As a child, she was friends with other socialites, including Ivanka Trump, Nicole Richie and Kim Kardashian. In 2002, she played a lead role in the straight-to-video horror film, Nine Lives.
announced that it had picked up The Simple Life, ordering the production of a fourth season and obtaining the rights to repeat the first three seasons.
Hilton earns over million a year from product sales.
Hilton's perfume products alone have brought in over .5 billion in revenue, the second largest celebrity fragrance of all time behind Hollywood actress Liz Taylor, is a socialite and former actress; her father, Richard Howard "Rick" Hilton, is a businessman.
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 New York-based modelling development agency Trump Model Management.
Her lifestyle and rumored short-lived relationships made her a feature of entertainment news and tabloid magazines, and Hilton was proclaimed "New York's leading It girl" in 2001.
Originally planned for a small release, high demand led to increased availability by December 2004.