Modeling career ended in 1993 when she was hit by a police motorcycle; she suffered a punctured lung, broken ribs and pelvis fractures and had her left leg amputated below the knee.
Proceeds from Out on a Limb, her 1995 autobiography (which was re-released in 2002 as A Single Step), were donated to Adopt-A-Minefield., which works to clear land mines and help landmine survivors.
Work with Adopt-A-Minefield led to her meeting future husband Paul McCartney at a 1999 charity event for the Heather Mills Health Trust, which campaigns against land mines and recycles prosthetic limbs.
Serves as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador; has also campaigned for the animal-rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
In acrimonious divorce proceedings that spurred countless tabloid headlines, Mills accused McCartney of physically abusing her, and reportedly requested alimony payments equivalent to nearly $7 million a year, or about $19,000 a day.
Was paired with professional ballroom dancer Jonathan Roberts for the fourth season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars.
Charles Stapley — Stepfather
Mark Mills — Father
Fiona Mills — Sister
Jamie Walker — Significant Other
Shane Mills — Brother
Beatrice Finlay — Mother
Alfie Karmal — Ex-husband
Beatrice Milly McCartney — Daughter
Paul McCartney — Ex-husband
Birth Name: Heather Anne Mills
Birth Place: Washington, Tyne and Wear, England
Profession: Model, Activist, Author, Reality show contestant