Groupie Love Day 9: Our Personal Obsession, Anita Pallenberg

March 4, 2010

  • Born in Rome to a German secretary and Italian artist, Pallenberg studied medicine, picture restoration and graphic design.

  • While jetsetting abroad, she became fluent in several languages. When Keith Richards first met Pallenberg, he famously said, “She knew everything and she could say it in five languages. She scared the pants off me!”

  • In 1979, a 17-year-old boy (who Pallenberg was rumored to have been in a relationship with) committed suicide in her NY apartment with her gun. She was dragged into the case and arrested for manslaughter, but further evidence ruled in her favor.

  • Jo Bergman, PA to the Stones from ’67-’73, painted Pallenberg in a substantial light by saying, “Anita IS a Rolling Stone. SHE, Mick, Keith and Brian were the Rolling Stones. Her influence has been profound. She kept things crazy.”

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3 Responses to “Groupie Love Day 9: Our Personal Obsession, Anita Pallenberg”

  1. Laurent said

    I was looking for Photos Of A.P. to show to my wife. She emulates Anita’s looks and style, and is an absolute twin of Julie Christie, Unknowingly adopted their style (as well as Marianne Faithful)though she was not even alive during the early seventies and the reign of the Queen of the Stones! Being a model herself- and from Brasil- she admires the Rock-girl look of Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, etc, which all the models reproduce and has been prevalent in Vogue, etc, but they don’t realise it’s roots in the 60’s in Britain, so I wanted to show her the Muse of today’s “style-setters”. Anita deserves more recognition as a Muse of the Stone’s song writing (and dress!), as does Marianne. Google Marianne, watch fanastic interviews, and listen to her sing, then follow the you-tube videos on into the French women singers of the 60’s (Francoise Hardy, etc). She forwards these to all her model/fashion friends and they are all amazed that its all been done before…………

  2. Gledwood said

    I wish she would write her autobiog.
    She said she won’t do it because the publishers all want salacious. Well to hell with publishers, just write it as you want it Anita, and they can take it or leave it. They’ll surely take it and I will read it.

  3. Audrey said

    She has been my personal style muse since I saw her in performance when I was 15 in 1970. The absolute best! I would love to read her autobiography.

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