John d Green photographed Marianne Faithfull (and her cat) for Birds of Britain on 25 August 1966. The location for the session was Marianne Faithfull’s London home – one of the few sessions that took John away from his Kensington studio. Marianne Faithfull was 19 at the time of the shoot.
Her career began in 1964 when she was discovered by Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham. From 1966 to 1970 she had a highly publicised relationship with Mick Jagger. She was a successful recording artist in her own right and her popularity was further enhanced by her appearance in films like Girl On A Motorcycle (1968). After a long absence from music, her 1979 comeback album Broken English was critically acclaimed and a commercial success.