20 Lost Kim Kardashian Pop Culture Moments

From 'CSI' to cupcake mix, the lesser-known exploits of a ubiquitous star

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'The Simple Life'

Long before she was the most famous reality star in America, let alone someone people were Keeping Up with at all, Kim was a bit player on a series led by a completely different reality-show dynasty. In 2006, a year after her sister Kourtney's reality show debut (Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive) and a year before the famous sex tape, Kim began popping up on her then-BFF Paris Hilton's series The Simple Life. Kim played only a minor role, mostly assisting the bossy star of the show, but it set the stage for a long career in front of the camera.