Paris Hilton Biography
Paris Hilton attended Marywood Palm Valley School in California (freshman year), Dwight School in New York (sophomore and junior years) and Canterbury School in Connecticut (senior year), but later dropped out of school. She earned a GED afterwards. Being an heiress to the Hilton hotels and finances from her maternal side, the value of her inheritance is estimated at around $30 to $50 million.
Paris Hilton began her modeling career at an early age, being exposed to charity events, where she first appeared. When she turned 19, Paris Hilton joined Donald Trumps modeling agency and worked for several modeling agencies worldwide, including Ford Models, Models 1 Agency, Nous Model Management and Premier Model Management. She appeared in various ads, including GUESS, Christian Dior, Tommy Hilfiger, Iceberg Vodka and Marciano.
In 2001, Paris Hilton developed a popularity that extended way beyond the runway, making her New Yorks it Girl. Her fame increased significantly when she co-starred with best friend Nicole Richie in the FOX television series, The Simple Life, which launched in December 2003. The show continued on to its fifth season.
Aside from Simple Life, Paris Hilton also appeared in several television shows, including Las Vegas, The O.C., American Dreams, Veronica Mars and the George Lopez Show. She also featured in a few music videos, including Eminems Just Lose It and John Oates It Girl. Paris Hilton also accepted small roles in films, such as Zoolander, Wonderland, The Cat in the Hat, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, Raising Helen, The Hillz and House of Wax. However, it was her memorable scream in the suspense film, House of Wax that earned her a Teen Choice Award for Best Scream and Best Frightened Performance at the 2006 MTV Movie Award.
Aside from modeling as well as appearing in TV and films, Paris Hilton also launched her own recording company, Heiress Records in 2004 and released her self-titled album, entitled Paris on August 2006. Her second album will be released in Fall 2007.
Paris Hilton also has an autobiographical book entitled, Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose. Although it received negative reviews, it became New York Times bestseller. Paris Hilton also has her own line of purses, jewelry line, perfume, hair extensions, signature footwear and clothing collection. She has earned over $2 million in 2003 to 2004, approximately $7 in 2004 to 2005 and more than $7 million in 2005 to 2006.