Marianne Faithfull (born December 29, 1946) is an English singer, songwriter, actress and diarist whose career spans five decades. Her early work in pop and rock music in the 1960s was overshadowed by her struggle with drug abuse in the 1970s. After a long commercial absence, she returned late in 1979 with the landmark album, Broken English. Faithfull\\\'s subsequent work, very frequently the subject of great critical acclaim, has at times been overshadowed by her personal history.
With a recording career that spans over four decades, Faithfull has continually reinvented her musical persona, experimenting in different musical genres and collaborating with such varied artists as Beck, David Bowie, Nick Cave, The Chieftains, Jarvis Cocker, Billy Corgan, Marcella Detroit, Emmylou Harris, PJ Harvey, Rupert Hine, Alex James, Lenny Kaye, Daniel Lanois, Metallica, John Prine, Barry Reynolds, Keith Richards, Sly and Robbie, Tom Waits, Roger Waters, Steve Winwood and Patrick Wolf.