Faithfull Forever is the ultimate blog dedicated to English singer, songwriter, actress and muse Marianne Faithfull. ♥ On here you can find hundreds of rare and previously unseen photos of Marianne, facts about her life and work as well as the latest news. Enjoy your stay and don't hesitate to drop me a line.
Marianne Faithfull | 1967 | Photographed by Marc Sharratt

Marianne Faithfull | 1967 | Photographed by Marc Sharratt

Marianne Faithfull | ca. 2002 | Photographed by Tony Mott

Marianne Faithfull | ca. 2002 | Photographed by Tony Mott

  1. Marianne Faithfull: has been a recording artist for 50 years, released 20+ albums, starred in 10+ films, written two books and continues to tour the world
  2. Marianne Faithfull: overcame her struggles including drug addiction, cancer, Hepatitis C, anorexia, miscarriage, suicide attempts and homelessness
  3. Known for: being Mick Jagger's ex and wearing pretty clothes
I know you've probably been asked this before, but what's your all time favourite photo of Marianne?

Surprisingly nobody has ever asked me for my favourite photo of Marianne, so thanks for asking! It's really quite difficult because I have so, so many photos of her and have been collecting and archiving for quite a while. I definitely have favourites (in the plural) which I like for different reasons or even certain photoshoots that I just love as a whole.

If I had to pick a favourite of all time just for the sake of deciding it would be the following one by David Bailey. If I'm not mistaken it was shot in 1999. I just love the whole mood of it. I always saw it as a kind of of homage to the famous black lingerie shoot by Terry O'Neill.

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The whole thing of portraying Marianne as survivor has been done by many photographers. What I love about this shot is that she really looks more like a boxer in the ring taking matters into her own hands. Posing in ones underwear probably makes you feel vulnerable but yet she radiates such strength.

In case you want to reblog it here a two different versions, one single and one photoset! Sorry that this is such an elaborate answer, but I like explaining my thought process. A long time ago I made a photoset of favourite Marianne photos from the 60s, but I think I have to do a new one as its very outdated.

Marianne Faithfull poses for a photoshoot promoting her country-tinged album "Dreaming My Dreams" in London | 1976 | Photographed by Andre Csillag

Marianne Faithfull poses for a photoshoot promoting her country-tinged album "Dreaming My Dreams" in London | 1976 | Photographed by Andre Csillag

Marianne Faithfull performing in Hamburg, Germany | ca. 1980 | Photographed by Hardy Schiffler

Marianne Faithfull performing in Hamburg, Germany | ca. 1980 | Photographed by Hardy Schiffler

Marianne Faithfull | ca. 1994 | Photographed by Rémy Deluze

Marianne Faithfull | ca. 1994 | Photographed by Rémy Deluze

Marianne Faithfull arrives at a press conference given by Mick Jagger after he was released from jail following the infamous Redlands drug bust | July 1967 

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Marianne Faithfull performing "As Tears Go By" on David Bowie's Midnight Special (also known as The 1980 Floor Show) | 1973 | Photographed by Mick Rock

Marianne Faithfull performing "As Tears Go By" on David Bowie's Midnight Special (also known as The 1980 Floor Show) | 1973 | Photographed by Mick Rock

Marianne Faithfull on set of "The Girl On A Motorcycle" | 1967 | Photographed by John Kelly

Marianne Faithfull on set of "The Girl On A Motorcycle" | 1967 | Photographed by John Kelly

Lucifer Rising: The Holy Grail of lost films shown in Los Angeles this week

If you are in the LA area you are in for a treat. Kenneth Anger himself will be presenting the uncut and restored version of "Lucifer Rising" (starring Marianne Faithfull and featuring a soundtrack composed by Jimmy Page) at The United Artists Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on April 17th. For more information head over to Black and Grey Magazine.