Vanity

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 57
Denise Katrina Matthews, better known 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. read more

Denise Katrina Matthews, better known 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 R&B/funk hit "Nasty Girl". Vanity's music career also included two solo albums on the Motown Records label, Wild Animal and Skin on Skin, as well as the minor hit singles "Pretty Mess", "Mechanical Emotion", "Undress", and "Under the Influence". She also had a successful film career, starring in the movies The Last Dragon, 52 Pick-Up, and Action Jackson. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Vanity appeared in many magazines around the world. She died on February 15, 2016, at the age of 57, due to kidney failure.

Birth Name

Denise Katrina Matthews

Born

Sunday, 04 January 1959

Died

Monday, 15 February 2016

Actress Filmography

Pornucopia: Going Down in the Valley Herself 2004
VH-1 Where Are They Now? Herself 1999
Kiss of Death Blair 1997
South Beach Jennifer Derringer 1993
Da Vinci's War Lupe 1993
Highlander Rebecca Lord 1992
Silk Stalkings Chantel 1991
Neon City Reno 1991
Tropical Heat Maria 1991
Memories of Murder Carmen 1990
(see additional filmography)

Actress Filmography

Pornucopia: Going Down in the Valley Herself 2004
VH-1 Where Are They Now? Herself 1999
Kiss of Death Blair 1997
South Beach Jennifer Derringer 1993
Da Vinci's War Lupe 1993
Highlander Rebecca Lord 1992
Silk Stalkings Chantel 1991
Neon City Reno 1991
Tropical Heat Maria 1991
Memories of Murder Carmen 1990
Counterstrike Sandra 1990
Booker Tina Maxwell 1989
Tales from the Crypt Kathrine 1989
Action Jackson Sydney Ash 1988
T and T K.C. Morgan 1988
Deadly Illusion Rina 1987
Friday the 13th: The Series Angelica 1987
D.C. Follies Herself 1987
52 Pick-Up Doreen 1986
The Late Show Herself 1986
Never Too Young To Die Danja Deering 1986
The Motown Revue Starring Smokey Robinson Herself 1985
The Last Dragon Laura Charles 1985
Miami Vice Ali Ferrand 1984
The New Mike Hammer Holly 1984
The Best of Sex and Violence Herself (Archive Footage) 1981
Terror Train Merry (as D.D. Winters) 1980
Soul Train Guest, Herself - Guest, Herself 1971
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Herself 1962
American Bandstand Herself 1952
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