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, in which she starred alongside her long-time friend Nicole Richie, the sex tape became a media sensation.
Depuis, ses frasques sont régulièrement suivies par la presse people, notamment américaine.
In 2004, Hilton released her book Confessions of an Heiress, which became a New York Times Best Seller.
She later played a supporting role in the horror film House of Wax (2005). Luke, Fernando Garibay and Kara Dio Guardi on a pop album.
At this time, the family took up residence in a suite at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, and frequently vacationed at a multimillion-dollar home in the Hamptons.
As East Coast transplants, Hilton and her sister regularly attended society functions, charitable events, fashion shows and A-list parties.