Bianca Jagger (born
Bianca Pérez Morena De Macías, May 2, 1945) is a
Nicaraguan-born social and
human rights advocate and a former
actress and fashion
Jagger currently serves as a Council of Europe
Goodwill Ambassador and
is Chair of the World Future
. She was formerly married to Mick Jagger
, lead singer
of The Rolling Stones
born in Managua,
Her father was a successful import-export
merchant and her mother a housewife. They divorced when Bianca was
ten and she stayed with her mother, who had to take care of three
children on a small income. She received a scholarship to study political
science in France at the
Paris Institute of Political
She has also been fascinated by Gandhi
's non-violent success and the eastern
philosophy at large. She traveled extensively in India.
Mick Jagger at a party after a Rolling Stones concert in September 1970 in
France. On May 12, 1971, while she was four months
pregnant, the couple married in a Roman
Catholic ceremony in Saint-Tropez, France, and she became his first wife. The couple had one
daughter, Jade Sheena Jezebel Jagger,
born on October 21, 1971 in Paris, France.
May 1978 she filed for divorce on the grounds of his adultery with
model Jerry Hall
, the divorce was
finalized in 1979. Bianca later said "My marriage ended on my
wedding day". After her divorce she kept her married name.
addition to her extensive charitable works, Jagger had a public
reputation as a jet-setter and party-goer in
the 1970s and early 1980s, being closely associated in the public
mind with New York
City's nightclub Studio 54.
She also became known particularly as a
friend of pop artist Andy Warhol
Jagger has two granddaughters from her daughter Jade, Assisi (born
in 1992) and Amba (born in 1996). Jagger is a naturalized British citizen.
Bianca is the Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights
In 1972 she returned to Nicaragua to look for her parents after a
devastating earthquake, which destroyed Managua, the capital,
leaving a toll of more than 10,000 deaths and tens of thousands
In early 1979, Jagger visited Nicaragua with an International Red Cross
and was shocked by the brutality and oppression that the Somoza
regime carried out there. This persuaded her to commit herself to
the issues of justice and human rights.
In the 1980s, she worked to oppose US government intervention in
Nicaragua after the Sandinista
revolution. She has also opposed the death penalty and defended the rights of women
and of indigenous peoples in
Latin America, notably the Yanomami tribe in Brazil against the
invasion of gold miners.
spoke up for victims of the conflicts in Bosnia and Serbia. Her
writings were published in several newspapers (including the
New York Times
). From the
late 1970s she collaborated with many humanitarian organizations
She is also a member of the Twentieth
Century Task Force to Apprehend War Criminals
, and a trustee of
the Amazon Charitable Trust. She gave a reading at the start of the
memorial service in London's Westminster Cathedral, which was timed to coincide with the funeral in
Brazil of Brazilian
Jean Charles de Menezes, who
was shot eight times on a tube-train after being mistaken for a
suicide bomber in London.
2007 she became involved with Sarah
Teather and the campaign to close Guantanamo
2002, Ms Jagger travelled to Afghanistan with a delegation of fourteen women, organised by
Global Exchange to support afghan women’s projects.
On December 16, 2003 Jagger was nominated Council of Europe
7, 2007, Jagger presented at the German leg of Live Earth in Hamburg.
On May 12, 2007 she was elected Chair of the World Future Council
2008 she was a signatory to a petition to the
Catholic bishops of England and Wales to allow the
wider celebration of the traditional Latin Mass.
January, 2009 Jagger
addressed a crowd— up to 12,000 people according to the police but
60,000 according to the demonstration's organisers—at a march and
rally held in Trafalgar
Square following a week of protests outside the Israeli
Embassy in Kensington.
For her international work on behalf of humanitarian causes, Jagger
has earned numerous awards, including:
Film and television
Bianca also appeared in several movies and tv shows:
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