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Name: Alexandria Caroline Hilfiger                                                     
Born: 26 February 1985                                                                 
Alexandria Caroline "Ally" Hilfiger (born February 26, 1985, New York City) is         
an American heiress, socialite, model, artist, film and television producer and       
former reality show star.                                                             
Hilfiger is the daughter of Tommy Hilfiger. She split her childhood between           
Greenwich, Connecticut, where she attended Convent of the Sacred Heart (although       
she spent one year attending The Eagle Hill School), and Manhattan, where she         
attended the Professional Children's School. Hilfiger disliked the school             
because, unlike her "single-minded" peers, she excelled in more than one               
creative area.                                                                         
At age thirteen, she performed on Broadway in Abby's Song. At age seventeen, she       
produced the World War II film, Proud.                                                 
In 2003, she starred with then-best friend Jaime Gleicher in MTV's reality show       
Rich Girls, which the two co-produced. Despite being named as the "precursor" to       
popular reality series such as The Simple Life and, in turn, Laguna Beach and         
The Hills, and being a ratings hit itself, the show only aired for one season.         
The series was perhaps shortened because of Hilfiger's reluctance to film             
another series, as it made her feel isolated and "really really alone". It             
appears she continued to film because she didn't want to disappoint her less-famous   
co-star Jaime Gleicher.                                                               
In the aftermath of the show, Hilfiger went to rehab[3] and she and Gleicher are       
no longer friends. Hilfiger has said since making the show that "If                   
anyone asks me to drop my name to get them in someplace — no. I still work on       
picking those people out of my life."                                                 
She is currently attending the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City         
and running her own vintage-accessories business, according to a 2006 British         
Vogue article on fashion designers' children.                                         
Ally has been helping her father design clothes from a young age, at one               
point designing clothes for his H by Hilfiger brand. Her father also gave her         
the opportunity to help design a Hilfiger store in Westchester, New York.             
A film of Hilfiger's recent art was exhibited in the Chelsea Art Museum in             
January 2008, a project she has been working on with her painting partner Izzie       
Gold. Hilfiger is fiercely proud of this achievement, and stated that "it's           
really representative of our generation right now ... Basically the new               
generation of creative people, you're multitalented, and you use your talents         
and creativity in every aspect."