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Grace Jones

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Grace Jones (b. May 19, 1948), born Grace Mendoza, in Spanish Town, Kingston, Jamaica is a model, singer and actress.

Jones is known for her post-modern costuming and performance, at which she dressed in men's clothing, S&M outfits, and gorilla suits. She gained a reputation for temperament after she physically attacked British chat show host, Russell Harty, because he turned his back on her to speak to another guest.

Starting in the late 1970's, she became Andy Warhol's muse, appearing in many of his portraits and accompanying him to Studio 54 on many occasions.

Musically, she began singing disco, then moved on into quirky pop and reggae, featuring big names in Jamaican music on albums such as Nightclubbing. Later, she recorded hip-hop flavored dance music.

She was a Bond girl in A View to a Kill, a 1985 movie in the James Bond series of films. She later had a role in the 1992 Eddie Murphy film Boomerang. In 1986 she was a vampire in the film Vamp. Earlier in her acting career, she starred alongside future governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger and NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain in 1984's Conan the Destroyer.

She appeared in the September 1987 issue of Playboy magazine with Dolph Lundgren.

In April 2005, she was escorted off a train by British police after a row with a female ticket inspector. She had been asked to pay extra for a seat upgrade.

Discography

ALBUMS

  • Portfolio (Island) 1977
  • Fame (Island) 1978
  • Muse (Island) 1979
  • Warm Leatherette (Island) 1980
  • Nightclubbing (Island) 1981
  • Living My Life (Island) 1982
  • Island Life (Island) 1985 - compilation
  • Slave to the Rhythm (Manhattan/Island) 1985
  • Inside Story (Manhattan) 1986
  • Bulletproof Heart (Capitol) 1989
  • Island Life 2 (Universal International) 1996 - compilation
  • Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions (Island) 1998 - compilation
  • 20th Century Masters-The Millenium Collection: The Best Of Grace Jones (Island) 2003 - compilation
  • Universal Masters Collection (Universal) 2003 - compilation
  • The Collection (Spectrum) 2004 - compilation

SINGLES

  • Sorry 1976
  • That's The Trouble 1976
  • I Need A Man 1977
  • La Vie En Rose 1977
  • Do Or Die 1978
  • Comme Un Oiseau Qui S'envole 1978
  • Fame 1978
  • On Your Knees 1979
  • Private Life 1980
  • She's Lost Control 1980
  • Warm Leatherette 1980
  • A Rolling Stone 1980
  • Breakdown 1980
  • Love Is The Drug 1980
  • Pars 1980
  • The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game 1980
  • Pull Up To The Bumper 1981
  • Feel Up 1981
  • Demolition Man 1981
  • I've Seen That Face Before 1981
  • Use Me 1981
  • Walking In The Rain 1981
  • My Jamaican Guy 1982
  • Nipple To The Bottle 1982
  • The Apple Stretching 1982
  • Cry Now, Laugh Later 1983
  • Living My Life 1983
  • Slave To The Rhythm 1985
  • Jones The Rhythm 1985
  • I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect For You) 1986
  • Party Girl 1986
  • Victor Should Have Been A Jazz Musician 1986
  • Crush 1986
  • Love On Top Of Love 1989
  • Amado Mio 1990
  • 7 Day Weekend 1992
  • Sex Drive 1993
  • Evilmainya 1993
  • Love Bites 1996
  • Storm 1998

Filmography

External links

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