Socialites

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.
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 1 Kim Kardashian

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Famous As: Reality TV Star, Model, Socialite
Birthdate: October 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

First gaining media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian didn’t take long to become a celebrity in her own right. She came into the limelight in the early 2000s owing to a leaked sex tape and quickly became a social media celebrity with millions of followers across platforms.

 2 Wallis, The Duchess of Windsor

Wallis, The Duchess of Windsor
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: June 19, 1896
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British, American
Died: April 24, 1986
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 3 Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton
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Famous As: Socialite, Model, Reality Star
Birthdate: February 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

Paris Hilton comes from an affluent family and is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. A leaked 2001 sex tape with her then boyfriend, Rick Salomon, had created quite a scandal in 2003, which led her to act in the reality television series, The Simple Life. She’s also an actress, singer, model, author, socialite and businesswomen.

 4 Ghislaine Maxwell

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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: December 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French, British, American

Daughter of publishing tycoon, late Robert Maxwell, Ghislaine Maxwell is a socialite infamous for her involvement with the convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein. Charged with sex trafficking of minor girls, she is under investigation by the US Virgin Islands Department of Justice.

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 5 Catherine Oxenberg

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 22, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American, Serbian

 6 Tara Palmer-Tomkinson

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: December 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: February 8, 2017
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 7 Kyle Richards

Kyle Richards
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
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 8 Bijou Phillips

Bijou Phillips
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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 9 Kim Richards

Kim Richards
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Kim Richards, who is also socialite Paris Hilton’s aunt, began he career as a child actor, with significant roles in shows such as Nanny and the Professor and movies such as Escape to Witch Mountain. She later gained fame as a reality star on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

 10 Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy

Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy
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Famous As: Publicist
Birthdate: January 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: July 16, 1999
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy was a Calvin Klein publicist and the wife of John F. Kennedy Jr. Her fashion sense was often compared to that of her mother-in-law, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. A plane carrying Carolyn, her husband, and her older sister crashed off Martha's Vineyard in July 1999, killing all three.
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 11 EJ Johnson

EJ Johnson
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: June 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 12 Delphine LaLaurie

Delphine LaLaurie
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: March 19, 1787
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French
Died: December 7, 1849
Delphine LaLaurie, also known as Marie Delphine Macarty or Madame Blanque, was a socialite from New Orleans who tortured and killed countless slaves in her Royal Street mansion. Her crimes were discovered after a fire at her mansion. An outraged mob subsequently destroyed the house, while she left New Orleans.
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 13 Eva Gabor

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Famous As: Actor, Voice actor, Socialite, Stage actor, Television actor
Birthdate: February 11, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Hungarian, American
Died: July 4, 1995

 14 Brody Jenner

Brody Jenner
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Famous As: Actor, Socialite, Film actor, Model
Birthdate: August 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 15 Pippa Middleton

Pippa Middleton
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Famous As: Socialite, Author
Birthdate: September 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 16 Nicky Hilton Rothschild

Nicky Hilton Rothschild
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: October 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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 17 Camille Grammer

Camille Grammer
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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: September 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Camille Grammer began her career as a dancer and then modeled for Playboy and appeared in R-rated films. She soared to fame with her appearance on the reality show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She is part owner of Grammnet Productions, her former husband Kelsey Grammer’s production company.

 18 Kathy Hilton

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
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 19 Lee Radziwill

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Famous As: Socialite, Actress, Interior Decorator
Birthdate: March 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: February 15, 2019

 20 Marjorie Merriweather Post

Marjorie Merriweather Post
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: March 15, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: September 12, 1973
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 21 Jack Brooksbank

Jack Brooksbank
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 22 Christina Onassis

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Famous As: Businessperson, Socialite
Birthdate: December 11, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Greek
Died: November 19, 1988
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 23 Dorothy Macmillan

Dorothy Macmillan
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: July 28, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: May 21, 1966

 24 Barbara Daly Baekeland

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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: 1922 AD
Nationality: American
Died: November 17, 1972
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 25 Frances Ford Seymour

Frances Ford Seymour
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: April 14, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Canadian
Died: April 14, 1950

 26 Dina Merrill

Dina Merrill
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Famous As: Actress, Socialite, Philanthropist
Birthdate: December 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: May 22, 2017

 27 Isabel Preysler

Isabel Preysler
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: February 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Filipino

 28 Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: July 19, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: November 26, 1944
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 29 Patricia Altschul

Patricia Altschul
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Famous As: Art Collector, Socialite
Birthdate: April 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 30 Edie Sedgwick

Edie Sedgwick
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: April 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: November 16, 1971
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 31 Amanda Lepore

Amanda Lepore
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: November 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 32 Allegra Versace

Allegra Versace
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Famous As: Socialite, Model
Birthdate: June 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian
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 33 Raine Spencer, Countess Spencer

Raine Spencer, Countess Spencer
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 9, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: October 21, 2016

 34 Madame de Pompadour

Madame de Pompadour
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Famous As: Noblewomen
Birthdate: December 29, 1721
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: April 15, 1764
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 35 Edith Bouvier Beale

Edith Bouvier Beale
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Famous As: Actor, Dancer, Socialite, Model
Birthdate: November 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: January 9, 2002

 36 Barron Hilton

Barron Hilton
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Famous As: Business Magnate
Birthdate: October 23, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 37 Patricia Kennedy Lawford

Patricia Kennedy Lawford
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: May 6, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: September 17, 2006

 38 Conrad Hilton Jr.

Conrad Hilton Jr.
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Famous As: Socialite, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: March 31, 1969

 39 Barbara Hutton

Barbara Hutton
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Famous As: Socialites
Birthdate: November 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: May 11, 1979

 40 Magda Gabor

Magda Gabor
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Famous As: Actor, Socialite, Television actor
Birthdate: June 11, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: June 6, 1997

 41 Consuelo Vanderbilt

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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: March 2, 1877
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: December 6, 1964

 42 Jack Parsons

Jack Parsons
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Famous As: Researcher
Birthdate: October 2, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: June 17, 1952

 43 Prince Aly Khan

Prince Aly Khan
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Famous As: Father of Aga Khan IV
Birthdate: June 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Italian, Pakistani, British
Died: May 12, 1960

 44 A'Lelia Walker

A'Lelia Walker
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: June 6, 1885
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: August 17, 1931

 45 Lydia Hearst

Lydia Hearst
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Socialite, Television actor
Birthdate: September 19, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 46 Tinsley Mortimer

Tinsley Mortimer
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Famous As: Reality TV Personality
Birthdate: August 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 47 Spencer Pratt

Spencer Pratt
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Famous As: Actor, Socialite
Birthdate: August 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 48 Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt

Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt
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Famous As: Socialite, Actor
Birthdate: August 23, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: February 13, 1965

 49 Doris Duke

Doris Duke
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Famous As: Correspondent
Birthdate: November 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: October 28, 1993

 50 Lady Randolph Churchill

Lady Randolph Churchill
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Famous As: Socialite, Mother of Winston Churchill
Birthdate: January 9, 1854
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British, American
Died: June 29, 1921
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