Hang on, she's not a movie star! Paris Hilton enjoys being mobbed by fans in Cannes (despite having only reality shows to her name)


By Linda Massarella

The crowd in Cannes, obviously eager to throw some adoration on someone, thronged non-actress Paris Hilton as she finished an interview on a French television show last night.

Hilton, who's only claim to fame was a short-lived reality cable show with friend Nicole Richie and her own titular show, clearly basked in the attention as she posed in a sheer, mermaid-style beige gown and signed autographs outside the Canal + television studios.

Lapping it up: Paris Hilton signs autographs outside 'Le Grand Journal' TV show at the Cannes Film Festival

The 33-year-old hotel heiress arrived to the French port earlier in the day with a smile as wide as her brimmed hat to attend the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival.

She showed no signs of jet lag or fatigue after the 11-hour flight from Los Angeles.

Indeed, she looked positively perky in an eye-catching spaghetti-strapped colourful shirt, black tights and fashionable black pumps.

Back on form: Paris Hilton lands in Nice for Cannes Film Festival after wild partying with Lindsay Lohan

She seemed in high spirits about her trip, tweeting to her seven million online followers: 'Just landed in Nice! So excited to rock Cannes! #YES!

The hotel heiress obviously got some shut eye while on the plane, because just hours before boarding her outbound flight, she had been partying so hard with pals that police were called.

Breezing into France: Paris wears a colourful shirt to match her red lipstick

The wild activities started Friday evening when Paris, old friend Lindsay Lohan, oil heir Brandon Davis and dozens of other young socialites attended a house party in the Hollywood Hills.

There was such noise and ruckus, that neighbours complained.

Police arrived early yesterday morning to order everyone home.

'YES, IT IS ME!' Paris Hilton waves hello to waiting photographers at the Nice airport

Hilton, wearing dark glasses and a cap, was seen leaving the property with Davis.

Upon arriving in Nice, the reality TV star was greeted by a throng of photographers, eager to snap guests arriving to the prestigious film festival, which runs until May 27.

The reality TV star was only too happy to obliged photographers with a smile and a pose.

Snap happy: Paris crouches near a baby at Nice airport, he doesn't too too happy to be near her to be fair

Sunglasses at dawn: Paris, Barron Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Brandon Davis partied at a house in the Hollywood Hills until 7am - with police called after neighbours filed a noise complaint