Legal name: Marian Evelyn Faithfull, Marianne Evelyn Faithfull


Marianne Evelyn Gabriel Faithfull (born 29 December 1946) is an English singer, songwriter and actress. She achieved popularity in the 1960s with the release of her hit single "As Tears Go By" and became one of the lead female artists during the "British Invasion" in the United States.

Born in Hampstead, London, Faithfull began her career in 1964 after attending The Rolling Stones party where she was discovered by Andrew Loog Oldham. After the release of her hit single "As Tears Go By", she became an international star. Her debut album Marianne Faithfull (1965) (released simultaneously with her album Come My Way) was a commercial success followed by a number of albums on Decca Records. From 1966 to 1970, she had a highly publicised romantic relationship with Mick Jagger. Her popularity was further enhanced by her film roles, such as I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967), The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968), and Hamlet (1969). However, her popularity was overshadowed by personal struggles in the 1970s. During that time she suffered from heroin addiction, alcoholism, and anorexia.

After a long commercial absence, Faithfull made a comeback with the 1979 release of her critically acclaimed album Broken English. The album was a commercial success and marked a resurgence of her musical career. Broken English earned Faithfull a nomination for Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and is often regarded as her "definitive recording." She followed with a series of albums, including Dangerous Acquaintances (1981), A Child's Adventure (1983), and Strange Weather (1987). Faithfull also wrote three books about her life: Faithfull: An Autobiography (1994), Memories, Dreams & Reflections (2007), and Marianne Faithfull: A Life on Record (2014).

Faithfull is listed on VH1's "100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll" list. She received the World Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2009 Women's World Awards and was also awarded the Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1965 "Come My Way" 2
1965 Marianne Faithfull 2
1966 Go Away From My World 1
1978 Faithless 4
1979 Broken English 5 12
1981 Dangerous Acquaintances 2
1983 A Child's Adventure 3 3
1985 Rich Kid Blues 3
1987 Strange Weather 2
1993 This Little Bird 1
1995 Broken English / Strange Weather 1
1995 A Secret Life 2
1999 Vagabond Ways 3
2002 Kissin Time 4
2002 Loveinamist 2
2004 Before the Poison 2
2008 Easy Come, Easy Go 5
2011 Horses and High Heels 2 2
2014 Give My Love to London 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1966 North Country Maid 2
1980 As Tears Go By 1
1987 Marianne Faithfull's Greatest Hits 1
1988 The Very Best of Marianne Faithfull 3
1994 Faithfull 2
1998 A Perfect Stranger: The Island Anthology 3
1999 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue: The NEMS Years, Vol. 1 1
2001 A Stranger on Earth: An Introduction to Marianne Faithfull 1
2004 The Collection 1
2006 An Introduction to Marianne Faithfull 1
2008 Star-Club 1
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marianne Faithfull 1
A Collection of Her Best Recordings 1
The Best of Marianne Faithfull 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1990 Blazing Away 3
1996 20th Century Blues 1
1998 The Seven Deadly Sins 1
2005 Live in Hollywood 1
2007 Live at the BBC 2
2009-03-29: Cully Jazz Festival, Cully, Switzerland 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1964 As Tears Go By / Greensleeves 1
1965 Come And Stay With Me 1
1965 This Little Bird 1
1966 Tomorrow's Calling 1
2002 Sex With Strangers 1
2002 Wherever I Go 1
2011 Why Did We Have to Part 1

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