Heiress Paris Hilton, star of the reality TV show "The Simple Life," looks out the door of her limousine as she arrives for the premiere of her film "House of Wax" in Los Angeles, April 26, 2005. Hilton has been tireless in promoting the movie.
In late May 2005, Hilton announced her engagement to Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis, left, wearing red Bermuda shorts. He is pictured at Astera Vouliagmenis beach, Vouliagmeni Star, outside Athens, Greece, June 13, 2003. At right is his father, Grigoris Kassidokostas, with back to camera.
The couple, who'd been dating about eight months when the got engaged, called off the wedding in September 2005.
Hilton talks to late-night talk show host David Letterman when she visits CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman," April 28, 2005, in New York. The hotel heiress had her own press agent by the time she was 12, and was soon seen out on the New York club scene, often with her younger sister, Nicky. After high school, she took acting lessons and started modeling.
Hilton, right, poses with her parents, Rick, second from right, and Kathy Hilton, center, and her brother Baron, left, at the premiere of "The House Of Wax," April 26, 2005, in New York. Paris also has another brother, Conrad, named after her great-grandfather Conrad N. Hilton, who founded the hotel chain.
Hilton poses with her dog Tinkerbell in New York, April 28, 2005. Tinkerbell made headlines in August 2004 when she went missing from Hilton's home, and posters for the pampered pet were displayed all over the West Hollywood area. The dog turned up about a week later, but there was no word on where she was found or if a promised $5,000 reward was given. Tinkerbell also has her own book.
Hilton and Kimberly Stewart, daughter of singer Rod Stewart, arrive at an US Weekly party, April 13, 2005, in Los Angeles. A week later, Hilton claimed in a newspaper interview that Stewart would replace Nicole Richie in season four of "The Simple Life." "It's no big secret that Nicole and I are no longer friends," Hilton said in a statement. "Nicole knows what she did, and that's all I'm ever going to say about it."
Hilton and Nicole Richie appear in a promotional photo for the first season of "The Simple Life." The reality TV series was a hit when it went on the air in 2003. Hilton has also appeared in the films "Zoolander," "The Cat in the Hat" and "Wonderland." She's also pursing a career as a singer.
Hilton promotes her new perfume, "Paris Hilton," at a mall in Mexico City, March 16, 2005. Hilton, whose catchphrase is "that's hot," has also lent her name to a jewelry line.
Hilton accepts the Big Catchphrase of '04 award for "That's Hot," at the VH1 Big in '04 awards, Dec. 1, 2004, in Los Angeles.
Hilton tilts her Sidekick phone/Internet device toward actress Bijou Phillips at a party in L.A., Aug. 4, 2004. In February 2005, someone hacked into Hilton's Sidekick, releasing the numbers of her celebrity contacts, racy photos and personal messages onto the Internet. It wasn't the first time her private life went public. A video released in 2003 showed Hilton being intimate with her then-boyfriend Rick Salomon.
Hilton attends a book signing for her new book, "Confessions of an Heiress," Sept. 9, 2004, in New York.
Hilton attends the 2004 Vanity Fair Oscar Party with her younger sister, Nicky, Feb. 29, 2004, in Los Angeles.
Hilton is embraced by then-boyfriend Nick Carter, of the Backstreet Boys, as they watch the second half of the NBA All-Star game, Feb. 15, 2004, in Los Angeles.
Hilton poses with her parents Kathy, left, and Rick Hilton, at the In Style magazine and Warner Bros. party after the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, Jan. 25, 2004, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Hilton arrives at music producer Clive Davis' pre-Grammy party, Feb. 7, 2004, in Beverly Hills. She had just been named the worst dressed celebrity on Mr. Blackwell's annual list. The fashion arbiter said of Hilton: How are you gonna keep 'em down on the farm after they've seen Paree? Grab the blinders here comes Paris. From cyber disgrace to red carpet chills, she's the vapid Venus of Beverly Hills!
Hilton walks the red carpet at the New York screening of "House of Wax," which was the final movie to be shown at the Tribeca Film Festival, April 30, 2005. The film had its debut in Los Angeles April 26.
While in New York, Hilton, right, admires her wax likeness at Madame Tussauds', May 2, 2005. Unveiled to promote the Warner Bros. movie "House of Wax," co-starring Hilton, it was part of Madame Tussauds' new interactive feature, "Chamber Live! Featuring House of Wax."
Hilton, protected by bodyguards, faces photographers as she arrives at the Carlton hotel during the 58th international Cannes film festival, May 13, 2005, in Cannes, southern France. Hilton was promoting her yet to be released film "Pledge This!", directed by William Heins.
Hilton poses during a photo call for her film "Pledge This!" at the 58th international Cannes film festival in Cannes, southern France, May 13, 2005.
Hilton poses for photographers after arriving at MuchMusic in Toronto, May 3, 2005, to promote her new movie "House of Wax."