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.
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time ago I made a photoset of favourite Marianne photos from the 60s, but I think I have to do a new one as its very outdated.
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.