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 20 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 music career with the album Broken English. She developed an interest in Kurt Weill and the music of the Weimar republic which led to her albums 20th Century Blues and The Seven Deadly Sins - a recording of the Kurt Weil/Bertolt Brecht opera. She released the album 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 film Far From China. Faithfull currently resides in Paris and still appears in concerts, duetting on Patrick Wolf's album The Magic Position, filming Irina P by Sam Garbaski. In 2018, she released her 21st studio album, Negative Capability.