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Today’ s story’ s about the multi-talented supermodel Grace Jones.
Jones in performance, 2015
|Born||Grace Beverly Jones
19 May 1948
Spanish Town,?St. Catherine,?British Jamaica
|Alma?mater||Onondaga Community College|
|Home?town||Syracuse, New York, US|
Grace Beverly Jones?(born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican-American?supermodel, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Born in Jamaica, she moved when she was 13, along with her siblings, to live with her parents in?Syracuse, New York. Jones began her?modelling?career in New York state, then in?Paris, working for?fashion houses?such as?Yves St. Laurent?and?Kenzo, and appearing on the covers of?Elle?and?Vogue. She worked with photographers such as?Jean-Paul Goude,?Helmut Newton,?Guy Bourdin, and?Hans Feurer, and became known for her distinctive?androgynous?appearance and bold features.
Beginning in 1977, Jones embarked on a music career, securing a record deal with?Island Records?and initially becoming a star of?New York City‘s?Studio 54-centered?disco?scene. In the early 1980s, she moved toward a?new wave?style that drew on?reggae,?funk,?post-punk?and?pop music, frequently collaborating with both the graphic designer?Jean-Paul Goude?and the musical duo?Sly & Robbie. Her most popular albums include?Warm Leatherette?(1980),?Nightclubbing?(1981), and?Slave to the Rhythm?(1985). She scored Top 40 entries on the?UK Singles Chart?with “Pull Up to the Bumper“, “I’ve Seen That Face Before“, “Private Life“, and “Slave to the Rhythm“.
Jones appeared in some low-budget films in the US during the 1970s and early 1980s. In 1984, she made her first mainstream appearance as Zula in the fantasy-action film?Conan the Destroyer?alongside?Arnold Schwarzenegger?and?Sarah Douglas,.
In 1986, she played a?vampire?in?Vamp, and acted in and contributed a song to the 1992?Eddie Murphy?film?Boomerang. She appeared alongside?Tim Curry?in the 2001 film?Wolf Girl. For her work in?Conan the Destroyer,?A View to a Kill, and?Vamp, she was nominated for?Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actress.
In 1999, Jones ranked 82nd on?VH1‘s?100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and in 2008, she was honored with a?Q Idol Award. Jones influenced the?cross-dressing?movement of the 1980s and has been an inspiration for artists including?Annie Lennox,?Lady Gaga,?Rihanna,?Lorde,?Róisín Murphy,?Brazilian Girls,?Nile Rodgers,?Santigold, and?Basement Jaxx. In December 2016,?Billboard magazine?ranked her as the 40th most successful dance artist of all time.
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