By the time Karis was seven, her mother was reduced to claiming welfare handouts in Los Angeles where she moved in a bid to revive her flagging showbiz career.
Finally, she hired hotshot lawyer Marvin Mitchelson, who had successfully sued a string of rich and famous men for maintenance on behalf of his women clients.
In January 1979, a court in LA ruled that Jagger was the girl’s father and ordered him to pay $1,500-a-month child support.
Only then, after not laying eyes on his daughter for five years, did Mick belatedly begin playing a part in her life. In 1992, when Karis graduated from America’s prestigious Yale University, her proud father was there, video camera in hand.
Mick also invited her to Buckingham Palace when he accepted his knighthood from Prince Charles in 2003. A year earlier, the Stone wiped away tears when he was on hand to give away Karis — now a film producer in Los Angeles — as she married film director Jonathan Watson.
The couple have two children.
Now a novelist and biographer, Marsha — who split with her boyfriend, Irish filmmaker Alan Gilsenan, in 1999 — has a home in Ireland as well as a French retreat.
As for her once fractious relationship with the 69-year-old Jagger, they had appeared to have buried the hatchet before he hit the roof over her putting his love letters up for sale.
Indeed, Mick was on the guest list at a rather strange party thrown by his ex when she embarked on successful treatment for breast cancer in 2004.
Each guest was handed a pair of scissors and invited by Marsha to cut off a lock of her hair before the chemotherapy, which she was about to begin, made it fall out.
Sounds like Marsha Hunt has had a really rough life and Mick Jagger has some serious karma headed to catch up with him eventually.
Do you think women who deal with notorious players like Mick Jagger? Are they partly to blame for falling for these guys since they should already know what they’re signing up for? Or should celebrities just do the right thing by their kids — no questions asked?