Bianca Jagger: Human Rights Activist, Actress, And Muse
By | May 1, 2020
The name Bianca Jagger conjures thoughts of a rock star muse and a woman riding through Studio 54 on a white horse, but she’s so much more than just the ex-wife of the Rolling Stones front man. Born in Nicaragua to a successful import-export merchant, Jagger has spent her life on a picaresque journey that’s taken her from wealthy heiress, to actress, party girl, and finally human rights activist. Even before a life changing event in South America she was well on her way to being one of the most inspiring figures of the 20th century. Her life story is absolutely fascinating and it proves that she’s more than just a last name or a pretty face.
She was born into a life of privilege
Born Blanca Pérez-Mora in 1945 in Managua Nicaragua, this young activist experienced her first taste of heartbreak after her parents split when she was only ten-years-old. Blanca chose to stay with her mother and changed her name to Bianca. Bianca admits that she was pampered in her youth and she “never washed a dish, boiled an egg or cleaned.” With all her free time she took in the works of Gandhi, and inspired by his call for non-violent protests she went off to study political science in France at the Paris Institute of Political Studies before traveling through India.