Socialite gorgeous lady, Paris Whitney Hilton, the daughter of Richard Hilton and the actress Kathy Richards, was born on February 17, 1981. She is the oldest of the four children. Together with her three siblings, Nicky, Barron Hilton II, and Conrad Hilton III, she is heir to the considerable Hilton fortune which has been built on a successful real estate and hotel business. Given the childhood nickname “Star” by her mother and grandmother, Paris, began modeling as a child at charitable functions. Acting is in Paris’s blood. Not only her mother is an actress, she is also the niece of two popular child stars of the 1970’s, Kim Richards and Kyle Richards, who featured in the movie “Escape to Witch Mountain” and TV shows as “Little House On The Prairie and ER.” Furthermore, she is also related to the famous Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, who was married to Paris’s great grandfather, Conrad Hilton. She is also distantly related to the famous movie star Elizabeth Taylor, who was briefly married to Paris Hilton’s great uncle, Conrad Nicholson Hilton Jr.
The Hilton Family also manage many hotels like
- Cebu hotels namely Hilton Cebu Resort Spa, set in tropical gardens overlooking Mactan Island
- Singapore hotels namely Hilton Singapore Hotel located at 581 Orchard Road, Orchard, Singapore 238883.
- Fiji hotels namely Fiji Beach Resort and Spa located at Denarau Island Nadi, Fiji
- Guam Hotels namely Hilton Guam Resort Spa located at 202 Hilton Road Tumon Bay, Guam 96913
- Maldives Hotels namely Hilton Maldives/Iru Fushi Resort & Spa located at P.O. Box 2036 Noonu Atoll, Maldives
- Manila Hotels namely Manila Hilton Hotel in 1970′s now it was change to Manila Pavilion Hotel
- Bangkok Hotels namely Millennium Hilton Bangkok hotel located at 123 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan Bangkok, Thailand 10600
- Hua Hin Hotels namely Hilton Hua Hin Resort Spa located at 33 Naresdamri Road Hua Hin, Thailand 77110
- Pattaya Hotels namely Hilton Pattaya hotel located at 333/101 Moo 9 Nong Prue Banglamung Pattaya Chonburi, Thailand 20260
- Phuket Hotels namely Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort Spa located at 333 Patak Road, Karon Beach, Muang Phuket, Thailand 83100
- Kuala Lumpur Hotels namely Hilton Kuala Lumpur hotel located at 3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Paris Hilton was born with the proverbial “silver spoon in her mouth”, and spent her childhood moving from one luxury home to another. While living in the family’s Beverly Hills mansion, she attended her freshman year of high school at the Marywood- Palm Valley School in California. When the Hilton family relocated to New York City in 1996, she continued her studies at the Dwight School. At this time, the family took up residence in a suite at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, and frequently vacationed at a multi- million dollar home in Hamptons.
Paris Hilton is no stranger to the limelight, and has been in the public eye since childhood. As East Coast transplants, she and her sister regularly attended society functions, charitable events, fashion shows and A-List parties. The two soon became regulars in the red carpet and a titillating 2000 Vanity Fair spread shot by famed photographer David LaChapelle cemented their burgeoning fame.
Around this time in 2000, she signed up with Donald Trump’s modeling agency, T Management. She also worked with other top agencies, including Ford Models Management in New York, and Model 1 Agency in London. She has fronted leading advertising campaigns such as Christian Dior and Tommy Hilfiger, and soon christened as “New York’s leading IT girl” in 2001.
Short-lived romances with actor Leonardo DiCarpio and boxer Oscar de la Hoya- as well as callous comments directed at her peers- earned Hilton bad press, and fortified her reputation for careless jet setting and hard partying.
Not content with her modeling career, Paris was anxious to make her debut in show business, with television likely to offer the best platform of her talents. Paris Hilton soon tried her hand at acting, making cameo in Zoolander, Ben Stiller’s feature length spoof of the modeling world. Over the next few years, she continued balance her time in runways and movie sets appearing in 2002 horror flick Nine Lives. The following year, she acted in the future films Wonderland and Cat in the Hat, and began work on her own small screen reality series. In 2003, she teamed up with her long time friend- Nicole Richie to star in the 2003 Fox TV reality hit series, “The Simple Life.” For the purposes of the program the two girls tried their hand at a variety of blue- collar jobs, and started out by living with a family on their farm in rural Arkansas. The series showed the girls hanging out with local boys, working at their manual jobs, and performing all sorts of menial everyday tasks, which were clearly at odds with their luxurious upbringing and lifestyle. The Simple Life was such a big hit that it was promptly followed by three more series, respectively subtitled: Road Trip, Interns and ‘Til Death Us Do Part.
Paris Hitlon also appeared in movies and supporting roles in several feature films such as House of Wax, The Hillz, Raising Helen. She won the Teen Choice Award for Best Scream in the movie House of Wax and as well as nominations for Choice Breakout Award- Female and Best Frightened Performance at the MTV Movie Awards in 2006. She rise to fame has not been without its share of controversy. In 2004, she was the co star of One Night in Paris, an unauthorized sex video, which made with her former boyfriend Rick Salmon. She even received a director’s credit on the video, but she later sued Salmon for releasing the tape for sale on the internet. The couple eventually settled on court. According to press reports, Paris received $400,000 from the video, but claimed she had never intended it to be commercial venture.
She appeared in some of the music video of famous singers. She also has her own TV channel on YouTube. Not only this, Paris Hilton has a wide range of other business interest- she released a book and own record which was released last 2006. Additionally, she unveiled her own brand of perfume in conjunction with Parlux Fragrances. The perfume was so successful that the manufacturers decided to follow it up with a second Paris Hilton fragrance called Just Me. She also tried fashion and helped design a collection of handbags for the Samantha Thavasa label in Tokyo. She also launched a line of jewelry and opened her own chained of night clubs known as Club Paris. Paris Hilton’s short-lived engagement was highlighted by the 24-carat emerald cut diamond engagement ring.
Despite her flourishing media and business career, her personal life has been marked by controversy and scandal. In autumn 2006, she was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, although Paris claimed that she only had one cocktail drink, and that the high level of alcohol in her blood was due to the fact that she has not eaten all day. She is also reported to have told the arresting officers that she was speeding to get a local burger restaurant so that she could eat. She was back in court a few months later, when the Los Angeles Attorney’s Office claimed that she had violated the terms of her probation by driving on a suspended license.
Paris Hilton has had quite a few ups and downs in her love-life too. She has been linked romantically with several high-profile men, including male fashion model Jason Shaw, to whom she was briefly engaged in 2002. In May 2005, she announced her engagement to Paris Latsis, the heir to a Greek shipping fortune. They split soon after and she began dating Stavros Niarchos III, who was also the heir to a Greek shipping dynasty. In July 2006, Hilton announced in the world’s press that she was going to remain celibate for one full year
Paris endured her most famous public bust-up with longtime friend and TV co-star, Nicole Richie. In April 2005, amid media reports that their friendship was in trouble and rumors abounded that Paris was jealous of Nicole’s rising fame; others speculated that a quarrel over a boyfriend was to blame. However reconciliation was on the cards following an amusing incident in the summer of 2006 as escorts at a function tried their utmost to prevent the two stars from seeing each other, even though they were both taking part in the same public event. In October 2006, the two friends finally resolved their differences, and became good friends again.