Newswire: R.I.P. Anita Pallenberg
Anita Pallenberg, a model and actress best known for being the muse and long-time girlfriend of two members of the Rolling Stones, has died. Pallenberg, whose 12-year relationship with Keith Richards helped to define the direction of the Stones through the ’60s and ’70s, was 73.
Born in Rome during World War II, Pallenberg first met the band’s members in 1965, encountering its founder, Brian Jones, after a modeling assignment in Germany. The two began a relationship that ended in 1967, after Jones became increasingly unstable; she would later take up with Richards instead, with the two having three children together over the next several years. (Richards later alleged that Pallenberg and Mick Jagger also had a brief relationship during the filming of the heavily Stones-involved film Performance, although the actress stated that the affair never happened.)
A countercultural icon, Pallenberg refused to be boxed into simple roles like …