25 Women Who've Inspired Famous Pop Songs

Patti D'Arbanville

Song She Inspired: Cat Stevens - "Wild World" (1970)
Highest Position on the Billboard Hot 100: 11

Patti D'Arbanville was a model and a member of Andy Warhol's Factory scene, having acted in the Warhol-produced Flesh at the age of 16. This is one of two songs associated with D'Arbanville-the other is "Lady D'Arbanville." While "Wild World" is a bit of a downer, basically a goodbye to a lover who's heading out on her own, it's less morose than "Lady D'Arbanville," in which Stevens sings to D'Arbanville as if she's dead.

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