Mary Austin Wiki
Mary Austin Bio
|Mary Austin was born in 1951 in Fulham, London, United Kingdom. She is the woman who was the love and inspiration of one of Great Britain’s biggest celebrities, Freddie Mercury. Mary Austin grew up in a struggling working-class home in West London, where her father worked as a hand-trimmer for a wallpaper specialist and her mother was a maid. Under such circumstances, she had to grow up quickly. Austin dropped out of school at the age of 15 to become a receptionist, making a modest income. She, later on, got a job at Biba which was considered a high-end place since the customers included some of the biggest celebrities of the time.|
|Mary Austin Personal details|
|Mary Austin Age||She was born in 1951 (age 67 years), Fulham, London, United Kingdom|
|Mary Austin Nationality||English|
|Mary Austin Spouse(s)||
Nicholas Holford (m. 1998–2002), Piers Cameron (m. 1990–1993)
|Mary Austin Children||Has two children with Piers Cameron ( divorced)|
|Mary Austin Partner||Freddie Mercury (1970–1976) – He was a British singer-songwriter and record producer, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen.|
|Mary Austin Net Worth||When Freddie Mercury died in 1991, he left Mary Austin a vast inheritance that included the singer’s 28-bedroom London mansion where she still lives today. It is also reported that he left Mary and her sons half of his fortune (which at the time of his death was estimated at $60 Million).|
Freddie Mercury and Mary Austine
Freddie and Mary first met in 1969 when she was 19 years old, and the soon-to-be star was 24. After a few months of their first meeting, the couple moved in together and lived this way for the next six years.
Austin was quoted as saying that she watched him grow from a fledgeling and wannabe singer performing shows at his local college to becoming a superstar. When talking to OK Magazine back in 2000, she talked about that night when she saw Freddie perform at college:
“That night, I realised that I had to go along with this and be part of it. As everything took off, I was watching him flower. It was wonderful to observe.”
Mercury wrote a few songs about her, most notably “Love Of My Life.” However, he and Mary were beginning to grow apart, and she suspected that something was now missing from the relationship.
Mary Austine Remained Friend with Freddie Mercury after Separation
In 1975, Freddie Mercury revealed to her that he had been increasingly unfaithful to her and that his partners were of his gender. Being somewhat naive, she was astonished by that aspect of it, though she had long suspected that he had been unfaithful. Shortly afterwards, she decided to move out and get her place. However, although the break-up was hurtful, she wasn’t angry or bitter, and she took an apartment that was near their place, and they remained close. He hired her to be the secretary to the band’s publishing business, and she often toured with them, getting to see places and people she never imagined she’d understand.
Even though the couple romantically separated, she remained a close friend and a part of his life right up until the end. She was also there to care for Freddie when he was on his deathbed dying from AIDS.
In the same OK Magazine interview, she discussed her love for Freddie and her heartache when he passed away:
“I lost somebody who I thought was my eternal love. When he died, I felt we’d had a marriage. We’d lived our vows. We’d done it for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health. You could never have let go of Freddie unless he died — and even then it was difficult.”
Even Freddie’s close friends say that Mary was the love of his life.
When he died in 1991, Freddie Mercury left Mary Austin a vast inheritance that included the singer’s 28-bedroom London mansion where she still lives today. It is also reported that he left Mary and her sons half of his fortune, which caused some jealousy with his former band members.
Mary Austin also started a foundation in Mercury’s memory and also continues to support Queen’s musical efforts. She continues to live quietly in the mansion, but occasionally grants interviews.
Bohemian Rhapsody is a 2018 Drama/Biography running for 2h 13mins foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. The film was released on 24 October 2018 (United Kingdom).
Mary Austin part as the partner of Freddie Mercury is portrayed by Lucy Boynton, an American-born English actress.
If you get the chance to watch the new Bohemian Rhapsody movie at theatres, you will get a sneak glimpse into the relationship of Freddie Mercury and Mary Austin.