Vanity, Canadian singer, Died at 57

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Denise Katrina Matthews was born on January 4, 1959, and died on February 15, 2016.

She was formerly known as Vanity and sometimes credited as Denise Matthews-Smith or D.D. Winters.

She was a Canadian singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and model who turned away from her acting and music career to concentrate on evangelism.

Her career continued from the 1980s until the early mid-1990s.

Vanity was the lead singer of the female trio Vanity 6 from 1981 until it disbanded in 1983.

In 1982, the band was well known for their R&B/funk hit “Nasty Girl”.

Her music career included two solo albums on Motown Records; Wild Animal and Skin on Skin, as well as the hit singles, “Pretty Mess”, “Mechanical Emotion”, and “Under the Influence”.

Miss Matthews also had a successful acting career, starring in films The Last Dragon, 52 Pick-Up, and Action Jackson.

Vanity passed away at 57 yrs old.

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