An actress and model who was a part of rock ‘n’ roll culture in the late 1960s and early 1970s has died. The AP reports that Anita Pallenberg died Tuesday at St. Richard’s Hospital in Chichester in southeast England. She was 75.
Her cause of death was not disclosed, but a statement released today said she “had been ill for some time” and added that her family was by her side.
Pallenberg dated two members of the Rolling Stones and inspired at least two of the band’s songs. She first dated guitarist Brian Jones, and later had a longer relationship with Keith Richards, including having three children with Richards.
In a statement following her death, Richards called Pallenberg “a most remarkable woman” and added: “Always in my heart.”
Pallenberg reportedly inspired the Stones songs “Miss Amanda Jones” and “You Got the Silver.”
Her film career included appearances in “Barbarella,” ”Candy” and “Performance,” a 1970 cult classic directed by Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell, in which Pallenberg starred opposite Mick Jagger.
Here’s a clip from “Performance” featuring Pallenberg …