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Episode 16: Anita Pallenberg

Updated: Apr 22, 2019

Anita Pallenberg Photographed by Guido Mangold, 1966

“She was the most incredible woman I’d ever met. Dazzling, beautiful, hypnotic and unsettling. Her smile. Those carnivorous teeth obliterated everything. Other women evaporated next to her. I was utterly in her thrall and would have done anything for her” – Marianne Faithfull

We’re talking about Anita Pallenberg.

This week welcomes back the always alluring and fiercely intelligent Lynx O’Leary. She’s here with another scintillating tale, and this one is about Anita Pallenberg. You may know Anita as the best friend of Marianne Faithfull or perhaps from her partnership with Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones with whom she had 3 children.

The dolls open the show by talking about the perplexing and erotic movie “Performance” starring both Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg. Chanty gets under the covers with Mick for a brief moment and then asks Lynx a whole lot of questions about the boundary pushing movie.

They discuss how Anita was bright, entertaining, manipulative, cosmopolitan and always the life of the party. Incredibly fashionable, Keith found his style- no surprise- by going through Anita’s closet. From her relationship first with Brian Jones to Keith Richards to Mick Jagger to her heroin addiction, Anita’s story is beyond fascinating… just like her.

You’ll learn about her influence on Keith and hear excerpts from both Marianne and Keith’s autobiographies about this wild woman who gave Keith’s hard partying ways a run for his money. According to Marianne, Anita’s influence transformed the Stones “from pop stars to cultural icons”, and we agree.