The famous singer, model and actress Denise Matthews, known as Vanity, died in 2016 at 57.
Denise started her career being a model. In 1977 Mathews won Miss Nigeria Hospitality and for the next few years Denise was working in Zoli Model Agency.
At the American Music Awards in 1980 Denise Matthews met Prince (Rogers Nelson), and he invited her to become a leading singer of Vanity-6.
Best Known For
In addition to Vanity, she was also known under the name D.D. Winters, Denise Sonic and Denise Matthews. Denise is well-liked for her singing in the girl band Vanity-6. Their hit “Nasty Girl” appeared in 1982.
As an actress, she was especially good in playing sensuous female character who doesn’t obey the law. She had a role in such films as “Action Jackson”, “Never Too Young to Die” and “The Last Dragon”.
Evangelical Christian. After leaving Hollywood, she devoted her life to visiting church.
Denise Matthews was straight. There is some information that Denise was engaged to Nikki Sixx. She also had relationships with Rogers Nelson (Prince). She was married to Anthony Smith, the football player, from 1995 to 1996.
Worth To Know
Her mother had German roots and her father was African-American.
She tried herself as a surrealist painter.
Patricia Matthews, Canadian model, is her sister.
Denise Matthews first appeared in the cinematography in the genre of biographical tale in 1980.
She died on February 2016 in California, suffering from sclerosis encapsulating peritonitis.