No Throwback Thursday without R.I.P. it seems. This time it’s Denise Matthews, probably one of the, if not THE, sexiest performers of the 80s. No less than Prince fell in love with the singer of the hottest girlband ever: Vanity 6. Some might remember their song Nasty Girl from the Eddie Murphy movie Beverly Hills Cop, where it is played during the strip club scene, when Axl took the two officers into the club and enjoyed some naughty dancing. Watch the video for Nasty Girl here:
Vanity 6 – Nasty Girl
Denise is a former model, singer, songwriter, dancer and actress (Action Jackson, Miami Vice) and besides Prince she was linked to Adam Ant and Billy Idol and Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx. She has been addicted to crack cocaine for a couple of years, before turning to god as a newborn Christian after almost dying. She claimed that she only survived because she promised god to give up her Vanity persona and cut off all ties with show business and her former life.
Poor Vanity now died at age 57, a consequence of her former drug use. If you ask yourself how someone can possibly become so beautiful, well, it’s genetic: her mother is of Polish and Jewish descent while her father was of African American, Hawaiian and Native American ancestry. Good mix, we’d say.