1959 - 2016

Vanity  Canadian Singer


Denise Katrina Matthews (born January 4, 1959), formerly known as Vanity and sometimes credited as Denise Matthews-Smith or D.D. Winters, is a Canadian former singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and model who has turned away from performing to conce...

Confirmed Relationships7
Longest Relationship1 yr, 3 mths
Average Relationship Length7 mths
Rumored Relationships2
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
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 Sclerosing Encapsulating Peritonitis
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
Music Genre Pop/Rock
Year(s) Active 1980–1997, 1978–1997
Music Style Dance-Pop, Urban, Club/Dance, Electronic, R&B
Record Label Motown, A&M, Geffen, Warner Bros. (with Vanity 6)
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,,,,,
Father James Levia Matthews
Mother Helga Senyk
Sister Patricia Matthews (model), Renay Matthews
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Rest in Peace Vanity.
Passed away on 15th February, 2016 aged 57.

Dating History

Partner Comparison

Vanity57 CapricornSinger
Anthony Smith48 CancerFootball (American)
Nikki Sixx57 SagittariusMusician
John Stamos52 LeoActor
James DeBarge52 LeoMusician
Adam Ant61 ScorpioMusician
Micki Free61 TaurusMusician
Prince57 GeminiMusician
Rick James56 AquariusSinger
Billy Idol60 SagittariusSinger

Onscreen Matchups


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Da Vinci's War1993 Lupe Movie
South Beach1993 Jennifer Derringer Movie
Lady Boss1992 Mary Lou Morley TV Movie
Highlander1992 Rebecca Lord TV Show
Neon City1991 Reno Movie
Silk Stalkings1991 Chantel TV Show
Sweating Bullets1991 Maria TV Show
Memories of Murder1990 Carmen TV Movie
Counterstrike1990 Sandra TV Show
Booker1989 Tina Maxwell TV Show
Tales from the Crypt1989 Kathrine TV Show
Action Jackson1988 Sydney Ash Movie
T and T1988 K.C. Morgan TV Show
Deadly Illusion1987 Rina Movie
Friday the 13th1987 Angelica TV Show
52 Pick-Up1986 Doreen Movie
Never Too Young to Die1986 Danja Deering Movie
The Last Dragon1985 Laura Charles Movie
Miami Vice1984 Ali Ferrand TV Show
The New Mike Hammer1984 Holly TV Show
Klondike Fever1980 Movie
Tanya's Island1980 Tanya (as D.D. Winters) Movie
Terror Train1980 Merry Movie
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Comments on Vanity

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thundersnowFeb 17

Sleep on my one in only Love.

wjerryzFeb 16

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!!

JBellaAug 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..

delreddJul 22, 2011

james, vanity has a choice of black/white that's her mixture.she's not like u black guys just stuck-stupid on white chicks.

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