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Name: Paris Hilton
DOB: 17 February 1981
Birth Place: New York, USA
Claim to fame: Ultimate It Girl
- Teeny-tiny dog collector Paris owns 17 chihuahuas and a monkey
- She made the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records as the world's Most Overrated Celebrity
- Paris has a whopping 4.3m Twitter followers
- She was expelled from boarding school at age 18
Internet sex-tape pioneer and the world’s foremost skanky hotel heiress, Paris may only be famous for being famous, but you’ve gotta admire her pluck. Heiress to the Hilton hotel fortune, she attended Convent of the Sacred Heart all-girls school alongside Lady Gaga, spending a year at Provo Canyon School, a residential centre for emotionally troubled tearaways.
Starting out as a child model, Paris began making headlines in 2001 as she emerged as NYC’s leading It girl. She became a household name starring in the deliciously dumb reality show The Simple Life with her celebutante pal Nicole Richie from 2003 to 2007. Her infamous sex tape was leaked just before the show aired. Nice timing...
Paris has since tried her hand at acting, with roles in horror flick House of Wax, a couple of straight-to-DVD duds, and in TV series like The OC and Veronica Mars. Next came a punt at pop, with her debut album reaching number 6 in the US charts in 2004.
Paris now owns her own record label, perfume, handbag, hair-extension, footwear and clothing lines, has published two best-selling but entirely ghostwritten books, and starred in the Paris Hilton’s BFF reality franchise.
She’s been arrested four times and served jail time for the classic It girl offence trio: cocaine, cannabis and DUI. She’s also dated. A lot. Past love interests include Backstreet’s Nick Carter, Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden, The Hills’ Doug Reinhardt, a couple of Greek shipping heirs and most recently, LA club owner Cy Waits.