|Born||in Spanish Town, Jamaica|
|Birth Name||Beverly Grace Jones|
|Nickname||The Queen of Gay Discos|
|Height||5' 8" (1.73 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Grace Jones was born May 19, 1948 in Spanish Town, St Catherine - Jamaica, to Marjorie Jones (née Williams) and Reverend Robert W. Jones. Though born in Jamaica, when she was twelve, she moved to Syracuse, New York, joining her family who had moved there previously. Jones would eventually study acting at Syracuse University, and appear in her first musical; halfway through college, she was approached by a drama professor who proposed that she come work with him in a play he was putting on in Philadelphia, she accepted.
Jones later moved to New York City and signed on a model with Wilhelmina Models; however, since her looks were not successfully received, she moved to Paris, France, where her androgynous, bold, and dark-skinned appearance was so apparent, so highly visible, she began to model for designers Yves Saint-Laurent, Claude Montana, Kenzo Takada, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Hans Feurer and Azzedine Alaïa, and she appeared on the covers of "Elle", "Vogue", and "Der Stern".
Disillusioned with modelling, and since she always wanted to be an actress, she began her movie career playing small parts, her first being in the blaxploitation flick Gordon's War (1973) followed by an uncomfortable cameo in the unwatchable French sex comedy Attention les yeux! (1976). It wasn't until the the '80s that Jones's on-screen career really soared, when she appeared in three supporting roles: Zula, the amazonian warrior in the American sword and sorcery/adventure film Conan the Destroyer (1984); May Day, the secondary antagonist in the 14th James Bond film, A View to a Kill (1985), and Katrina, a bloodthirsty Egyptian vampire queen in the comedy horror Vamp (1986). Leaving audiences with only the resonance of unique and tantalizing movie performances, Jones hasn't acted in a feature film since the '90s.
In recent years, Jones's primary focus is not acting or music, but sharing the vulnerability behind her larger than life persona. Jones and director Sophie Fiennes released the documentary, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017). According to Fiennes, the documentary is not a retelling of what can easily be found in books and magazines. Instead, this is an intimate portrait of Grace in recent years as she returns to Jamaica, the country of her birth and childhood, for a family reunion.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anthony Ronald Vario
|Atila Altaunbay||(24 February 1996 - 2004) ( divorced)|
|Chris Stanley||(1989 - 1991) ( divorced)|