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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 13 September 1971London, England, UK
Birth NameStella Nina McCartney
Nicknames Stelly
Stel
"Stella Steel"
"Unstoppable Stella"
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Stella Nina McCartney was born in London, England in 1971 to ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and famed rocker photographer, Linda McCartney. Stella's birth almost ended in disaster where both mother and child almost died - the traumatic event led her father to pray she be born "on the wings of an angel", thus inspiring the name of her parent's band "Wings". McCartney admits she had a "normal" childhood, despite her famous parents - though she did travel the globe with them and their group, the whole family lived in a two-bedroom while she was growing up. Stella was on her own and independent by the time she was in college, making her own money (and sometimes having to clean dishes at a near-by restaurant to do so.) At age 15 she had the opportunity to work with Christian Lacroix on his first couture collection and in 1995, she graduated from London's Central St Martins College of Art & Design, showcasing at her collection of clothes modeled by good celebrity friends Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. In 1997, with two collections under her belt, McCartney was appointed chief designer at Paris fashion house Chloé, but resigned four years later to enter in a joint venture with the Gucci Group. The line opened three stores and later Stella expanded her brand to include perfume. In 2000, she was presented VH1/Vogue Designer of the Year award by her father. Most recently, McCartney designed a line of clothing and accessories for H&M, helping sales to skyrocket with her designer name and in August of 2003, married publisher Alasdhair Willis.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ratisfatter@yahoo,com

Spouse (1)

Alasdhair Willis (30 August 2003 - present) (4 children)

Trivia (31)

Designed Madonna's wedding dress.
For her graduation fashion from St. Martin's, Stella featured a song by her father, "Stella May Day", and her clothes were modeled by friends Kate Moss, Yasmin Le Bon and Naomi Campbell.
Is an active member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals [PETA].
She is the daughter of former Beatle Paul McCartney and the late Linda McCartney.
Was the head designer for Chloé.
Studied at Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design.
Her traumatic birth compelled her famous father to pray that she be born "on the wings of an angel". This quote inspired Paul to name his upcoming band - "Wings".
Married publisher boyfriend Alasdhair Willis in Scotland on August 30, 2003.
Younger half-sister of pottery designer Heather McCartney
Designs for her own label, under the umbrella of Gucci Group.
Older half-sister of Beatrice Milly McCartney
Former stepdaughter of Heather Mills.
Is a vegetarian, like her parents.
Has four children with her husband Alasdhair Willis. son, Miller Alasdhair James Willis, born on February 25, 2005, weighing 7lbs 7ozs, daughter, Bailey Linda Olwyn, born on December 8, 2006, weighing, 7lbs 14oz, son, Beckett Robert Lee, born on January 8, 2009 and daughter Reily Dilys Stella, born on November 23, 2010, weighing 8 lbs.
Launched a range of affordable clothing with H&M in 2005, following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld - for the second time, as he was head designer of Chloe before she took the title.
Friends with actress Liv Tyler, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson.
Younger sister of photographer Mary McCartney
Older sister of musician/sculptor James McCartney.
Sister-in-law of Alistair Donald
Named after both of her maternal great-grandmothers: both of Linda McCartney's grandmothers were named Stella.
Considers her mother, the late rock photographer, musician and activist Linda McCartney, to be a fashion icon.
Aunt to sister Mary McCartney's three sons, Arthur Alistair Donald, born on April 3, 1999, Elliot, born on August 1, 2002 and Sam, born on August 11, 2008.
Established a long-term partnership with Adidas in September 2004, launching a critically acclaimed sports performance collection for women, "Adidas by Stella McCartney".
Friends with actress Kate Hudson
The line, "Suitable for vegetarians" can be found on the bottoms of her line of shoes.
Older half sister of Beatrice McCartney.
She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2013 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to the fashion industry. She is a fashion designer.
London, England: fashion designer [December 2012]
Announced that she is currently expecting her second child with her husband, publisher Alasdhair Willis. This will be the fourth grandchild for Paul McCartney. [August 2006]
Announced that she is currently expecting her third child towards the end of 2007 with her husband, publisher Alasdhair Willis. This will be the fifth grandchild for Paul McCartney. [August 2007]
She gave birth to her second son Beckett Robert Lee Willis on January 8th 2008. [January 2008]

Personal Quotes (3)

I can honestly say this industry hasn't made me neurotic about my looks, except maybe my weight. I hope my clothes kind of reflect that. They're meant to make you feel good, not give you more hang-ups.
I have been struggling furiously all my life to be independent.
I was in this stadium with 200,000 people looking at my mum and dad. That was mind-bending. - on her parents' fame

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