Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof
(13 March 1989 – 7 April 2014) was an English journalist, television presenter and model.
Geldof was born in London on 13 March 1989, the second daughter of famed singer and Live Aid founder Bob Geldof and Paula Yates and a granddaughter of Hughie Green. She had two sisters, Pixie Geldof , Fifi Trixibelle Geldof and one half-sister, Tiger Lily Hutchence.
She grew up in Chelsea, London, and Faversham, Kent, and was educated at Queen’s College, London. After moving out of her father’s house at the age of eighteen, she rented a flat in Islington, North London. She completed her A-Levels and was offered a place to read English at Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, but deferred it to move to New York with then-husband, Max Drummey.
Geldof wrote a magazine column for the UK edition of Elle Girl
, starting with its April 2004 issue and continuing until the magazine folded in October 2005. From ages 14 to 17, she wrote a weekly socio-political column forThe Daily Telegraph
, and wrote numerous articles for The Guardian
She wrote and presented her own documentary TV programme, Peaches Geldof: Teenage Mind
in 2005, which was followed up with Peaches Geldof: Teen America
, which aired on Sky One in the UK on 1 March 2006. In 2006, Geldof was placed at number seven in the Tatler’
s list of Top Ten Fashion Icons for the year, the youngest person on the list.
In September 2007, Geldof made her catwalk début modelling for PPQ at London Fashion Week. She was also announced as the face of the Australian fashion line Dotti
.Premiering on 19 October 2008 wasPeaches: Disappear Here
, a MTV One reality show in which she founds a new youth-oriented magazine.
In 2009, Geldof was signed to a six-figure modelling deal to become the face of the Miss Ultimo collection. In 2010 she was dropped from the Ultimo (brand) after nude pictures and allegations of drug use were posted on the Internet and published in the media. Geldof denied the claims and said, “I am disappointed that Ultimo has decided not to extend my contract based on a wildly exaggerated account of a night in Los Angeles five months ago.” Michelle Mone, the head of Ultimo underwear said that “as a brand that targets young women, we feel it is impossible for Peaches to continue.”
In 2011, Geldof presented a six-part series on ITV2 called OMG! with Peaches Geldof
, a magazine-format chat and guest show with audience participation.