Anita Pallenberg (born 25 January 1944) is a model, actress and fashion designer. She was the romantic partner of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards from 1967 to 1979.
Pallenberg was born in Rome, the daughter of an Italian artist and a German secretary. At an early age she became fluent in four languages and studied medicine, picture restoration and graphic design. Before settling in London, she lived in Germany, Rome and New York City, where she was involved with the Living Theater, starring in the play Paradise Now, which featured on-stage nudity, and Andy Warhol's Factory.
Pallenberg is known for her romantic involvement with Rolling Stones band members Brian Jones, whom she met in 1965 in Munich where she was working on a modelling assignment , and Keith Richards, for whom she left Jones in 1967 while on holiday in Morocco. There were rumours that she also had a brief affair with Mick Jagger during the filming of Performance, although Pallenberg denied the affair in March 2007 when Performance was released on DVD.
Pallenberg and Richards had three children: son Marlon (born 10 August 1969), Angela (née Dandelion; born 17 April 1972) and a second son, Tara (b. 1976 -