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50+ Photos Of Marianne Faithfull in the 1960s That Give A Rare Insight Into Her Life

Marianne Evelyn Gabriel Faithfull is a singer, songwriter, and actress, best known as the queen of 60s music. The “Rolling Stones” manager Andrew Loog discovered her incredible talent at a party in London in 1964. And she recorded her first song, “As Tears Go By,” written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. In the late 60s, she was involved in a major drug scandal with Jagger, Richards, and others. In the 70’s she became addicted to heroin and was homeless in London’s Soho district for a couple of years. She gained back her popularity in the mid-seventies with a country album Dreamin’ My Dreams (1976). Though the album attracted little attention in the UK, it was a huge hit in Ireland. In 2016 Marianne released a live album called No Exit, recorded on her acclaimed 50th anniversary. Here below is a collection of beautiful photographs of Marianne Faithfull from the 1960s.

#1 Marianne Faithfull at Churchill College, Cambridge, ca. 1965

Marianne Faithfull at Churchill College, Cambridge, ca. 1965

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#2 Marianne Faithfull going to court the day after a drug raid at her and Mick Jagger’s residence at Cheyne Walk, May 1969.

Marianne Faithfull going to court the day after a drug raid at her and Mick Jagger’s residence at Cheyne Walk, May 1969.

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#3 Marianne Faithfull backstage in Doncaster, 1964.

Marianne Faithfull backstage in Doncaster, 1964.

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#4 A classic Marianne Faithfull shot, 1965.

A classic Marianne Faithfull shot, 1965.

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#5 Marianne Faithfull, 1968.

Marianne Faithfull, 1968.

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#6 Marianne Faithfull recording backup vocals for The Rolling Stones album “Beggars Banquet”, 1968

Marianne Faithfull recording backup vocals for The Rolling Stones album “Beggars Banquet”, 1968

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#7 Rare photo of Marianne Faithfull backstage in Belgium, June 1966.

Rare photo of Marianne Faithfull backstage in Belgium, June 1966.

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#8 Marianne Faithfull by Rob Bosboom, ca. 1966

Marianne Faithfull by Rob Bosboom, ca. 1966

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#9 One of the most well-known portraits of Marianne Faithfull shot by John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins in 1966. He was commissioned by “Melody Maker” to take a series of photos for their magazine.

One of the most well-known portraits of Marianne Faithfull shot by John 'Hoppy' Hopkins in 1966. He was commissioned by "Melody Maker" to take a series of photos for their magazine.

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#10 Marianne Faithfull in rehearsal for the play “Hamlet”, 1969.

Marianne Faithfull in rehearsal for the play “Hamlet”, 1969.

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#11 Marianne Faithfull in her flat in Lennox Gardens, London, 1967.

Marianne Faithfull in her flat in Lennox Gardens, London, 1967.

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#12 Rare press photo of Marianne Faithfull performing on “Ready Steady Go”, 1965

Rare press photo of Marianne Faithfull performing on “Ready Steady Go”, 1965

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#13 Marianne Faithfull posing for a newspaper article announcing her engagement to Arts Undergraduate John Dunbar, 1965.

Marianne Faithfull posing for a newspaper article announcing her engagement to Arts Undergraduate John Dunbar, 1965.

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#14 Marianne Faithfull in a promotional photo for “The Girl On A Motorcycle”, 1967

Marianne Faithfull in a promotional photo for “The Girl On A Motorcycle”, 1967

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#15 Marianne Faithfull at home in London, 1967.

Marianne Faithfull at home in London, 1967.

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#16 Marianne Faithfull in San Remo, Italy, 1967

Marianne Faithfull in San Remo, Italy, 1967

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#17 Previously unseen photo of Marianne Faithfull in Amsterdam, 1966.

Previously unseen photo of Marianne Faithfull in Amsterdam, 1966.

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#18 Marianne Faithfull on the set of “The Girl On A Motorcycle”, 1967

Marianne Faithfull on the set of "The Girl On A Motorcycle", 1967

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#19 Marianne Faithfull in front of her childhood home on Milman Road in Reading, 1964.

Marianne Faithfull in front of her childhood home on Milman Road in Reading, 1964.

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#20 Early promotional photo of Marianne Faithfull for Decca, ca. mid-1964

Early promotional photo of Marianne Faithfull for Decca, ca. mid-1964

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#21 Marianne Faithfull in the recording studio, ca. 1967.

Marianne Faithfull in the recording studio, ca. 1967.

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#22 Marianne Faithfull on set of “The Girl On A Motorcycle”, 1967

Marianne Faithfull on set of “The Girl On A Motorcycle”, 1967

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#23 Marianne Faithfull leaving Mount St. Margaret Hospital in Sydney after recovering from a week-long coma induced by an (accidental) overdose of sleeping pills, 1969.

Marianne Faithfull leaving Mount St. Margaret Hospital in Sydney after recovering from a week-long coma induced by an (accidental) overdose of sleeping pills, 1969.

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#24 Marianne Faithfull at home, 1967. Photographed by Michael Ward.

Marianne Faithfull at home, 1967. Photographed by Michael Ward.

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#25 Unseen photo of Marianne Faithfull for “Paris Match”, 1966.

Unseen photo of Marianne Faithfull for “Paris Match”, 1966.

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#26 Marianne Faithfull, ca. 1966.

Marianne Faithfull, ca. 1966.

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#27 Seventeen-year-old Marianne Faithfull posing in one of her first photoshoots in the summer of 1964

Seventeen-year-old Marianne Faithfull posing in one of her first photoshoots in the summer of 1964

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#28 Marianne Faithfull in the 1960s

Marianne Faithfull in the 1960s

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#29 Marianne Faithfull opening fanmail backstage at San Remo Song Festival, January 1967

Marianne Faithfull opening fanmail backstage at San Remo Song Festival, January 1967

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#30 Marianne Faithfull near her childhood home in Reading, ca. 1964.

Marianne Faithfull near her childhood home in Reading, ca. 1964.

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#31 Marianne Faithfull on French program “Les visiteurs d’un soir”, 1966

Marianne Faithfull on French program "Les visiteurs d'un soir", 1966

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#32 Marianne Faithfull, 1964. Photographed by David Magnus.

Marianne Faithfull, 1964. Photographed by David Magnus.

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#33 Close-up of Marianne Faithfull at the premiere of “Hair”, December 1968.

Close-up of Marianne Faithfull at the premiere of "Hair", December 1968.

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#34 Marianne Faithfull in Heidelberg, Germany, 1967.

Marianne Faithfull in Heidelberg, Germany, 1967.

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#35 Marianne Faithfull, 1967.

Marianne Faithfull, 1967.

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#36 Marianne Faithfull, ca. 1965

Marianne Faithfull, ca. 1965

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#37 Marianne Faithfull at Heathrow Airport, ca. late 1967

Marianne Faithfull at Heathrow Airport, ca. late 1967

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#38 Marianne Faithfull on BBC’s music program “Gadzooks!”, June 1965

Marianne Faithfull on BBC's music program "Gadzooks!", June 1965

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#39 Marianne Faithfull, 1965.

Marianne Faithfull, 1965.

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#40 Rare outtake of Marianne Faithfull above the rooftops of London, 1965.

Rare outtake of Marianne Faithfull above the rooftops of London, 1965.

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#41 Marianne Faithfull on set of “The Girl On A Motorcycle”, 1967.

Marianne Faithfull on set of "The Girl On A Motorcycle", 1967.

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#42 Marianne Faithfull on set of “The Girl On A Motorcycle”, 1967.

Marianne Faithfull on set of “The Girl On A Motorcycle”, 1967.

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#43 Marianne Faithfull (and Sara), ca. 1964.

Marianne Faithfull (and Sara), ca. 1964.

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#44 Marianne Faithfull, 1967. Photo by Ben Merk.

Marianne Faithfull, 1967. Photo by Ben Merk.

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#45 Marianne Faithfull at the San Remo Song Festival, 1967.

Marianne Faithfull at the San Remo Song Festival, 1967.

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#46 Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull

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#47 Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull

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#48 Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull

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#49 Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull

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#50 Marianne Faithfull with Mick Jagger, 1960s

Marianne Faithfull with Mick Jagger, 1960s

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#51 Marianne Faithfull in ‘The Girl on a Motorcycle’, 1968

Marianne Faithfull in 'The Girl on a Motorcycle', 1968

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  1. Does anyone know exactly where these Girl on a Motorcycle photos were taken riding lesson around the lake or any other exact film locations from this film such as the hotel (white room) where Daniel and Rebecca stay, the ski resort (red room), etc.?

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#52 Marianne Faithfull in the 1960s

Marianne Faithfull in the 1960s

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#53 Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger, 1960s

Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger, 1960s

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#54 18-year-old Marianne Faithfull photographed for an article in “The Daily Mail” reporting about her recent engagement to art student John Dunbar, 1965.

18-year-old Marianne Faithfull photographed for an article in “The Daily Mail” reporting about her recent engagement to art student John Dunbar, 1965.

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