Carl Weathers
(Movies & TV)
Craig T. Nelson
(Movies & TV)
Nikki Sixx
Sharon Stone
(Movies & TV)
Terror Train
John Stamos
(Movies & TV)

See also

Vanity (performer)

Knowledge Identifier: +Vanity_(performer)


Vanity (performer)

Canadian-born former singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and model add

Category: Music

Born in 1959.

Countries: United States (88%), (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Carl Weathers, Craig T. Nelson, Nikki Sixx

Linked to: Motown, Jews, Playboy, Johnson Publishing Company




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Vanity was born in 1959 add something


She won the Miss Niagara Hospitality title in 1977, and went on to compete for Miss Canada in 1978 add something


In 1980, Matthews had a small role in the horror movie "Terror Train," which was filmed in Montreal a year earlier add something


Throughout the 1980s to the mid 1990s, Vanity appeared in many magazines around the world add something


Vanity's career lasted from the 1980s until the early mid-'90s add something


In 1982, she met Prince at the American Music awards add something


In late 1982, the group went on the "1999" tour with Prince and The Time until spring 1983 add something


In late 1982, the group went on the "1999" tour with Prince and The Time until spring 1983 add something


She was the lead singer of the female trio Vanity 6, which recorded the 1982 R&B hit "Nasty Girl" add something


She did not appear in the film "Purple Rain" in 1983 add something


Vanity signed a record deal with Motown Records in 1984 and recorded two solo albums, "Wild Animal" and "Skin On Skin" add something


As Vanity, she posed twice for "Playboy" magazine, in May 1985 and again in April 1988 add something


Her biggest hit was "Under the Influence" from her 1986 album "Skin On Skin" add something


In 1986 she starred in "Never Too Young to Die" opposite John Stamos add something


In 1987, she stated that she and Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx were engaged add something


She went on to appear in "52 Pick-Up" and 1988's "Action Jackson", her highest profile role, in which she starred opposite Carl Weathers, Craig T. Nelson, and Sharon Stone add something


Vanity gave up her stage name and became a born-again Christian in 1994, the year she almost died from the effects of smoking crack cocaine add something


In 1995, Vanity married football player Anthony Smith, of the Oakland Raiders add something


After a kidney transplant in 1997, she decided to devote her life to evangelism add something


In 2010, Matthews released her autobiography, "Blame It On Vanity" add something


She died on February 15, 2016 at age 57 due to renal failure add something


She suffered from sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis, a rare complication of a peritoneal dialysis, and died in a Fremont, California, hospital on February 15, 2016, at the age of 57 from renal failure add something


Her ex-boyfriend, Prince, died two months later on April 21, 2016 in Chanhassen, Minnesota, at age 57 add something