Kirsty attended Selsdon's Monks Hill High comprehensive and John Newnham School.
Kirsty's father was Ewan MacColl, a communist folk Singer. She only saw him on weekends after he split with her mother.
Kirsty wrote They Don't Know About Us which was a hit for Tracey Ullman.
Kirsty was married and divorced from the music producer Steve Lillywhite.
Kirsty was killed in a boating accident after pushing her two sons, Jamie and Louis out of the path of a speedboat, the speedboat was going at some speed in an area reserved for scuba diving.
Kirsty: It is important to be commercial, but it's more important at the business end. This sounds a bit of a cliche, but I think integrity is important.
Kirsty: I like lots of different styles. As time goes on I might establish one particular style, but at the moment I just want to try everything. I like Steely Dan, the Beach Boys, the Ramones, the Band, the Kinks, and I'm mad on Linton Kwesi Johnson at the moment. And I like a lot of sixties music and 50s doowop.
Kirsty: Christmas is obviously a time for overdoing everything at once and regularly. Doesn't everybody? I don't want to bump into anyone sober, that's for sure. The best hangover cure I can think of is giving away all your money to the poor. Then they can get drunk and you can't.