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INXS singer's daughter to inherit millions as she turns 21

THE once-shy daughter of Paula Yates and Michael Hutchence has reportedly taken up nude modelling and is about to inherit millions when she turns 21 this week.

The Sun on Sunday reports Tiger Lily, who is the spitting image of the late INXS singer, is expected to receive a large slice of the ­royalties that have stacked up since her hard-partying dad died almost 20 years ago.

The trust fund money is soon due for payment and The Sun reports the ­previously fame-wary youngster has stripped off for British ­photographer Kate Bellm.

Pictures posted on Bellm's ­Instagram page show Tiger Lily completely nude and in a series of provocative poses with other unclothed women. In some of the shots she covers her modesty with pieces of wood and a couple of carefully placed black stars.

Tiger Lily Hutchence turns 21 on July 22. Picture: Supplied
Tiger Lily Hutchence turns 21 on July 22. Picture: Supplied

But in others she can be seen fully naked - including two photos where she is kissing an unnamed girl underwater.

The snaps will surprise music fans, who remember Tiger Lily as the adorable toddler being carried around London by devoted mum Paula and her rock star dad.

The couple's only daughter was 16 months old when Michael was found dead in a Sydney hotel room in November 1997.

Tragically, TV presenter Paula, 41, died from an accidental heroin overdose in 2000, leaving four-year-old Tiger Lily - full name Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily - an orphan.

She was later adopted by her mum's ex, Boomtown Rats frontman and Live Aid hero Bob Geldof, 65, and raised in England with his daughters from the doomed marriage to Paula - Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches and Pixie.

Michael Hutchence.
Michael Hutchence. Bang ShowBiz

 

And while some of her sisters came to relish life in the limelight, traumatised Tiger Lily preferred a quieter existence at her adoptive dad's mansion in Kent. Little has been heard from the youngster, whose sultry looks are reminiscent of her charismatic father.

When she turned 18, Tiger Lily is believed to have moved to New York to study drama.

There was more family tragedy when her half-sister Peaches died of an overdose aged 25 in 2014.

Tiger Lily was later spotted comforting Peaches' widower Thomas Cohen, now 27, during a family break in the south of France.

Her boyfriends have included 19-year-old Spanish skateboarder Bruno Sorondo, whose Instagram feed she regularly appeared on until they split in 2015.

Yet despite all the heartache, the shy member of the family appears to have bloomed. Tiger Lily has taken up modelling and made her debut last year in a low-key fashion shoot.

She also got behind the lens herself, to work as a photographer for online fashion magazine Hunger under the name Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof.

This new-found confidence seems to stem in part from the hedonistic friends she has grown close to, including wild-living model Daisy Lowe.

She has been hanging out with snapper Bellm, who travels the world taking pictures of naked women, during trips to the Geldof holiday home in Majorca.

Michael's relatives say they are certain Tiger Lily will inherit ­millions when she turns 21 on July 22 through the trust fund her dad set up. Her birthday is the point at which she is legally entitled to the cash.

But they have been constantly frustrated in their own efforts to get access to the millions his estate is thought to have accumulated in royalties from hits such as Never Tear Us Apart and Need You Tonight.

His financial managers claim he died penniless and bankrupt despite a glittering career. But millions have been earned from the hits since Michael's death, which Tiger Lily will take a chunk of.

A family source said: "It's all very shadowy, underground people who control his estate. It's impossible to pin them down. We tried to do it with legal action but we don't even have phone numbers, let alone addresses.

"There should be millions in the pot now and Michael would have never signed away the rights to his songs, but we keep getting fobbed off."

 

This story originally appeared in The Sun and has been republished here with permission.

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