Marianne Faithfull is a singer and actress. She was introduced to the Rolling Stones' manager Andrew Loog Oldham in 1964, and a few months later he launched her music career with 'As Tears Go By'. It was the first song ever written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and was a top ten hit in August 1964. Faithfull went on to record two top twenty albums and embarked on a parallel career as an actress. She appeared in the film' Girl on a Motorcycle', on stage in Chekov's 'Three Sisters' and in 'Hamlet' co-starring Anthony Hopkins. Towards the end of the 60s Faithfull withdrew from the public eye, emerging only briefly in the mid '70s with an album titled 'Dreamin My Dreams'.

In 1979 Faithfull rekindled her career with 'Broken English'. She developed an interest in Kurt Weill and the music of the Weimar republic which led to '20th Century Blues' and 'The Seven Deadly Sins' - a recording of the Kurt Weil/Bertolt Brecht opera. She released 'Vagabond Ways' in 1999 and returned to her acting career, co-starring in director Patrice Chereau's 'Intimacy' which won Best Film Award at the 2001 Berlin Film Festival. In 2002 she released an album 'Kissin Time' with artists Beck, Blur, Jarvis Cocker and Billy Corgan, and starred in Christian Leigh's 'Far From China'. Faithfull currently resides in Paris and still appears in concerts, recently duetting on Patrick Wolf's album 'The Magic Position',  filming 'Irina P' by Sam Garbaski.

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