Paris Hilton is certainly no stranger to the limelight, with the media having tracked the ups and downs of the socialite’s life ever since she found fame in the early 2000s. And, naturally, she has been photographed a lot in all that time, too. However, there’s one snap featuring Hilton that’s more famous than most: a 2006 shot of her in a car with Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan. And when the reality TV personality finally chose to open up about that photo, she made a surprising claim.
Born in 1981 in New York City, the Simple Life star is the oldest of Kathy and Richard Hilton’s four children. And yes, her great-grandfather was Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton, making her one of the heirs to the family’s fortune. The future star’s childhood was fairly peripatetic, however, as Hilton and her family relocated a lot while she was young.
Eventually, though, the clan settled for a while in Beverly Hills, California, during which time Hilton was a student at Marywood-Palm Valley School. Then the Hiltons moved again in 1996 – this time to New York.