Daughter of Richard Hilton and Kathy Richards, Nicky Hilton has three brothers: Paris Hilton, Barron Hilton II and Conrad Hilton III. She graduated at the “Convent of the Sacred Heart” in New York and attended the “Fashion Institute of Technology” and “Parsons School of Design”, but without graduating. Her name, “Nicholai / Nicky”, is derived from that of the great-uncle Conrad Hilton Jr., nicknamed “Nicky”, one of Elizabeth Taylor’s husbands, who died in 1969.
Nicky Hilton has begun to take her first steps in fashion as a model, walking for 2BFree, L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, Just Cavalli, etc, and from 2004 she started to work as a fashion designer. In 2005, she, along with model and actress Kimberly Stewart, was testimonial of the line of underwear for Australian label Antz Pantz. As a model has also participated in the catalog of Frederick’s of Hollywood.
In 2003 she was one of the stars of the magazine calendar For Him Magazine Bacardi & FHM in 2003, and the same magazine has dedicated the cover of the March 2002 and, in the German edition, in May 2003. In her modeling career she has been protagonist of several revised dedicated services and covers (FHM, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Maxim, stuff, Marie Claire, and others).
In 2004 she launched in the US a clothing line called CHICK by Nicky Hilton and has also worked with Samantha Thavasa for creating bags and with Claire’s accessories chain to create necklaces, earrings and rings. In 2007 she launched a second clothing line, for the fashion Spring / Summer 2008, called Nichola.
Nicky Hilton also debuted as an actress in 2006 in the film for home video National Lampoon’s Pledge This!, which also starred her sister Paris Hilton, but had previously made a cameo (playing herself) in the movie Pauly Shore Is Dead.
Nicky Hilton and her sister Paris Hilton announced in 2006 their intention to create a cartoon about their lives. Beyond that, the Hilton opened in Miami Beach’s first Nicky O Hotel: a mix of hotel / luxury apartments. A second hotel, which was opened in Chicago in the spring of 2007, has been delayed leading the trading partners to report Nicky Hilton.
On 15 August 2004 Nicky Hilton married her childhood friend and businessman Todd Andrew Meister in Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The marriage was canceled three months later, on November 9, with Hilton and Meister who explained that they had just married on a whim. On August 12, 2014 Nicky Hilton is engaged to James Rothschild, the son of Amschel Rothschild. The couple were married July 10, 2015 at Kensington Palace. On July 8, 2016 was born the eldest daughter Lily Grace Victoria Rothschild.