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Jerry Faye Hall is an American model and actress, also known for her former relationship with Mick Jagger with whom she has four children.
Hall was born in Gonzales, Texas, to Marjorie, a medical records librarian, and John P. Hall, a truck driver. She is of English, Irish, Dutch, Choctaw and Cherokee Native American descent. She was raised in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, Texas, where she graduated from North Mesquite High School. She also attended the Kim Dawson Modeling Agency. She has a twin sister, Terry, a real estate broker (Terry and Jerry were given these names by their father, who was disappointed that they were not boys) and three older sisters including actress Cyndy Hall. She moved to France on her own before getting modeling work, bringing a trunk of clothes she purchased from Frederick's of Hollywood with insurance money she received after a car accident.
Hall was staying at a hostel on the French Riviera when she was discovered sunbathing on a Saint Tropez beach by fashion agent Claude Haddad. She moved to Paris where she shared an apartment with singer Grace Jones (who at that time was also a model) and Jessica Lange (also modeling) and immersed herself in the Parisian nightlife, often performing risqué cabaret acts in clubs and parties with Jones. Soon after, she moved in with fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez and her modelling career began. She appeared, in the guise of a mermaid, on the cover of Roxy Music's album Siren (1975). A few months later, the group's lead singer, Bryan Ferry, gave her an engagement ring. Her relationship with Ferry continued and she also appeared in the promotional film for his solo hit "Let's Stick Together" (1976). By 1977, Hall had been on 40 magazine covers including Italian Vogue and Cosmopolitan. She was earning modelling fees in excess of $1,000 per day. Her long blonde hair and height of six feet quickly made her one of the most visible and photographed models of the day. That year she met Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger, for whom she would eventually leave Bryan Ferry, at a dinner party in Manhattan. Hall and Jagger were often seen together around New York, frequenting high-profile nightspots of the era such as Studio 54 and 21 Club. The Rolling Stones' song "Miss You", released as a single in May 1978, was written by Jagger for Hall. Many years later, Hall was also the subject of the Bryan Ferry song "Kiss and Tell" (1988) following the publishing of her autobiography, Tall Tales (1985), that included details of their relationship. Bianca Jagger began divorce proceedings as a result of her husband's involvement with Hall. With the large fees Hall was able to command as a top model, she was able to buy herself an 8.1 km2 ranch in Lone Oak, Texas. She continued her modelling career and later moved into acting and television work. She also modeled for artists Francesco Clemente, Ed Ruscha and Lucian Freud.
Hall started dating Mick Jagger in 1977 despite the fact Jagger was already married, after first meeting in 1976. They engaged in an unofficial private marriage ceremony on November 21, 1990, in Bali, Indonesia. The marriage and the marriage ceremony were later declared invalid by the High Court of England and Wales in London in 1999. They have four children together: Elizabeth Scarlett (born 1984), James Leroy (born 1985), Georgia May (born 1992), and Gabriel Luke (born 1997). The couple lived together at Downe House, Richmond Hill, in Greater London, which Jagger purchased in the early 1990s. The couple split in 1999. Hall cited Jagger's infidelity as the cause of the break-up. On October 25, 2015, Hall was reported to be dating business magnate Rupert Murdoch. The couple was seen in public together at the Rugby World Cup final on November 1, 2015. Hall and Murdoch announced their engagement with a listing in Murdoch's The Times newspaper on January 11, 2016. The couple married on March 4, 2016 and were seen together on the final show of American Idol on April 7, 2016.