Relationship History

Professor Stephen Frankel


married: circa 1975
separated before 2015

Stephen Reinhardt


relationship began about Jan 1969
until before 1972

David Bowie


relationship began 1968
until about Jan 1969

Hermione Farthingale

Early love of David Bowie immortalised as
"the girl with the mousy hair".
Hermione Farthingale

Hermione Farthingale Bio Details

Full name

Hermione Frankel

Maiden name

Hermione Dennis

Also known as

Hermione Frankel




67 (approx.)

Date of birth


Birth place

England, UK



Said to be raised in Edenbridge, Kent, England as the daughter of a lawyer who was not happy about her relationship with Bowie.
Hermione was the inspiration for number of Bowie verses and songs including "Letter to Hermione". However she denies that she is "the girl with the mousy hair" in Life on Mars.  Following Bowie's death she said: ‘I have not got mousy hair and I have never had mousy hair. I am a redhead — and that’s what made David adopt his red hair.’ 

Hermione Farthingale Family

Hermione Farthingale's former partners:

Hermione Farthingale had a relationship with David Bowie Hermione Farthingale's former husband is Professor Stephen Frankel Hermione Farthingale had a relationship with Stephen Reinhardt

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Women who have had songs written about them

Other people in this association:

Pattie Boyd 1971

Claudia Lennear 1971 - 1973

Jean Ross 1963