In fact, the only child from hotel magnate Conrad Hilton’s marriages to iconic actress Gabor sometimes stays in an L.A. flophouse or, when she can’t pay her weekly rent, in a beat-up Toyota, RadarOnline has learned exclusively.
“I live with murderers!” Hilton confesses to Radar.
The dingy motel — home to the most down-and-out residents of Beverly Hills — is in the shadow of a high-rise Hilton, but its luxury is off limits to the hotel chain founder’s 67-year-old daughter.
Hilton’s new life is a far cry from her days as a youngster when she traveled the world with her actress-socialite mother. Now her meager social security check barely covers her minimum expenses.
While Hilton barely scrapes by, the 97-year-old star clings to life after years of serious health problems that have left her bedridden. Hilton is allowed a weekly one-hour visit to her mother’s bedside in her palatial hilltop Bel Air mansion.
Gabor’s daughter often struggles with the huge difference in the lives of the Hiltons who have and those who have not. While magazines show photos of Paris Hilton — and her new $5 million penthouse — her Aunt Francesca is worried about getting her next meal.
“They’re pole dancers and porn stars,” she complains to Radar of the younger generation of Hilton relatives — the offspring of her older brother, Barron Hilton.
She also reveals that the prosperous Hiltons didn’t invite her for Thanksgiving dinner this year. Instead, Gabor’s daughter spent the day worrying about her landlord’s threats to evict her unless she quickly came up with a few hundred dollars in back rent.
But Gabor’s husband of 28 years, Prinz Frederic von Anhalt, scoffed when Radar questioned him about his step-daughter’s plight. “Why don’t the Hiltons help her and avoid the embarrassment?” von Anhalt asks. He explains he’s not responsible because his hands are tied due to a court-ordered conservatorship that controls Gabor’s money — the result of a long and bitter legal fight with the actress’s daughter.
Hilton has another theory. “My mother wanted to be a princess, so she married an evil queen,” she snipes, referring to von Anhalt. She is so angry with von Anhalt, a native German, that she vows to get deported.
“What’s he going to do? Sue me?” laughs Hilton. “Good! Come sue me, honey.”
A probate court fight with her stepfather appears certain after Gabor passes. Von Anhalt will have to move out of the mansion upon his wife’s death under terms of a sale that allows Gabor to live out her final days there.
While Hilton currently receives no money from her mother’s dwindling estate before her death, a judge awarded Gabor’s husband a $100,000 advance on his inheritance, according to court papers obtained by Radar.
Instead of cash, Francesca often survives on the compassion and charity from some kinds hearts in Beverly Hills. A Rodeo Drive hairstylist, whose clients include Jennifer Lopez and a Kardashian, barely charged Francesca for several hours of hair cutting and coloring recently. “Dah-ling!” Hilton, doing an imitation of her mother’s famous greeting, joked to Radar at the salon recently.
And though Hilton has no official pull with the hotel corporation that bears her last name, employees at the Beverly Hilton take pains to treat her with respect as the daughter of the chain’s legendary founder. During the day, she can often be found holding court at the poolside bar, talking to tourist who are impressed to meet the offspring of old Hollywood royalty.
But, in the evening, Hilton must leave the swank resort to spend another long night in her aging SUV or at the cheap motel she often can’t afford.