Marianne Faithfull Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Marianne Faithfull Quick Info
Height5 ft 5 in
Weight62 kg
Date of BirthDecember 29, 1946
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Eye ColorBlue

Marianne Faithfull is an English singer, songwriter, and actress who had become an overnight star in 1964 after the release of her single As Tears Go By. She was one of the leading female artists in the 1960s cultural phenomenon of ‘British Invasion’.

Born Name

Marianne Evelyn Gabriel Faithfull

Nick Name

MF

Marianne Faithfull as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2016
Marianne Faithfull as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2016 (Marianne Faithfull / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom

Residence

Putney, Wandsworth, London, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

English

 

Education

Marianne had attended a primary school in Brixton, London, after which she had attended the St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Convent School, in Reading, Berkshire, as a charitably subsidized (bursary) student.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Marianne Faithfull as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2009
Marianne Faithfull as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2009 (Marianne Faithfull / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Robert Glynn Faithfull (Professor of Italian Literature at Bedford College of London University, Former British Army/Intelligence Officer, Former Spy) (d. 1998)
  • Mother – Eva von Sacher-Masoch (Aristocrat, Ballerina, Dance Teacher) (d. 1991)
  • Others – Simon Faithfull (Younger Half-Brother) (Artist, Sculptor), Artur Wolfgang von Sacher-Masoch (Maternal Grandfather) (Writer, Nobleman) (d. December 12, 1953), Flora von Sacher-Masoch (Maternal Grandmother), Alexander von Sacher-Masoch (Maternal Uncle) (Novelist) (d. August 17, 1972), Baron Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (Maternal Great Great Uncle) (Author) (d. 1895), Robert Dunbar (Ex-Father-in-Law) (Filmmaker, Producer) (d. April 29, 2000), Tatiana Blagoveshchenskaya (Ex-Mother-in-Law), Marina Adams (Ex-Sister-in-Law) (Architect), Margaret Dunbar (Ex-Sister-in-Law), Jennifer Dunbar Dorn (Ex-Sister-in-Law) (Film Director)

Genre

Rock, Folk, Alternative, Blues, Jazz

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

  • Decca Records
  • London Recordings
  • Island Records
  • RCA Records
  • Hut Records/Virgin Records Limited
  • NEMS Records
  • Instinct Records/EMI
  • Naïve
  • Dramatico

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 5 in or 165 cm

Weight

62 kg or 136.5 lbs

Marianne Faithfull as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2020
Marianne Faithfull as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2020 (Marianne Faithfull / Instagram)

Boyfriend / Spouse

Marianne has dated –

  1. Stash De Rola
  2. Brian Jones
  3. Gene Pitney (1964)
  4. John Dunbar (1964–1966) – Marianne had started dating British artist, collector, and former gallerist John Dunbar in 1964, and they got married a year later, on May 6, 1965. They have a son together named Nicholas Dunbar (b. November 10, 1965). They had parted ways in 1966.
  5. Mick Jagger (1966–1970)
  6. Jean De Breteuil (1971)
  7. David Bowie (1971–1972)
  8. Ben Brierly (1975–1986) – She had started dating Ben Brierly in 1975 and the couple got married on July 8, 1979. They eventually got divorced in 1986.
  9. Howard Tose (1985)
  10. Giorgio Della Terza (1987-1991) – Marianne had started dating actor Giorgio Della Terza in 1987 and they got married in 1988. The couple had parted ways in 1991.
  11. François Ravard (1994–2009)

Race / Ethnicity

White

She is of English descent on her father’s side and Austro-Hungarian descent on her mother’s side.

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Mildly stocky frame
  • Neck-length, frizzy hair
  • Affable smile
  • Smoky, raspy voice

Brand Endorsements

Marianne has been featured in the TV commercials for –

  • Virgin Airlines (2000)
  • GAP jeans (2002)

She had also been featured in a print advertisement for The GAP clothing stores (2002).

Marianne Faithfull as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2020
Marianne Faithfull as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2020 (Marianne Faithfull / Instagram)

Marianne Faithfull Facts

  1. Marianne’s career in the entertainment industry was kickstarted accidentally. She was discovered at a 1964 Rolling Stones party by English record producer, talent manager, impresario, and author Andrew Loog Oldham.
  2. The word ‘masochism’ was derived from the last name of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Marianne’s maternal great great uncle and a member of the aristocratic Sacher-Masoch family. The word was coined due to the content of his 1870 novella Venus in Furs.
  3. In 1999, VH1 had placed her at number 25 in its list of the ‘100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll’.
  4. In 2011, she was awarded the ‘Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’, one of France’s highest cultural honors.

Featured Image by Marianne Faithfull / Instagram

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