After she had completed high school, however, Hilton’s life started to change, as she slowly moved into the public spotlight. Alongside her younger sister, Nicky, the New York native became a regular at celebrity parties, fashion shows and other social gatherings. And the pair’s fame would reach yet another level in 2000.
After having gained some modeling experience as a young child, Hilton returned to that world by appearing in a Vanity Fair photoshoot with her sister. And from there, the socialite became a fixture in various ad campaigns, posing for the likes of Tommy Hilfiger and Christian Dior.
With Hilton’s reputation on the rise, 2001 proved to be another interesting year for the heiress. During that period, in fact, she made her big-screen debut with a cameo in the cult comedy Zoolander as herself. That wouldn’t be her last movie role, either.