The Fabulous Life Of Tessa Gräfin von Walderdorff

We take a closer look at the fabulous life of American socialite, real estate broker, model, and fashion writer Tessa Gräfin von Walderdorff.

For those of you who have an eye for fashion and an affinity for the finer things in life, there have been many socialites come and go over the years.

Tessa Gräfin Von Walderdorff is an American socialite, real estate broker, model, and fashion writer who has dabbled in action and DJ’ing over the years. Yes, she really is a woman of many talents and she also happens to be a woman with fans from all over the globe.

She also happens to have nobility in her blood as, by birth, she is a member of the noble German Walderdorff family. As if she wasn’t prestigious enough, by marriage she is also a member of the Hilton family through her marriage to Barron Nicholas Hilton II.

Here’s more about this socialite and fashion icon.

Early Life

Tessa Gräfin von Walderdorff was born on the 20th of February, 1994 in New York City. Her father is an artist and photographer, whereas her mother is an artist. On her father’s side, she is of German heritage, and on her mother’s side, she is of German-Swiss, Danish, and French heritage.

Interestingly, as she grew up, she spoke French as her first language, before becoming fluent in both English and Dutch.

She spent much of her childhood in an 18th-century castle known as Schloss Höfling, located close to Bavaria which was being leased to her parents.

Growing Up And Career

As she grew older, Tessa Gräfin von Walderdorff had a keen eye for fashion, not to mention the fact that she was a very smart young woman, and very talented.

During New York Fashion Week, Tessa began work as a production assistant to Holly Li Productions in 2012 and 2013, as well as working as an intern for Donna Karan.

Interestingly, since 2014, Tessa Gräfin von Walderdorff has worked as an intern at Laird+ Productions, which is a subsidiary of MDC Partners.

As well as interning, she has also tried her hand at acting, debuting in the 2017 short film Rosewood: The Best Version of Yourself. She also has a keen ear for music and inspired by her classic piano lessons as a child, and her love of German music, she became a part-time disc jockey and produced her own music.

The Personal Life Of Tessa Gräfin von Walderdorff

Just because she was born into wealth, that did not mean that she rested on her laurels and had an easy life as she also got her real estate licence and works as a salesperson for Hilton and Hyland, which is a real estate company owned by her father-in-law Richard Hilton, and Jeffrey Hyland.

Tessa Gräfin von Walderdorff met Barron Hilton II at a restaurant in 2016. Barron is the younger brother of Nicky Hilton Rothschild and Paris Hilton. The two hit it off right away and started dating shortly afterwards. A year later, while taking a romantic stroll around Central Park, Hilton proposed to Tessa, and she of course accepted and in 2018 they were married.

Tessa Gräfin von Walderdorff’s Children

In March of 2020, Milou Alizée Hilton was born to Baron Hilton and Tessa. When it came time to choose the name of their first daughter, the couple went for the sentimental route by naming her after the spot in St. Barths where they first met, Pointe Milou. They went into additional detail about it in an interview, saying: ‘Her middle name, Alizée, means “trade winds” in French. The winds of the island are what brought us together and then a few years later, it is what brought us Milou. She is a gift from the island.’

In spite of their combined popularity, the couple enjoyed a rather private life while they were expecting their first child together. The pair then made the unexpected announcement in February of 2022 that they were going to be parents once more. It came as a shock to both of them, and they shared their thoughts as follows: “It wasn’t planned, but we’ve realized that the best things in life never are.” In a surprising, and rather old-school move, they also said: “We have decided to wait until the baby’s birth to discover the gender.”