Born 1959 in Ontario, Canadian singer and actress Denise Katrina Matthews was better known as Vanity who had her career lasted from the early 1980s until the early/mid-1990s.
Vanity 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”. Her 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” (from the movie Action Jackson), and “Under the Influence”.
Vanity 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, she appeared in many magazines around the world.
Vanity died in 2016, at the age of 57, due to renal failure.
Take a look at these pics to see the beauty of young Vanity in the 1980s.