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Grace Jones

Actress / Model (person) / Film Actress / Songwriter | * 05/19/1948 (72) | Spanish Town, Jamaica
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Grace Beverly Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican model, singer, songwriter, record producer, and 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, Solange, Lorde, Róisín Murphy, Brazilian Girls, Nile Rodgers, Santigold, and Basement Jaxx. In 2016, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 40th greatest dance club artist of all time. 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-p... ()
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​Grace Jones was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, the daughter of Marjorie and Robert W. Jones, who was a politician and Apostolic clergyman. Her parents took Grace and her brother Chris and relocated to Syracuse, New York, in 1965. Before becoming a successful model in New York City and Paris, Jones studied theatre at Onondaga Community College.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Action | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Grace Jones

Order of Jamaica MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress

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Movies with Grace Jones as Actress(26)

as Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)2018 McQueen
as Christoph/Christine2001 Wolf Girl
as Ms. Remo1999 Palmer's Pick Up
as Alanso Richter1998 McCinsey's Island
as Masako Yokohama1995 Cyber Bandits
as Strangé1992 Boomerang
as herself1991 The King of Ads
as Sonya1987 Straight to Hell
as Conchita1987 Siesta
as Katrina1986 Vamp
as May Day1985 A View to a Kill
as Slick's girlfriend1981 Deadly Vengeance
as Herself - Club Singer1976 Colt 38 Special Squad
as Mary1973 Gordon's War

TV Shows/Series with Grace Jones as Actress(7)


Full Name: Grace Jones
Born: Wednesday, 05/19 1948 (May) in Spanish Town (current age: 72 years + 13 days)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Onondaga Community College
Record Label: Island Records, Capitol Records, Epic Records
Children: Paulo Goude
Siblings: Noel Jones
Other names for Grace Jones (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Grace Beverly Jones"
"The Queen of Gay Discos"
Grace Jones frequently works together with these people:
Bo Derek (6x, Actress)
Alex Cox (5x, Crew)
Sophia Loren (4x, Actress)
Joan Collins (4x, Actress)
Cher (4x, Actress)
Peter Ustinov (4x, Actor)
Naomi Campbell (4x, Actress)
Tina Turner (4x, Actress)
Phil Collins (4x, Actor)
Dick Rude (4x, Actor)
Frank Elstner (4x, Actor)
Brigitte Nielsen (3x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1647, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/26/2020