Paris Whitney Hilton is an American businesswoman, socialite, television personality, model, actress, singer, DJ, and author. She is the greatgranddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. Born in New York City and raised there and in Beverly Hills, California, Hilton began her modeling career as a teenager when she signed with Donald Trumps agency, Trump Model Management. Her lifestyle and rumored shortlived relationships made her a feature of entertainment news, and Hilton was proclaimed New Yorks leading It girl in 2001. In 2003, a sex tape with Hilton and her thenboyfriend Rick Salomon, later released asNight in Paris, was made public. Released only three weeks before the premiere of the reality television series The Simple Life, in which she starred alongside her longtime friend Nicole Richie, the sex tape became a media sensation. The Simple Life continued for five seasons and gave both women international recognition.
Hilton was born in New York City. Her mother, Kathy Hilton , is a socialite and former actress her father, Richard Howard Rick Hilton, is a businessman. Hilton is the oldest of four children she has one sister, Nicholai Olivia Nicky Hilton , and two brothers Barron Nicholas Hilton II and Conrad Hughes Hilton III . Her paternal greatgrandfather was Conrad Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels. Hilton has Norwegian, German, Italian, English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. She moved frequently in her youth, living in a suite in the WaldorfAstoria Hotel in Manhattan, Beverly Hills and the Hamptons. As a child she was friends with other socialites, including Nicole Richie and Kim Kardashian.