Paris Hilton was born on February 17, 1981, in New York City. The hotel heiress caught the media's attention after the release of a sex tape in 2003. After starring in The Simple Life, Paris earned a Teen Choice Award in her portrayal in the film House of Wax and her first book Confessions of An Heiress made its way onto the New York Times bestseller list. She's had short-lived romances with such celebrities as Leonardo DiCaprio and Nick Carter, and her partying lifestyle has made her a media sensation. Paris Hilton. [Internet]. 2015. The Biography.com website. Available from: http://www.biography.com/people/paris-hilton-11271420 [Accessed 05 Jun 2015].