17 February 1981, New York City, New York, USA. An heiress to Richard Hiltons hotel and real estate empire, this American socialite dominated the celebrity pages of the media in the mid-00s. Hiltons initial notoriety centred around her relentless partying with younger sister Nicky on the New York club scene, and her appearance on the arms of a revolving cast list of stars from the world of film, music and sport. Her appearance alongside her then best friend and fellow socialite Nicole Richie in the FOX reality television series The Simple Life, first aired in December 2003, helped raise her profile, a calculated ploy considering both women came over as ridiculous, pampered rich girls in the programme. At the same time a notorious sex tape involving Hilton and her boyfriend Rick Salomon was leaked onto the Internet.
Hiltons other activities during this period included lucrative modelling assignments and a number of bit-part...
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