Socialite Paris Hilton was born on February 17, 1981 in New York to parents Rick Hilton and Kathy Richards. She is the eldest among four siblings and she has younger sister Nancy Hilton and brothers Barron Nicholas Hilton and Conrad Hughes Hilton. She is the great granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, founder of the Hilton hotels and source of estimated $300 million family fortune.
She was brought up in palatial dwellings in Manhattan's ritzy Waldorf-Astoria, in Beverly Hills and the Hampton. In her earlier days, she briefly attended Marywood-Palm Valley School in Rancho Mirage, California, then Dwight School in New York for her sophomore and junior years and then to Canterbury School, a boarding school in Connecticut for few months from where she dropped out shortly and eventually get a GED.
Paris enjoyed a plush socialite ever since her childhood being amidst the attention of the paparazzi. Since her mother too had a brief acting career, mainly on TV, she decided to make her career in showbiz to earn a name using her talents, she wanted a prominent identity “Paris” and not just as the heiress of Hilton fortune.
Hilton started her modeling career participating in charity events when she was a child. She joined Donald Trump's modeling agency, T Management when she was 19. She has worked with Ford Models in New York, Models 1 Agency in London, Nous Model Management in Los Angeles, and Premier Model Management in London and appeared in shows for designers such as Marc Bouwer and Catherine Malandrino. Her ad campaigns include Iceberg Vodka, GUESS, Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Dior, and graced the
issues of many magazines including in Maxim in 2004 and with some gossips in Elle , GQ, Vanity Fair and FHM. .
Hilton was a naturally pleasant looking girl but in a lieu of becoming more popular and to reinvent her look, she went under many cosmetic surgeries, hair coloring, tinted contact lenses. Although she is beauty and have charm on her face, she hates her feet most which needs size 11 shoes, and she regrets that she can not pick up trendy shoes due to size problem and even if she demands
designer shoes, it sometimes appear like that of a clown.
She always loved to be on-stage and never hesitate even to take notorious actions to get noticed and be on news. She along with her sister Nicky acted notorious as socialite attending parties and going shoddy with their behavior. She made a headline by pushing herself ahead of others in a washroom line and when censured then said that she just wanted to look at herself in the mirror.
In an attempt to be on media’s attention, she did not hesitate even to act notorious in parties with her sister Nicky. In one incident, her then boyfriend Rick Salomon distributed a home video on the internet where she was seen performing explicit romantic activities, and people argued that it is the part of the campaign she did for publicity.
Despite reeling her life with constant controversies, she has done some substantial projects that include some movies like Zoolander (2001), Wonderland (2003), The Cat in the Hat (2003) and guest-star roles on TV shows such as "The O.C." (2003) and
"George Lopez" (2002), and guest star roles in TV series like "The O.C." (2003) and "George Lopez" (2002). She did minor supporting roles in the feature films Nine Lives (2002), Raising Helen (2004), The Hillz (2004), and did substantial role of Paige Edwards in horror flick House of Wax (2005). For her role she won the Teen Choice Award for "Best Scream" and her role further earned her a nomination for "Choice Breakout Performance – Female", and “Best Frightened Performance" at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards. 2006 saw Paris’s first lead role in straight-to-DVD releases National Lampoon's Pledge This! and Bottom's Up and I Won't Die with a Little Help from My Friends (2008).
Paris’s latest release in 2008 is Tom Putnam directed romantic comedy film The Hottie And The Nottie which was debuted on February 8, 2008 and Repo! the Genetic Opera. Rumor is also there that Paris would be seen again in her own TV reality show where she will look for a new best friend, 10 episode long series titled Paris Hilton's My New BFF is scheduled to be telecast on MTV from October to December, 2008.
Paris founded Heiress Records, a sub-label of Warner Bros. Records in 2004 and released her debut album titled “Paris” on August 22, 2006, her producers for the album include Greg Wells and Kara DioGuardi, Jane Wiedlin from The Go-Gos and Scott Storch. Her single tracks are Stars Are Blind, Turn It Up, Nothing in This World, Screwed. Although the album reached number six on the Billboard 200 for a week but the overall volume of sale was low. Paris has further announced
the release of her second album which would be a dance album.
She has a brief career as an author. IN 2004 she released an autobiographical book, Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose, co-written by Merle Ginsberg, book includes her photographs and her advice on life as an heiress. Later she came up with designer diary, also with Ginsberg, called Your Heiress Diary: Confess It All to Me.