Marianne Faithfull - Marianne Faithfull: Being Mick Jagger's girlfriend is a lot of pressure

Marianne Faithfull thinks being Sir Mick Jagger's girlfriend is an ''enormous'' pressure.

The 67-year-old singer - who dated The Rolling Stones frontman for four years - admits they are lots of unwanted extras that come from being the rocker's girlfriend but ''for a lot of people it's worth it''.

When asked what the pressures were, she told The Sunday Times magazine: ''I really couldn't say. And I wouldn't say. That's nobody's business.

''Anyway, it must be different for everybody. Most of these girls who are with him, since me actually, really like the fame and the money, all that s**t. I never cared.''

Meanwhile, Marianne had previously admitted that she rarely spoke to her ex-boyfriend after their split, but he did call the hospital where she was being treated for breast cancer in 2005.

Recalling the chat they had, she said: ''This voice came on: 'Hello, Marian, how are you?'

''I'd know that voice anywhere, and he's the only one who ever called me Marian. We had a chat. It was lovely.''

Speaking of her time with the star in the late 1960s, she added: ''I could've stayed with Mick and he did love me, but I couldn't bear it, that world. I just felt not good enough. Low self-esteem.''


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Godfrey Hamilton

Oh for god's sake, that was OVER FORTY YEARS AGO. Does the music press, living in a long-ago past, really have no awareness of Marianne's astonishing career, the recordings, the plays, the movies, the books, the songwriting, the concert tours, the riveting performances, the accumulating awards (including France's Commander of Arts and Letters)???

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