Vanity (I) (1959–2016)


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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 Katherine Matthews in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Helga Senyk and James Levia Matthews. She was of African-American and German descent. ... See full bio »

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The Last Dragon Laura Charles
(1985)
52 Pick-Up Doreen
(1986)
Action Jackson Sydney Ash
(1988)
Beverly Hills Cop Soundtrack
(1984)

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 1997 Kiss of Death
Blair
 1993 South Beach
Jennifer Derringer
 1993 Da Vinci's War
Lupe
 1993 Counterstrike (TV Series)
Sandra
- Muerte (1993) ... Sandra
 1992 Highlander (TV Series)
Rebecca Lord
- Revenge Is Sweet (1992) ... Rebecca Lord
 1992 Lady Boss (TV Mini Series)
Mary Lou Morley
 1992 Silk Stalkings (TV Series)
Chantel
- Powder Burn (1992) ... Chantel
 1991 Dweezil Zappa: Vanity (Music Video)
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 1991 Neon City
Reno
 1991 Tropical Heat (TV Series)
Maria
- Mafia Mistress (1991) ... Maria
 1991 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Kathrine
- Dead Wait (1991) ... Kathrine
 1990 Memories of Murder (TV Movie)
Carmen
 1989 Booker (TV Series)
Tina Maxwell
- Wheels and Deals: Part 1 (1989) ... Tina Maxwell
 1989 Friday the 13th: The Series (TV Series)
Angelica
- The Secret Agenda of Mesmer's Bauble (1989) ... Angelica
 1988 The Pointer Sisters: He Turned Me Out (Music Video)
Sydney Ash
 1988 T and T (TV Series)
K.C. Morgan
- A Secret No More (1988) ... K.C. Morgan
 1988 Action Jackson
Sydney Ash
 1987 D.C. Follies (TV Series)
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 1987 Deadly Illusion
Rina
 1987 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Holly
- Green Lipstick (1987) ... Holly
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Ali Ferrand
- By Hooker by Crook (1987) ... Ali Ferrand
 1986 Vanity: Under the Influence (Music Video)
Vanity
 1986 52 Pick-Up
Doreen
 1986 Never Too Young to Die
Danja Deering
 1985 Vanity: 7th Heaven (Music Video)
Vanity
 1985 The Last Dragon
Laura Charles
 1984 Vanity: Pretty Mess (Music Video)
Vanity
 1984 Vanity: Under the Influence (Music Video)
Vanity
 1982 Vanity 6: Drive Me Wild (Music Video)
Vanity
 1982 Vanity 6: He's So Dull (Music Video)
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 1982 Vanity 6: Nasty Girl (Music Video)
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 1980 Tanya's Island
Tanya (as D.D. Winters)
 1980 Terror Train
Merry (as D.D. Winters)
 1980 Klondike Fever (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music Video: "7th Heaven" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | 21 Pictorials | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Vanity 6 | Denise Matthews-Smith | D.D. Winters

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)

Spouse:

Anthony Smith  (divorced)

Parents:

Senyk, Helga | Matthews, James Levia
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[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.

Trivia:

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"). See more »

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