Susan Elizabeth Rotolo (November 20, 1943 – February 24, 2011), known as Suze Rotolo (pronounced Soo-zee), was an American artist, but is perhaps best known as Bob Dylan's girlfriend between 1961 and 1964. She is the woman walking with him on the cover of his album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. In her book, A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties, Rotolo described her time with Dylan and other figures in the folk music scene in Greenwich Village, New York. She also discussed her upbringing as a "red diaper" baby—a child of radicals during the McCarthy Era. Later as an artist Rotolo specialized in artists' books and taught at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.
Rotolo's political views were widely regarded as having triggered Dylan's topical songwriting. The influence of Bertolt Brecht on Dylan's songwriting and performing has been acknowledged by Dylan as stemming from her participation in Brechtian theater during their relationship. Dylan's interest in painting can also be traced back to his relationship with Rotolo. According to her autobiography, Rotolo became pregnant in 1963 by Dylan and had an abortion." (Wikipedia).