Paula Yates

04/07/1985 – Paula Yates and Bob Geldof – Paula Yates File Photos – London – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Date of Birth: 24 April, 1959

Place of Birth: Aled, Denbighshire, Wales

Date of Death: 17 September, 2000

Place of Death: London, England, U.K.

Ethnicity: Welsh, Scottish, Irish, English

Paula Yates was a British television presenter and author.

Her mother was entertainer Elaine Smith. Paula had believed that her biological father was television presenter and producer Jess Yates (Jesse Frederick Joseph Yates). As an adult, Paula discovered through a DNA test that her biological father was television presenter Hughie Green (Hugh Hughes Green).

Paula had a daughter with her partner, Australian musician and actor Michael Hutchence; and three children, including columnist, television personality, and model Peaches Geldof and model and singer Pixie Geldof, with her former husband, Irish singer, songwriter, and activist Bob Geldof.

Paula’s biological paternal grandfather was Hugh Aitchison or Charles A. Green (the son of Daniel Green). Charles was born in Glasgow, Scotland.

Paula’s biological paternal grandmother was named Violet Elenore/Ethel M. Price. Violet was born in London.

Paula’s maternal grandfather was named George Smith.

Paula’s maternal grandmother was named Gertrude.

Source: Genealogy of Paula Yates (focusing on her biological father’s side) –


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5 Responses

  1. Lil Vacha says:

    Yeah. Her biological father Hughie Green is Scottish, Irish, and English.

    So that makes her Scottish, Irish, English, and Welsh.

  2. Leah says:

    sad fate for her :(

  3. Lil Vacha says:


    She’s also Scottish from her father.

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