Kim Kardashian: Snapshot

Kim Kardashian
Date of Birth
October 21, 1980
Birth Place
Los Angeles, Calif.
A sex tape (that derriére!) put socialite Kim Kardashian in the spotlight, but it was the self-described princess' savvy that parlayed her stint in pornography into her own E! reality series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

The daughter of O.J. Simpson defense attorney, the late Robert Kardashian, L.A.-bred Kardashian first made her mark in Hollywood as stylist to stars like Brandy and Lindsay Lohan and now owns the Calabasas, Calif. boutique, Dash, with her sisters Kourtney and Khloé.

The bodacious babe, who dated New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush for years, eventually found love again with NBA player Kris Humphries. Kardashian was the epitome of a princess bride at her fairy tale wedding to Humphries in August 2011 – only to file for divorce 72 days later. Following their split, Kardashian moved on with rapper and longtime friend Kanye West, with whom she welcomed daughter North in June 2013 and wed in a lavish ceremony in Florence on May 24, 2014.

Kim Kardashian: Five Fun Facts

  1. Kim Kardashian's first boyfriend was Tito Jackson's son T.J. of the boy band 3T. "We became extra close when my mom passed away," T.J. told PEOPLE in 1995. "She dropped everything to be with me."
  2. Deep-fried Oreos are among Kim Kardashian's splurges. "If I like a food, I'll eat it, even if I know it's not good for me," she told PEOPLE.
  3. In Fall Out Boy's music video "Thnks fr th Mmrs," Kim Kardashian canoodled with bassist Pete Wentz – and a monkey!
  4. Kim Kardashian had her 14th birthday party at family friend Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch.
  5. Kim Kardashian is the well-behaved one in her family. "I do not drink alcohol at all. My sisters drink, so when they get a little crazy, I am there to pull them down," she told PEOPLE.

Kim Kardashian: Biography


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September 30

A Tragic Goodbye

Just eight weeks after learning he had esophagus cancer, Kardashian's father, Robert, dies at age 59. Kardashian, 22, speaks at her father's funeral, which she later says is "probably the hardest thing I've ever had to do in life."


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Up Close & Personal

While rumors of a sex tape involving Kardashian and ex-boyfriend Ray J swirl, Kardashian denies any such tape exists. "There is no amount of money that could ever convince me to release any tape, even if I had one," she tells Complex. But the tape eventually surfaces on the Internet, and Kardashian sues Vivid Entertainment to suppress its distribution, saying, "It would humiliate me and ruin my family." By April, Kardashian settles with Vivid to distribute the tape.

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The Family Business

Kardashian gets her own E! reality series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which documents her career and family life, with sisters Khloé and Kourtney, momager Kris, and stepdad Bruce Jenner. "At the heart of this series – despite the cat fights and endless sarcasm – is a family that truly loves and supports one another," says Ryan Seacrest, executive producer of the series.

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Photo Credits

Top Left: Steve Granitz/WireImage

BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Courtesy; Chris Polk/FilmMagic, inset:; Courtesy E!

Edited by Julia Wang

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