Marianne Faithfull has had a tumultuous singing and acting career spanning five decades. Discovered by the Rolling Stones as a teenager, her first song "As Tears Go By" was penned by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. Soon after she became Jagger's much publicized girlfriend and told an inteviewer: "My first move was to get a Rolling Stone as a boyfriend. I slept with three and decided the lead singer was the best bet." And that was just the start of Faithfull's wild ride in the rock world. Some of the Stones best songs, like “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” "Sympathy for the Devil" and "Wild Horses," were reportedly written about her reckless lifestyle.
In 1979, following years of problems with drug addiction and anorexia, Faithfull had a career revival with the album "Broken English." Now at age 65 she is sober and has written two books about her life. Although the songstress has had a big influence on the music world, her contribution to fashion is undeniable. As the originator of rocker chic, she has influenced the "it girls" of today like Kate Moss and Alexa Chung.
In this 1967 photo on the set of the French film "The Girl on a Motocycle," Faithfull wears a heavenly white angora sweater and fastens her hair in a bow for her role as a biker chic. Will you try this bad girl's style?
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