Jerry Faye Hall (born July 2, 1956) is an American former model and actress, also known for her relationship with Mick Jagger. The couple have four children.
Hall was born in Gonzales, Texas, to Marjorie (née Sheffield; b. 1924), a medical records librarian, and John P. Hall, a truck driver. She is of English, Irish, Dutch and some 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 & Jerry were given these names by their father who was disappointed that they were not boys.) and 3 older sisters including actress Cyndy Hall. She moved to France 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 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. In 1975 she appeared, in the guise of a mermaid, on the cover of Roxy Music’s album Siren. Five months later, lead singer Bryan Ferry gave her an engagement ring. Her relationship with Ferry continued and she also appeared in the video for his 1976 solo hit “Let’s Stick Together”.
By 1977, Hall had been on forty magazine covers including Italian Vogue and Cosmopolitan. She was earning modelling fees in excess of $1000 per day. Her trademark long blonde hair and height of six feet quickly made her one of the most visible and photographed models in the industry, during that period. That year she met Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger at a dinner party in Manhattan, for whom she would eventually leave Bryan Ferry. Hall and Jagger were often seen together around New York, frequenting trendy nightspots such as Studio 54 and 21 Club. The Rolling Stones song “Miss You” was written by Jagger for Hall Hall eventually left Bryan Ferry for Jagger; many years later, Hall was also the subject of the Bryan Ferry song “Kiss and Tell” following the publishing of her 1985 autobiographical exposé Tall Tales that included details of their relationship. Bianca Jagger began divorce proceedings as a result of her husband’s involvement with Hall.
Beside the histories with popular musicians at the time, as one of the rising stars in fashion scene, Hall’s presence and reappearances around Thierry Mugler and Claude Montana were nothing but very obvious for her success. Whether it’s inside the studios or on the catwalks or even in front of the media, the correlations among various ascending couturiers in Paris were proven good achievements.
With the large fees Hall commanded daily as a top model, she was able to buy herself an 8.1 km2 ranch in Lone Oak, Texas. On March 2, 1984 in New York City, she gave birth to the first of her 4 children, daughter Elizabeth Scarlett Jagger. She continued her high-profile 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, after first meeting in 1976.
They attended an unofficial private marriage ceremony on November 21, 1990, in Bali, in 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 4 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 has cited Jagger’s infidelity as the cause.
On October 25, 2015 Hall was rumored to be dating billionaire business magnate Rupert Murdoch. The couple were seen in public together at the Rugby World Cup final on November 1, 2015. Hall and Murdoch announced their engagement with an ad listing in Murdoch’s The Times newspaper on January 11, 2016.