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Kate Wolf fest singer on Mick, homeless days

Marianne Faithfull picks up the phone, but she's still caught up in a movie.

"Hold on a second," she says, searching for the remote to turn down the TV. "It's westerns night in Paris on TMC. I just watched 'Rio Grande' again and I cried, of course."

These days, the former 1960s icon lives in the 6th Arrondissement, or neighborhood, on Paris' Left Bank. Tonight, she's fixing "brown rice with fresh peas and broccoli and wild salmon" for dinner.

It's a far cry from the tattered image of her former self — a heroin addict homeless in New York's Soho district in the early 1970s.

"I take great care of my health," she says. "I've been doing it for years. It's just that people haven't caught up with it."


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