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)
John F. Kennedy Jr.John F. Kennedy Jr.
(American)
Brandi GlanvilleBrandi Glanville
(American)

Robert WadlowRobert Wadlow
(American)
Brody JennerBrody Jenner
(American)
Jeanne CalmentJeanne Calment
(French)

Joseph MerrickJoseph Merrick
(British)
Virginia VallejoVirginia Vallejo
(Colombian)
Lydia HearstLydia Hearst
(American)

Lee RadziwillLee Radziwill
(American)
Margaret BrownMargaret Brown
(American)
Casey JohnsonCasey Johnson
(American)

Spencer PrattSpencer Pratt
(American)
Victoria, Crown Princess of SwedenVictoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
(Swedish)
Eva GaborEva Gabor
(Hungarian,American)

Jade GoodyJade Goody
Patricia Kennedy LawfordPatricia Kennedy Lawford
(American)
Prince Aly KhanPrince Aly Khan
(French,Pakistani)

Frances Ford SeymourFrances Ford Seymour
(Canadian)
Christina OnassisChristina Onassis
(Greek)
Kim PeekKim Peek
(American)

Edgar CayceEdgar Cayce
(American)
Lady Randolph ChurchillLady Randolph Churchill
(British,American)
Paloma PicassoPaloma Picasso
(Spanish,French)

Pamela HarrimanPamela Harriman
(British)
Edith Bouvier BealeEdith Bouvier Beale
(American)
Janet Lee BouvierJanet Lee Bouvier
(American)

Victoria SilvstedtVictoria Silvstedt
(French,Swedish)
Doris DukeDoris Duke
(American)
Madeleine AstorMadeleine Astor
(American)

Kaspar HauserKaspar Hauser
(German)
Magda GaborMagda Gabor
(American)
Sabine SchmitzSabine Schmitz
(German)

Elizabeth JaggerElizabeth Jagger
(British,American)
Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
(American)
Frédéric Prinz von AnhaltFrédéric Prinz von Anhalt
(German,American)

Assia WevillAssia Wevill
(German)
John Jacob Astor VIJohn Jacob Astor VI
(American)
Lilly PulitzerLilly Pulitzer
(American)

Stefano CasiraghiStefano Casiraghi
(Italian)
Gloria Morgan VanderbiltGloria Morgan Vanderbilt
(American)
Janet Auchincloss RutherfurdJanet Auchincloss Rutherfurd
(American)

Amanda HearstAmanda Hearst
(American)
Nicky HiltonNicky Hilton
(American)
Anne HearstAnne Hearst
(American)

Marella AgnelliMarella Agnelli
(Italian)
Akie AbeAkie Abe
(Japanese)
Shobhaa DeShobhaa De
(Indian)

Babe PaleyBabe Paley
(American)
Slim KeithSlim Keith
(American)
Linda Lee ThomasLinda Lee Thomas
(American)

Caroline CelicoCaroline Celico
(Brazilian)
Martha Bulloch RooseveltMartha Bulloch Roosevelt
(American)
Caresse CrosbyCaresse Crosby
(American)

Christine FoxChristine Fox
(American)
Jill KelleyJill Kelley
(American)
Mini AndénMini Andén
(Swedish)

Philippe de RothschildPhilippe de Rothschild
(French)
Amy LowellAmy Lowell
(American)
Anouska HempelAnouska Hempel
(New Zealander)

Elsie de WolfeElsie de Wolfe
(American)
Peter BeardPeter Beard
(American)
Gloria GuinnessGloria Guinness
(Mexican)

Sonia McMahonSonia McMahon
(Australian)
Denise Eisenberg RichDenise Eisenberg Rich
(American)
Dewi SukarnoDewi Sukarno
(Indonesian)

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