Why Tiger Lily ‘has no interest’ in being famous despite releasing her debut album, as a new documentary about her late parents Michael Hutchence and Paula Yates opens up old wounds
She may have been born into showbiz royalty, but Tiger Lily Hutchence has no interest in the celebrity spotlight.
The 26-year-old daughter of late INXS frontman Michael Hutchence and British TV presenter Paula Yates, Tiger lives a low-key life in Perth, Western Australia, rarely being photographed in public.
She briefly reappeared last year to release her debut album, Tragic Tiger’s Sad Meltdown, no doubt a reference to her life as part of the tabloids, but insiders say she won’t be going on tour anytime soon.
“She has no interest in becoming famous like her parents were, and although she is a singer, it’s more of a hobby for her than a career,” a source said. Women’s Day.
“The world is full of regular reminders that she would never want to be a part of Michael’s or Paula’s world.”
Tiger Lily Hutchence, the 26-year-old daughter of late INXS frontman Michael Hutchence and British TV presenter Paula Yates, has “no interest” in becoming a famous singer despite releasing her debut album. (Pictured with filmmaker Bunny Kinney in November 2017)
In 1997, when Tiger was just 16 months old, his father Michael committed suicide in a Sydney hotel room at the age of 37.
His mother, Paula, suffered a heroin overdose at her home in Notting Hill, London, less than three years later. She was 41 years old.
Tiger was last seen performing on stage in Perth in two separate locations in 2020, where she sang and played piano with a guitarist.
Tiger (pictured with a friend) briefly resurfaced last year to release his debut album, Tragic Tiger’s Sad Meltdown, but insiders say he won’t be touring anytime soon.
“She has no interest in becoming famous like her parents were, and although she is a singer, it’s more of a hobby for her than a career,” a source told Woman’s Day.
The budding singer wowed the crowd with “half a dozen songs of melancholy alt-folk,” according to a review in western australia.
Tiger moved to Fremantle to live with Nick Allbrook, the frontman of the psychedelic rock band Pond and a former member of Tame Impala, after they began dating in 2017.
Her life is a haven of surfing, meditation and yoga, a world away from the grit of the celebrity scene her late parents enjoyed.
This week, the legacy of Paula Yates returned to the spotlight in the wake of a two-part documentary that aired on Britain’s Channel 4.
In 1997, when Tiger was just 16 months old, his father Michael Hutchence (pictured) committed suicide in a Sydney hotel room at the age of 37.
The documentary would have opened up old wounds for Tiger, who was just four years old and home alone with her mother when she found Paula dead.
Tiger raised the alarm when a friend of Paula’s called on the phone and she told him that “she couldn’t wake up mom.”
After the death of her parents, Tiger was raised by her mother’s ex-husband, Sir Bob Geldof, along with her three older half-sisters, Fifi, Peaches, and Pixie.
Tragically, Peaches died of a heroin overdose in 2014.
Tiger’s mother, Paula Yates, suffered a heroin overdose at her home in Notting Hill, London, less than three years later, at the age of 41. (The family appears in Sydney in 1996)