Marianne Faithfull

The quintessential wild child of the '60s, Marianne Faithfull first found fame as a folk-pop chanteuse before succumbing to the excesses of the era, only to resurrect her career with a string of critically-acclaimed albums and dramatic roles which earned her the status of rock and roll's ultimate survivor. Discovered by The Rolling Stones' manager Andrew Loog Oldham, Faithfull enjoyed a series of hits during the height of the first British Invasion, but soon found her music overshadowed by her turbulent personal life. After her high-profile four-year relationship with Mick Jagger fell apart, she battled with heroin addiction, homelessness and anorexia for nearly a decade but eventually managed to overcome her issues after staging an unlikely comeback with 1979's punk-oriented Broken English. Faithfull continued to rebuild her reputation throughout the '80s and '90s with the likes of Strange Weather and Vagabond Ways, and made inroads with a new generation of fans in the 21st Century thanks to a number of collaborative albums and big-screen appearances in "Marie Antoinette" (2006) and "Irina Palm" (2007).