Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American media personality, businesswoman, model, actress, singer, DJ, and socialite.

Born in New York City, and raised there and in Beverly Hills, California, Hilton is a great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels.

She first attracted tabloid attention in the late 1990s, when she became a fixture in NYC's social scene, and ventured into modeling at age 19

signing with Donald Trump's agency Trump Model Management.

Hilton was proclaimed "New York's leading It Girl" in 2001.[1] The reality television series The Simple Life (2003–2007)

in which she starred with her friend Nicole Richie, and a leaked 2001 sex tape with her then-boyfriend Rick Salomon 

Hilton published her debut book, Confessions of an Heiress (2004), which became a New York Times Best Seller

landed her first major film role in the horror remake House of Wax (2005), and released her self-titled debut studio album, Paris (2006)

She appeared in the 2007 Guinness World Records as the Most Overrated Celebrity