Vanity (singer)

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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
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • model
  • actress
  • dancer
Years active1978–1997
Associated acts

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 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.

References[change | change source]

  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. Retrieved Feb 16, 2016.

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