Paula Yates

Television Presenter + Writer
Born Apr 24, 1959

Paula Elizabeth Yates was a British television presenter and writer, best known for her work on two television programmes, The Tube and The Big Breakfast.

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1959 Birth Born on April 24, 1959.


1975 16 Years Old 1 More Event
Jess Yates and Elaine Smith were married from 1958 to 1975. … Read More


1979 20 Years Old In 1979, Yates began her career as a music journalist with a column called "Natural Blonde" in the Record Mirror, shortly after posing for Penthouse magazine. … Read More
1982 23 Years Old In 1982, she released a version of the Nancy Sinatra hit song "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'". … Read More
1985 26 Years Old Yates first met Michael Hutchence in a 1985 interview on Channel 4's rock magazine programme The Tube. … Read More
1986 27 Years Old After ten years together, they married on 31 August 1986 in Las Vegas, with Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran acting as Geldof's best man. … Read More


1995 36 Years Old In February 1995, Yates left Geldof.
1996 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Geldof and Yates divorced in May 1996.
1998 39 Years Old In June 1998, Geldof won full custody of the couple's three daughters after Yates attempted suicide. … Read More


2000 41 Years Old On 17 September 2000, on Pixie's 10th birthday, Yates, 41, died at her home in London of an accidental heroin overdose. … Read More
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