Who was Peaches Geldof? Story of a young icon: singer, fashionista, model and mother of two
Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof was born on 13th March 1989 in London, England. The second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, Peaches began writing professionally at age 14, with a magazine column at age 15 for the UK edition of Elle Girl from 2004 to the magazines fold in 2005. From ages 14 to 17, she wrote a weekly socio-political column for The Daily Telegraph and repeatedly wrote articles for The Guardian.
In 2005 and 2006, Peaches wrote and presented two documentary TV programmes: Peaches Geldof: Teenage Mind and Peaches Geldof: Teen America which both aired on Sky One in the UK. Also in 2006, at age 17 Geldof ranked number seven in the Tatler’s list of Top Ten Fashion Icons for the year – the youngest person on the list. The year following, FHM readers voted her the 53rd sexiest woman in the world. The same year, Peaches made her catwalk debut modelling at London Fashion Week for PPQ, and was announced as the face of Dotti (an Australian fashion line) shortly afterwards.
2008 marked Peaches return to television, when in October the show Peaches: Disappear Here premiered on MTV One. This was shortly followed by a six-figure modelling deal in which she became the face of the Miss Ultimo collection, due to being “young, edgy with lashings of style” according to Michelle Mone, the head of Ultimo Underwear. The most recent event in Peaches career was in 2011, when she presented a six-part series called OMG! with Peaches Geldof on ITV2 – a chat and guest show with audience interaction.
After giving birth to her first child, Dylan Willow, in April 2012 with Thomas Cohen, lead singer of the band S.C.U.M, Geldof went on to marry him later in the year. Her second child, Phaedra Bloom Forever was born almost exactly a year later.
She leaves behind both children – twenty and eleven months respectively – a husband, her father, as well as sisters Fifi Trixibelle and Pixie; and her younger half-sister, Tiger Lily Hutchence. Her father told the BBC: “We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us.” While her husband Cohen can be quoted as telling them: “We shall love her forever.”
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