Saturday, August 6, 2016

The Aging Of Beauty

"Would you want your daughter to marry a Rolling Stone?"

Most parents would have answered 'no', however many of their daughters yearned to be seduced by a member of the Rolling Stones.

Few succeeded as well as Anita Pallenberg, an Italian actress/model, who had romances with Brian Jones and Keith Richards, plus a short affair with Mick Jagger.

The elegant blonde beauty had a wicked side and according to Tony Sanchez's account of his time as Richards's bodyguard and drug dealer, "Pallenburg was obsessed with black magic and began to carry a string of garlic with her everywhere — even to bed — to ward off vampires. She also had a strange mysterious old shaker for holy water which she used for some of her rituals. Her ceremonies became increasingly secret, and she warned me never to interrupt her when she was working on a spell."

Heroin was her sacrament.

Mick Jagger said that Pallenberg "nearly killed me"

Anita lived hard, but survived many others, although mostly as Keith Richard's Portrait of Dorian Grey.

Time hasn't been kind to her beauty.

Time isn't on everyone's side, but as long as you can draw breath, Life is a thing of wonder.

Especially when you look like Keith Richards.

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