She achieved massive fame for her performance on The Simple Life and was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Breakout Performance for House of Wax in 2005. She signed with Donald Trump's modeling agency, T Management, at age 19.
She was raised Catholic and skyrocketed to fame after her sex tape was released in 2003.
As a hotel heiress and socialite, she won the Guinness World Record for Most Overrated Celebrity in 2007. In 2009, she was awarded a F.A.M.E. award for Favorite Celebrity Sex Tape.
She starred with Nicole Richie on The Simple Life in 2003.