1959 - 2016
Vanity  Canadian Singer

Vanity dating history


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

Vanity was in relationships with Nikki Sixx (1986 - 1988), Billy Idol (1984), Micki Free (1983), Adam Ant (1983 - 1984), Prince (1982 - 1983) and Rick James (1982).

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


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: Geffen Records artists, Warner Records artists and 1959 births.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 11 months, 4 days - -
Dating6 39 years, 3 months 7 years, 1 month -
Encounter2 1 month, 29 days 29 days -
Total9 39 years, 3 months 4 years, 10 months 1 month, 29 days


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, 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,,,,,,
Father James Levia Matthews
Mother Helga Senyk
Sister Patricia Matthews (model), Renay Matthews, Patricia Matthews

Denise Katherine Matthews (January 4, 1959 – February 15, 2016), known professionally 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 pop hit "Nasty Girl".

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Partner Comparison

Vanity57 CapricornSinger
Anthony Smith55 CancerFootball (American)
Nikki Sixx64 SagittariusMusician
John Stamos59 LeoActor
Billy Idol67 SagittariusSinger
James DeBarge59 LeoMusician
Adam Ant68 ScorpioMusician
Micki Free67 TaurusMusician
Prince57 GeminiMusician
Rick James56 AquariusSinger


Kiss of Death1997BlairMovie
Da Vinci's War1993LupeMovie
South Beach1993Jennifer DerringerMovie
Lady Boss1992Mary Lou MorleyTV Show
Highlander1992Rebecca LordTV Show
Neon City1991RenoMovie
Silk Stalkings1991ChantelTV Show
Sweating Bullets1991MariaTV Show
Dweezil Zappa: Vanity1991VanityMusic Video
Memories of Murder1990CarmenTV Movie
Counterstrike1990SandraTV Show
Booker1989Tina MaxwellTV Show
Tales from the Crypt1989KathrineTV Show
Action Jackson1988Sydney AshMovie
T and T1988K.C. MorganTV Show
The Pointer Sisters: He Turned Me Out1988Sydney AshMusic Video
Deadly Illusion1987RinaMovie
D.C. Follies1987VanityTV Show
Friday the 13th: The Series1987AngelicaTV Show
52 Pick-Up1986DoreenMovie
Never Too Young to Die1986Danja DeeringMovie
Vanity: Under the Influence1986VanityMusic Video
The Last Dragon1985Laura CharlesMovie
Vanity: 7th Heaven1985VanityMusic Video
Miami Vice1984Ali FerrandTV Show
The New Mike Hammer1984HollyTV Show
Vanity: Under the Influence1984VanityMusic Video
Vanity: Pretty Mess1984VanityMusic Video
He's So Dull: Vanity 61982VanityMusic Video
Nasty Girl: Vanity 61982VanityMusic Video
Vanity 6: Drive Me Wild1982VanityMusic Video
Klondike Fever1980Movie
Tanya's Island1980Tanya (as D.D. Winters)Movie
Terror Train1980Merry (as D.D. Winters)Movie
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Posted commentsView all comments (50)

wjerryzwjerryzMay 3, 2020

Most beautiful ever

wjerryzwjerryzJul 16, 2018


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!!

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