Heather Louise See
31 December 1962
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
|Parent(s)||Joseph Melville See Jr. (biological father)|
Linda McCartney (mother)
Sir Paul McCartney (adoptive father)
|Relatives||Mary McCartney (sister)|
Stella McCartney (sister)
James McCartney (brother)
McCartney was born in Tucson, Arizona, United States, to Linda Eastman (later McCartney) and Joseph Melville See Jr., an American geologist. Her parents separated after 18 months of marriage. He then divorced her mother and raised no objection to her having full custody. When Eastman married Paul McCartney in 1969, Heather was six years old. During this time Heather was formally adopted by McCartney, with See's approval, acknowledging she would "have a better life as a McCartney." Heather made an appearance in the Beatles film Let It Be and documentary series Get Back. A sister, Mary, was born in 1969, followed by another sister, Stella, in 1971 and a brother, James, in 1977. Heather has said that her biological father had a lifelong influence on her, but that she considers Paul McCartney her father.
McCartney began showing an interest in art, taking up printing at the Photographers' Workshop in Covent Garden and winning the Young Black and White Printer of the Year Award for a photo she called "Waterfall". She later went to art school, where she focused on pottery and design. McCartney travelled to Mexico, where she lived among natives of the Huichol and Tarahumara tribes. She later moved to Arizona to live with her biological father and eventually returned to England to work as a potter.
Heather has helped her adoptive father, Paul McCartney, with backing vocals on two of his albums:
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- Sounes, Howard (2010). Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney. Da Capo Press. pp. 381–382. ISBN 978-0306817830.
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- "NOT PAUL BUT HEATHER: BEATLE'S STEPDAUGHTER HAS HOUSEWARES TO SELL". Charlotte Observer. February 20, 1999. Retrieved 31 December 2012.