• Heather McCartney is the step-daughter of Sir Paul McCartney
• She is a potter and artist
• She has a background in design and pottery
• She is an animal lover and animal rights activist
• She has made contributions to various music projects, including photography and backing vocals
Heather McCartney is an American-British artist and potter, but who is perhaps best known for being the step-daughter of the successful English musician, Sir Paul McCartney.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Heather Louise McCartney is a native of Tucson, Arizona, who was born under the Capricorn zodiac sign on 31 December 1962, which makes her 60 years old as of 2023. She is the daughter of the late musician, photographer, and animal rights activist Linda Eastman (also known as Linda McCartney) and the late geologist, Joseph Melville See. Her parents separated when she was one and a half years old and Linda went on to marry the English singer-songwriter, Sir Paul McCartney in late 1969; Heather was officially adopted by Sir Paul when she was six years old. She is the oldest half-sister of Mary Anna McCartney, who is a documentary filmmaker, photographer, and cookbook author, Stella Nina McCartney, who is a fashion designer, Beatrice McCartney, and James Louis McCartney, who is a singer-songwriter.
When Heather’s parents noticed that she was interested in art, they took her to study printing at the Photographers’ Workshop, situated in Covent Garden in London. While she was there, she scooped the White Printer and Young Black of the Year Awards for her photo, “Waterfall.” She later joined college to study design and pottery.
It’s reported that Heather led a troubled childhood; she was unsuccessful academically and was isolated among her peers, then took up several menial jobs, despite her family’s massive wealth. She also suffered from depression and an emotional crisis in her twenties, which saw her put in a psychiatric clinic in England. Her biological father, who filmed, photographed and wrote books about indigenous tribes around the world. came to her aid and took her on a field study to spend time with the Tarahumara and Huichol tribes of Central America. She regained her sanity, and eventually relocated to Arizona, where she lived with Melville, and later returned to England to begin her career.
Facts and Hobbies
Heather is keen on her diet and is a vegetarian, just like the rest of her half-siblings and parents.
She is also an animal lover who is an avid animal rights activist.
Her biological father shot himself dead on 19 March 2000, at his home in Tucson, Arizona.
Heather’s grandmother, Louise Sara Eastman died in 1962 in the American Airlines Flight 1 crash in Queens, New York.
Heather briefly worked as a potter when she relocated to Arizona. In 1999, she unveiled her Heather McCartney Houseware Collection, in Atlanta, Georgia. The collection included bathroom and kitchen items, rugs and clocks, their designs inspired by the ancient Mexican civilization’s art that she had picked up from Tarahumara and Huichol.
Heather began singing as a child, and helped her adoptive father Paul and mother Linda with backing vocals on their album “Ram” in 1971, shortly after Paul exited The Beatles band, providing vocals to the song “Monkberry Moon Delight.” Much later in the mid-‘90s, she provided backing vocals in the song “S.M.A.” in her adoptive father’s album “Oobu Joobu Part 10.” In 1995, Paul and the Japanese singer-songwriter and multimedia artist Yoko Ono sang the song “Hiroshima, Sky Is Always Blue”, and Heather and her half-siblings played the percussion and also provided backing vocals.
Heather was credited for the photography in the album “Bolt of Apollo” by the Tucson-based psychedelic rock band Black Sun Ensemble. She also provided the photography design on the rock band Spacehog’s album “The Chinese Album” in 1998. She later provided backing vocals in her stepfather’s sixteenth studio album, “New.”
Heather is possibly single as of 2023. She leads a very private personal life and avoids making public appearances. Moreover, she seems to be inactive on social media, which makes it very hard to know more about her personal life. Heather is unmarried, and doesn’t have children.
Heather’s parents, Linda and Melville were college sweethearts who began dating when they were attending the University of Arizona. They walked the aisle in 1962, but the duo began facing complications in their marriage and divorced in June 1965 citing irreconcilable differences. Linda began dating Paul shortly after her divorce, and tied the knot in a small civil wedding ceremony in Marylebone, London, in March 1969. Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995 and her condition worsened when it spread to her liver. Sadly, she succumbed to cancer in 1998 at the McCartney family ranch. After Linda’s death, Paul began dating the former English businesswoman, activist and model, Heather Mills. They exchanged vows in 2002 but parted ways in 2008. Thereafter he married the American businesswoman, Nancy Shevell.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Heather is of Caucasian ethnicity, and has a set of blue eyes and long blonde hair. She weighs approximately 135lbs (61kgs) and is 5ft 6ft (1.68m) tall, with vital statistics of 35-25-33.
Heather comes from a wealthy family and has accumulated a good sum from her pottery career. Her net worth is approximately $5 million as of 2023. Her mother was worth around $10 million at the time of her passing, and her step-father Paul is worth a whopping $1.5 billion.
Paul & Heather McCartney, 1970. Photo by Linda McCartney. pic.twitter.com/UoD40AmYV5
— Classic Rock In Pics (@crockpics) August 15, 2021
Who Is Heather McCartney’s Step Father, Paul McCartney? Brief Biography
Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE was born on 18 June 1942, in Liverpool, England, and is 80 years old as of early 2023. He is the son of Mary Patricia who was a nurse, and James McCartney who was a World War II volunteer firefighter and jazz player; Paul was raised alongside his younger brother Peter Michael McCartney, and half-sister Ruth. As a teenager, Paul taught himself how to play the guitar and piano, and began his musical career in 1957 when he joined the rock ‘n’ roll band The Quarrymen, which later changed its name to The Beatles. He achieved worldwide fame for partnering with the late legendary composer and performer, John Lennon, with whom he wrote songs and sang for the band. Paul is widely known for his versatile tenor vocal range, tuneful approach to bass-playing, and musical eclecticism. He wrote and sang many hit songs such as “And I Love Her,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and “Yesterday,” among others.
After the disbandment of The Beatles, Paul began pursuing a solo career, and released his first album “McCartney” in 1970. He later formed the band Wings (also called Paul McCartney and Wings) together with his wife Linda, and the English musician, Denny Laine. The band was very successful in the ‘70s and released many UK/US number-one hits such as “Band on the Run,” “My Love,” “Silly Love Songs,” “Listen to What the Man Said,” and many more. He resumed his solo career in the ‘80s and has released around 26 studio albums, 37 video albums, nine live albums, and four compilation albums. He was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame twice, won an Academy Award, 18 Grammy Awards, and many other distinctions, and is one of the wealthiest singers in the world.