Paris Hilton Shares Rare Childhood Photos (and Mom Kathy's '80s Updo Steals the Show)

Bring back the updos

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Paris Hilton never disappoints when it comes to IG posts of her family.

On March 13, the star's mom, Kathy Hilton, celebrated her 65th birthday. In honor of her mother's special day, Paris posted a series of photos on IG, all of them of the socialite and her mom throughout the years. One vintage photo in particular caught our eye (the second slide of the post) of Paris with her mom and sister, Nicky Hilton.

In the photo, the Hilton sisters are children and sitting on either side of Kathy, each dressed in a pale pink dress. Their mom sits between them sporting one of the most fabulous '80s hairstyles we've seen. See the full post down below.

Paired with the slideshow was a lengthy sweet message from Paris. She wrote, "Happy Birthday to the OG Queen, my mom @KathyHilton! Mom, your resilience and compassion have taught me everything I know about navigating life with a smile, a heart full of love and a touch of sparkle...You’ve always been my rock, my inspiration, and the coolest mom anyone could ever wish for On your special day, I just want to say thank you for being you—genuine, loving, and simply irreplaceable..."

Not only is her mom sporting an amazing updo, but she also dons a dress in a dark rosy hue and complimentary gold jewelry. Dare we say Kathy was in her mob wife era?

Great hair seems to run in the Hilton fam. At the start of the month, Hilton posted yet another throwback, but this time it was of her grandmother, Marilyn. The post features black and white shots of her grandma's early life, plus, adorable images of her and Paris. The first photo of Marilyn is her sitting at a dining table in a gown and modeling an old Hollywood glam updo.

Paris's caption revealed that her daughter London's middle name is Marilyn, a sweet tribute to her grandmother.

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