The star of pop and film talks about being cast as a sex kitten of the 60s, drugs, homelessness, and why she will never sell Mick Jagger
's love letters
Hello, Marianne. How are you?
Hello. I'm well, thank you. I've been appearing in Kurt Weill
's Seven Deadly Sins in Linz, Austria, so I've been very happy. I'm singing and acting, with great costumes and stage sets. The two transvestites in little leather shorts are very important. It's a very violent, sexy piece.
Do Austrians know you as Marianne Faithfull
or by your title, Baroness von Sacher-Masoch (1 )
Nobody knows me as Baroness von Sacher-Masoch. Fuck off! [Laughter] I'm Marianne Faithfull
We're approaching half a century since your first single, 1964's As Tears Go By.
I know, I can't believe it. On the other hand, I can't do anything else and never wanted to. I once asked my father what he wanted me to be.