Grace Jones

Singer, Actor, Model
One of the most visually iconic performers of all time, Grace Jones went from successful international model to Andy Warhol's muse to dance-club disco diva in the late 1970s. After embracing new wave music and an ... Read more »
Born: 05/19/1948 in Spanish Town, , JM

Filmography

Actor (31)

Knocking On Heaven's Door 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chelsea on the Rocks 2009 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Universe of Keith Haring 2008 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

No Place Like Home 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

BeastMaster 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 MTV Europe Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

Andy Warhol: The E! True Hollywood Story 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

McCinsey's Island 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Palmer's Pick-Up 1998 (Movie)

Mr Remo (Actor)

In and Out of Fashion 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cyber Bandits 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Full Wax 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Boomerang 1992 (Movie)

Strange (Actor)

Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1st International Rock Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

A Reggae Session 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Island Records: The Allstar Story 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Rich and Famous 1988 World's Best 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Siesta 1987 (Movie)

Conchita (Actor)

Straight to Hell 1987 (Movie)

Sonya (Actor)

American Video Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Presenter

Vamp 1986 (Movie)

Katrina (Actor)

A View to a Kill 1985 (Movie)

May Day (Actor)

Conan the Destroyer 1984 (Movie)

Zula (Actor)

Mode in France 1984 (Movie)

(Actor)

Army of Lovers or Revolt of the Perverts 1978 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Gordon's War 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shaka Zulu -- The Citadel (TV Show)

Actor

Wolf Girl (TV Show)

Actor
Music (25)

Take Me Home Tonight 2011 (Movie)

'Warm Leatherette" (Song Performer)

Pineapple Express 2008 (Movie)

("Ring Of Fire") (Song Performer)

Rush Hour 3 2007 (Movie)

("La Vie En Rose") (Song Performer)

Lord of War 2005 (Movie)

("La Vie En Rose") (Song Performer)

Whatever It Takes 2000 (Movie)

("Pull Up to the Bumper") (Song Performer)

200 Cigarettes 1999 (Movie)

("Love Is the Drug") (Song Performer)

Summer of Sam 1999 (Movie)

("La Vie en Rose") (Song Performer)

54 1998 (Movie)

("I Need a Man") (Song Performer)

The Avengers 1998 (Movie)

("Storm") (Song Performer)

She's So Lovely 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

She's So Lovely 1997 (Movie)

("Hollywood Liar" "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)" "Party Girl") (Song Performer)

Boomerang 1992 (Movie)

("7 Day Weekend") (Song)

Freddie as F.R.O.7 1992 (Movie)

("Evil Mania") (Song Performer)

Christo in Paris 1989 (Movie)

("La Vie en Rose") (Song Performer)

Rooftops 1989 (Movie)

song producer("Bullet Proof Heart") (Song)

Rooftops 1989 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Worth Winning 1989 (Movie)

("The Fashion Show") (Song Performer)

Frantic 1988 (Movie)

("I've Seen That Face Before") (Song Performer)

Pathos 1988 (Movie)

("Private Life") (Song Performer)

The Supergrass 1988 (Movie)

("Slave to the Rhythm") (Song Performer)

Raw Deal 1986 (Movie)

("I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)") (Song Performer)

Vamp 1986 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Vamp 1986 (Movie)

title song performer (Song Performer)

Army of Lovers or Revolt of the Perverts 1978 (Movie)

("I Need a Man") (Song Performer)

Tarzan in Manhattan (TV Show)

Song Performer

Biography

One of the most visually iconic performers of all time, Grace Jones went from successful international model to Andy Warhol's muse to dance-club disco diva in the late 1970s. After embracing new wave music and an androgynous look, she became a superstar in Europe and in underground U.S. circles with songs like "Pull Up to the Bumper," "Private Life," and "Slave to the Rhythm," and the seminal albums Warm Leatherette, Nightclubbing and Slave to the Rhythm. Her Grammy-nominated "One Man Show" tour proved wildly influential, and launched her into a film career that earned her roles as the Amazon warrior Zula in the Arnold Schwarzenegger fantasy sequel "Conan the Destroyer" (1984), the superhuman villainess May Day in the James Bond movie "A View to a Kill" (1985), and as a sexy vampire queen in the horror comedy "Vamp" (1986). Making headlines for her mid-1980s relationship with Dolph Lundgren, Jones sent up her own endlessly out-there image as the fittingly named Strangé in Eddie Murphy's comedy "Boomerang" (1992) and made a triumphant return to music with 2008's acclaimed Hurricane. A true original, Jones was rightfully credited as the inspiration for countless artists who followed, including Annie Lennox and Lady Gaga, and for her far-reaching collaborations with famed artists like Jean-Paul Goude and Keith Haring. Although mainstream America remembered her best for her film work and instantly recognizable appearance - both glamorous and hard-edged - Grace Jones fearlessly assembled an eclectic, intelligent body of work unlike any other.

Relationships

Paulo

Son
Born 1979; father, Jean-Paul Goude

Christian

Brother

Atila Altaunbay

Husband
Married Feb. 24, 1996 Divorced 2004

Jean-Paul Goude

Companion
Dated in 1970s

Noel Jones

Brother
Born May 19, 1948; Grace's twin

Dolph Lundgren Actor

Companion
Met when she hired him as her bodyguard; lived together in the 1980s Couple co-starred in his screen debut, "A View to a Kill" (1985) No longer together

Chris Stanley

Husband
Married 1989 Divorced 1991

EDUCATION

Syracuse University

Syracuse , New York

Milestones

2008

Released her tenth studio album Hurricane

2001

Cast as The Queen in "Shaka Zulu: The Citadel"

1992

Appeared opposite Eddie Murphy in the romantic comedy "Boomerang"

1985

Released hit title track off seventh studio album Slave to the Rhythm

1985

Played May Day opposite Roger Moore (as agent 007 James Bond) in "A View to a Kill"

1984

Played first leading role in an American film in "Conan the Destroyer"

1983

Nominated at the Grammy Awards for Best Long Form Music Video (for "A One Man Show")

1978

Appeared in filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim's interview-based documentary "Army of Lovers or Revolt of the Perverts"

1977

Released debut album Portfolio

1973

Made acting debut with small role in the U.S. feature film "Gordon's War"

Popular songs include "I've Seen That Face Before" and "La Vie En Rose".

Known for such albums as "Island Life" and "Hurricane"

Bonus Trivia

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Jones spoke French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and German.

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She was a muse to Andy Warhol, who photographed Jones extensively in the late 1970s.

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