Hilton's breakout role came in 2003, when she co-starred with her socialite counterpart Nicole Richie in the Fox reality series The Simple Life.
The series premiered on December 2, 2003, shortly after the release of Hilton's sex tape.
Her other acting credits include Bottoms Up, National Lampoon's Pledge This! The Genetic Opera (2008) and Sofia Coppola's film The Bling Ring (2013).
In 2012, Hilton announced her DJ career and made her debut at the São Paulo Pop Music Festival.
She moved frequently in her youth, living in a suite in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, Beverly Hills and the Hamptons.
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.
While modeling, she became a daily feature of entertainment news for her partying; according to Vanity Fair, Cisco Adler (producer of Sweetie Pie, in which Hilton acted) called her "a young party girl who gets sucked into the L. According to Beyondhollywood.com, "Hilton's presence in the cast is the film's main marketing point, which is plainly obvious by the fact that she's front and center on the box art and is the only recognizable name in the cast".
The website noted that her character was, basically, herself: "Hilton plays—what else?She is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels.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.There are currently three Paris Hilton apartment complexes and 44 Paris Hilton stores worldwide, with products including perfumes, handbags, watches and footwear.Hilton earns over million a year from product sales.Hilton was involved in creating a perfume line by Parlux Fragrances.