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First Name
Denise

Birthday
1959-01-04

Build
Athletic

Eye Color
Brown - Dark

Hair Color
Black

Birthplace
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Zodiac Sign
Capricorn

Ethnicity
Multiracial

Religion
Born-Again Christian

Claim to Fame
Vanity 6

Height
65

Nationality
Canadian

Gender
Female

Music Genre
Pop/Rock

Music Style
Dance-Pop, Urban, Club/Dance, Electronic, R&B

Adsafe
2

Film Role
Actor/Actress, Soundtrack

Has Detailed Data (New)
1

Full Name at Birth
Denise Katrina Matthews

Page Display = 2 (Legacy)
1

Occupation Text
Actress (24 credits) Soundtrack (4 credits)

Distinctive Feature
Exotic face

Sister
Patricia Matthews (model)

Has Detailed Data (Music)
1

Age
57

Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Zoli Model Agency

Sister
Renay Matthews

Dating Preference
OTHER

Relationship Status
Married

Brand Endorsement
Amaretto (1987)

Wikipedia Text

Denise Katrina Matthews (born January 4, 1959), formerly known as Vanity and sometimes credited as Denise Matthews-Smith or D.D. Winters, is a Canadian former singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and model who has turned away from performing to concentrate on evangelism. Vanity's career lasted from the 1980s until the early mid-1990s.


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Has Detailed Data (76)
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Music Profile Complete
1

Has Videos
1

Duplicate Name OK
1

Official Websites
www.denisematthews.com/

Year(s) Active
1980–1997

Bust (inches)
26

Waist (inches)
24

Hips (inches)
35

Shoe Size
7

Weight
125

Official Websites
www.facebook.com/denise.matthews.980, www.nndb.com/people/147/000046009/, www.blameitonvanity.com/index3.php, twitter.com/blamevanity

Music Genre (Text)
Soul, R&b, Funk, New Wave, Pop, Rock

Year(s) Active
1978–1997

Record Label
Motown, A&M, Geffen, Warner Bros. (with Vanity 6)

Associated Acts
Vanity 6, Prince, Apollonia 6, Morris Day, The Time, Nikki Sixx

Official Websites
www.denisematthews.com/

Middle Name
Katrina

Last Name
Matthews

Pregnant
2

Music Genre (Text)
R&b, Funk

Died
2016-02-15

Place of Death
Fremont, California

Cause of Death
Sclerosing Encapsulating Peritonitis

Wiki Bio Text
Denise Katrina Matthews (January 4, 1959 – February 15, 2016),[2][3] formerly known as Vanity and sometimes credited as Denise Matthews-Smith or D.D. Winters, was a Canadian former singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and model who turned away from her acting and music career to concentrate on evangelism. Vanity's career lasted from the 1980s until the early mid-1990s. She was the lead singer of the female trio Vanity 6 from 1981 until it disbanded in 1983. The group was well known for their 1982 R&B/funk hit "Nasty Girl". Vanity's music career, also included two solo albums on Motown Records; Wild Animal and Skin on Skin, as well as the hit singles, "Pretty Mess", "Mechanical Emotion", and "Under the Influence". She also had a successful acting career, starring in films The Last Dragon, 52 Pick-Up, and Action Jackson. Vanity was born Denise Matthews in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Her mother is of Polish and Jewish descent and was born in Germany while her father was African American, Hawaiian and Native American. Personal life Besides Prince, Vanity was linked romantically to Adam Ant and Billy Idol. In 1987, she stated that she and Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx were engaged. She joked that she would become Vanity 6 (Sixx) again. They never married. In Sixx's 2007 autobiography, The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star, he describes his 1987 drug use with Vanity, who was addicted to crack cocaine at the time. In 1995, Vanity married football player Anthony Smith of the Oakland Raiders, but they divorced the following year. Due to the effects on her kidneys of years of drug use while a performer, she had to undergo peritoneal dialysis five times a day (each session was 20 minutes long). Matthews lived in Fremont, California until her death. Christian conversion In 1994, Vanity overdosed on crack cocaine and suffered from near-fatal renal failure. She recalled that after being rushed to the hospital, doctors said she had three days to live while on life support. She said that Jesus appeared to her at this time and spoke to her, saying if she promised to give up her Vanity persona, he would save her. Upon her recovery, she completely renounced her stage name and career and became a born-again Christian. In 1995, she said, "When I came to the Lord Jesus Christ, I threw out about 1,000 tapes of mine — every interview, every tape, every video. Everything." She stated that she had chosen not to receive any further revenue from her work as Vanity, and cut off all ties with Hollywood and her former life in show business. After a kidney transplant in 1997, she decided to devote her life to evangelism. She made speaking engagements at churches across the United States and worldwide. In 2010, Matthews released her autobiography, Blame It On Vanity. Death According to sources close to her family, Matthews suffered from sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis, a complex form of a kidney disease, and passed away in a Fremont, California hospital on February 15, 2016, at the age of 57. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanity_%28performer%29 Vanity (I) (1959–2016) Actress | Soundtrack Date of Birth 4 January 1959, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada Date of Death 15 February 2016, Fremont, California, USA (kidney failure) Birth Name Denise Katrina Matthews Height 5' 6" (1.68 m) Mini Bio (1) Vanity was a glamorous Canadian model and lead singer of the all-girl group "Vanity 6". She specialized in playing sultry female characters often in trouble with the law. Vanity was born Denise Katrina Matthews in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Helga Senyk and James Levia Matthews. She was of African-American and German descent. Vanity first appeared on screen in the biographical tale of writer Jack London titled Klondike Fever (1980), before venturing into more gritty territory such as the slasher film Terror Train (1980), the very odd chick flick Tanya's Island (1980), a B-grade martial arts film entitled The Last Dragon (1985) and the totally weird Never Too Young to Die (1986). However, her best two performances were as the naive stripper assisting blackmail victim Roy Scheider in the under-rated thriller 52 Pick-Up (1986) and as a seductive, smart-talking nightclub singer teaming up with cop Carl Weathers to defeat murderous car tycoon Craig T. Nelson in the violent Action Jackson (1988). Unfortunately, the remainder of Vanity's film work was of the "straight-to-video" variety and she only scored minor roles in several low-budget thrillers such as Neon City (1991) and Da Vinci's War (1993). In late 1995, Vanity turned her back on Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and dedicated her life to the Christian faith. Vanity, who suffered from sclerosis encapsulating peritonitis, died on February 15, 2016 in Fremont, California. - IMDb Mini Biography By: firehouse44@hotmail.com (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous) Spouse (1) Anthony Smith (26 March 1995 - 1996) (divorced) Trivia (11) She was Prince's protégé and was in the band "Vanity 6" in which she played a hooker on stage (the band was originally named "Hookers"). Daughter of a German mother, Helga Senyk, and an African-American father, James Levia Matthews. After leaving Hollywood she dedicated most of her life to her church. Prince originally wanted her stage/band name to be "Vagina" but she refused and they settled upon "Vanity." Was supposed to play the female lead opposite Prince in Purple Rain (1984). Also a singer and surrealist painter. An ex-model, she is the sister of model Patricia Matthews. As a singer has performed under the name D.D. Winters in Canada, Denise Matthews in Los Angeles, and Denise Sonic in Tokyo. Was once engaged to Nikki Sixx. Hired as Director of Public Relations for Genesis Technology Group. ("Inside Lines" column, Computerworld) Heavily involved in Christian Ministry as an Evangelist. Personal Quotes (1) [interview, 1995] When I came to the Lord Jesus Christ, I threw out about 1,000 tapes of mine--every interview, every tape, every video. Everything. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0889152/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

Profile Bio Text
Actress (24 credits) Soundtrack (4 credits) Self (11 credits) Archive footage (2 credits)

Couple Profile Source
www.imdb.com/name/nm0889152/

Father
James Levia Matthews

Mother
Helga Senyk

Dating Status
Single

Dating Profile AutoText
Deceased||Vanity passed away on 15th Feb 2016 aged 57. |||

Who is she dating right now?

Vanity passed away on 15th Feb 2016 aged 57.

Relationships

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

She was also in relationships with Nikki Sixx (1986 - 1987), John Stamos (1985), James DeBarge (1984), Micki Free (1983), Adam Ant (1983 - 1984), Prince (1982 - 1983) and Billy Idol.

Vanity is rumoured to have hooked up with Rick James (1980).

About

Vanity is a 57 year old Canadian Singer. Born Denise Katrina Matthews on 4th January, 1959 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, she is famous for Vanity 6 in a career that spans 1980–1997. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Vanity was in 2 on-screen matchups, notably with Carl Weathers in Action Jackson (1988) and Taimak in The Last Dragon (1985).

Vanity is a member of the following lists: 2016 deaths, Black Canadian actresses and Canadian expatriate actresses in the United States.

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Posted by bud light

Posted Dec 13, 2014

i love u til death do us part, ur my wife my life, vanity u r so beautiful inside/out.
Posted by michael jacobs

Posted Jul 15, 2014

dear vanity you are so beautiful girl you are good singer woman and you say you are kung fu woman you got young woman

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