thegoldenyearz: Anita Pallenberg & Keith Richards in 1967…


Anita Pallenberg & Keith Richards in 1967 by Rex Features

“I was fascinated by her from what I thought was a safe distant. I thought certainly that Brian had got very lucky. I could never figure out how he got his hands on her. My first impression was of a woman who was very strong. I was right about that. Also an extremely bright woman, that’s one of the reasons she sparked me. Let alone that she was so entertaining and such a great beauty to look at. Very funny. Cosmopolitan beyond anyone I’d come across. She spoke three languages. She’d been here, she’d been there. It was very exotic, to me. I loved her spirit, even though she would instigate and turn the screw and manipulate. She wouldn’t let you off the hook for a minute. If I said, ‘That’s nice…’ she would say ‘Nice? I hate that word. Oh, stop being so fucking bourgeois.’ (…) Anita, sexy fucking bitch. One of the prime women in the world.”
– Extract from Keith Richards autobiography Life, (2010)

What a brilliant description! Not just her looks but her brain.