I always liked the image of Bianca Jagger riding that white horse into Studio 54 on her 30th birthday. I've admired her style since spotting her in that unforgettable bridal ensemble-- Bianca is best known as the jet setting Brazilian darling who married Rolling Stone Mick Jagger in 1971. ( She has the honor of being the first wife of Mick Jagger. ) Oddly enough, around this time Bianca became concerned with women's rights. I recently found out that the Billy Joel song "Big Shot" was based on a bad date with Bianca. Wow-- I always wondered.
"they were all impressed with your Halston dress and the people that you knew at Elaines..."
What I also didn't know about this fierce lady is that she's also a huge activist--(and according to my DAD --a "bleeding heart liberal")
The end of her marriage to Mick coincided with the victory of the Sandinista revolution. In the spring of 1979, Bianca visited Nicaragua with an International Red Cross delegation 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.
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. From the late 1970s she has collaborated with many humanitarian organizations--and for her work, Bianca Jagger has earned several awards.