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April 29, 2009

PROFIL Paris Hilton

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

She is known for her appearance in a sex tape in 2004, her appearance on the television series The Simple Life, her several minor film roles (most notably her role in the horror film House of Wax in 2005), her 2004 tongue-in-cheek autobiography,[2] her 2006 album Paris, and her work in modeling. As a result of several legal incidents, Hilton also served a widely publicized sentence in a Los Angeles County jail in 2007.

Early life and background

Born in New York City, Hilton is the oldest of four children of Richard and Kathy Hilton (née Avanzino). She has a sister, Nicky, and brothers, Conrad and Barron. Her father is of German and Norwegian ancestry and her mother is of Italian and Irish ancestry.

On the maternal side of her family, she is a niece of two child stars of the 1970s, Kim Richards and Kyle Richards. Hilton was related by marriage to Nicole Richie’s godmother, Nancy Davis, when Nancy’s brother, Greg, was married to Kim Richards.

Hilton’s paternal grandparents are hotel chairman Barron Hilton, and his wife, the former Marilyn Hawley; Barron Hilton’s parents were Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton and his first wife, Mary Barron.

Hilton moved between several exclusive homes in her youth, including a suite in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, Beverly Hills, and the Hamptons. She attended her freshman year of high school at the Marywood-Palm Valley School in Rancho Mirage, California followed by the Dwight School in New York for her sophomore and junior years. Famously she went to school here with Lady Gaga. She was then transferred to the Canterbury School, in New Milford, Connecticut where she was a member of the hockey team. However, in early 1999, she was expelled for violating the school rules.[3] Hilton later earned her GED.[4][5]

In December 2007, Hilton’s grandfather Barron Hilton pledged 97 percent of his estate to a charitable organization founded by his father, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. An immediate pledge of $1.2 billion was made, with a further $1.1 billion due after his death. He cited his father’s actions as the motivation for his pledge. According to reports, the potential inheritance of his grandchildren is sharply diminished

Career

Hilton has worked as a model, actress, musician, and engaged in occasional business pursuits.[8] According to Forbes Magazine, she earned approximately $2 million in 2003–2004,[9] $6.5 million in 2004–2005,[10] and $7 million in 2005–2006

As a model

Hilton began modeling as a child, initially at charity events.[12] When she was 19, she signed with Donald Trump‘s modeling agency, T Management.[12] Hilton has also worked with Ford Models in New York, Models 1 Agency in London, Nous Model Management in Los Angeles, and Premier Model Management in London. She has appeared in numerous advertising campaigns, including Iceberg Vodka, GUESS, Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Dior, and Marciano. In 2001, Hilton began to develop a reputation as a socialite, being identified as “New York’s leading It Girl” whose fame was beginning to “extend beyond the New York tabloids“.[12] She has appeared in several magazines, including the April 2004 issue of Maxim.

As a Media Personality

Film

Hilton at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008

Hilton has made cameo appearances in several films, notably Zoolander, Wonderland, and The Cat In The Hat. She landed minor and supporting roles in the feature films Nine Lives, Raising Helen, The Hillz, and House of Wax. Her role as Paige Edwards in House of Wax won the Teen Choice Award for “Best Scream” and earned her a nomination for “Choice Breakout Performance  – Female”.[14] (It also won her the 2005 Razzie for “Worst Supporting Actress” at the 2005 Golden Raspberry Awards.)[15] She also earned a nomination for “Best Frightened Performance” at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards. She landed her first lead roles in 2006 with the straight-to-DVD releases National Lampoon’s Pledge This! and Bottoms Up. She plays the Hottie in the box office bomb romantic comedy The Hottie and the Nottie, released in 2008. She had a minor cameo appearance as herself in An American Carol. Hilton plays Amber Sweet, the surgery- and painkiller-addicted daughter of a biotech magnate in the goth/rock musical Repo! The Genetic Opera. Critics have responded well to her performance in the film, in which she sings and acts. However, in an interview Repo! director Darren Lynn Bousman revealed that he had originally refused to audition Paris for the role of Amber Sweet. “I broke down,” says Bousman, “and I met with her, and immediately she charmed everyone in the room.”[16] In the same interview, Bousman also revealed that Hilton was so keen to get the part that she had the script smuggled in to her during her much publicized stint in a Los Angeles jail, and used her time inside to work on her role.

Television

Paris Hilton in Cannes during the Film festival

Hilton co-starred with Nicole Richie in the Fox reality series The Simple Life, which premiered on December 2, 2003. The Simple Life ran for three seasons on Fox. The show was cancelled by Fox after a dispute between Hilton and Richie, but it was subsequently aired by E! Entertainment Television for the fourth and fifth seasons.[17] Despite talks of a sixth season,[18] the series finished its run at the end of the fifth season.[19] In March 2008, it was reported that Hilton would star in a new MTV reality series tentatively titled Paris Hilton’s My New BFF, about her looking for a new best friend.[20] The series premiered on September 30, 2008.[21]

Hilton has also guest-starred in episodes of The O.C., The George Lopez Show, Las Vegas, American Dreams, Dogg After Dark, and Veronica Mars. Furthermore, she appeared in several music videos, including “It Girl” by John Oates and “Just Lose It” by Eminem. Planning is underway for an eponymous cartoon series following the animated life of Hilton, her sister Nicky, and her dog Tinkerbell,[22] which began filming in September 2007. In April 2008, she guest starred on the My Name is Earl episode “I Won’t Die with a Little Help from My Friends“.[23]. On 29 January 2009, Paris Hilton starred in Paris Hilton’s British Best Friend, shown on ITV2 in England.

Standing as a celebrity

Paris Hilton has been quoted as saying that she is the “iconic blonde of the decade”‘ and compared herself to Princess Diana and Marilyn Monroe (a claim she denied in the May 2007 issue of Harper’s Bazaar).[40] She appeared in the 2007 Guinness World Records as the world’s “Most Overrated Celebrity”.[41][42] In a poll conducted by the Associated Press and AOL, Hilton was voted the second “Worst Celebrity Role Model of 2006”, behind Britney Spears.[43] Critics suggest that Hilton epitomizes the title of famous for being famous;[44] echoing that sentiment, the Associated Press conducted what they called an experiment in February 2007, trying not to report on Hilton for a whole week.

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