Grace Jones

Pop music, Musical Artist

1948 –

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Who is Grace Jones?

Beverly Grace Jones is a Jamaican singer, actress and model. She was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica and raised by her grandparents. When she was thirteen she and her siblings moved to her parents' in Syracuse, New York. Jones started out as a model, initially in New York, then in Paris, working for Yves St. Laurent, Claude Montana, and Kenzo Takada, and appearing on the covers of Elle, Vogue, and Stern working with Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and Hans Feurer.

In 1977, Jones secured a record deal with Island Records. In 1980 Jones, with the aid of Compass Point All Stars moved into New Wave, scoring Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart, with "Pull Up to the Bumper", "I've Seen That Face Before", "Private Life", "Slave to the Rhythm" and "I'm Not Perfect". Her albums include Warm Leatherette, Nightclubbing and Slave to the Rhythm.

In America she appeared in some low-budget films in the 1970s and early 1980s. Her work as an actress in mainstream film began in the 1984 fantasy-action film Conan the Destroyer alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the 1985 James Bond movie A View to a Kill. In 1986 she played a vampire in Vamp, and acted in and contributed a song to the 1992 film Boomerang with Eddie Murphy. She appeared alongside Tim Curry in the 2001 film, Wolf Girl.

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Born
May 19, 1948
Spanish Town
Also known as
  • Grace Mendoza
  • Crace Jones
  • The Queen of Gay Discos
  • Beverly Grace Jones
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jamaican American
Nationality
  • Jamaica
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Syracuse University
    Theatre
  • Onondaga Community College
Lived in
  • Spanish Town
  • Syracuse

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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