Uschi Obermaier was a key figure of the sexual revolution, even influencing John Lennon and Yoko Ono with her credo of free love. She is known to have had affairs with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Jimi Hendrix. She epitomized the bohemian look and lifestyle, she spent most of her time traveling, and even joined The Rolling Stones on their 1975 world tour.
Uschi worked as an apprentice in photo restoration, however, it was not long before she gave that up to pursue modelling. She was ‘discovered’ by Twen magazine, and quickly found international fame as a top model. Later she was the first to dawn full frontal nudity on a magazine cover in June 1969 for Twen.
Kommune 1 was the first politically motivated commune in Germany, founded by nine men and women in Berlin in 1967. There were no doors, no property and no privacy, everything was shared and exercised openly as a counter-model to the “conservative” cultural norm. The media took to beautiful lovers Rainer Langhans and Uschi Obermaier who spoke openly about their eccentric relationship, becoming symbols of the sexual revolution and the poster-children of sixties commune culture.
Modeling for photographer Werner Bokelberg, 1969.
Here with Rolling Stone Keith Richard.
Uschi Obermaier stars on this classic cult film directed by Rudolf Thome and written by Max Zihlmann in 1970.
Rote Sonne juxtaposes the B-film crime and science fiction genres with early feminist fervor. With the tag line “Frei, wild, cool und tödlich” (free, wild, cool and deadly), it depicts a group of young women who decide to kill their boyfriends if they insist on a relationship lasting more than five days.
Uschi Obermaier. Vogue Magazine, United States. May 1973.
French magazine Lui, 1973.
I just wanted to be free I didn´t wanted to be a rebel I just wanted to be free And do things I wanted to do Without anyone hindering me I wanted to live the experiences in my own skin. It wasn´t enough for me to be told what it was, I had to experience it down to my own bones, to make a judgment for what I liked and didn´t like – Uschi Obermaier.