Marianne Faithfull is well known for her sex, drugs and rock n’roll lifestyle, which was all the more surprising as she appeared as a demure and innocent songstress recording such songs as 'As Tears Go By' and 'If You’ll Come and Stay with Me'. She lived with Mick Jagger for approximately two years and, by her own admission, was heavily into the three vices: sex, drugs and (if you call it a vice) rock’n’roll. Her notoriety hasn’t been helped by the tag of the ‘Mars Bar’ girl mentioned in the infamous police drugs raid on Keith Richards home in 1967.
Marianne appeared in couple of films, 'I’ll Never Forget What’s 'is name' and 'Girl on a Motorcycle' however, there was a failed suicide attempt in 1969 while Jagger was filming Ned Kelly in Australia. This marked the end of their relationship. Marianne Faithfull then sank into the world of drugs and alcohol for the next decade, even sleeping on the streets on some occasions.
She is now, however, free of these vices and has recorded a number of gravelly voiced and deeply moving albums and, indeed, is still touring today.
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