The great-granddaughter of famed hotelier Conrad Hilton and co-heir to the Hilton fortune, socialite Paris Hilton stridently endeavored to make her own mark in the world - and for the most part, succe...
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|Street Customs||2008 2006 - 2008||Actor||Herself(Television Personality)||20087|
|Bottoms Up||2013||Actor||Lisa Mancini||20137|
|National Lampoon's Pledge This!||2004||Actor||Victoria||20047|
|The Simple Life Reunion||2003 2002 - 2003||Actor||Herself||20037|
|World According to Paris||2010 2009 - 2010||Actor||n/a||20107|
|The Hottie and the Nottie||2008||Actor||Cristabel Abbott||20087|
|The Simple Life 2: Road Trip: The Stuff We Weren't Allowed to Show You||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||n/a||20047|
|The Simple Life||2006 2002 - 2006||Actor||Herself||20067|
|Dogg After Dark||2008 2007 - 2008||Actor||Herself||20087|
|Taradise||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||Herself(premiere)||20047|
|America's Party: New Years Live from Las Vegas||2003 2002 - 2003||Actor||n/a||20037|
|Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List||2009 2003 - 2009||Actor||Herself||20097|
|Paris Hilton's My New BFF||2008 2007 - 2008||Actor||Herself||20087|
|Paris Hilton's My New BFF: Reunion Special||2008 2007 - 2008||Actor||Herself||20087|
|Pop Fiction||2007 2006 - 2007||Actor||Herself||20077|
|Paris, Not France||Actor||n/a||7|
|VH1 Inside Out: Nicky Hilton||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||n/a||20047|
|George Lopez||2006 2000 - 2006||Actor||Ashley||20067|
|Las Vegas||2007 2002 - 2007||Actor||Madison||20077|
|The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation||Voice||Bella||6|
|Repo! The Genetic Opera||2008||Actor||Amber Sweet||20087|
|The Hillz||2013||Actor||Heather Smith||20137|
|I Get That a Lot||2012 2007 - 2012||Actor||As Herself||20127|
|House of Wax||2005||Actor||Paige||20057|
|MTV's Movie Life: House of Wax||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||n/a||20047|
|Hotel Gramercy Park||2007||Actor||Herself||20077|
|The Hard Times of RJ Berger||2010 2008 - 2010||Actor||n/a||20107|
|America the Beautiful||2008||Actor||Herself||20087|
|TV Guide's Greatest Moments 2004||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||n/a||20047|
|The 2004 Billboard Music Awards||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||Presenter||20047|
|The O.C.||2006 2002 - 2006||Actor||Kate||20067|
|My Name is Earl||2008 2004 - 2008||Actor||Herself||20087|
|Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat||2003||Actor||Female Club-Goer||20037|
|Veronica Mars||2006 2003 - 2006||Actor||Caitlin Ford||20067|
|Jingle Ball Rock||2004 2003 - 2004||Host||n/a||20045|
|Party with Spike World Premiere Special||2002 2001 - 2002||Actor||n/a||20027|
|What Perez Sez||2007 2006 - 2007||Actor||Winner||20077|
|The 2006 American Music Awards||2006 2005 - 2006||Actor||Presenter||20067|
|The 2005 Radio Music Awards||2005 2004 - 2005||Actor||n/a||20057|
|The 2004 MTV Video Music Awards||2003 2002 - 2003||Actor||Presenter||20037|
|The 2004 MTV Movie Awards||2003 2002 - 2003||Actor||Presenter||20037|
|VH1 Big In '04||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||n/a||20047|
|Family Guy||2013 1997 - 2013||Voice||Paris Hilton||20136|
|Scream 2007||2007 2006 - 2007||Actor||Presenter||20077|
|The 2003 Billboard Music Awards||2003 2002 - 2003||Actor||Performer||20037|
|The A-List Awards||2008 2007 - 2008||Actor||n/a||20087|
|VH1 Big in '06 Awards||2006 2005 - 2006||Actor||Winner||20067|
|The 2005 Teen Choice Awards||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||n/a||20047|
|American Top 40 Live||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||n/a||20047|
|The 2006 MTV Video Music Awards||2005 2004 - 2005||Actor||n/a||20057|
|An American Carol||2008||Actor||Herself||20087|
|The 2005 American Music Awards||2005 2004 - 2005||Actor||Presenter||20057|
|The Bling Ring||2013||Actor||Paris Hilton||20137|
|The 2005 MTV Video Music Awards||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||n/a||20047|
|The 2004 Teen Choice Awards||2003 2002 - 2003||Host||n/a||20035|
|Paris Hilton's My New BFF: Reunion Special||2008 2007 - 2008||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Paris Hilton's My New BFF Cast Special||2008 2007 - 2008||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Paris Hilton's My New BFF||2008 2007 - 2008||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|The Hottie and the Nottie||2008||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|National Lampoon's Pledge This!||2004||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Paris Hilton's My New BFF||2008 2007 - 2008||Development Executive||Developed by||1|
|Paris Hilton's My New BFF: Reunion Special||2008 2007 - 2008||Development Executive||Developed by||1|
|Once again reunited with pal Nicole Richie for a third season of the Fox reality series "The Simple Life: Interns"|
|Nominated for the 2009 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star|
|Returned to star in the fourth season of the "The Simple Life 4: 'Til Death Do Us Part"; Paris and Nicole were filmed separately since at the time they were not on speaking terms; aired on the E! network|
|Appeared in a leaked video tape that showed her graphically having sex with Shannen Doherty's ex-husband Rick Soloman; sued Solomon for marketing the homemade sex video as a 45-minute tape called "One Night in Paris"; settlement included $400,000, plus a|
|Starred modeling for designers Marc Bouwer, Tommy Hilfiger and Catherine Malandrino|
|featured as the new face for Guess in the Fall 2004 ads|
|Featured as a club-goer in "The Cat in the Hat"|
|Starred as a sorority president in the straight-to-DVD release, "National Lampoon's Pledge This!"|
|Starred in the horror remake of "House of Wax" produced by Joel Silver|
|Had a small role in the Gary Marshall comedy "Raising Helen" starring Kate Hudson|
|Reunited with pal Nicole Richie for a second season of the hit reality show "The Simple Life" (Fox) where the duo embarked on a cross-country trip in a Winnebago, traveling from town to town and family to family|
|Hosted the MTV reality series "Paris Hilton's My New BFF"|
|Hosted "Saturday Night Live" on NBC (aired in February)|
|Had a cameo appearance in Ben Stiller's fashion spoof, "Zoolander"|
|With childhood pal Nicole Richie starred in the reality series "The Simple Life" (Fox)|
|Hosted the British reality series "Paris Hilton's British Best Friend" on ITV2 in England|
|Appeared as a strung-out supermodel in the film short "QIK2JDG"|
|Guest starred on the NBC drama "Las Vegas," playing the pampered fiancee of a high roller|
|Had a small role in "Wonderland," a drama starring Val Kilmer as the legendary porn star, John Holmes|
|Acted opposite Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in the action comedy "The Other Guys"|
|Made a cameo appearance on SNL's weekend update with Jimmy Fallon|
|Starred in the comedy, "The Hottie and the Nottie"|
|Played Amber Sweet, the surgery and painkiller-addicted daughter of a biotech magnate in the goth/rock musical "Repo! The Genetic Opera"|
|With their friendship reunited they returned for the final season, "The Simple Life 5: Goes to Camp" (E!)|
Born in New York City, NY on Feb. 17, 1981, Paris Whitney Hilton was the first of four children born to Richard Hilton and Kathy Richards. She spent most of her youth growing up in the world famous Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, which her grandfather, Conrad, had bought during the Great Depression. Hilton's three siblings included a sister, Nicky Hilton, and two brothers, Barron Hilton II and Conrad Hilton III. Upon graduating high school in 2000, the heiress immediately embarked on her quest for fame, first by modeling for such famed fashion designers as Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Bouwer and Catherine Malandrin; then, as a cover girl for numerous magazines, including GQ, Vanity Fair and FHM.
An instant hit with the paparazzi, though largely unknown outside of N.Y.C. and L.A., Hilton received generous media attention for her love life. At the turn of the new millennium, the press romantically linked her to "Titanic" (1997) star, Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as such other eligible young celebs as actor Edward Furlong, boxing champ Oscar de la Hoya, and Tommy Hilfiger model Jason Shaw. Teamed with her tamer-by-comparison sister, Nicky, she pioneered a career for herself as a professional socialite. Bouncing from party to party, she generated an impressive amount of publicity, thanks to her dazzling wardrobe and well-planned photo ops. Inevitably, her high profile and constant close proximity to celebrities made her one in her own right. To complement her newfound stardom, Hilton also adopted a flashy - though not always flattering - public persona as the ultimate "spoiled rich girl." Her penchant for self-absorption and arrogance made for sensational tabloid headlines.
Much to the chagrin of trained and/or struggling actresses everywhere, Hilton's barely-there fashion statements, constant cell phone usage and penchant for dancing atop nightclub tables eventually opened the doors to an actual acting career - of a sort. Usually cast as herself or someone very similar, Hilton made her film debut in "Zoolander" (2000), a Ben Stiller-Owen Wilson comedy about male fashion modeling. Hilton's next cameo was in "Wonderland" (2003), a noir-like drama about a down-and out John C. Holmes, the ex-porn star who was caught up in a late 1970's multiple murder case involving his former drug dealers. Another cameo was tacked on her resume when Hilton played a clubgoer in the big budget kiddy flick, "The Cat in the Hat" (2003) starring Mike Myers.
It was on television, however, that Hilton gained national recognition as the star of "The Simple Life" (Fox, 2003- ), a candid reality show which followed Hilton and life-long friend, Nicole Richie (daughter of pop singer Lionel Richie), in a series of unscripted misadventures. In the first season, Hilton and Richie ditched the glamorous Manhattan social scene and were relocated to an Arkansas farm, where they were forced to bail hay and milk cows. Seeing Hilton and Richie out of their element as they struggled to survive their discomfort provided the basis for much of the show's comedy. To be fair, the premiere of "The Simple Life" received a huge ratings boost for one reason and one reason only - a certain VHS-captured sex romp that at first may have haunted Hilton, but ultimately made her a household name almost overnight.
At the time, Hilton was beginning to do press for her hoped-for-hit show in the fall of 2003, rumors popped up about a videotape of Hilton having sex with ex-boyfriend, Rick Salomon, who also happened to be the ex-husband of actress Shannen Doherty. Though the heiress and her lawyers initially denied the existence of such a tape, Hilton finally acknowledged her participation once a three-minute teaser was spread far and wide across the Internet. To mitigate the damage, the Hilton family's public relations team went so far as to imply that their client may have been drugged - a move that later spurred Salomon to file a $10 million slander suit against the Hiltons. Many suspected that Salomon himself (or someone in his circle) was responsible for leaking the video, though this was never proven. In any case, the subject of the X-rated video would provide fodder for public discussion and late night comedy monologues for weeks and months to come. In response, a humiliated Hilton retreated from the limelight - albeit, only temporarily.
After the sex tape heard round the world boosted ratings for "The Simple Life," subsequently, a second season was green-lighted. Par for the course, however, each new season seemed to arrive with another public Paris mishap. In 2004, Hilton's tiny Chihuahua, Tinkerbelle, went missing, causing a media furor (the dog was ultimately discovered and returned to her mistress unharmed). In 2005, computer hackers cracked open the contents of the Hilton's Sidekick device and posted much of the material on the Internet. In addition to publishing the cell phone numbers and email addresses for such celebrity cohorts as Lindsay Lohan, the hackers also posted topless digital camera shots of Hilton passionately kissing a female Latin MTV personality.
In 2005, Hilton appeared in her first major film role as an insecure, possibly pregnant student named Paige in the warmed-over horror remake, "House of Wax." While the film was panned by most critics, a few actually singled out Hilton's performance as being the single most entertaining component of the film - in part because her character was killed. At the same time, Hilton announced that her friendship with Nicole Richie had reached an impasse after several seasons of "The Simple Life." Rumors abounded for months as to what this announcement would mean for their still popular reality show. After several months of speculation, however, Fox announced that both heiresses would return for a new season - together, no less. Despite this announcement, Fox later decided to dump the show from its 2005-06 schedule. After shopping the series around to other networks, E! Entertainment finally agreed to pick up "The Simple Life" for a fourth season.
Hilton next stoked controversy with a 2005 TV spot for Carl's Jr.'s Spicy BBQ Six-Dollar Burger. Clad only in a plunging black bathing suit and stiletto heels, the ad consisted of Hilton seductively washing a Bentley while eating a burger, amid the strains of Cole Porter's "I Love Paris" playing in the background. Obviously and overtly sexual, the ad drew instant criticism - most vocally from the Los Angeles-based Parents Television Council, which called it little more than "soft core porn." As expected, Hilton simply parlayed the controversy into more work. In 2005, Hilton landed a starring role in - and a producer credit! - on "National Lampoon's Pledge This!" In a less-than-huge stretch, Hilton, this time, played the president of an elitist sorority at fictional South Beach University.
Hilton's tumultuous personal life continued to grab her headlines. In 2005, Hilton split from her fortuitously named fiancée, Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis, after a four-month engagement. Within weeks, she was involved with another Greek shipping heir, Stavros Niarchos. Away from the cameras, Hilton also got a good deal of publicity for her real-life run-ins with the law. In September 2006, Hilton was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after blowing a .08 blood alcohol level on a sobriety test. Pleading no contest to the charge, Hilton was fined $1,500 and was placed on 36 months of probation. Clearly not one to learn her lesson without a fight, however, Hilton would regrettably tempt the fates - a mistake she would come to sorely regret - approximately six months later.
In March 2007, Hilton violated her probation by being busted once again, this time for a myriad of violations including speeding, driving with a suspended license and failing to enroll in a court-ordered alcohol education program. Sentenced to 45 days in jail, Hilton promptly filed an appeal, claiming that the sentence was unnecessarily harsh. As expected by this time, Hilton got little sympathy from the court, nor the public, which had grown increasingly disenchanted with her spoiled behavior. In fact, dueling petitions competed on the web, with many people on the "Free Paris" bandwagon - but not surprisingly, even more people eager - nay, gleeful, even - to see the pampered socialite enter the big house.
On May 9, 2007, just days after her sentencing, Hilton issued a public statement through her attorney, Richard Hutton. Sounding noticeably more contrite than she had ever been before, Hilton accepted the responsibility and consequences of her actions. Ending with a plea for understanding and fairness, Hilton closed her statement with the following: "No one is above the law. I surely am not. I do not expect to be treated better than anyone else who violated probation. However, my hope is that I will not be treated worse." After attending the MTV Movie Awards on June 3, Hilton voluntarily turned herself into police two days early to begin her sentence at a woman's prison in Lynwood, CA. However, much to the dismay of almost every American hoping for a full 45 day sentence served, Hilton was released by Sheriff Lee Bacca to ride out the rest of her sentence at home, wearing an electrical monitoring device - the reason cited being an undisclosed medical condition. An outraged Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer - who had specifically sentenced her to serve her time without the option of house detention - ordered her back to court on June 8. Much to the dismay of Hilton and her family in attendance, Judge Sauer demanded she return to Lynwood to finish the remainder of her term, which had technically already been reduced to 23 days. Hilton was reportedly taken away, screaming "It's not right!" and crying out for her mother.
This reversal of fortune became instant headline news around the world, as did her eventual release from prison on June 26. Looking pretty as a picture, the heiress walked out of the facility, past throngs of photogs to hug her parents, who waited for her in the car. Declaring herself a "changed woman," Paris gave her first print interview to People magazine and her first television interview to "Larry King Live" - in which she declared she had learned her lesson, did not like the food, and that her mysterious and often speculated about ailments while locked up were extreme claustrophobia and ADD.
Apparently laying low for a while, Hilton re-emerged with two movies the following year, "The Hottie and the Nottie" (2008), and "Repo! The Genetic Opera" (2008), in which she played the painkiller-addicted daughter of a biotech magnate. Also that year, she made a surprising entry into the presidential campaign between Senator John McCain and the eventual winner, Barack Obama. McCain had previously mocked Obama in several Internet ads, likening him as nothing more than a celebrity along the lines of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. Not to let a moment in the spotlight pass her by, Hilton released her own Internet ad in response. Decked out in a leopard-skin bikini while lounging poolside, Hilton mocked "old dude" McCain and went on to give a surprisingly lucid take on energy policy. Originally released on Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Funny or Die website, the minute and a half video went viral in an instant, generating over seven million hits in just two days.
Returning to reality television, she was again the star of her own series, "Paris Hilton's My New BFF" (MTV, 2008- ), a competition-style show where a large group of young women - and even a couple of men - live together and compete in various challenges in order to become Hilton's new best friend. The show failed to live up to its name, however, when new BFF, Brittany Flickinger, who won the season one competition in December 2008, was kicked to the curb only a few months later. Hilton returned to the show for season two in 2009, while also launching other versions in foreign cities, including London and, bizarrely, Dubai. Plans were in the works for expanding the show into Australia, Canada and Russia. Meanwhile, Hilton was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the Female Reality/Variety Star category.
|Nick Carter||Companion||Began dating January 2004; Split July 2004|
|Oscar De La Hoya||Companion||Rumored to have briefly dated|
|Leo DiCaprio||Companion||Rumored to have briefly dated|
|Edward Furlong||Companion||Briefly dated 2000; No longer together|
|Barron Hilton||Brother||Born Nov. 7, 1989|
|Nicky Hilton||Sister||Born on Oct. 5, 1983|
|Kathy Hilton||Mother||Born May 13, 1959; former child actor who was a regular on "Family Affair" (CBS)|
|Conrad Hilton||Brother||Born March 3, 1994|
|Barron Hilton||Grandfather||Business magnate and Hilton hotel heir; original owner of San Diego Chargers|
|Rick Hilton||Father||Born Aug. 17, 1955; grandson of Hilton hotel-chain founder Conrad Hilton|
|Marilyn Hilton||Grandmother||Died March 2004 at age 76 after a long struggle with multiple sclerosis|
|Conrad Hilton||Great-Grandfather||Born Dec. 25, 1887; founder of Hilton hotel chain; Married at one time to Zsa Zsa Gabor; Died Jan. 3, 1979|
|Paris Latsis||Companion||Began dating January 2005; Engaged May 25, 2005; Called off engagement October 2005|
|Benji Madden||Companion||Began dating February 2008; Split November 2008|
|Stavros Niarchos||Companion||Began dating October 2005; seen kissing one day after Hilton announcing split with Paris Latsis; Relationship was on-again, off-again throughout 2006; Publicist announced split May 2006|
|Todd Phillips||Companion||Reportedly dating as of July 2011; No longer together|
|Doug Reinhardt||Companion||Split June 2009 after six months of dating; Officially ended relationship April 2010; Reconciled one month later|
|Simon Rex||Companion||Briefly dated 2004 while filming "National Lampoon's Pledge This!" (2006); No longer together|
|Kim Richards||Aunt||Half-sister of Kathy Hilton; appeared with her sister Kyle Richards on Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"|
|Kyle Richards||Aunt||Half-sister of Kathy Hilton; appeared with her sister Kim Richards on Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"|
|Rick Salomon||Companion||Dated 2000; Co-starred in infamous 2004 sex video; No longer together|
|Jason Shaw||Companion||Dated for three years; Briefly engaged; No longer together|
|Randy Spelling||Companion||Dated when he was 17 and she was 15; No longer together|
|Alexander Vaggo||Companion||Discovered by Hilton outside the hostel where he was staying in L.A.; Briefly dated late 2007; No longer together|
|River Viiperi||Companion||Dating as of September 2012|
|Cy Waits||Companion||Appeared on her Oxygen reality series "The World According to Paris"; Split June 2011 after dating for a year|
|Deryck Whibley||Companion||Dated summer 2003; No longer together|
|Marywood-Palm Valley School|
|The Buckley School|
|Canterbury Boarding School|
|''My dad and mom always tell me to be humble and treat people like they want to be treated, even if they're being mean. If you're nice to them, they feel bad for having said something bad about you.'' - Hilton EW Dec. 5, 2003|
|"Walmart, what's that, do they like, make walls there" - Hilton on an episode of the "The Simple Life" (Fox) Dec. 2, 2003|
|It's not about the fame, really," says Hilton. "Years from now, I would just want people to say, 'She was young. She was a crazy girl for a while or whatever, but then she married and had a great big family. She was good to people and did a lot for the world. And that she was a nice person." - Hilton quoted in Movieline's Hollywood Life June 2004|
|"I don't really read anything on the Internet except my AOL mail. I don't like people who sit on computers all day long and write about people they don't know anything about." - Hilton quoted to CNN.com, May 5, 2005|
|"I think people like me because I am very real myself and I lead an exciting life. There is no one like me. I am unique." - Hilton, to Reuters, April 2006|
|"I have always had a voice and always known I could sing, but I was too shy to let it come out. When I finally let go and did it, I realized it is what I am most talented at and what I love to do the most." - Paris Hilton on her first single, "Stars Are Blind" to People, May 2006|
|Paris Hilton was arrested in Hollywood early Sep. 7, 2006 on suspicion of drunk driving. She was later charged with two misdemeanors - driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher; She pled no contest to a alcohol-related reckless driving charge. She was placed on 36 months' probation and ordered to pay fines of about $1,500.|
|In March 2007, the Los Angeles City's Attorney's Office claimed that Hilton violated the terms of her DUI probation, asking for 45 days in jail. According to the prosecutors' motion, Hilton violated at least three conditions of her probation; she was pulled over driving at 70 mph without her headlights on in a 35 mph zone, she was found driving with a suspended license, and she violated the terms of her probation by failing to enroll in a court-ordered alcohol education program within 21 days of her January probation.|
|On May 4, 2007 Hilton was sentenced to 45 days in jail for violating her probation, and was required to begin her jail term June 5, 2007 or risk a doubling of her sentence. On June 3, 2007, after attending the 2007 MTV Movie Awards, Hilton checked herself into an all female jail in Lynwood, California. Hilton was scheduled to serve only 23 days of her 45 day sentence pending good behavior.
On June 7, 2007 Hilton was outfitted with a ankle monitoring bracelet and released from jail to serve 40 days of house arrest due to unspecified medical reasons.
On the morning of June 8, 2007, Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and Judge Michael Sauer ordered Hilton back to court. She was sent back to jail to serve the remainder of her sentence, and was taken out of the courtroom crying and screaming.
|In June 2007 British reggae band UB40 started legal action against Hilton and Warner Chappell Music for plagiarism due to similarities between the song "Stars Are Blind" and their 1990 song "Kingston Town"|
|Named Harvard University's Hasty Puddings "Woman of the Year" in 2008|
|On July 2, 2010, Hilton was questioned by police in Port Elizabeth, South Africa for allegedly smoking marijuana at the World Cup. She was briefly detained outside the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium, before charges were dropped. Hilton's rep said it was another person in the group who did it. Less than a month later, on July 17, Hilton was again held by police on the French island of Corsica and allegedly caught with less than a gram of marijuana in her purse. According to reports, police soon released Hilton without charging her.|
|On Aug. 27 2010, Hilton was arrested in Las Vegas after a traffic stop during which police said they found an undisclosed amount of cocaine in her purse. Hilton was reportedly a passenger in the car. The driver, said to be her boyfriend, nightclub manager Cy Waits, was charged with driving under the influence. Hilton later agreed to a plea deal which placed her on probation for a year. However if she is arrested in the next year she will face a year behind bars.|
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