Denise Matthews, the singer, model and actress known as Vanity, who toured with Prince in the s before eschewing her wild persona for life as a minister, died on Monday in Fremont, Calif. She was She said Ms. Matthews had checked into a hospital on Saturday night after years of health problems related to her kidneys. Matthews met Prince at the American Music Awards in , and the two soon became romantically involved. She appeared on the cover of Rollling Stone with Prince , in a portrait shot by Richard Avedon, with her hands creeping down the front of his pants. She thrived on raciness, often performing in lingerie. She was on the cover of Playboy in By her own later admission, Ms. Matthews led a fast life, and it took its toll.
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Vanity is hot. Vanity is the beauty who sings up a storm and acts her way to stardom in 'Action Jackson,' a new adventure film in which she warbles, dances and plays a drug addict -- all of which she knows about first hand. Encamped briefly in a Westwood hotel penthouse, Vanity was curled on a divan wearing an embroidered silk gown dotted with rhinestones. She was barefoot and holding the cover of the April edition of Playboy, which she adorns. One of Motown's top recording stars, Vanity is no newcomer to films. She came to fame singing with Prince and recently completed a five-week gig in Italy with Elton John and Peter Gabriel.
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The youngest KarJen just shared the news on Instagram … and surprise, her baby daddy is being featured, as well! When Houston meets LA.. Being featured in Playboy is almost like a rite of passage for some stars. The prestigious honor? But alas, when we do make the cut we make a splash! No shade to Kylie. Regardless, Naomi nailed it, in the nude, in with a page spread.