Alluring Celebutante. Kimberly Noel "Kim" Kardashian (born October 21, 1980) is an American celebutante, socialite, model, actress, apparel retailer, and television personality. She is perhaps best known for her social life, sex tape scandal, feud with radio personality Ana Kasparian, and her role on the E! reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. In 2007, a pornographic home video she had made with then-boyfriend, R&B singer Ray J, was leaked. Vivid Entertainment was the distribution company against which Kardashian pursued legal action for ownership of the tape. Kardashian later dropped the suit and settled with Vivid Entertainment for US $5 million.