer-TomkinsonTara Palmer-Tomkinson
British
Madame de PompadourMadame de Pompadour
French

Spencer PrattSpencer Pratt
American

Patricia Kennedy LawfordPatricia Kennedy Lawford
American
Pamela HarrimanPamela Harriman
British, American

Lydia HearstLydia Hearst
American
Magda GaborMagda Gabor
American

Amanda LeporeAmanda Lepore
American

Tamara EcclestoneTamara Ecclestone
Croatian, British
Mary Anna Custis LeeMary Anna Custis Lee
American

Diana MitfordDiana Mitford
British
Sunny von BülowSunny von Bülow
American

Lillie LangtryLillie Langtry
American

Beau BrummellBeau Brummell
British

Frédéric Prinz von AnhaltFrédéric Prinz von Anhalt
German, American
Stefano CasiraghiStefano Casiraghi
Italian

Gloria Morgan VanderbiltGloria Morgan Vanderbilt
American

Akie AbeAkie Abe
Japanese

John Jacob Astor VIJohn Jacob Astor VI
American

Paloma PicassoPaloma Picasso
Spanish, French
Max Aitken, 1st Baron BeaverbrookMax Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook
Canadian, British

Lola MontezLola Montez
Irish, British
Assia WevillAssia Wevill
German

Alma MahlerAlma Mahler
Austrian, American

Shobhaa DeShobhaa De
Indian
Happy RockefellerHappy Rockefeller
American

Dewi SukarnoDewi Sukarno
Indonesian
Lapo ElkannLapo Elkann
Italian

Peter BeardPeter Beard
American
Caresse CrosbyCaresse Crosby
American

Brooke AstorBrooke Astor
American

Lilly PulitzerLilly Pulitzer
American
Babe PaleyBabe Paley
American

Slim KeithSlim Keith
American
Margaret Campbell, Duchess of ArgyllMargaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll
British