Marianne Faithfull Undressed
Marianne Evelyn Gabriel Faithfull (born December 29, 1946 in Hampstead, London) is an English singer and actress whose career spans over four decades.
Faithfull was born to a British military officer father named Major Glynn Faithfull and the Baroness Eva Erisso, a Viennese noblewoman of half Jewish and half noble Austrian descent, coming from the Habsburg dynasty. Faithfull attended a Roman Catholic girls school.
Faithfull began her singing career in 1964 (see 1964 in music) after being discovered at a Rolling Stones launch party by pop music producer Andrew Loog Oldham. Her first hit, "As Tears Go By", was penned by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. She then released a series of successful singles, including "This Little Bird", "Summer Nights" and "Sister Morphine" which she co-wrote with Mick Jagger.
Marianne Faithfull married artist John Dunbar in 1965 and that same year gave birth to a son named Nicholas. The marriage was short-lived however, and Faithfull began a much publicized relationship with Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger. The relationship with Jagger lasted throughout the late 1960s, and has become notorious for a fictitious incident involving a Mars Bar. Faithfull has repeatedly and vehemently denied the incident in interviews, and her account has been publicly corroborated by Bill Wyman and Keith Richards.
When Roger Waters assembled an all-star cast of musicians to perform the rock opera The Wall live in Berlin in July 1990, Faithfull played the part of Pink's over-protective mother.
Faithfull also sang backup vocals on Metallica's song "The Memory Remains" from their 1997 album ReLoad and appeared in the song's surrealistic video.