Paris Hilton is an American socialite, heiress and media personality. Great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, who founded the international hotel chain Hilton Hotels, Paris Hilton first rose to fame through her work as a fashion model, but her lavish lifestyle and social exploits soon garnered more work and attention than her modeling career.
Paris Hilton attained national fame with her debut on the reality telvision series "The Simple Life." Hilton has since appeared in other reality-tv series, and had cameos or small roles in multiple films and television shows. She also produced an album and has published an autobiography.