Orphaned Tiger Lily set for Hutchence millions
THE once-shy daughter of Paula Yates and Michael Hutchence has reportedly taken up nude modelling and will inherit millions when she turns 21 this week.
Tiger Lily, who is the spitting image of the late INXS singer, is expected to receive a large slice of the royalties that have stacked up since her hard partying dad died almost 20 years ago.
The trust fund money is soon due for payment and the previously fame-wary youngster has stripped off for British photographer Kate Bellm.
When Michael was found dead in a Sydney hotel room in November 1997, the couple’s only daughter was 16 months old.
TV presenter Paula, 41, died from an accidental heroin overdose in 2000, leaving four-year-old Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily an orphan.
She was later adopted by her mother’s ex, Boomtown Rats frontman and Live Aid hero Bob Geldof, 65, and raised in England with his daughters from the doomed marriage to Paula – Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches and Pixie.
Tiger Lily is believed to have lived a quiet existence at her adopted dad’s mansion in Kent before moving to New York to study drama at 18.
There was more family tragedy when Peaches died of an overdose at 25 in 2014.
Despite all the heartache, the shy member of the family has bloomed. Tiger Lily took up modelling and debuted last year in a low-key fashion shoot.
She also got behind the lens as a photographer for online fashion magazine Hunger under the name Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof.
Michael’s relatives say they are certain Tiger Lily will inherit millions when she turns 21 on July 22, but they have been constantly frustrated in their own efforts to get access his estate.
His financial managers say he died bankrupt despite a glittering career, but millions have been earned from hits since his death.
A family source said: “It’s all very shadowy – underground people who control his estate. It’s impossible to pin them down. We ... don’t even have phone numbers, let alone addresses.”
RICH: Tiger Lily Hutchence.