But after Sir Bob Geldof adopted her into his family, Tiger Lily Hutchence has never looked back.
September 17th this year will mark 17 years since Paula Yates was tragically found dead at her London home from an accidental heroin overdose at just 41.
The charismatic presenter left behind four children – Fifi, Peaches and Pixie with her ex-husband Bob Geldof and of course Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence, also known as Tiger Lily, with her partner and INXS frontman Michael Hutchence.
Tiger was just 16 months old when her Michael passed away from a suspected suicide in November 1997. There’s no denying the 20-year-old shares a striking resemblance to her late rock star dad.
These days, the only daughter of Paula and Michael lives a normal life away from the spotlight with her adoptive father Bob and half-siblings in London.
Pals say the level-headed Brit is keen to follow in her parents’ footsteps and pursue a career in the creative arts or modelling.
In 2014, tragedy struck yet again when Tiger’s beloved half-sister Peaches died from an heroin overdose in eerily similar circumstances Paula’s passing.
However the death has only brought the troubled family closer together with Tiger playing a key role as doting aunt to Peaches’ two young sons, Astala and Phaedra.
Click through as we look back at Tiger Lily Hutchence, nearly 17 years after her mother's tragic death