Heather McCartney

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Heather McCartney
Heather Louise See

(1962-12-31) December 31, 1962 (age 59)
OccupationPotter, artist
Parent(s)Joseph Melville See Jr. (biological father)
Linda McCartney (mother)
Sir Paul McCartney (adoptive father)
RelativesMary McCartney (sister)
Stella McCartney (sister)
James McCartney (brother)

Heather Louise McCartney (born Heather Louise See; December 31, 1962) is an American-British potter and artist who is the daughter of Linda McCartney and adopted daughter of Sir Paul McCartney.[1]


McCartney was born in Tucson, Arizona, US to Linda Eastman (later McCartney) and Joseph Melville See Jr. (April 19, 1938 – March 19, 2000), an American geologist.[2][3][4][5] Her parents separated after 18 months of marriage, and her mother married Paul McCartney in 1969, when Heather was six years old. During this time Heather was formally adopted by McCartney. Heather made an appearance in the Beatles film Let It Be and documentary series Get Back. A half-sister, Mary, was born in 1969, followed by another half-sister, Stella, in 1971 and a half-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.[6]

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".[7] 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.

Like her parents and half-siblings, McCartney is a vegetarian and passionate about animal rights.[8]

In 1999, McCartney launched a line of houseware products called the Heather McCartney Houseware Collection.[9]


Heather has helped her adoptive father, Paul McCartney, with backing vocals on two of his albums.

  • 1971: Ram, by Paul and Linda McCartney.
  • 1995: Oobu Joobu Part 10 by Paul McCartney - Bootleg album on which she does the backing vocals on the song S.M.A.
  • 2013: New, by Paul McCartney.


  1. ^ "McCartney's girl plots pot success". BBC. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Joseph Melville See Jr. '60". Princeton Alumni Weekly. Princeton University. 21 January 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Joseph Melville See Jr. (1938-2000)". findagrave.com. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  4. ^ "New Details Surface in McCartney's Death". Time. 22 April 1998. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Obituaries: Joseph M. See Jr.; Linda McCartney's 1st Husband". Los Angeles Times. 23 March 2000. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Beatles' Children: Where Are They Now?". ultimateclassicrock.com. 2014-12-02. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  7. ^ Sounes, Howard (2010). Fab: An Intimate Life of Paul McCartney. Da Capo Press. pp. 381–382. ISBN 978-0306817830. Heather McCartney .
  8. ^ "5 Fantastic Reasons Why Paul McCartney is the Ultimate Animal Rights Superstar". onegreenplanet.org. 2015-01-20. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  9. ^ "NOT PAUL BUT HEATHER: BEATLE'S STEPDAUGHTER HAS HOUSEWARES TO SELL". Charlotte Observer. February 20, 1999. Retrieved 31 December 2012.

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