Vanity (singer)

singer, songwriter, model, actress

Denise Katrina Matthews, also known as Vanity (January 4, 1959 – February 15, 2016), was a Canadian-American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and model.[2] She was the lead singer of the female trio Vanity 6 between 1981 until it disbanded in 1983. The group was well known for their 1982 hit song "Nasty Girl".

Vanity
Birth nameDenise Katrina Matthews
Also known asDenise Matthews–Smith,
D.D. Winters
Born(1959-01-04)January 4, 1959[1]
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
DiedFebruary 15, 2016(2016-02-15) (aged 57)
Fremont, California
United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • model
  • actress
  • dancer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1978–1997
Labels
Associated acts

Vanity also had a successful acting career, starring in movies, including Action Jackson and The Last Dragon.

In 1994, Vanity converted to Christianity.[3]

Vanity was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario. She died of complications from peritoneal dialysis in a Fremont, California hospital. She was 57.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Vanity 6 Lives Out Daring Fantasies On Stage (Jet Magazine, January 24, 1983)
  2. "Vanity". elev8. Retrieved Feb 16, 2016.
  3. "Vanity". Blame it on Vanity. Archived from the original on February 23, 2016. Retrieved Feb 16, 2016.

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