Mary Anna McCartney (born 28 August 1969), is an English photographer and vegetarian cookery writer. McCartney is the eldest biological child of musician and songwriter Paul McCartney and photographer Linda McCartney.
McCartney was born in London on 28 August 1969 and named after her paternal grandmother, Mary McCartney. She is the first biological child of Paul McCartney of the Beatles and photographer Linda Eastman McCartney, and Linda’s second child. McCartney has an older half-sister, Heather McCartney who was born Heather Louise See on 31 December 1962 to Linda and Joseph Melville See Jr. and adopted by Paul McCartney; a younger sister, Stella Nina McCartney who was born on 13 September 1971; and a younger brother, James Louis McCartney, who was born on 12 September 1977. McCartney’s mother Linda died from breast cancer in 1998. McCartney has a much younger half-sister, Beatrice Milly McCartney, born to her father and his second wife, Heather Mills, on 28 October 2003.
The most famous photograph of McCartney was taken by her mother; it is a photograph of her as a baby, peeking out from inside her father’s jacket. The photograph is featured on the back cover of her father’s first solo album, McCartney, (sometimes known as the “Cherries” album).
After the birth of her sister, Stella, McCartney’s parents formed the rock group Wings, with whom she and her siblings travelled the world until 1980. She grew up to be a vegetarianand is passionate about animal rights like the rest of her family.