Mary McCartney Biography

Mary McCartney and formerly McCartney-Donald is a British personality who is a photographer by profession. She is also a global ambassador for Meat Free Monday and Green Monday. She is the daughter of famous personalities Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney.

Early Life

Mary McCartney was born on 28th August 1969 at Avenue Clinic in St John’s Wood, London. She got the paternal name from the side of her grandmother as Mary McCartney. Biologically, she is the first child of her father Paul McCartney and the second child of her mother Linda McCartney who was a famous photographer of her time. Mary has an older half-sister named Heather McCartney who was born on 31st December 1962 to her biological mother Linda and Joseph Melville See Jr. After marriage, Paul McCartney adopted Heather McCartney and later gave birth to their other children Stella Nina McCartney (13th September 1971) and James Louis McCartney (12th September 1977).

Mary’s mother was of Jewish descent who died because of her complications from breast cancer in 1998. After the death of her mother Linda, her father turned to a second marriage and with stepmother gave birth to the much younger half-sister of her, Beatrice Milly McCartney. After the birth of Stella, her parents inaugurated a rock group called Wings. With the help of the group, Mary and all her siblings traveled the world until 1980. She was raised as a vegetarian. Currently, she is passionate about animal rights and is taking her ethics forward in her family.

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Mary McCartney Career

She began her career while being a professional photographer. Previously, she was a photo editor for the music-book publisher called Omnibus Press. Later, in 1992 she started taking photographs professionally. She specialized in portrait photography. And because her paternal grandmother and her biological mother died due to breast cancer, she started campaigning for breast cancer awareness in the UK. This resulted in her close friendship with Cherie Blair, the wife of former prime minister Tony Blair from the United Kingdom. Also, Mary happened to take the photograph of Cherie Blair with her husband Tony Blair and their fourth child Leo who was born on 20th May 2000. Before this, Mary had taken a few famous pictures of her mother, before three weeks of her death.

Mary McCartney Biography

Real Name Mary Anna McCartney
Birth Date 28 August 1969
Age (as of 2021) 52 Years
Birth Place London, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Profession Photographer
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Virgo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 55 kg  –  in Pounds –  121 lbs
Shoe Size 6 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Green
Body Type Slim


Father Paul McCartney
Mother Linda McCartney
Sister Heather McCartney, Stella McCartney, Beatrice McCartney
Brother James McCartney



Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Is she a Lesbian? No
Husband Simon Aboud
Children Arthur Alistair Donald, Sid Aboud, Elliot Donald, Sam Aboud
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Personal Life

She met director and television producer Alistair Donald through her brother James in 1995. Within a few months or years, Mary and Alistair Donald became close to each other. They dated for at least three years and set a wedding date for May 1998. But, because of the death of Mary McCartney’s mother, the wedding was postponed and it happened on 26th September 1998. She became known as Mary Anna McCartney-Donald. On 3rd April 1999, Mary gave birth to her first child named Arthur Donald who became to be the eldest grandchildren of all eight grandchildren born to her father. Later, Mary gave birth to her second child named Elliot Donald who was born on 1st August 2002.

In 2005, the couple announced their separation and stated that they are temporarily moving ahead of each other and will look forward to reconciling because of their two sons. Although there was no public confirmation of their divorce, by 2007 Mary returned to using her birth name in public. On 11th August 2008, Mary gave birth to her third son with her boyfriend named Simon Aboud. On12th June 2010, the couple happened to marry each other in a private ceremony in London. They chose the same spot for their marriage where Mary’s parents got married in 1969. Following the year of her marriage, Mary gave birth to her fourth child who was a son, shared with Aboud.

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Mary McCartney Net Worth

McCartney has gathered good fortune because of her photography career that’s for sure. Although no official figures about her actual wealth are disclosed, however, if we take an estimation of her net worth then it would be around $15 million.


  • Mary is also a co-founder of Meat Free Monday and ambassador of Green Monday.
  • She has taken her vegetarian outlook far beyond her career which she follows in her personal life also. She is also the author of two vegetarian cookbooks.
  • Mary specialized herself in taking portraits of Sam Taylor-Wood, Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, and of her sister Stella McCartney, who happened to become a fashion designer.
  • McCartney became a television star when she produced a documentary called Wingspan.
  • The documentary was based on the story of her father, his musical career, and the formation of the band Wings by her parents.
  • She has focused on interviews with her father in the documentary, which made her a known photographer and filmmaker.

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