May 12, 2021

Model and Rolling Stone Muse Anita Pallenberg Dies At 73

LONDON — Anita Pallenberg, the Italian-German model and the former wife of Rolling Stones founding member Keith Richards, has died at 73.
Her death was confirmed by Pallenberg’s close friend, actress Stella Schnabel, who shared a picture of her on Instagram with the words “I have never met a woman quite like you Anita.” The cause of death is unknown.
Pallenberg was best known for her effortless, bohemian style that captured the spirit of the Sixties and Seventies, when she was spending time at Andy Warhol’s Factory, modeling, and also singing backing vocals for Stones classics such as “Sympathy for the Devil.”
She also dabbled in acting, with roles in the science fiction film “Barbarella” in 1969; “Mister Lonely” in 2007; and a cameo appearance in the popular British sitcom “Absolutely Fabulous” in 2001.
One of her most talked-about film appearances, was in the cult film “Performance,” where she played alongside Mick Jagger, with whom she was said to have had an affair.
Pallenberg has always been known for her rebellious spirit: She started modelling at 16 after being expelled from boarding school in Germany. She later met the Rolling Stones band members and became a muse for them after sneaking backstage after a concert

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