Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American personality, socialite, actress and recording artist. She is an heiress to a share of the Hilton Resort fortune, along with to the real property fortune of her dad Richard Hilton.
Hilton rose to popularity when a home-made sex video clip of her was leaked onto the Internet in late 2003. The release of the tape, later on titled 1 Evening in Paris (2004), enticed worldwide publicity and added to the success of Hilton's Fox truth series The Simple Life. As an actress, she has appeared in many minor roles, most notably in the horror movie Residence of Wax (2005), and in 2006, she discharged the self-titled album Paris.
In September 2006, she was apprehended for driving under the influence and ultimately sentenced to 36 months probation and had her permit suspended. Following succeeding arrests for driving with a suspended permit and speeding, Hilton was charged with violating her probation and sentenced to 45 days in jail.
Early life and family background Born in New York City, New York, Hilton is the oldest of four kids of Richard and Kathy Hilton. Her more youthful sister is Nicky Hilton, and her more youthful brothers are Barron Hilton II, and Conrad Hilton III. On the maternal side of her household, Hilton is a niece of 2 kid stars of the 1970s, Kim Richards and Kyle Richards. By marriage, she also is related to Zsa Zsa Gabor and Elizabeth Taylor. Her paternal grandparents are hotel chairman Barron Hilton, and his wife, the previous Marilyn Hawley; Hilton's paternal great-grandparents were Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton and his first wife, Mary Barron. When Conrad Hilton passed away in 1979, he left_inner nothing in his will certainly to his kids or other descendants. Barron Hilton contested this decision and prevailed in court in 1988. The value of Paris's inheritance has actually been variously estimated at between $ 30 and $ 50 million.
Hilton moved between a number of exclusive homes in her youth, featuring a suite in the Waldorf-Astoria Resort in Manhattan, Beverly Hills, and the Hamptons. She attended her freshman year of high school in Rancho Mirage, California at the Marywood-Palm Valley School and her sophomore and younger years of senior high at the Dwight School in New York, but dropped out, and ultimately made a GED.
Hilton began modeling as a youngster, appearing first in charity events. At 19, she signed with Donald Trump's modeling agency, T Management. Hilton has actually worked with modeling agencies such as Ford Models Management in New York, Models 1 Agency in London, Nous Style Management in Los Angeles, and Premier Style Management in London. She has appeared in various ad campaign, consisting of Iceberg Vodka, GUESS, Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Dior, and Marciano. In 2001, Hilton started to develop a reputation as a 19-year-old socialite, being recognized as "New York's leading It Girl" whose popularity was starting to "extend past the New York tabloids".
Actress The truth series The Simple Life premiered on December 2, 2003, starring Hilton and Nicole Richie, the followed daughter of Lionel Richie, and it came to be a mid-season success for the Fox Transmitting Business. Throughout the course of the period, Hilton and Richie accepted a family on their ranch in rural Altus, Arkansas. The show featured the two working at a variety of blue collar jobs, constructing with local guys, and executing menial activities associated with farm life. The pair's resistance to appreciate and engage in the "simple life" was a central motif on the series.
Paris Hilton at the Cannes Film Event in 2005. After the success of the very first season, The Simple Life was followed by 2 more periods on Fox. The network then revoked the program after a falling out between Hilton and Richie, however the program was as a result picked up by E! Entertainment Television for a fourth season, and another season is set to premiere in May 2007 on E!.
Hilton has actually appeared in minor and supporting roles in the feature films Nine Lives (2002), Raising Helen (2004), The Hillz (2004), and Home of Wax (2005). Her function as Paige Edwards in Home of Wax won the Teen Choice Award for "Finest Scream" and earned her a nomination for "Choice Breakout Performance? Female". She also made a nomination for "Best Frightened Performance" at the 2006. Hilton landed her first lead roles in 2006 with the straight-to-DVD releases National Lampoon's Pledge This! (2006) and Bottom's Up (2006). She additionally appeared in cameo roles in films such as Zoolander (2001) amongst others.
Hilton has several upcoming theatrical releases where she is the lead role, including The Hottie and the Nottie (2008), and an untitled superhero motion picture including Stan Lee. Plans for Hilton to provide her name, and also star in a cartoon series which follows the animated life of herself, her sister Nicky, and her dog Tinkerbell are in production. Hilton has actually additionally guest starred in episodes of The O.C., The George Lopez Show, Las Vegas, American Dreams and Veronica Mars.
Hilton has additionally appeared in a number of music videos, including It Lady by John Oates and Merely Lose It by Eminem.
Recording artist Hilton began working on an album in 2004 and her self-titled very first, Paris, was discharged on August 22, 2006. Although the album reached number 6 on the Billboard 200 for a week, its total sales volume has actually been reasonable. Producers for Paris include Greg Wells, Kara DioGuardi, Jane Wiedlin and Scott Storch. Hilton collaborated with Fat Joe and Jadakiss on the track "Battling Over Me". The first single from Paris, "Stars Are Blind", produced by Fernando Garibay, was released for download on June 20, 2006 and peaked at number eighteen on the Billboard Hot 100; "Turn It Up" and "Nothing in This Globe" followed as worldwide singles. While All Music Manual commented on the album, "it's even more fun than anything released by Britney Spears or Jessica Simpson, and a ton fresher, too.", important reception as a whole has been mixed.
In August 2006, it was exposed that artists Banksy and Threat Mouse changed 500 copies of Hilton's very first album in numerous UK record stores with their own parody remixes and cover art. Along with totally reworked liner notes that featured topless images of Hilton slathered with slogans like "Every CD you get puts me also further out of your league", Risk Mouse has actually replaced Hilton's initial tracks with his very own remixes.
Hilton is the creator of Heiress Records, a sub-label of Warner Bros. Records, which she developed in 2004. Heiress Records' only release as of yet has actually been Paris, though Hilton has said that she prepares to sign new artists in the future. According to June 2007 news reports, nonetheless, Hilton has actually been dropped by Warner Bros. Records, since single and album sales did not fulfill expectations. Furthermore, a Warner reprensentative was quotationed saying, "We are not anticipating any sort of new Paris Hilton material in the foreseeable future."
Company ventures In the autumn of 2004, Hilton released an autobiographical book, Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose, co-written by Merle Ginsberg, that includes full color photos of her and gives her advice on the life as an heiress. Hilton reportedly received a $ 100,000 in state-of-the-art payment for this book. Some in the media panned the writing as amateurish, and the book was parodied by Robert Mundell on The Late Program with David Letterman. Nonetheless, the book became a New York Times bestseller. Hilton followed it up with a designer diary, additionally with Ginsberg, called Your Heiress Diary: Confess It All To Me.
Hilton has actually assisted create a collection of purses for Japanese label Samantha Thavasa, and has also been involved in the design of a precious jewelry line for Amazon.com. In 2004, Hilton was involved in the creation of a perfume line by Parlux Fragrances. Initially set to be a small release, demand was high and required a larger release before Christmas of 2004. The launch was followed by a 47 % increase in sales for Parlux, which was mainly due to sales of the Hilton-branded perfume. After the success of Hilton's fragrance, Parlux Fragrances released several even more perfumes with Hilton's name, including scents lines for guys.
Hilton lent her name to a chain of nightclubs known as Club Paris in 2005. The very first of which in Orlando, Florida has actually been a success, and a second club located in Jacksonville, Florida opened in July 2006. Hilton was fired in January 2007 by the manager of Club Paris, Fred Khalilian, after she had actually failed to attend numerous scheduled promo appearances.
Asing reported by Forbes Journal, Hilton earned approximately $ 2 million in 2003? 2004, $ 6.5 million in 2004? 2005, and $ 7 million in 2005? 2006.
Personal life Hilton was engaged to fashion design Jason Shaw from mid-2002 to very early 2003. On May 29, 2005, she revealed her engagement to Paris Latsis, a Greek shipping heir; the engagement was called off five months later on. After that, she started dating an additional Greek shipping successor, Stavros Niarchos III, however in Might 2006, Hilton publicist Elliot Mintz informed the press Paris and Stavros had actually broken up. In an attempt to find herself, Hilton imposed a ban on sexual activity for one year beginning in July 2006. She informed Regis and Kelly: "One-night stands are not for me. I think it's gross when you merely offer it up. Guys want you more, if you don't simply hand it to them on a plate.
In July 2006, Hilton was photographed kissing her best male good friend Brandon Davis, the man who "ranted against" Lindsay Lohan on national television, five days later.
In January 2007, Hilton's exclusive life once again created headlines with the launch of ParisExposed.com, a website that featured pictures of personal and medical papers, video, and additional private product, purportedly acquired when the contents of a storage locker leased by Hilton were auctioned off due to shortage of payment. CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 talked about video clips obtained from the site which features Hilton utilizing numerous indigenous slurs. On February 3, 2007 Hilton obtained a short-term injunction against ParisExposed.com, closing down the website.
In a June 11, 2007 phone interview from prison, Hilton informed Barbara Walters that while serving time in jail, God has provided her a new possibility, and that she will certainly no longer "act dumb.
Sex video clip The puncture of a three-year-old home-made sex video recording of Hilton with her then-boyfriend Rick Salomon a week prior to the premiere of her Fox actuality series The Simple Life brought in worldwide attention in late 2003. The release of the tape led to speculation that it was a deliberate publicity stunt, however Hilton has actually strongly denied such claims and stated she was "ashamed" and "humiliated" by the publicity brought by the tape. The sex video clip, subsequently titled 1 Evening in Paris in 2004, was later discharged on DVD and Hilton received directorial credit. The movie earned 3 AVN Awards in 2005, consisting of "Greatest Selling Title of the Year". Hilton initially sued Salomon over the release of the tape, however settled from court in July 2005. Hilton was apparently granted up to $ 400,000 and planned to donate a portion to charity, although in a 2006 interview with GQ journal she explained that she never ever obtained money from the sale of the video.
Civic participation In November 2004, Hilton participated in Sean "Diddy" Combs' Resident Change campaign to promote youths to vote in the presidential election. She drew criticism after it was exposed she had neither voted nor subscribed to do so.
Legal complications Restraining order On March 8, 2006, Brian Quintana, an occasion producer, was given a three-year restraining order against Hilton after he made evident that she stressed and threatened him.
Driving abuses In September 2006, Hilton was apprehended and charged with driving under the influence with a blood liquor content of 0.08 %, the minimum at which it is illegal to drive in California. Hilton's drivers permit was ultimately suspended in November 2006 and in January 2007 she pled no contest to the alcohol-related negligent driving cost. Her punishment was 36 months' probation and fines of about $ 1,500.
On January 15, 2007, Hilton was pulled over for driving with a suspended certificate and signed a paper acknowledging that she was not allowed to drive. On February 27, 2007 Hilton was caught driving 70 Miles Per Hour in a 35 MPH zone, again with a suspended certificate. She also did not have her headlights on even though it was after dark. Prosecutors in the workplace of the Los Angeles City Lawyer charged that those actions, along with the failing to enroll in a court-ordered alcohol education and learning program constituted an abuse of the terms of her probation.
On Could 4, 2007 Hilton was sentenced by Judge Michael T. Sauer to 45 days in jail for breaching her probation. Initially, Hilton prepared to appeal the sentence, and supported an online request asking California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for a pardon. In response, various opponents started a petition to maintain the sentence. Both petitions drew in 10s of lots of trademarks. Paris later on switched lawyers, and dropped her plans to appeal.