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Biography #2 (for House of Wax)

Paris Hilton has received numerous accolades since taking Hollywood by storm with her hit television show The Simple Life. Nurturing a body of work that encompasses film, television and music, Paris Hilton is a bonafide superstar.

Audiences fell in love with Paris and tuned in every week to watch her Fox reality series The Simple Life. The show followed Paris, and her best friend Nicole Richie, as they left behind their lifestyle in Los Angeles to live and work on a farm in Altus, Arkansas. This ‘fish out of water' reality show was one of the most successful shows in the history of the FOX network. The Simple Life 2 found Paris and Nicole on a cross country road from Miami to Beverly Hills. Paris can currently be seen in the third installment of The Simple Life. This season the girls work in corporate America as interns. Paris' other television credits include The O.C., Las Vegas, Veronica Mars and The George Lopez Show.

Segueing effortlessly between the big and small screen, Paris recently finished production on the comedy National Lampoon's Pledge This!, which will be released in Fall 2005. She is set to begin filming the indie film Bottoms Up this spring. Her other film credits include: Raising Helen with Kate Hudson; Zoolander alongside Ben Stiller; The Cat in the Hat with Mike Meyers; and Wonderland with Val Kilmer.

Paris' career continues to evolve with exciting and challenging projects. She published her first book, Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose, with the Fireside imprint of Simon and Shuster, which was released in September 2004. Her book debuted at #6 on the New York Times Bestseller list and still holds a place on that list today. Paris is the new face of Guess? and is featured in the ad campaign for the new Marciano line shot by photographer Ellen Von Unwerth.

Additionally, Paris is working on an album which will be released by her own label, Heiress Records, and distributed through Warner Bros. Records. The songs are a combination of Rock/Pop and are reminiscent of early Blondie and Madonna. She also has a jewelry line available on Amazon.com, her own fragrance called ‘Paris Hilton' and will be opening up clubs across the world called ‘Club Paris.' The first club opened in Orlando on New Year's eve.

Paris enjoys yoga, tennis and is actively involved in numerous charities. She has also lent her support to various animal advocacy organizations.

Paris currently resides in Los Angeles.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "House of Wax" (05-May-2005)


Biography #3

Paris Hilton is an heiress of the Hilton Hotel chain, model and actress.

She is the daughter of real estate mogul Richard Hilton and former actress Kathy Richards, and the eldest of their four children. In addition to her famous sister, Nicholai Olivia Hilton (Nicky Hilton), she has two brothers: Barron Nicholas and Conrad Hughes Hilton.

Her grandfather was William Barron Hilton. Her great-grandfather was Conrad Hilton, founder of the Hilton Hotel chain. His father, August Halvorsen Hilton, emigrated to the US from Norway. August was born at the Hilton farm outside of Oslo, where their relatives still live today. The worth of the American Hiltons is estimated at $300,000,000.

She moved between several homes in her youth, including a suite in the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in Manhattan, Beverly Hills, and the Hamptons. After secondary education, she decided not to go to college. Instead, she worked as a fashion model for Catherine Malandrino and Marc Bouwer, and on an ad campaign for an Italian label called Iceberg.

Hilton and Nicky, with whom she is often mentioned, are known for their jet-set lifestyles, though Paris has more readily sought the spotlight as a celebrity.

Paris has also been widely discussed by tabloids. In 2000, the National Enquirer reported a casual friendship with Leonardo di Caprio as something far more intimate. She has, however, dated several notables, including actor Edward Furlong, boxer Oscar De La Hoya, model Jason Shaw, Chicago Bears football player Brian Urlacher, singer Derek Whibley and Backstreet Boy Nick Carter.

She has also received a lot of press for a variety of incidents, mainly party antics. She's been said to have pushed in front of others in line for a public bathroom, saying she only wanted to look at herself in the mirror. She's danced on the top of bar banquettes, gone around wearing shirts saying Got Blow?, and gone around wearing no top at all.

She had a cameo appearance in Zoolander (2000), and has also appeared in the short QIK2JDG as a model, as well as The Hillz, Wonderland, and the big-screen adaptation of The Cat in the Hat. Pictures of her have graced the pages of several magazines, including GQ, Vanity Fair, and FHM.

Hilton and her best friend, Nicole Richie, starred in the 2003 FOX hit reality series The Simple Life, in which they lived with a family on their farm in rural Altus, Arkansas. Highlights of the show included the girls performing poorly at various jobs, making out with the local boys, and numerous instances of them as fish out of water. On March 19, 2004, she suffered a horseback riding accident while filming The Simple Life 2, requiring treatment at a hospital.

On top of her acting career, she has also helped to design purses for Samantha Thavasa and Toys for Tots. Despite her successes, her recent attempts to start a modeling company and a makeup line seem to have been unsuccessful.

A video of Paris with her then-boyfriend, who leaked their coupling onto the Internet, was released shortly before The Simple Life debuted, causing a sensation. On June 9, 2004 it was released as a DVD titled 1 Night in Paris.

The Hilton luxury Las Vegas, Nevada hotel/casino, Paris, is named after her.

Article text released under CC-BY-SA. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Paris Hilton" (01-Jul-2004)


Biography #4 (for The Simple Life)

Paris Hilton, 22, is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, founder of the Hilton hotel chain. With homes in Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria, Beverly Hills and the Hamptons, she is a renowned jetsetter and socialite.

Hilton has developed a modeling career and has posed for such publications as GQ, Vanity Fair and FHM. She has also actively contributed in numerous fashion circles, often collaborating with top designers at their shows. Some of these designers and labels include Tommy Hilfiger, Joey and T, Heatherette, Richard Tyler and Jeremy Scott. Hilton is currently focusing on an acting career. In 2001, she made a cameo appearance in Ben Stiller's film Zoolander. Her additional film credits include roles in the Kate Hudson movie Raising Helen, Nine Lives and Wonderland with Val Kilmer. She also appeared in the feature The Cat in the Hat with Mike Myers and Win A Date With Tad Hamilton, with Kate Bosworth and Topher Grace. She is currently filming a horror movie titled House of Wax. Her recent TV appearances include NBC's Las Vegas and FOX's The OC.

Often a tabloid centerpiece, Hilton has been linked to numerous young actors on Hollywood's Hot List. Her interests include yoga, tennis and designing a high-end purse collection and jewelry line with her sister. She is also actively involved in numerous charities and has lent her support to various animal advocacy organizations. Hilton is bi-coastal and divides her time between Los Angeles and New York.

Bio courtesy Fox for "The Simple Life" (01-Jan-2000)


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