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Heather Mills

Activist and Media Personality Heather Mills
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Profession: Activist and Media Personality


Biography: Mills gained a degree of fame after losing her left leg in a car accident in 1993, during which time she was a model. She continued to model after the accident with a prosthetic limb and wrote a book titled Out on a Limb in 1995.

Media attention around her grew when she met and married former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney. They were married for six years before they divorced in 2008 amid enormous media scrutiny, particularly on Mills. After their divorce Mills was awarded £24.3 million.

Born: January 12, 1968
Birthplace: Aldershot, England
Age: 54 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn

Married Life

  • 2002-06-11 Musician Paul McCartney (59) weds former model and anti-landmines campaigner Heather Mills (34) at Castle Leslie in County Monaghan, Ireland; divorce in 2008
  • 2008-03-17 Musician Paul McCartney (65) divorces former model and anti-landmines campaigner Heather Mills (40) on the grounds of unreasonable behavior after 5-1/2 years of marriage

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