Vanity

Vanity
1959 - 2016

Vanity  Canadian Singer

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2850
Age
57
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According to our records, Vanity is possibly single.

Relationships

Vanity was previously married to Anthony Smith (1995 - 1996).

Vanity was in relationships with Nikki Sixx (1986 - 1987), Micki Free (1983), Adam Ant (1983 - 1984), Prince (1982 - 1983), Rick James (1980) and Billy Idol.

Vanity had encounters with John Stamos (1985) and James DeBarge (1984).

About

Canadian Singer Vanity was born Denise Katrina Matthews on 4th January, 1959 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada and passed away on 15th Feb 2016 Fremont, California aged 57. She is most remembered for Vanity 6. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Vanity was in 2 on-screen matchups, including Carl Weathers in Action Jackson (1988) and Taimak in The Last Dragon (1985).

Vanity is a member of the following lists: Canadian female pop singers, 2016 deaths and Canadian people of Native American descent.

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Relationship Statistics

TypeTotalLongestAverageShortest
Married1 11 months, 4 days - -
Dating6 1 year, 3 months 6 months, 17 days -
Encounter2 - - -
Total9 1 year, 3 months 5 months, 19 days 11 months, 4 days

Details

First Name Denise
Middle Name Katrina
Last Name Matthews
Full Name at Birth Denise Katrina Matthews
Alternative Name D.D. Winters, Rina Vanity, Denise Matthews-Smith, Denise Katrina Matthews, Denise Matthews, Vanity
Age 57 (age at death) years
Birthday 4th January, 1959
Birthplace Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Died 15th February, 2016
Place of Death Fremont, California
Cause of Death Renal failure (after years of drug use)
Height 5' 5" (165 cm)
Weight 125lbs (57 kg)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Distinctive Feature Exotic face
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Religion Born-Again Christian
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Text Actress (24 credits) Soundtrack (4 credits)
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Vanity 6
Music Genre (Text) Soul, R&b, Funk, New Wave, Pop, Rock, R&b, Funk, R&B, soul, funk, disco
Music Genre Pop/Rock
Year(s) Active 1980–1997, 1978–1997, 1977–1997
Music Style Dance-Pop, Urban, Club/Dance, Electronic, R&B
Instrument (text) Vocals
Record Label Motown, A&M, Geffen, Warner Bros. (with Vanity 6), Motown, A&M, Geffen, Warner Bros.
Associated Acts Vanity 6, Prince, Apollonia 6, Morris Day, The Time, Nikki Sixx
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Zoli Model Agency
Brand Endorsement Amaretto (1987)
Bust (inches) 26
Waist (inches) 24
Hips (inches) 35
Shoe Size 7
Official Websites www.denisematthews.com/, www.facebook.com/denise.matthews.980, www.nndb.com/people/147/000046009/, www.blameitonvanity.com/index3.php, twitter.com/blamevanity, http://www.denisematthews.com/, http://blameitonvanity.com
Father James Levia Matthews
Mother Helga Senyk
Sister Patricia Matthews (model), Renay Matthews, Patricia Matthews

Denise Katrina Matthews (January 4, 1959 – February 15, 2016), better known as Vanity, was a Canadian singer, songwriter, dancer, model and actress, who turned away from her music and acting career to concentrate on evangelism. Her career lasted from the early 1980s until the early/mid-1990s. She was the lead singer of the female trio Vanity 6 from 1981 until it disbanded in 1983. They are known for their 1982 R&B/funk hit "Nasty Girl". Vanity's music career also included two solo albums on the Motown Records label, Wild Animal and Skin on Skin, as well as the minor hit singles "Pretty Mess", "Mechanical Emotion", "Undress" (from the movie Action Jackson), and "Under the Influence". She also had a successful film career, starring in the movies The Last Dragon, 52 Pick-Up, and Action Jackson. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Vanity appeared in many magazines around the world. She died on February 15, 2016, at the age of 57, due to renal failure.

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Partner Comparison

NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Vanity57 CapricornSinger
Canadian
Anthony Smith51 CancerFootball (American)
American
Nikki Sixx59 SagittariusMusician
American
John Stamos55 LeoActor
American
James DeBarge55 LeoMusician
American
Micki Free63 TaurusMusician
American
Adam Ant63 ScorpioMusician
British
Prince57 GeminiMusician
American
Rick James56 AquariusSinger
American
Billy Idol62 SagittariusSinger
British

Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
Kiss of Death1997BlairMovie
Da Vinci's War1993LupeMovie
South Beach1993Jennifer DerringerMovie
Lady Boss1992Mary Lou MorleyTV Movie
Highlander1992Rebecca LordTV Show
Neon City1991RenoMovie
Silk Stalkings1991ChantelTV Show
Sweating Bullets1991MariaTV Show
Memories of Murder1990CarmenTV Movie
Counterstrike1990SandraTV Show
Booker1989Tina MaxwellTV Show
Tales from the Crypt1989KathrineTV Show
Action Jackson1988Sydney AshMovie
T and T1988K.C. MorganTV Show
Deadly Illusion1987RinaMovie
Friday the 13th1987AngelicaTV Show
52 Pick-Up1986DoreenMovie
Never Too Young to Die1986Danja DeeringMovie
The Last Dragon1985Laura CharlesMovie
Miami Vice1984Ali FerrandTV Show
The New Mike Hammer1984HollyTV Show
Klondike Fever1980Movie
Tanya's Island1980Tanya (as D.D. Winters)Movie
Terror Train1980Merry (as D.D. Winters)Movie
Soul Train1971GuestTV Show
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Discussions

Posted commentsView all comments (49)

wjerryzwjerryzJul 16

Beautiful

thundersnowFeb 17, 2016

Sleep on my one in only Love.

wjerryzwjerryzFeb 16, 2016

Vanity, This is a total shock. I have enjoyed your acting and singing talents for all these years. A beautiful and talented Woman with so much to live for. You will be missed. RIP

prismatic19Jan 25, 2015

fantastic picture! hot chick dating billy idol!

danja derringOct 29, 2013

i still love u ms, denise matthews u asr so beautiful.

Col BagaliciousSep 18, 2013

Denise is still stunning even today. I just finished watching the last dragon...again!! lol come to the Northwest, UK Denise, where the real brothers are at! :)

blvatskyMay 22, 2013

She is so beautiful and her face has magnetism.She is 5ft6 tall not 5ft5.

delreddJan 19, 2013

denise matthews IS SO BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
in my book she's the 7th WONDER OF THE WORLD!! i love her so much!!

LITTLE KOJAKJan 14, 2013

When it comes to Denise's beauty, I concur with the Snapshot:
She does have an exotic face, one of the most exotic I've ever seen. Es verdad.

delreddFeb 9, 2012

vanity i love u ur so beautiful!!!

delreddJan 19, 2012

i love u ms. denise matthews, ur still beautiful inside/out. please ask 4 a part 2 play in 1 of tyler perry's movies see i can see u again. by the way i love ur book it reminds me of my childhood. may God bless u!! peace out!!

JBellaJBellaAug 31, 2011

I think that she doesn't care. She has a beautiful heart. A bit tortured but beautiful. I hope she got better, I know she was sick for a bit..


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