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)

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

Lydia HearstLydia Hearst
(American)
Joseph MerrickJoseph Merrick
(British)
Paloma PicassoPaloma Picasso
(Spanish,French)

Victoria, Crown Princess of SwedenVictoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
(Swedish)
Brandi GlanvilleBrandi Glanville
(American)
Lee RadziwillLee Radziwill
(American)

Margaret BrownMargaret Brown
(American)
Eva GaborEva Gabor
(Hungarian,American)
Edith Bouvier BealeEdith Bouvier Beale
(American)

Prince Aly KhanPrince Aly Khan
(French,Pakistani)
Millvina DeanMillvina Dean
(British)
Natascha KampuschNatascha Kampusch
(Austrian)

Frances Ford SeymourFrances Ford Seymour
(Canadian)
Patricia Kennedy LawfordPatricia Kennedy Lawford
(American)
Jade GoodyJade Goody

Spencer PrattSpencer Pratt
(American)
Christina OnassisChristina Onassis
(Greek)
Doris DukeDoris Duke
(American)

Edgar CayceEdgar Cayce
(American)
Kim PeekKim Peek
(American)
Casey JohnsonCasey Johnson
(American)

Lady Randolph ChurchillLady Randolph Churchill
(British,American)
Elizabeth JaggerElizabeth Jagger
(British,American)
Madeleine AstorMadeleine Astor
(American)

Magda GaborMagda Gabor
(American)
Janet Lee BouvierJanet Lee Bouvier
(American)
Peggy GuggenheimPeggy Guggenheim
(American)

Lilly PulitzerLilly Pulitzer
(American)
Assia WevillAssia Wevill
(German)
Kaspar HauserKaspar Hauser
(German)

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

John Jacob Astor VIJohn Jacob Astor VI
(American)
Victoria SilvstedtVictoria Silvstedt
(French,Swedish)
Pamela HarrimanPamela Harriman
(British)

Caroline CelicoCaroline Celico
(Brazilian)
Gloria Morgan VanderbiltGloria Morgan Vanderbilt
(American)
Nicky HiltonNicky Hilton
(American)

Babe PaleyBabe Paley
(American)
Marella AgnelliMarella Agnelli
(Italian)
Akie AbeAkie Abe
(Japanese)

Shobhaa DeShobhaa De
(Indian)
Amanda HearstAmanda Hearst
(American)
Slim KeithSlim Keith
(American)

Janet Auchincloss RutherfurdJanet Auchincloss Rutherfurd
(American)
Martha Bulloch RooseveltMartha Bulloch Roosevelt
(American)
Christine FoxChristine Fox
(American)

Linda Lee ThomasLinda Lee Thomas
(American)
Riyo MoriRiyo Mori
(Japanese)
Caresse CrosbyCaresse Crosby
(American)

Mini AndénMini Andén
(Swedish)
Peter BeardPeter Beard
(American)
Anne HearstAnne Hearst
(American)

Philippe de RothschildPhilippe de Rothschild
(French)
Amy LowellAmy Lowell
(American)
Jill KelleyJill Kelley
(American)

Anouska HempelAnouska Hempel
(New Zealander)
Stefanía FernándezStefanía Fernández
(Venezuelan)
Gloria GuinnessGloria Guinness
(Mexican)

Elsie de WolfeElsie de Wolfe
(American)
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)