Marianne Faithfull (born 29 December 1946) is an English singer and actress who has had many hit songs, solo and with other singers. Her singing career began around 1964. Faithfull was born in Hampstead, London, England and is of Austrian ancestry.
In 2006, Faithfull was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery later the same year and has recovered. In 2007, she said she was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1995.