Paris Whitney Hilton is an American socialite, actress and entertainer. She is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. Born in New York City and raised there and in Beverly Hills, California, Hilton began her modeling career as a teenager when she signed with Donald Trump's agency, T Management. Her lifestyle and rumored short-lived relationships with Leonardo DiCaprio and Oscar De La Hoya made her a feature of entertainment news, and Hilton was called "New York's leading It Girl" in 2001.
In 2003, a sex tape with Hilton and then-boyfriend Rick Salomon was made public. Later that year she starred with Nicole Richie in the reality television series The Simple Life, which gave both women international recognition. Hilton later released her autobiography Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose, played a supporting role in the horror film House of Wax and released her debut album, Paris. She returned to reality television in Paris Hilton's My New BFF and its two spin-offs: Paris Hilton's British Best Friend and Paris Hilton's Dubai BFF.