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THE SIXTH ROLLING STONE Wild, sexy and stylish model Anita Pallenberg who turned Mick Jagger and Keith Richards into the Rolling Stones dies age 73

THE SIXTH ROLLING STONE Wild, sexy and stylish model Anita Pallenberg who turned Mick Jagger and Keith Richards into the Rolling Stones dies age 73

Rocker Keith left 'devastated' as ex-lover and mother of his children passes away. SHE is often referred to as “the sixth Rolling Stone” – but Anita Pallenberg was so much more than that.

The actress, model and muse, who died on Tuesday aged 73, was the inspirational driving force behind the band in their iconic, rock ’n’ roll heyday.

Anita Pallenberg has died at the age of 73

Anita Pallenberg has died at the age of 73

Wild, witty, stunning, sexy — and with a unique flair for fashion which Jagger and Richards copied — her qualities, combined with their musical talents, created a perfect storm.

Well-connected and well-educated, Anita terrified and beguiled the rock ’n’ rollers in equal measure.

Her one-time partner Keith Richards, with whom she had three children, once said of her: “She scared the pants off me.” The Stones guitarist, 73, was last night said to be “devastated” by her death.

Certainly, Anita was one of a kind.

 Anita with former husband and Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards

Anita with former husband and Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards

While she bedded both Brian Jones and Keith, and was rumoured to have had an affair with Mick, it would be wrong to dismiss her as a groupie. As muse and critic she inspired their songs and even sang backing vocals for 1968’s Sympathy For The Devil.

Her opinion was so valued that Mick was said to have remixed tracks on the band’s 1968 album Beggars Banquet based on her feedback.

Addicted to drugs, obsessed with black magic and even implicated in the death of a teen lover, Anita had a knack for stirring things up.

Jo Bergman, the band’s personal assistant from 1967 to 1973, said at the time: “Anita is a Rolling Stone. She, Mick, Keith and Brian were the Rolling Stones. Her influence has been profound. She keeps things crazy.”

Born in German-occupied Rome in 1944, Anita was expelled from boarding school aged 16 and started modelling, moving from Italy to New York, there hanging out at artist Andy Warhol’s Factory, the place to be for arty types.

THE SIXTH ROLLING STONE Wild, sexy and stylish model Anita Pallenberg who turned Mick Jagger and Keith Richards into the Rolling Stones dies age 73
THE SIXTH ROLLING STONE Wild, sexy and stylish model Anita Pallenberg who turned Mick Jagger and Keith Richards into the Rolling Stones dies age 73
THE SIXTH ROLLING STONE Wild, sexy and stylish model Anita Pallenberg who turned Mick Jagger and Keith Richards into the Rolling Stones dies age 73
THE SIXTH ROLLING STONE Wild, sexy and stylish model Anita Pallenberg who turned Mick Jagger and Keith Richards into the Rolling Stones dies age 73
THE SIXTH ROLLING STONE Wild, sexy and stylish model Anita Pallenberg who turned Mick Jagger and Keith Richards into the Rolling Stones dies age 73
THE SIXTH ROLLING STONE Wild, sexy and stylish model Anita Pallenberg who turned Mick Jagger and Keith Richards into the Rolling Stones dies age 73
THE SIXTH ROLLING STONE Wild, sexy and stylish model Anita Pallenberg who turned Mick Jagger and Keith Richards into the Rolling Stones dies age 73
THE SIXTH ROLLING STONE Wild, sexy and stylish model Anita Pallenberg who turned Mick Jagger and Keith Richards into the Rolling Stones dies age 73
THE SIXTH ROLLING STONE Wild, sexy and stylish model Anita Pallenberg who turned Mick Jagger and Keith Richards into the Rolling Stones dies age 73
THE SIXTH ROLLING STONE Wild, sexy and stylish model Anita Pallenberg who turned Mick Jagger and Keith Richards into the Rolling Stones dies age 73
THE SIXTH ROLLING STONE Wild, sexy and stylish model Anita Pallenberg who turned Mick Jagger and Keith Richards into the Rolling Stones dies age 73
THE SIXTH ROLLING STONE Wild, sexy and stylish model Anita Pallenberg who turned Mick Jagger and Keith Richards into the Rolling Stones dies age 73
THE SIXTH ROLLING STONE Wild, sexy and stylish model Anita Pallenberg who turned Mick Jagger and Keith Richards into the Rolling Stones dies age 73
THE SIXTH ROLLING STONE Wild, sexy and stylish model Anita Pallenberg who turned Mick Jagger and Keith Richards into the Rolling Stones dies age 73
THE SIXTH ROLLING STONE Wild, sexy and stylish model Anita Pallenberg who turned Mick Jagger and Keith Richards into the Rolling Stones dies age 73
THE SIXTH ROLLING STONE Wild, sexy and stylish model Anita Pallenberg who turned Mick Jagger and Keith Richards into the Rolling Stones dies age 73
THE SIXTH ROLLING STONE Wild, sexy and stylish model Anita Pallenberg who turned Mick Jagger and Keith Richards into the Rolling Stones dies age 73

In 1965, aged 21, she sneaked backstage at a Stones gig in Munich and offered the band some hash, which they declined — although guitarist Brian Jones was “kind enough” to invite her to his room.

It was the start of a stormy affair and a turning point for the Stones.

Her close friend Marianne Faithfull, Mick’s lover at the time, described how Anita brought a decadent shine to the group.

In her 1994 biography Faithfull, she said: “How Anita came to be with Brian is really the story of how the Stones became the Stones. She almost single-handedly engineered a cultural revolution in London by bringing together the Stones and the jeunesse dorée (gilded youth) . . .

“This transformed the Stones from pop stars into cultural icons.”

But her relationship with Brian turned violent. On holiday in Morocco in 1967, Keith saw Brian beating up Anita. He stepped in, took her to London with him and they stayed together for the next 13 years.

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