The world had mostly known her as a rich-girl socialite, but with the release of her sex tape in 2003, hotel heiress Paris Hilton became even more of a celebrity obsession for legions of fans. The New York City-born blonde is the oldest child of Richard Hilton and Kathy Hilton. She owes her good looks to her German, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian heritage... and maybe a bit of enhancement (those baby-blue eyes, for example, are contact lenses disguising her naturally brown eyes). She is an heir to the Hilton hotel chain, famous for her socializing and the "dumb blonde" role that she portrays in the media. Paris just might be a lot smarter than everyone thought, based on the way she has turned her image into a brand known all over the world through her small acting roles, reality TV appearances, modeling, and even a brief singing career. Even a sex tape couldn't bring her down.
The homemade sex tape that she and onetime boyfriend Rick Salomon filmed in 2001 leaked onto the internet in 2003. Then, just one week prior to the premiere of her reality show "The Simple Life" (in which she and then-BFF Nicole Richie were sent to do unglamourous jobs in rural areas), Salomon released the sex tape on DVD. He gave it the catchy title "1 Night in Paris." Even though Paris was decidedly displeased that the tape made it into the hands of a curious public, you can't deny that the girl is hot. Love her or hate her, you know who she is and you know she's a babe. Thanks to the sex tape, you also know she's great in bed!