Rolling Stones Women: Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull

Name: Marian Evelyn Faithfull
DOB: Dec. 29, 1946
Where: Hampstead, London, England
Occupations: Singer, Songwriter, actress
Genres: rock, pop, jazz, folk, blues
Years Active: 1964-present

-Award winning English singer, songwriter and actress who has been around for 5 decades.
-Her early work was in pop and rock music in the 1960s, but in the 1970s led into drug abuse. In late 1979, she made an album that put her back on top, Broken English.
-From 1966-1970, she had a very public and high profile relationship with Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger. She also helped to co-write Ssiter Morphine on the Stones' Sticky Fingers album.

Early Life
-Her father, Robert Glynn Faithfull, was a British military officer and professor of psychology, and her mother, Eva von Sacher-Massoch, was originally a baroness from Vienna.
-Her maternal great great uncle was Leopold von Sacher-Massoch, whose erotic novel Venus in Furs, inspired the word masochism.

Music Career/Personal Life
-Her singing career began in 1964. She attended a Rolling Stones concert, where her first major hit, As Tears Go By, was written by Jagger and Richards.
-In 1966, she began a high profile relationship with Mick Jagger. At a house in Redlands, British police found her only to be wearing a fur rug around her naked body.
-She lived on London's Soho streets for 2 years, suffering from heroin addiction and anorexia.