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When you hear the name Hilton, what immediately comes to mind? No, not the hotels…Let’s admit it, it’s a tacky blonde Beverly Hills girl and her celebrity chihuahua, Tinkerbell. We often mock Paris Hilton and see her as the shameful duckling of the prestigious family but, even though it may seem absurd, the girl clad in pink follows the steps of many of her ancestors. The family legend began with Conrad Hilton who founded the hotel empire in the 1920s and inaugurated the tribe’s first encounter with gossip when he married the extravagant actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor, in 1942. Even though the couple divorced four years later, Conrad Hilton inherited her taste for bling. His eldest son, Nicky, after a brief affair with his stepmother, married Elizabeth Taylor, in 1950 - another union with show-business - whom he strongly physically abused while he heavily drank and consumed drugs. Thus, it is to his younger son, the tranquil Barron, that he decided to pass the company’s reins on. When Barron’s son, Richard married a sitcom actress, Kate who gave birth to Paris, the story repeated itself again and the Hilton family was back under the spotlights thanks to a sex tape, reality television shows and well-picked marketing. But what if behind the bling Barbie resided a true entrepreneur? The serious Barron Hilton believes Paris is ‘the ultimate businessman of the family. She’s found her product and she knows how to sell it. Exactly like Conrad.’ She indeed found her product: business of the self…

Conrad Hilton Jr and Liz Taylor, 1951
Conrad Hilton Jr and Liz Taylor, 1951
Conrad and Barron Hilton, 1968
Conrad and Barron Hilton, 1968
Conrad Hilton and Liz Taylor, 1951
Conrad Hilton and Liz Taylor, 1951
Conrad Hilton II and family
Conrad Hilton II and family
Conrad Hilton Jr and Liz Taylor
Conrad Hilton Jr and Liz Taylor
Conrad Hilton Jr and Liz Taylor
Conrad Hilton Jr and Liz Taylor
Conrad Hilton with Cardinal Spellman, 1954
Conrad Hilton with Cardinal Spellman, 1954
Conrad Hilton with models
Conrad Hilton with models
Conrad Hilton with Queen Nazli, 1955
Conrad Hilton with Queen Nazli, 1955
Conrad Hilton with sons, Conrad Nicholas Jr and Barron
Conrad Hilton with sons, Conrad Nicholas Jr and Barron
Conrad N. Hilton and his wife, Zsa Zsa Gabor
Conrad N. Hilton and his wife, Zsa Zsa Gabor
Conrad N. Hilton with Ann Miller
Conrad N. Hilton with Ann Miller
Conrad N. Hilton
Conrad N. Hilton
Conrad N. Hilton
Conrad N. Hilton
Conrad N.Hilton with Ann Miller
Conrad N.Hilton with Ann Miller
Conrad N.Hilton with checks
Conrad N.Hilton with checks
Conrad N.Hilton with Liz Taylor and Conrad Hilton Jr.
Conrad N.Hilton with Liz Taylor and Conrad Hilton Jr.
Kathy Hilton
Kathy Hilton
Liz Taylor and Conrad Hilton Jr.
Liz Taylor and Conrad Hilton Jr.
Liz Taylor and Conrad Hilton Jr, 1950
Liz Taylor and Conrad Hilton Jr, 1950
Nicky and Paris Hilton
Nicky and Paris Hilton
Nicky Hilton by David La Chapelle
Nicky Hilton by David La Chapelle
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton by David La Chapelle, 2004
Paris Hilton by David La Chapelle, 2004
Paris Hilton with Josh Hernderson
Paris Hilton with Josh Hernderson
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton
The Hilton's Family Swim
The Hilton's Family Swim
Young Paris Hilton
Young Paris Hilton
Zsa Zsa Gabor with daughter Constance Francesca Hilton
Zsa Zsa Gabor with daughter Constance Francesca Hilton
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Zsa Zsa Gabor
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