Grace Jones

Jamaican recording artist; singer, actress and model

Grace Beverly Jones (born 19 May 1948[1]) is a Jamaican singer, songwriter, supermodel, record producer, and actress. She was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica. She was raised by her grandparents. She released her first album, Portfolio, in 1977. Her music is a mixture of R&B, disco, reggae, electronica and funk. She is also known for her unusual album covers.[2]

Grace Jones
Grace Jones @ Fremantle Park (17 4 2011) (5648772822).jpg
Jones in performance, 2011
Grace Beverly Jones

(1948-05-19) 19 May 1948 (age 71)
Other namesGrace Mendoza
Alma materOnondaga Community College
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • model
  • record producer
  • actress
Years active1973–present
Home townSyracuse, New York, U.S.
  • Chris Stanley (m. 1989–1991)
  • Atila Altaunbay (m. 1996–2002)
RelativesNoel Jones (brother)
Musical career
WebsiteFacebook Grace Jones

2015: I'll Never Write My MemoirsEdit

In 2015, Jones wrote an autobiography called I'll Never Write My Memoirs. In the book, she wrote her opinion on Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Miley Cyrus and Beyoncé. She wrote that she felt that they were copying her style.[3]



  1. "Grace Jones biography". The Guardian.
  2. "Albums by Grace Jones: Discography, songs, biography and listening guide - Rate Your Music".
  3. "Grace Jones slates Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga as copycat wannabe divas". Mirror.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Grace Jones at Wikimedia Commons