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Heather Mills (born 12.1.1968) Heather Mills is the ex-wife of Sir Paul McCartney (a former member of The Beatles). Heather is also known for her modelling work and charity work for various causes, including animal rights and help for amputees.
Childhood: Heather Mills was born in Aldershot, England. Her father, John Mills, was a British paratrooper and her mother, Beatrice Mary Finlay was the daughter of a British Army colonel. The family moved to Tyne and Wear after Heather was born.
Heather's childhood is reported not to have been a happy one. Aged eight, she claims to have been sexually assaulted by a lifeguard at a local swimming pool. She also claims that her father was violent towards Beatrice, though he has always denied this.
Beatrice left the family home when Heather was nine years old. Heather and her brother and sister (Shane and Fiona) were left in their father's care until he was convicted of fraud and jailed. Heather moved to London to be with her mother and her partner (the actor Charles Stapley). However, Heather was unhappy here and ran away to join a funfair. She ended up sleeping rough at Waterloo Station and was put on probation for stealing from the jeweller's shop at which she worked after school. Heather was eventually reunited with her mother in 1989, shortly before her mother passed away.
Modelling: In 1986, Heather set up a modeling agency as well as undertaking modeling assignments herself. She took part in a shoot for Die Freuden der Liebe (The Joys of Love), a German sex manual. The manual would later be the subject of a tabloid scandal during her protracted divorce with Sir Paul McCartney. Allegations were also made by a former friend, Denise Hewitt that they were both high-class prostitutes, working in London together for a number of wealthy men. Mills has denied these allegations.
Charity Work: Heather went to Croatia in 1992 to work as a ski instructor. When the war broke out, she set up a refugee centre and helped a number of people to escape. She also undertook modeling assignments to pay for trips to Croatia, delivering donations to the needy.
In August 1993, Heather Mills was hit by a police motorcycle, which was traveling to an emergency. Heather suffered crushed ribs and a punctured lung, as well as the loss of her left leg, below the knee. The lower half of the leg was amputated and she was awarded £200,000 in damages from the police. Heather famously removed her prosthetic limb during a talk show with American host Larry King.
Heather Mills set up the Heather Mills Health Trust, which delivers prosthetic limbs to patients who have undergone amputations, having stepped on landmines. She used money that she earned selling her stories to tabloid newspapers to set up the trust. The trust collects unwanted prosthetics from the developed world and sends them to poorer countries. The first shipment was made to Zagreb in 1994, 14 months after her accident. She wrote a book about the experience, entitled Out On A Limb.
Personal Life: In 1989, Heather Mills married Alfie Karmal, a catering company manager. They were divorced two years later.
She became engaged to Chris Terrill, a documentary maker in 1999. However, the relationship ended five days prior to the wedding date. Heather claimed that she called the wedding off because Terrill was an MI6 agent. She also claimed that he was gay. Both allegations proved to be false.
In April 1999, Heather Mills met Sir Paul McCartney at a charity event. McCartney donated £150,000 to her charity. Two years later, McCartney proposed to Heather. His first wife, Linda McCartney had died of breast cancer four years earlier. In October 2003, Heather gave birth to their first child together, Beatrice Milly McCartney.
In 2006, the pair announced their separation and lengthy, acrimonious divorce proceedings continued until 2008. The British tabloids made much of the divorce, often portraying Mills as a gold-digger and a liar. In March 2008, Heather Mills was awarded £24.3 million, as well as £35,000 per year for their daughter's maintenance. Although the judge noted Mill's charitable work and described her as 'kindly', he also stated that her evidence was 'inconsistent and inaccurate.' At one point in the hearing, Heather poured a jug of water over Sir Paul McCartney's solicitor, Fiona Shackleton.
Heather Mills says she had to teach her and Sir Paul McCartney's daughter Beatrice to play the saxophone because the Beatles legend ''can't read music''.
Although Paul, 73, is one of the most revered musicians of all time, Heather - his former wife - says that she was responsible for showing Beatrice, who was born in 2003, how to play the instrument.
She told The Guardian: ''I think she's got the best of both of us, we're both very musical. I taught her the saxophone, because her father can't read music so I do all the music teaching, and I'm good with languages. She's a brilliant poet so obviously gets that from him, but I think she's got the best of both of us.''
Continue reading: Heather Mills: 'Paul McCartney Can't Read Music'
Heather Mills has ''no interest'' in embarking on a relationship but would accept an ''amazing'' person into her life.
Heather Mills has ''no interest'' in embarking on a relationship.
The 47-year-old activist - who has 11-year-old daughter Beatrice with ex-husband Sir Paul McCartney - would happily welcome an ''amazing'' person into her life, but she won't be going out and looking for love as she is content on her own and looking after her child.
Asked if she is looking for love, she said: ''No, my daughter is my priority.
Continue reading: Heather Mills Isn't Looking For Love
Heather Mills likes to get in touch with ''nature'' when she goes on holiday and she loves nothing more than going away in a caravan with her daughter Beatrice.
Heather Mills loves caravan holidays with her daughter.
The 47-year-old activist enjoys getting in touch with ''nature'' when she has a break from her vegan food businesses and charity work and every year she takes her 11-year-old daughter Beatrice - her child with ex-husband Sir Paul McCartney - away in a mobile home around scenic spots in Europe.
Heather exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''I get my campervan out jump in there with my daughter we go round Croatia, all around Italy. We just park it up anywhere and jump in the lake, do a bit of cooking and get out every day, living the rucksack life. It's brilliant, it puts your feet back on the ground, puts you back in nature.''
Continue reading: Heather Mills Loves Caravan Holidays With Her Daughter
Heather Mills has opened up on why she decided to convert to veganism and says she overhauled her diet to stop her from having more operations on her amputated left leg.
Heather Mills became a vegan to save her leg.
The 47-year-old activist had to have her left leg amputated below the knee in 1993 after she was hit by a police motorcycle and after more operations on her limb, which further shortened it, she decided to ditch her conventional diet and go meat and dairy free.
Heather was inspired to make her radical switch after receiving advice from a friend, who told her to try to heal her leg by changing her diet.
Continue reading: Heather Mills Went Vegan To Save Her Leg
Entrepreneur Heather Mills has revealed how her 11-year-old daughter inspired her to become a record breaker.
Heather Mills has become the fastest disabled female skier in history.
The 47-year-old entrepreneur - who lost the lower half of her left leg after a collision with a police motorcycle in 1993 - set the new world record last week when she sped down the slopes of Vars in France at a speed of 103.6mph.
Heather - who was married to Sir Paul McCartney from 2002 until 2008 - was inspired by a small heart-shaped pebble given to her by their 11-year-old daughter Beatrice, telling HELLO! magazine: ''She found it on one holiday in Long Island and she gave it to me as a charm to keep me safe. I never go anywhere without it.''
Continue reading: Heather Mills Reveals Her Daughter Inspired Record-breaking Feat
Heather Mills has launched a stinging attack on Sir Paul McCartney, claiming her ex-husband is no longer relevant.
The 47-year-old charity campaigner launched a stinging attack on her ex-husband - who collaborated with the stars on 'FourFiveSeconds' and insisted people are not interested in him because the Beatles legend isn't relevant anymore.
After initially claiming it was ''boring'' to talk about Paul - who she divorced in 2006 after four years of marriage - Heather was pressed on the matter because ''people are interested'', and she replied: ''They're not [interested]. That's the thing. If I go down the street, all I get is kids coming up to me. Half of them don't even know who he is. That's why he's got to do songs with Rihanna and Kanye West, so people remember [who he is].''
Continue reading: Heather Mills Slams Paul McCartney
Heather Mills Has Upset Fans Of Her Ex-husband Paul Mccartney By Suggesting He's An Irrelevant Has-been Who Has To Work With Rihanna And Kanye West To Have Hits.
The former Beatles star's former wife was a guest on Ireland's The Late Late Show on Saturday (14Mar15) when she took aim at the rocker after host Ryan Tubridy took issue as she attempted to avoid talking about her ex.
After Mills insisted people were not interested in MCCartney, Tubridy said, "I think people are more interested than you allow for", prompting the reality TV star-turned-alpine skiier to attempt to correct him.
She explained, "When I go down the street, I get kids coming up to me... (and) half of them don't even know who he (MCCartney) is. That's why he has to do songs with Rihanna and Kanye West, so people remember.
Continue reading: Heather Mills: 'Paul Mccartney Is Irrelevant To Today's Youngsters'
The former model, who is now pursuing a career as a competitive skier, hurt herself during training and suffered complications including acid reflux and bowel problems, prompting her to alter her eating habits.
She tells Mythrivemag.com, "I probably eat the best I have in twenty-five years. Being a vegan, I have always eaten pretty well, but since getting a hiatus hernia from dead-lifting 125 kilos, I have to eat non-acid-causing foods. Due to the hernia, I have secret acid reflux and a lower esophageal sphincter that no longer works."
Continue reading: Heather Mills Reveals Hernia Scare
Heather Mills says her marriage to Sir Paul McCartney failed because he was ''too insecure'' to cope with a ''strong woman''.
Heather Mills believes her marriage to Sir Paul McCartney failed because he didn't want a ''strong woman''.
The 47-year-old model married the Beatles legend - with whom she has 11-year-old daughter Beatrice - in 2002 but they separated four years later and she has hinted he was too ''insecure'' to cope with her forthright ways.
Asked why she thinks their marriage went wrong, Heather - who has been single since splitting from holiday rep Jamie Walker two years ago - said: ''I say what I think. If I think something is wrong I'll say it. If I wasn't that type of person we'd still be married now.
Continue reading: Heather Mills 'too Strong' For Paul McCartney
Heather Mills, the ex-wife of Sir Paul McCartney, says she thinks she is ''very sexy''.
Heather Mills thinks she is ''very sexy''.
The 47-year-old activist, who was married to Sir Paul McCartney from 2002 until 2008, says she's very happy with her appearance and thinks the amputation of her left leg below the knee in 1993 has not affected her sex appeal.
Asking whether losing her leg has made her feel less attractive, she replied: ''Not for a minute. I think I am very sexy. I'm very confident as a woman and there isn't a part of my body I'm not happy with.
Continue reading: Heather Mills Feels 'very Sexy'
Heather Mills rory Freedman author of Skinny Bitch a best seller with heather mills at the farm Sanctuary Gala in Ny
Date of birth
12th January, 1968
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