Full name: Kimberley Noel Kardashian
DOB: October 21, 1980
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
Occupation: Reality TV star, businesswoman
Kim is a socialite, TV personality, and the biggest reality-TV star of all time
In 2006, she was awarded $5m in court after Vivid Entertainment leaked a sex-tape of her and R’n’B singer Ray J.
She’s shorter than you’d think: 5ft 2in.
We still don’t fully understand exactly how Kim Kardashian came to be famous – we get that there was the sex-tape, and all those reality TV shows, and she’s got her fashion label and so on, but those things all seem to come after she was famous. It’s one of the world’s all-time great mysteries, but to be honest, we’re just happy that she’s here at all: our days now just don’t feel complete unless we see at least one pic that she’s tweeted of herself looking improbably curvaceous in a bikini on some high-rollers’ beach.
She’s been embroiled in her fair share of controversies over the years – the aforementioned rudey-vid, her publicity-stunt marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries – but now seems to be settling down with Kanye West and her first child. But please, we beg of you: keep tweetin’ those pics, Kim. Don’t make us go cold turkey...