Angela Bowie (née Mary Angela Barnett; September 25, 1949) is an American cover girl
. She was married to English
musician David Bowie
until their divorce in 1980; the couple had one child, film director Duncan Jones
She met musician David Bowie
in 1969, at the age of 19. According to David Bowie, they met through their mutual friendship with Chinese-American
record executive Dr. Calvin Mark Lee.
She married Bowie one year later, on March 19, 1970 at Bromley Register Office
in Beckenham Lane, Kent
. Duncan Jones
is their son.
David Bowie wrote the songs "The Prettiest Star" and "Golden Years" about her. (Angela appears in the D.A. Pennebaker concert film Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars; in a backstage sequence, David calls her by the name "Star".) She often accompanied him on his international concert tours, which included North America, Japan and Europe. In 1973, she appeared as a guest on The Tonight Show, hosted by Johnny Carson on November 16, 1973 alongside Dinah Shore, Joan Rivers and Ashley Montagu. Angela also performed on The Mike Douglas Show in early 1975.
She auditioned for the leading role in what dates show to have been the ABC-TV telefilm Wonder Woman which aired on March 12, 1974 and starred Cathy Lee Crosby (not as often reported for the later television series Wonder Woman, which eventually went to Lynda Carter). Newsweek reported in their February 11, 1974 issue that she apparently lost the part because of her refusal to wear a bra.
Later in 1975, Angela bought the television rights for the Marvel Comics' characters Black Widow and Daredevil, hoping to develop and sell a series featuring the two heroes. Angela would play Black Widow, and actor Ben Carruthers would fill Daredevil's suit. Although several black-and-white stills exist with Bowie and Carruthers in costume, the series failed to find a studio willing to take it on and never went beyond the development stage. 
She has been rumoured to be the inspiration for the Rolling Stones
1973 hit "Angie"
from the album Goat's Head Soup
, however Mick Jagger
has dispelled these tales. He was quoted as saying: "People began to say that song was written about David Bowie's wife but the truth is that Keith [Richards]
wrote the title. He said, 'Angie.' And I think it was to do with his daughter. She's called Angela. And then I just wrote the rest of it."