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Marianne Faithfull

(1946-), Singer and actress

Sitter in 18 portraits
Marianne Faithfull began her career as a pop star at the age of 17 under the guidance of the Rolling Stones' manager, Andrew Loog Oldham. Her first major success was the Jagger-Richards composition As Tears Go By (1964) followed by three 1965 top ten records including Come and Stay With Me and This Little Bird (both 1965) Between 1966 and 1970 her career was overshadowed by her relationship with Mick Jagger which was relentlessly followed by the international press. After a break from singing Faithfull re-emerged in 1979 with punk-influenced album Broken English and top 50 hit The Ballad of Lucy Jordan. Her films include Girl on a Motorcycle (1969).

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Marianne Faithfull, by Tony Frank - NPG P1376

Marianne Faithfull

by Tony Frank
modern colour print from original transparency, 1965
NPG P1376

'Heads', by Peter Gidal - NPG 6827


by Peter Gidal
16mm silent, black and white film, 1969
NPG 6827

Marianne Faithfull, by Angela Williams (Angela Coombes) - NPG x125454

Marianne Faithfull

by Angela Williams (Angela Coombes)
cibachrome print, 1954
NPG x125454

Marianne Faithfull, by Chris O'Dell - NPG x137065

Marianne Faithfull

by Chris O'Dell
archival digital print, circa 1963
NPG x137065

Chris O'Dell; Marianne Faithfull, by Chris O'Dell - NPG x137066

Chris O'Dell; Marianne Faithfull

by Chris O'Dell
archival digital print, circa 1963
NPG x137066

Marianne Faithfull, by David Bailey - NPG x28723

Marianne Faithfull

by David Bailey
bromide print, 1964
NPG x28723

Marianne Faithfull, by Gered Mankowitz - NPG x88064

Marianne Faithfull

by Gered Mankowitz
bromide print, 1964
NPG x88064

Marianne Faithfull, by David Wedgbury - NPG x47346

Marianne Faithfull

by David Wedgbury
bromide print, 1965
NPG x47346

Marianne Faithfull, by David Wedgbury - NPG x87020

Marianne Faithfull

by David Wedgbury
cibachrome print from original transparency, 1965
NPG x87020

Marianne Faithfull, by Michael Ward - NPG x88843

Marianne Faithfull

by Michael Ward
bromide print, 26 July 1967
NPG x88843

Marianne Faithfull; Mick Jagger, by Unknown photographer - NPG x135974

Marianne Faithfull; Mick Jagger

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 23 June 1969
NPG x135974

Marianne Faithfull, by Terry O'Neill - NPG x126165

Marianne Faithfull

by Terry O'Neill
bromide fibre print, 1979
NPG x126165

Marianne Faithfull, by Denis Waugh - NPG x134837

Marianne Faithfull

by Denis Waugh
C-type colour print, December 1981
NPG x134837

Marianne Faithfull, by Barry Marsden - NPG x39361

Marianne Faithfull

by Barry Marsden
bromide fibre print, 1990
NPG x39361

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Marianne Faithfull

by Johnny Dewe-Mathews
bromide print, May 1974
NPG x16206


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