Bianca Jagger (b. May 2nd 1945) is a Human Rights Activist, model, and 70′s It-Girl. Born in Managua, Nicaragua to an import-export merchant, Bianca lived a relatively privileged life until the age of ten, when her parents divorced and Bianca and her two siblings lived under the wing of her mother’s low income as a restaurant owner. Despite her family’s lack of money, Bianca always excelled as a student and notably became fluent in five languages including her native tongue of Spanish- “I promised myself I was never going to suffer that [my mother’s] fate”, she later said of her achievements as a teenager. Bianca’s mother, Dora, strongly opposed the Nicaraguan Somoza regime that dominated the country for 43 years. At eighteen, Jagger, while demonstrating against the
student massacres organized by the national guard during the Nicaraguan civil war, was tear gassed and arrested violently by the regime. Following this incident, she chose to take a scholarship to study political science at the Paris Institute of Political Science. Eventually, Bianca wound up in the UK, where she worked as a model for several years before meeting Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, whom she married in 1971. The couple have one child (Bianca’s only), Jade, and a severely rocky marriage. They would divorce in 1978. Bianca was heavily influential in the world of 70′s fashion and glamour, and would become one of Andy Warhol’s muses of the seventies. In 1972, following the Nicaraguan earthquake which shook her home city of Managua, she founded the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, which she continues to run. Jagger is heavily active in international natural disaster relief and women’s rights, most notably.