Vanity, Canadian singer, Died at 57

  Actor, Music

Denise Katrina Matthews was born on January 4, 1959, and died on February 15, 2016.

She was formerly known as Vanity and sometimes credited as Denise Matthews-Smith or D.D. Winters.

She was a Canadian singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and model who turned away from her acting and music career to concentrate on evangelism.

Her career continued from the 1980s until the early mid-1990s.

Vanity was the lead singer of the female trio Vanity 6 from 1981 until it disbanded in 1983.

In 1982, the band was well known for their R&B/funk hit “Nasty Girl”.

Her music career 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”.

Miss Matthews also had a successful acting career, starring in films The Last Dragon, 52 Pick-Up, and Action Jackson.

Vanity passed away at 57 yrs old.