When Michael Hutchence and Paula Yates' daughter was named Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily and orphaned at the age of four, grave concerns were held for the daughter of these famous and troubled stars.
Her father's family wanted her to live in Australia with them, but Tiger Lily was instead adopted by the father of her three half-sisters and Yates' ex-husband, Sir Bob Geldof.
In an interview at the time of the custody request Hutchence's mother Patricia Glassop said: "I think he (Geldof) is Satan. I think he is cruel, very cruel to keep her from her family. I am not allowed to speak to her on the phone. He’s even changed the phone number."
But hindsight has shown that Geldof, who Tiger Lily calls 'Dad', managed to calm those initial tumultuous years and raise a healthy and self-assured young woman, guiding her to live a relatively normal life.
Against the odds, he managed to keep his adopted daughter out of the media spotlight, however this reportedly meant that Tiger Lily did not attend her grandmother Glassop's funeral in 2010.
Tiger Lily, now 17 years old, attends a private school in south London close to her home in Battersea where she lives with Geldof and his partner of 16 years, French actress Jeanne Marine. She reportedly has very close relationships with Jeanne and her three older sisters.
In an interview with New Idea magazine, the INXS star's brother and uncle to Tiger Lily, Rhett Hutchence, revealed that she is quietly pursuing her dreams of acting and performance and plans to study acting in New York when she finishes school.
"She's extremely beautiful and stylish, charming to be around, and she's very much into music and acting, just like her dad."
Photos of Tiger Lily reveal a beautiful young woman with her father’s features and charisma.
The telemovie INXS: Never Tear Us Apart portrayed Hutchence and Yates’ tragic love affair with a baby Tiger Lily at the centre.
Hutchence’s last night was dramatised in the film with a night of drinking, taking cocaine, phone calls with Yates and Geldof about Tiger Lily’s custody and looking at photos of Paula and Tiger before tragically taking his own life the next morning.
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