Socialite Paris Hilton was born on February 17, 1981 in New York City into the Hilton family and, along with her three younger siblings, is heir-apparent to the vast Hilton hotel and real estate dynasty. Her childhood was spent in palatial dwellings in the priciest neighborhoods on both coasts and featured a brief flirtation with the educational system, including high schooling at the ultra-exclusive Dwight School, from which she dropped out and ultimately earned her high school GED.
Living the glitzy socialite life from a relatively early age, attending exclusive parties and being covered by the gossip press, Hilton apparently became hooked on obtaining celebrity status, which was perhaps furthered by the example of her mother, Kathy Hilton, who had a brief acting career herself, mostly on TV. Hilton began a remarkable and well-financed campaign to put herself in the public eye, on screen, on television and in music. This effort has included a substantial amount of physical alteration. A naturally pleasant-looking girl, Hilton underwent extensive plastic surgery, hair coloring and tinted contact lenses in her attempt to reinvent herself as "hot". Sadly, money could not buy alteration of the physical attribute she most dislikes about herself: her exceptionally-large feet.
Some skeptics have guessed that the endless parade of inane inter-celebrity feuds centering around Hilton are, in fact, publicity stunts, another front in the campaign to keep her exposure level high. It has even been argued that the infamous home video of Hilton with then-boyfriend Rick Salomon, in which Hilton performs explicit romantic activities with Rick Salomon, was part of this campaign as well. If it was, it worked. For better or for worse, it made Hilton a household name overnight, and was even widely marketed as a video, 1 Night in Paris (2004) (V).
Eventually Hilton's efforts paid off and she got some modeling work, the designers presumably relying on her notoriety. She has been an increasing presence on-screen too, in TV commercials, on TV series and in the movies, at first bit parts in movies such as Zoolander (2001), Wonderland (2003), Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003) and guest-star roles on TV shows such as "The O.C." (2003) and "George Lopez" (2002), but later more substantial roles in horror flick House of Wax (2005), the direct-to-DVD Bottoms Up (2006) (V) and her own TV show, the fish-out-of-water reality series "The Simple Life" (2003).
Hilton also has plans to become a player in the music business, has recorded an album and even started her own music label, Heiress Records, in order to release it.
Hilton is widely scorned for what some see as her narcissism, shallow intellect and materialism and for other things besides, but she seems to be aware of the old adage that there's no such thing as bad publicity and it should be evident even to her detractors that she is ambitious and driven to achieve, rather than simply basking in her family's vast fortune, as do so many other socialites. In fact, performing is only part of her many activities and she has dabbled in designing, writing (one hastens to add, with a professional writer on the team), nightclub management and even marketing video games - all of which feature Paris Hilton, front and center.
She wears blue coloured contact lenses
Quote and shirts that read "That's Hot"
Long bleached blonde hair
Announced she would live on a farm for a new fish-out-of-water "reality" show called "The Simple Life" (2003). 
For her 21st birthday, she threw five parties for herself in New York, Las Vegas, London, Hollywood and Tokyo.
Has three Pomeranians named Dolce, Sebastian and Prince, as well as two chihuahuas named Tinkerbell the Dog and "Bambi".
Briefly attended the Canterbury School, a boarding school in Connecticut, during her junior year. She then transfered to the Dwight School in New York City before dropping out a few months later and getting a GED.
Chosen the worst-dressed celebrity in 2003 by fashion critic Mr. Blackwell (Richard Selzer).
Briefly attended the Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California.
Popularity sky-rocketed after a homemade sex video between her and ex- boyfriend Rick Salomon (Shannen Doherty's estranged husband) was scattered all over the Internet in October of 2003. The video was made when she was 19.
Has been romantically linked to actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Edward Furlong, Jamie Kennedy, Simon Rex, Australian Idol star Rob Mills, Sum 41 lead singer Deryck Whibley, producer Robert Evans, boxer Oscar De La Hoya, and nightclub owner Ingrid Casares.
The Hilton name is of Norwegian origin. Her great-great-grandfather August Halvorsen Hilton was born on the family farm Hilton, at Kløfta, just outside Oslo, Norway before emigrating to the US with his family at age 10.
In October 2004, she officially had her popular quote, "That's hot", trademarked.
Great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton and Mary Adelaide Barron.
Plans to open "Club Paris" in Orlando, Florida in 2005.
She wears a size 11 shoe. Many top designers don't make their shoes in an 11, so they have them custom made just for her.
Was a victim of a serious hacking incident, where her T-Mobile address book, notes and private photographs taken with a camera phone were released on the Internet. The address book revealed hotel and airline preferences and exposed private phone numbers and e-mail addresses for numerous celebrities and other Hollywood elite.
"Madame Tussaud"'s on 42nd Street unveiled a wax dummy of her to coincide with the release of her movie House of Wax (2005) (1 May 2005).
Met boyfriend Paris Latsis at a nightclub when he was only 16, while she was only 14.
Is working on a clothing line that she plans to name "That's Hot".
Studied the Sanford Meisner acting technique for three and a half years.
Became engaged to Paris Kasidokostas Latsis [May 25, 2005].
Had a falling out with co-star and former best friend Nicole Richie. 
Was a cheerleader in high school.
Wrote to Prince Charles to ask if she and her fiancé, Paris Latsis, could be married in Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, or Windsor Castle.
Established her own record label, Heiress Records, in 2004.
Taught herself to play the guitar for the release of her upcoming album.
Ranked #59 in FHM 100 Sexiest Women 2004.
Named #3 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005).
. Was involved in a minor car crash along with some friends and her current boyfriend Stavros Niarchos. No-one was hurt. [November 2005]
Named #20 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Released her second perfume, "Just Me", as a follow up to her first perfume, "Paris Hilton".
Hilton's ex-fiancé bought her a 24-carat yellow diamond ring while they were engaged.
Named #11 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2006 list.
Loves bath products from The Body Shop.
Is a huge fan of the card game poker after recently learning the game.
Says her upcoming album will be a mix of reggae, pop and hip-hop, with the first single being a reggae song called "Stars Are Blind" (2006).
Released her second single from her album "Paris", due out this August, which is called "Turn it Up". The song is a mix of rock and pop (August 2006).
Founder of her own Heiress Records, the label on which she plans to release her debut album. It is a sub-label of Warner Bros. Records and was created in 2004. Hilton also plans to eventually sign new artists.
Announced "Stars are Blind", a reggae-influenced track produced by Fernando Garibay, as the first single. Her producers for the album include Greg Wells and Kara DioGuardi, Jane Wiedlin from The Go-Gos and Scott Storch.
Nominated for two Razzie awards: "Worst Supporting Actress" for House of Wax (2005) and "Most Tiresome Tabloid Target".
In 2006, she was ranked #56 on Forbes "Top 100 Celebrities".
She was the subject of a "South Park" (1997) episode entitled "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset", in which she opens a store called "Stupid Spoiled Whore" selling girls everything they need to emulate her.
In November 2004, she participated in Sean Combs's Vote or Die campaign, to encourage youths to vote in the Presidential election. She drew criticism when it was revealed she did not vote, nor had she even registered to do so.
Best friend is childhood friend Kim Kardashian.
Named #11 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement (2006).
Released her third pop single and music video titled, "Nothing in This World," off her debut album.
Launched her third perfume, "Heiress", which coincides with her previous two, "Paris Hilton" and "Just Me.".
Was the May 2007 entry in Stuff magazine's 2006-2007 pin up calendar.
Was voted the second "Worst Celebrity Role Model of 2006" behind her short-term party friend Britney Spears (30 December 2006).
Tied the top shot on the "Worst Dressed Women in 2006" list by fashion critic Mr. Blackwell with Britney Spears for looking like "two peas in an overexposed pod".
Austrian industrial Richard Lugner announced she would be his celebrity guest at the annual Vienna Opera Ball in February 2007. Previously, he had invited international stars such as Sofia Loren, Joan Collins, Farrah Fawcett or Andie MacDowell.
Had her personal photographs and other belongings posted on line after a storage facility holding her stuff was auctioned off.
After violating the terms of her DUI probation, driving her Bentley at 70 m.p.h. without her headlights on in a 35 m.p.h. zone and driving with a suspended license, she was sentenced to 45 days in jail (4 May 2007).
She was January on FHM magazine's 2005 pin-up calendar (2005).
After serving 22 days in detention, with credit for her good behavior, she didn't have to serve the whole 45 days sentence, she was released from the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California, where she was met by a huge contingent of paparazzi and camera crews. In her first interview on "Larry King Live" (1985), she stated that the time in jail was a "time-out in life" and the world would see a new Paris Hilton (June 2007).
Was the subject of the Paris in Jail: The Music Video (2007) (V) , a parody of her song "Stars are Blind".
Takes Adderall for the Attention Deficit Disorder she's had since childhood.
Bought a beach side home in Malibu, California.
Sold her Hollywood Hills home to move to a more private gate community.
Releasing her fourth perfume called Cancan in October 2007.
Played hockey while in high school.
Five of the films she has appeared in are listed on the Bottom 100 list (2008).
Spoofed by comedian Breven Angaelica Warren in a mock-reality for E!.
Taking a break from filming her reality show "Paris Hilton's My New BFF" (2008) in Dubai, she visited Lebanon where she hosted the Crystal Jet-Set Audition party in the capital city of Beirut on the 4th of July. [July 2009]
Arrested for possession of a controlled substance in Las Vegas on 27 August 2010 along with boyfriend Cy Waits; Waits was terminated from his position as head of nightclub operations for the Steve Wynn-owned Wynn and Encore properties. Hilton told George Lopez during her 21 June 2011 appearance on "Lopez Tonight" (2009) she has split from Waits, citing that the relationship had run its course.
Hilton is a natural brunette, but she dyes her hair blonde. She also has natural brown eyes, but usually wears blue contact lenses.
Granddaughter of Kathy Richards.
She also loves Designs by Fileena jewelry made by actress Fileena Bahris. She has a ruby and diamond Shooting Star piece with matching ruby and diamond Shooting Star dog collars for Tinkerbell and Bambi.
I don't want to be known as the grand-daughter of the Hiltons. I want to be known as Paris.
I went to Wal-Mart for the first time. I always thought they sold wallpaper. I didn't realise it has everything. You can get anything you want there for really, really cheap.
I think the biggest misconception about me is that I'm this spoiled brat. But I'm not. I'm the total opposite.
If you have a beautiful face you don't need big fake boobs to get anyone's attention.
I desperately hate one thing about my body. I have size 11 feet. Yeah, it sucks, because I see all these super cute shoes in the stores: Guccis, YSLs, Manolos. And when they bring them out in my size, they look like clown shoes.
People think I'm stupid. But I'm smarter than most people.
The Backstreet Boys were so ten years ago. Whatever.
No matter what a woman looks like, if she's confident, she's sexy.
The only person who really knows me is Nicky [Nicky Hilton]. And not many people know this, but my sister is one of the funniest people you'll ever meet.
[Newsweek interview, June 2005]: I thought it was cute to play a dumb blonde. On TV, I do it because it's funny. I consider myself a businesswoman and a brand. I don't enjoy going out anymore. It's such a pain. It's everyone saying, "Let's do a deal! Can I have a picture?" I'm just, like, "These people are such losers. I can't believe I used to love doing this".
I have always had a voice and always known I could sing, but I was too shy to let it come out. I think that is the hardest thing you can do, to sing in front of people. When I finally let go and did it, I realised it is what I am most talented at and what I love to do the most.
Once you hear the music, you can't knock it. I go to clubs and I play it and don't tell anyone it's me. If everyone knew "This is Paris Hilton", they'd stop and judge.
I've had a lot of stalker incidents and I usually can handle them, but the scariest one was when a guy turned up at my dad's office and said he was my fiancé.
I'm the nicest, most loyal person in the world when it comes to my friends. I would really do almost anything to make sure they're happy.But I only want friends who are there for me just like I'm there for them. Otherwise it's too painful.
Nicole [Nicole Richie] and I are not enemies, but I can't be friends with someone who doesn't want good things for me.
I'm serious about acting and I have a bunch of movies lined up. I think I can become a good actress. It's something I want to prove to myself and to other people. I feel I'm getting better and feeling more confident about what I can do as an actress.
I can't walk the streets. It's too embarrassing. I don't want to go out anymore. I don't want to party.
I take my dog Tinkerbell seriously. I take my job seriously. But I don't take myself all that seriously.
I talk in that baby talk voice when I'm on TV, it's a put on.
One of my heroes is Barbie. She may not do anything, but she always looks great doing it.
[on "South Park: Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset (#8.12)" (2004)] I haven't seen it, but when people copy you, that's like the most flattering thing, so whatever people can say, I just laugh about it. It doesn't matter to me.
The best thing about having your own nightclub is that everything's free and you can tell the DJ to play whatever you want.
The root of all evil is not money, it's boredom.
If you want to make the camera your friend, pretend it's a cute boy!
[on her planned space flight in 2009] I'm very scared to do it. What if I don't come back? With the whole light-years thing, what if I come back 10,000 years later, and everyone I know is dead? I'll be like: "Great. Now I have to start all over".
Dress cute wherever you go, life is too short to blend in.
[on having natural brown eyes and wearing blue colored contact lenses]: I'm a brand, an entertainer. The brand Paris Hilton is like a fantasy life. I think people think of me as like an American princess fantasy. I want to be an icon. It's just something I always wanted to be. Madonna is an icon and just amazing. The color of my eyes is part of the image I want.
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(December 2004) Missed the opening for her new exclusive nightclub "Club Paris" in Orlando, Florida on New Year's Eve 2005.
(February 2005) Celebrating her 24th birthday with a dinner at the Ivy.
(February 2005) Promoting her perfume launch called "Paris Hilton". Release date was Valentine's Day 2005.
(March 2005) Helping younger sister, Nicky Hilton, 21, promote her clothing line "Chick".
(May 2005) Promoting her fragrance in Paris, France.
(May 2005) Now in London, England for promotional reasons concerning her perfume line.
(March 2006) Promoting her album, "Paris Is Burning", due out in June 2006.
(March 2006) Filming the fourth season of "The Simple Life" (2003).
(May 2006) Made an appearance on the "Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (2003) with her four pet dogs.
(May 2006) Filming her first ever music video for the release of her debut album, due out in late summer.
(June 2006) Travelled to London to do a radio interview regarding her upcoming album, "Paris", due out in late summer.
(August 2006) Preparing for the release of her first album, "Paris", by doing promotional work.
(August 2006) Released her debut album, "Paris", worldwide.
(November 2006) Promoting her new fragrance, Heiress.
(June 2007) Serving 45 days in jail for probation violations.
(August 2007) Launching her clothing line at Kitson in Los Angeles.
(January 2008) Was at Harvard University on February 6, 2008 to pick up her award as Harvard Lampoons's first ever "Woman of the Year".
(March 2008) Visited a children's orphanage in South Africa.
(March 2008) Touring in South Africa with the band Good Charlotte.
(December 2010) Madrid, Spain: Launches her own motorcycle racing team to compete in the 2011 125cc world championship.
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