Paris Hilton (born on February 17, 1981) is an American actress and model. She was born to Rick and Kathy Hilton, and the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of the Hilton hotel chain. Their family's worth is estimated at $300300 million. Paris has a younger sister, Nicky, who she is often mentioned in connection with.
She moved between several homes in her youth, including in the Waldorf-Astoria area of Manhattan, Beverly Hills, and the Hamptons. After secondary education, she decided not to go to college. Instead, she went to work as a fashion model for Catherine Malandrino and Marc Bouwer and worked on an ad campaign for an Italian label called Iceberg.
Paris has also been widely discussed by tabloids. In 2000, the National Enquirer reported a casual friendship with Leonardo di Caprio as something far more intimate. She has, however, had relationships with several notables, including actor Edward Furlong, boxer Oscar De La Hoya, model Jason Shaw, Chicago Bears football player Brian Urlacher, and singer Derek Whibley.
She has also received a lot of press for incidents, mainly party antics. She's been said to have pushed in front of others in line for a public bathroom, saying she only wanted to look at herself in the mirror. She's danced on the top of bar banquettes, gone around wearing shirts saying "Got Blow?", and gone around wearing no top at all. A sex tape featuring her and actor Rick Solomon has added even more to the controversy.
She had a cameo appearance in Zoolander (2000), and has also appeared in QIK2JDG as a model, as well as The Hillz, Wonderland, and the big-screen adaptation of The Cat in the Hat. Pictures of her have graced the pages of several magazines, including GQ, Vanity Fair, and FHM.
Paris Hilton appeared in the 2003 FOX reality series The Simple Life. The series featuring her and her friend Nichole Richie (daughter of Lionel Richie) living with a family on a farm in the rural town of Altus, Arkansas. Highlights of the show included the girls performing poorly at various entry-level jobs around town, and numerous instanes of the wealthy girls as "fish out of water" in a rural community.
On top of her acting career she has also helped to design purses for Samantha Thavasa and Toys for Tots. Despite her successes, her recent attempts to start a modelling company and a makeup line seem to have been unsuccessful.