You know you’ve made it big in Hollywood when you have a sex tape scandal to your name…

It doesn’t matter if you sign away the rights for big bucks or if the video is “accidentally” leaked – once it’s in the public domain, you’re considered a whole new kind of star (the x-rated one, that is)

Any publicity is good publicity – right?

Take a look at the compilation of 10 female celebs who’ve starred as leading ladies in sex-tape scandals…

Above: Paris Hilton

The Hotel Heiress shot to fame in her 2003 home-made video ‘1 night in Paris’ with ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon.

Previously a little known spoilt socialite, the tape kick-started Paris’s career as a businesswoman, reality TV star, actress, producer, fashion designer, DJ, singer, model and even author.

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Paris claims that she did not receive a cent for the tape and claims that the cash it’s generated is “dirty money that should be given to some charity for the sexually abused or something.”