Anita Pallenberg, actress and longtime girlfriend of Keith Richards, dies at 73

Anita Pallenberg, muse of the Rolling Stones and longtime girlfriend of Keith Richards, who appeared in films including Nicolas Roeg's "Performance," died Tuesday at 73.

Stella Schnabel, daughter of painter Julian Schnabel, reported her death on Instagram. "Thank you for the most important lessons," wrote Schnabel.

An Italian-German actress, model, and fashion designer, Pallenberg was known as an icon of 1960s style. She was said to have an important influence on several Rolling Stones albums, and described herself as "A vagabond. An adventurer. I am not a person with one specific talent. I wish I was."

Her film roles included playing the Great Tyrant in Roger Vadim's "Barbarella," a nurse in cult film "Candy," and in "Performance."

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19-year-old actress Anita Pallenberg with Brian Jones (1942 - 1969), guitarist and founder member of the Rolling Stones pop band. She has just flown in from Munich to Heathrow airport amid rumours that she is to marry Brian. (Photo by J Wilds/Getty Images)
Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones with Anita Pallenberg and their son Marlon in 1970. (Photo by � Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
English musician Keith Richards with Anita Pallenberg, sitting outside the Excelsior Hotel, Lido, Venice, 1967. (Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images)
Anita Pallenberg and Keith Richards arrive for a showing of the film 'Privilege, directed by Peter Watkins, during the Cannes Film Festival, 5th May 1967. (Photo by RDA/Getty Images)
6th May 1967: European actress Anita Pallenberg and Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones (1942 - 1969) attend a party in Cannes during the film festival. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Michele Breton (left), Anita Pallenberg and Mick Jagger on the set of Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg's psychological thriller, 'Performance', 1968. (Photo by Andrew Maclear/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Anita Pallenberg helps Mick Jagger with his make-up on the set of Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg's psychological thriller, 'Performance', 1968. (Photo by Andrew Maclear/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones arrives at the premiere of the Beatles film, 'Yellow Submarine' with his girlfriend Anita Pallenberg. (Photo by Michael Webb/Getty Images)
An Italian poster for Roger Vadim's 1968 adventure film 'Barbarella' starring Ugo Tognazzi, Jane Fonda, Marcel Marceau, and Anita Pallenberg. (Photo by Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images)
24th October 1968: Italian-born German actress Anita Pallenberg sits cross-legged on a flight of stone steps with her hands in her pockets. (Photo by Larry Ellis/Express/Getty Images)
Keith Richard of the Rolling Stones at King's College Hospital on 18 August 1969 to collect his girlfriend Anita Pallenberg and their baby son Marlon who was born on Sunday, 10 August, weighing 71b 40z. (Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
Keith Richard of the Rolling Stones at King's College Hospital on 18th August 1969 to collect his girlfriend Anita Pallenberg and their baby son Marlon who was born on Sunday, 10th August, weighing 71b 40z.?Marlon (Photo by mirrorpix/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
Italian-born German actress Anita Pallenberg, whose films were less publicised than her relationships with three of the Rolling Stones. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is reunited with girlfriend with Anita Pallenberg and their son, Marlon on his arrival at London Airport (now Heathrow) from the U.S., 8th December 1969 - shortly after the group's disastrous concert at Altamont. (Photo by Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards seen here with Anita Pallenberg at their Chelsea home on 6th October 1970 celebrate the Home Office decision to allow her to stay in the UK December 1969 (Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
Anita Pallenberg and Mick Jagger playing Pherber and Turner in a scene from 'Performance', co-directed by Nicolas Roeg, 1970. (Photo by Andrew Maclear/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Keith Richards et Anita Pallenberg, circa 1970 . (Photo by REPORTERS ASSOCIES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Anita Pallenberg, ex-girlfriend of Rolling Stone Brian Jones, and current partner of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards with their baby, Marlon, at Heathrow Airport. She is accompanying The Rolling Stones on their European Tour which will cover eight countries in six weeks. (Photo by J Wilds/Getty Images)
Italian-born actress and model Anita Pallenberg, UK, 31st January 1971. (Photo by Blackman/Daily Express/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) CANNES, FRANCE: Keith Richard, a member of the Rolling Stones, escorts his partner, actress Anita Pallenberg, and their two children to a screening of Rolling Stones' concerts under the title, 'Gimme Shelter,' May 20. A thousand teenagers were invited to the show and stamped, whistled and clapped their way through the film.
English musician Keith Richards with his partner Anita Pallenberg and children at the wedding of Mick Jagger and Nicaraguan-born Bianca De Macias in Saint-Tropez, France, 12th May 1971. (Photo by Reg Lancaster/Daily Express/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 23: KILBURN (NATIONAL) Photo of Anita PALLENBERG and Keith RICHARDS, posed backstage w/ Anita Pallenberg (Photo by Graham Wiltshire/Redferns)
Anita Pallenberg. July 26, 1979. (Photo by Arty Pomerantz/New York Post/Photo Archives, LLC via Getty Images)
Anita Pallenberg and Kate Moss at Ronnie Wood's 50th birthday party in Kingston upon Thames, London, 31st May 1997. The theme of the party is the Wild West. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Actress Anita Pallenberg by Drawing of Marianne Faithfull (Photo by � Richard Smith/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 10: Anita Pallenberg & Marianne Faithful, Marianne Faithfull Singing At The Barbican, London (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 30: Anita Pallenberg, Fashion Photographer Mario Testino Attracted All The Most Glamorous Women In London To His Exhibition At The National Portrait Gallery. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON - JUNE 06: Anita Pallenberg at the launch party of Dan Macmillan's new multi media exhibtion area, Zoltar The Magnificent held on 6th June 2002, in London. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 15: Anita Pallenberg, Star Studden Party For V&a Exhibition: Versace At The V&a, A Retrospective Of The Work Of Gianni Versace, At The Victoria And Albert Museum, South Kensington, London (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON - AUGUST 01: Designer, Bella Freud and actress, Anita Pallenberg at the gala screening of 'Hideous Man', a film by John Malkovich and Bella Freud held at Portobello Film Festival on 1st August 2002, in London. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images).
UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 16: Anita Pallenberg And Vivienne Westwood, Harvey Nichols Threw A Party For Yound Designer Mark Jacobs Launch Of His Perfume At The Oxo. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON - JANUARY 30: Anita Pallenberg attends the Manolo Blahnik Exhibition at the Design Museum on January 30, 2003 in London. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 09: Jess Morris, Anita Pallenberg And Melanie Smith, Wheels And Dolls Baby Party At Harvey Nicholls, London (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON - MARCH 30: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Kate Moss and Anita Pallenberg attends the Vivienne Westwood Private View of new retrospective show at the V&A Museum on March 30, 2004 in London. The show displays over 150 outfits as part of massive retrospective spanning Westwood's entire career and also reportedly features clothes worn by the Sex Pistols, 1970s bondage suits and opulent ballgowns. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Anita Pallenberg during 'Grand Theft Parsons' - London Premiere at Fulham UGC Cinema in London, Great Britain. (Photo by J. Quinton/WireImage)
LONDON - MAY 7: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Model Kate Moss and actress Anita Pallenberg attend a private screening of classic film 'Performance' at the Electric Cinema on May 7, 2004 in London. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON - NOVEMBER 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) (L-R) Bay Garner and Anita Pallenberg attend the launch party for Rita Konig's book 'Culinary Trickery' at Mortons Club in Berkeley Square, Mayfair on November 18, 2004 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON - OCTOBER 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) (L-R) Anita Pallenberg and Astrid Munoz attend the private view of 'Zoltars Gaping Memory Hole' by Dan Macmillan to launch the new site zoltar.com, at the Subway Gallery on October 10, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
Anita Pallenberg attends the MAC party at The Hospital Club on February 22, 2009 in London, England.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 05: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Manolo Blahnik, Anita Pallenberg and Kate Moss attend the private view of 'Mario Testino: Kate Who?', at Phillips de Pury & Company on July 5, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 22: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Rifat Ozbek and Anita Pallenberg attend the Marc Jacobs fragrance preview at Harvey Nichols on July 22, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
Anita Pallenberg attends the premiere of Crossfire Hurricane at The BFI London Film Festival at Odeon, Leicester Square. (Photo by rune hellestad/Corbis via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Anita Pallenberg walks the runway at the Pam Hogg show at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer collections 2017 on September 16, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
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In her later years, she took classes in textiles, designed clothes, gardened, and painted. She also appeared in an episode of "Absolutely Fabulous" with Mick Jagger's one-time girlfriend and fellow fashion inspiration Marianne Faithfull, with whom she remained close.

She met Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones while modelling in 1965 and left him in 1967 for Richards after Jones became unstable and violent. Jones died in 1969.

Pallenberg and Richards remained a couple until 1980, and they had three children together: Marlon, Angela, and Tara, who died in infancy. Richards has said that they were both addicted to heroin and Pallenberg was charged in the 1977 Toronto drug arrest; the pair went to rehab rather than prison.

She was also said to have had a sexual relationship with Mick Jagger during the production of "Performance."

Pallenberg is survived by her two children and several grandchildren.

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