US reality TV star Kim Kardashian will attend Vienna's opulent Opera Ball next month, her host -- an ageing Austrian entrepreneur who makes headlines every year for inviting buxom starlets -- announced Monday.

Kardashian will join the ranks of Sophia Loren, Faye Dunaway and more recently Paris Hilton and Baywatch babes Pamela Anderson and Carmen Electra, as guests of the 81-year-old Richard Lugner, himself the star of a mediocre Austrian reality TV show.

Media reports said rapper Kanye West's fiancee could be paid 250,000 euros ($342,000) for her brief appearance at Vienna's society highlight on February 27.

The 33-year-old was made famous by the US reality TV series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," chronicling the lives of her and her family in Los Angeles.