Paris Hilton (1981) is an American television and media personality, model, actress, singer, DJ, and author. She is the great-granddaughter of the founder of Hilton Hotels. Born in New York City, Hilton began her modeling career with New York based modelling development agency, Trump Model Management. In 2003, a sex tape with Hilton and her then-boyfriend Rick Salomon, later released as 1 Night in Paris, was leaked to the public. Released only three weeks before the premiere of the reality television series The Simple Life, the sex tape became a media sensation.