Heiress of hotel guru Conrad Hilton, Paris became famous for possessing the ingredients of fame, albeit minus the resumé. Known for her slim, blonde and unmistakenly rich-girl image, society joyfully embraced her as gossip fodder and allowed her to adopt a movie-star mystique while waiving the irksome requirement of having starred in an actual movie. This is not to say Hilton has no film credits to her name; in 2001, she landed a cameo role as herself in Ben Stiller's "Zoolander" and later stretched her acting chops to play a rowdy clubber in "The Cat in the Hat" (2003) and starred in the infamous movie "House of Wax" in 2005.
But Hilton's biggest popularity break was from "The Simple Life", a reality show starring Hilton and fellow heiress Nicole Richie which aired from December 2, 2003, to August 5, 2007. The series chronicled Hilton and Ritchie's reactions to the pitfalls of "simple" living, such as holding a job and shopping in outlets that don't stock haute couture. While the show could never quite decide who the novelty was -- the ridiculous rich girls or "hayseed" townsfolk -- The Simple Life was, nonetheless, a huge success.
On August 22, 2006, Paris got into the music scene with the release of her debut self-titled album. The album got mixed, average reviews from critics but was a favourite for fans with three singles - her first single, Stars Are Blind to peak at #18 on Billboard Hot 100 and resulted in becoming one of 2006's highest-debuting singles. Along with Turn It Up (peaking at #1 on Billboard Dance Club Songs chart) and Nothing In This World which peaked at #12 on Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.
Paris overall has made a name for herself and to this day has kept being involved with endorsement deals relating to fashion, beauty as she's created a successful perfume line throughout her career as well as having a shot at djing at music festivals across Europe.