Marianne Faithfull

Reluctant pin-up: Marianne Faithfull reveals how she was damaged by

She was the Sixties pin-up whose beauty bewitched Mick Jagger and inspired some of the Rolling Stones' most famous songs, but Marianne Faithfull has revealed that she hates the way she looks, can't bear to see photographs of herself and is still dealing with the damaging effects of being catapulted to fame at a young age.

Album: Marianne Faithfull, Live at the BBC (Decca)

Faithfull's early pop career was as coolly, poshly, folksily soignée as any early pop career has ever been: a sonic emblem of the unreachability of a certain archetype of feminised English romanticism:

Stay Faithfull: A revealing audience with Marianne Faithfull

Cancer... heroin addiction.... tabloid scandal... The Rolling Stones.... even a convent education.... Marianne Faithfull has survived it all. And now she is taking on the toughest role of her professional life: playing a sex worker in an acclaimed new film