Born Marian Evelyn Faithfull
29 December 1946
Hampstead, London, England
Daughter of Eva von Sacher-Masoch & Major Robert Glynn Faithfull
Marianne’s half-brother is Simon Faithfull. Her father, Major Robert Glynn Faithfull, was a British Army officer and professor of Italian Literature at Bedford College of London University. Her mother was styled as Eva von Sacher-Masoch, Baroness Erisso and was originally from Vienna. The family of Sacher-Masoch had secretly opposed the Nazi regime in Vienna.
Glynn Faithfull’s work as an Intelligence Officer for the British Army brought him into contact with the family, and he thus met Eva.
Faithfull’s maternal grandfather had aristocratic roots, in the Habsburg Dynasty, while Faithfull’s maternal grandmother was Jewish. Erisso was a ballerina for the Max Reinhardt Company during her early years, and danced in productions of works by the German theatrical duo Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill.
The formidable Major Glynn Faithfull was a British spy in the Second World War
Her grandfather invented a sexual device called a Frigidity Machine that was designed to give women orgasms. He tried it out on her mother, Eva, Baroness Erisso, a dancer and actress descended from the Sacher-Masoch long line of Austro-Hungarian aristocrats.
Speaking of her grandfather, Marianne said,
“I always thought he was a fraud. Why would he do that to his son’s new wife? But I don’t think my mother was very into sex and my father was very into it. So that was difficult for both of them.”
Read in full here.. Marianne Faithfull interview
Who Do You Think You Are.. Marianne Faithfull
Mary Ann Faithful’s father was actually responsible for interrogating (or de-briefing) none other than Heinrich Himmler when he as captured (or turned himself in) in 1945. I heard her tell this story on the radio recently. He told her that Himmler swallowed a cyanide capsule before he could interrogate him.
David Irving proposed in 1999 that Himmler was fed a cyanide poisoned sandwich by MI6 to prevent him from speaking at the Nuremberg trials. Found Here
Now, there are a lot of theories surrounding Himmler’s death. Mine comes with a wee bit of ‘insider’ knowledge as it were
It was my Grandad Capt Thomas Selvester that handed Himmler over to MI6 agent Glynn Faithfull!
According to what my grandfather said, Himmler and two other blokes were brought before him and Himmler removed his eye patch and introduced himself! Himmler was then strip searched. My grandad, knowing Himmler could be hiding a cyanide capsule, gave the order NOT to check his mouth, just in case. Instead he ordered a cuppa and a door stopper sandwich for himself and Himmler! They chatted while eating! Meanwhile, Grandad was watching the way Himmler was chewing, & according to him, Himmler showed no sign of any capsule, he was happily chewing on both sides of his mouth etc..
My Grandad said, Himmler came across as intelligent, polite, shy, pleasant and scared.
Hours later (having spent entire time alone with Himmler) My Grandad handed him over to the newly arrived Interrogation officers. (MI6, Glynn Faithfull & Co) Within minutes Himmler was dead.
My Grandad believed Himmler DID NOT have any capsule in his mouth
She was the grand-niece of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, author of Venus in Furs, and was the mother of Marianne Faithfull. She was born in Budapest, when it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Her parents were Artur Wolfgang, Ritter von Sacher-Masoch (1875–1953) and his wife, Flora (Ziprisz). She was the sister of renowned novelist Alexander von Sacher-Masoch (1901–1972). Her mother was Jewish.
Sacher-Masoch spent her early childhood living on her family’s estates near the town of Karánsebes in Transylvania (now Caransebeș, Romania), moving with her family to Vienna in 1918. As a young woman she moved to Berlin where she worked as a ballerina for the Max Reinhardt Company, and danced for productions of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. At the outbreak of World War II, Sacher-Masoch returned to her parents’ home in Vienna and lived there for the duration of the war. Despite their Jewish ancestry, Sacher-Masoch and her mother were afforded a degree of protection from the Nazis due to Artur’s World War I military record and his status as a well-regarded Austrian writer (under the pseudonym Michael Zorn).
Having opposed Hitler since the Anschluss, and witnessing atrocities against Jews in the streets of Vienna, Sacher-Masoch and her parents used their home to conceal Socialist pamphlets, narrowly evading detection by the Gestapo. Sacher-Masoch witnessed the United States Army Air Forces daylight raids on Vienna from 1944 onwards, and the Red Army‘s assault on Vienna in 1945. Confronting the trauma civilians had been subject to, the BBC genealogical documentary series Who do you think you are?
Sacher-Masoch fell in love with Major Robert Glynn Faithfull, a British Army officer and spy who called on the family to inform them that Alexander von Sacher Masoch was alive. The couple married in 1946 and late that year had their only child, daughter Marianne Faithfull (born Marian Evelyn Faithfull), and lived together at Braziers Park, Oxfordshire, before separating six years later. She also spent some time as a dance teacher at “Bylands”, Stratfield Turgis, near Basingstoke, Hampshire, a boarding school for maladjusted children. She moved to Reading, Berkshire to work as a waitress at a Sally’s Café, Friar Street.
Read more: Angelfire, Mystical Marianne
Nazis, Sex (torture) devices, Military, Jews, Security services, Drugs, Boarding School, Masochism, Music industry & the ‘elite’
NAH….. NO ABUSE ALARM BELLS HERE!
Then i found this…
Sunday, 7 February 2016