The original Sixties wildchild Marianne Faithfull has slammed Miley Cyrus and Rihanna as "rubbishy sluts" in an interview ahead of the release of her new album.

Speaking to ITV News, Faithfull was asked what she thought of young artists like Miley Cyrus or Rhianna and the way they dress.

She replied: "I think they are complete rubbishy sluts actually.

"I've no idea what they think. I cannot understand that way of thinking."

"That they want to be so much in the music business that they're prepared to make complete fools of themselves. I'm amazed," she added.

Faithfull was one of the "it" girls of the 60s, known for dating Rolling Stones rockers Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and for her party lifestyle.

Marianne Faithfull with Mick Jagger in 1967 Credit: PA Wire