Stella McCartney

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Herself on Iconoclasts

Born:

9/13/1971, London, United Kingdom

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  • Biography
  • Stella Nina McCartney was born to Beatles star, Paul McCartney and photographer, Linda McCartney on the 13th of September 1971. During childbirth, both Stella and Linda nearly died. Her father prayed for her to be born "on the wings of an angel", which inspired him to name his and Linda's upcoming band, "Wings". Stella grew up living a normal childhood, attending a local school and earning money by washing dishes at a restaurant. She became more noticed when she began to attend London's Central St Martins College of Art & Design school, and graduated in 1997, showcasing her designs on her graduation day with friends Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell modelling them. It was after this Stella became hot property in the world of fashion. Her mother died in 1998 when she lost her battle with breast cancer. Stella went on to work at fashion brand, ChloĆ©, but later resigned and started her own fashion line. She married Alasdhair Willis in August of 2003, and gave birth to their two children, son Miller Alasdhair James Willis was born February 25th 2005, and daughter, Bailey Linda Olwyn Willis was born 9th December 2006.moreless

    Birth Name:

    Stella Nina McCartney

    Gender:

    Female

    Birth Place:

    London, United Kingdom

    Also Known As

    Stella McCartney Willis

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Stella (on her parent's fame): I was in this stadium with 200,000 people looking at my mum and dad. That was mind-bending.

    • Stella: I can honestly say this industry (fashion) 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.

    • Stella: I have been struggling furiously all my life to be independent.

    Trivia (15)

    • In a move to mock her former-stepmother Heather Mills, Stella created a silver necklace that had a single leg as a pendant. Heather was hit by a motorcycle in 1993, causing doctors to amputate one leg.

    • Her drama-filled birth inspired her father, Paul to pray that she be born "on the wings of an angel." After this incident, Paul named his upcoming band Wings.

    • Stella is the older half-sister of Beatrice Milly McCartney, the daughter of Paul McCartney and Heather Mills.

    • In 1998, she designed the wedding dress for her sister Mary's wedding to TV producer Alistair Donald.

    • Stella is named after both of her maternal great-grandmothers; both of Linda McCartney's grandmothers were named Stella.

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