Over the span of almost an entire decade, Anita Pallenberg with her radiant beauty and seductive charm lured many a rockstar to her side. Most famously, she shook the foundation that made up the legendary Rolling Stones and almost left nothing but smoldering destruction in the band’s wake.
Specifically, she partnered up with two Stones members: Brian Jones, followed by Keith Richards, the latter of whom she had kids with. Sadly, their relationship did not last, but Richards does not harbor any ill will toward Pallenberg. She recently died at the age of 73.
Tawny Kitaen, or Julie Kitaen, has something of an interesting past. She first stepped into the spotlight as an aspiring actress, snagging some respectable roles along the way, such as the 1984 film Bachelor Party. She also appeared in several music videos, perhaps most notably those for Whitesnake’s “Still of the Night” and “Here I Go Again.”
In other words, Tawny Kitaen is probably the nondescript woman who comes to mind when you picture a beautiful woman splayed across a flashy car in a music video. But she did more than look pretty for the Whitesnake. She eventually went on marry the band’s singer David Coverdale. The marriage lasted from 1989 to 1991.
Pamela Des Barres was raised in a household that loved music. Thus, it is no surprise that she spent much of her time fantasizing about some of her favorite musicians. Her favorites were Elvis, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, and Paul McCartney of The Beatles. Little did Des Barres know that one day she would get to do more than just admire the greats from afar. She eventually found herself, through the help of friends, daring closer and closer to the rock scene’s elite inner circle.
Before she knew it, she was babysitting for Frank Zappa. She also spent a lot of time on Los Angeles’s vibrant Sunset Strip, mingling with budding musicians along the way. While her first major rendezvous were with members of both The Rolling Stones and The Byrds, she also managed to get entangled with rockers such as Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, and Jim Morrison. Oh, and if you have ever heard yourself singing along to the Beatles song Penny Lane? She inspired that song. Des Barres was also the inspiration behind Kate Hudson’s character in Almost Famous.
Hailed as “Queen of the Groupies”, Sable Starr ventured into rockstars’ arms before she even turned 18. She started hanging around this glorified crowd as young as 14. Moreover, these rockstars seemed to be as enthralled by her as she was by them.
So, who were some of the big names Sable Starr enchanted? She touted quite the impressive list: Alice Cooper, Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger, and Iggy Pop, to name a few. She claimed to have extra affection to share for Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant. Sadly, she passed away in 2009 due to brain cancer.
Her real name may be Tara Leigh Patrick, but many fans might recognize her as Lani McKenzie from the hit NBC classic Baywatch. Her first serious relationship was with basketball player Dennis Rodman. They married and stayed together for a year. After that she dated a number of rockers.
She was married to Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, but he was not Carmen Electra’s first rockstar love interest. She has been linked romantically to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. She also has Prince to thank for helping her get her first record out into the world.
Considered one of the infamous “baby groupies,” Lori Maddox ventured into the scene when she was hardly older than 14. In fact, it was rumored that she lost her virginity to David Bowie. She might be best known for the strange relationship she had with Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin.
Jimmy Page was very possessive of Maddox; their relationship faltered over the years and even inspired the Led Zeppelin song “Sick Again.” But eventually even the fun-loving Maddox tired of the fickle life of a rockstar and eventually parted ways with Page–but not before hooking up with Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones first.