Faces of Smack: Marianne Faithfull

To be fair, the evolution of this face and body owes something to nicotine as well. But as Nan Darien said in Vanity Fair, “I don’t see the appeal of heroin. Does the weight stay off?”


Marianne Faithfull in her youth

Marianne Faithfull in her youth


Marianne Faithfull older

Marianne Faithfull older

This is what Courtney Love can only dream of becoming. Oh, and she does.

Fun fact: when the producer who first got Marianne under contract reported the fact to his boss, his exact words were, “I saw an angel with big tits, so I signed her.” There are worse decisions in the history of music.


4 Responses to “Faces of Smack: Marianne Faithfull”

  1. Rob Jones November 26, 2011 at 11:07 pm #

    The producer who said those words was Andrew Loog Oldham, then the manager of the Rolling Stones.

  2. raincoaster November 27, 2011 at 12:49 am #

    Well he WOULD say that, wouldn’t he?

  3. SarahHeartburn November 27, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    It’s the voice that gets me. Frankly, she looks pretty good considering (even now, and that’s after breast cancer.) Though compared to the angel voice, I kind of like the croak…

  4. igirl99 November 27, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

    Both her voices are fabulous. I spent far too long looking for her sixties version of the Ballad of Lucy Jordan on YouTube yesterday.