HEATHER MILLS Biography - Activists, Revolutionaries and other freedom fighters


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Name: Heather Mills                                                                   
Born: 12 January 1968 Aldershot, Hampshire, England                                   
Heather Ann, Lady McCartney (born 12 January 1968) is the estranged                   
wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney as well as an English activist and former         
glamour model. She campaigns on behalf of several causes, including aid for           
amputees, the curtailment of land mines and animal rights.                             
She is a daughter of John "Mark" Mills, a former British paratrooper, and his         
wife, the former Beatrice Mary Finlay, the India-born daughter of a colonel in         
the British Army. A few months after Heather was born, her family moved to             
Washington, then in County Durham; they subsequently moved to Cockshott Farm in       
Rothbury. Beatrice Mills left home when her daughter Heather was nine, leaving         
the children in the care of their father. When Mark Mills went to prison after         
being convicted of fraud, Heather moved to London to live with her mother. As a       
teenager she ran away from home and found herself homeless. In early 1989 she         
and her mother reconciled. Her mother had minor surgery and subsequently died;         
a blood clot moved into her lungs and heart resulting in death.                       
Having tried several jobs, she began a career in modeling and in 1988, while           
aged twenty, she took part in a photoshoot with a male model with whom she             
performed simulated sexual acts. The photos were published in a book entitled         
Die Freuden der Liebe (The Joys of Love).                                             
Recently, photos of Heather doing full frontal pornography have surfaced,             
courtesy of the UK tabloids. The explicit shots for a pornographic magazine,           
taken before her 1993 accident, show a pouting Mills boasting: ā€œIā€™m gonna drive   
you crazy with my body...ā€                                                           
In August 1993, Mills was hit by a police motorcycle while crossing the road           
near London's Kensington Palace; her injuries included crushed ribs, a punctured       
lung, and severe injury to her left leg. She needed a metal plate put into her         
pelvis and the amputation of her leg below the knee. Mills has a prosthetic           
leg, notably taking it off and showing it to USA talk show host Larry King             
during his interview with her in October 2002 on Larry King Live.                     
Mills was one of the celebrity performers showcased during the U.S. television         
series Dancing with the Stars in 2007. The show's fourth season began March           
19 of that year. She was eliminated from the show in the sixth week of                 
competition on April 24, 2007. Mills gave her entire payment for appearing on         
the show to Viva!.