Anita Pallenberg, actress, model and ex-girlfriend of Rolling Stones Brian Jones and then Keith Richards, has died from unknown causes. She was 73.
Word of her death came on Tuesday in an Instagram post by her friend, Julian Schnabel, who expressed her grief on social media.
In her post, Schnabel shared a photo of the two of women together, saying:
"I have never met a woman quite like you Anita."
Since news broke about her death, social media has been flooded with tributes and memoirs to the iconic actress and model.
Nashville singer/songwriter, Bebe Buell posted a series of images on social media, honoring the memory of Pallenberg.
"Me dearest Anita! You were always the most beautiful, the smartest and the most dangerous... a unique and brilliant style maker, mover & shaker... Goddess," she captioned one photo.
While in another post, she fondly referred to Pallenberg as the official 'sixth Stone'.
Pallenberg enjoyed a successful acting and modelling career that spanned 40 years. Storm Management, her representing agency, said Pallenberg's influence on popular culture transcends generations.
Her official biography lists numerous highlights, including appearances in several films such as “Performance Barbarella,” “Love Is The Devil,” “Dillinger Is Dead and Sympathy For The Devil.”
While Pallenberg has become an iconic figure in both fashion and film, it is her association with the Rolling Stones which endures.
Pallenberg was widely known for her intimate relationship with Jones, who she later left for Keith Richards in 1967. During their relationship, Pallenberg and Richards had three children, Marlon, Angela and Tara, who died of infant death syndrome, noted the New York Daily News.
While Pallenberg was known for her somewhat turbulent past that included drug addiction, she also became an image of strength for many. In a candid interview with Alain Elkann in August 2016, Pallenberg described herself as a vagabond and adventurer.
"I am not a person with one specific talent. I wish I was," she said.
Speaking about getting older, she added that she was ready to die.
"I have done so much here. My Mum died at 94. I don’t want to lose my independence. Now I am over 70 and to be honest I did not think I would live over 40."
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