Style Icons: Female »Marianne Faithfull

Singer and Icon

Part smiling innocence of the girl next door and part scandal ridden sexpot who got into mischief with the Rolling Stones, the inimitable Marianne Faithfull was one of the most interesting it girls of the 1960s. A singer in her own right, she was also well known as one of Mick Jagger’s girlfriends and The Girl On A Motorcycle.

Today she is on top again as the raspy voiced grandma of cool but, of course, her wild days didn’t initially lead to such apparent happiness. She suffered truly crippling drug addiction and anorexia for decades before finally emerging wiser and well with a new singing career. We’re glad she made it.

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Posted on November 9, 2010

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  • From Matthew on November 12, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Great choice! Love Marianne. And she’s still great live. Her early 2000s comeback record Kissin’ Time is one of the most underrated albums of the decade. (Featuring a great anthem for her life written by Jarvis Cocker.) It was awesome, yet Amoeba’s overflowing with unsold copies discounted to $3.99. And her autobiography is the best rock’n’roll autobiography I’ve ever read. It’s SO good! You’d love it!